Sports, January 22nd

HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL

Carbondale–The Roaring Fork Rams girls and boys will host the Coal Ridge Titans tonight in Carbondale. The girls tip off at 5:30 and will be followed by the boys contest at 7.

NHL/AVALANCHE

Denver–The Avs take the ice tonight for their second game of the strike-shortened season. The defending Stanley Cup Champion Los Angeles Kings visit the Pepsi Center for a 7 o’clock game.

Elsewhere in sports…

MANHATTAN, Kansas (AP) – There is a great rivalry game in college basketball this evening as third-ranked Kansas travels to No. 11 Kansas State. Each team is unbeaten in Big 12 games this season and this is just the third time since 1958 that both schools squaring off with each ranked in the AP poll.

UNDATED (AP) – The new AP basketball poll came out yesterday with Duke regaining the top spot. The Blue Devils moved up from the third position in the previous poll, replacing Louisville. Ranked No. 2 this week is Michigan, followed by Kansas, Syracuse and Louisville.

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) – There was quarterfinal play at the Australian Open yesterday. The winners included women’s No. 2 Maria Sharapova (shah-rah-POH’-vah) and fourth-seed Agnieszka Radwanska (ahg-nee-ESH’-kuh rahd-VAHN’-skuh). For the men, top-seed Novak Djokovic (NOH’-vak JOH’-kuh-vich) won his match as did fourth seed David Ferrer.

OSAKA, Japan (AP) – Bill Cartwright spent 15 years playing in the NBA before becoming coach of the Chicago Bulls. He is now the head coach of the Osaka team in Japan’s professional basketball league. Cartwright is the second former NBA coach to be hired in the league. He says he will coach the team for the rest of the current season.

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) – Outfielder David Murphy and the Texas Rangers reached agreement on a one-year contract worth $5,775,000 yesterday. The deal came three days after the two sides exchanged salary arbitration figures. Murphy hit .304 with 15 homers and 61 RBIs in 147 games last year.

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