Sports, January 23rd

HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL

Carbondale–The Roaring Fork Rams swept the visiting Coal Ridge Titans last night in a couple of key Western Slope conference games. The Lady Rams edged Coal Ridge 59-57 while the Ram’s boys team cruised to a 57-35 victory.

NHL/Avalanche

Denver–Thanks to two, third period goals, a minute and a half apart, the Avs knocked off the defending Stanley Cup Champion LA Kings last night 3 to 1. Gabriel Landeskog and David Jones scored the goals.

Elsewhere in sports…

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Ohio State has announced that two players will no longer play for the Buckeyes, one because of injury and another who wishes to play closer to his home in Colorado. Sophomore linebacker Conner Crowell, from Waldorf, Md., has decided to give up football. He has had two surgeries while at Ohio State for an injury that occurred while he was in high school. Ohio State medical staff had not cleared him to play.
Freshman offensive lineman Joey O’Connor, from Windsor, Colo., requested a transfer to play closer to home. He was redshirted last fall as the Buckeyes went 12-0 under first-year coach Urban Meyer.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – Charlie Strong has agreed with Louisville on an eight-year contract extension that makes him the seventh-highest paid football coach in Division One. The Cardinals went 11-2 in Strong’s third season at the helm, capping it off with an upset of Florida in the Sugar Bowl.

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) – The NCAA says it is holding off delivery of the long-awaited notice of allegations against the University of Miami football program. The college sports governing body has found what it calls “a very severe issue of improper conduct” by a former member of its own enforcement staff.

CINCINNATI (AP) – Commissioner Bud Selig has awarded the 2015 All-Star game to Cincinnati. It’ll be the fifth time that the midsummer classic will be played in the Queen City. The Reds have tried to get the game back since they moved into Great American Ball Park in 2003.

SAN ANTONIO (AP) – It is one step forward two steps back for the Spurs. San Antonio expects Manu Ginobli (juh-NOH’-blee) to return to the lineup tonight against the New Orleans Hornets, but the team will be without the services of Tim Duncan, who is nursing a sore left knee, and Kawhi Leonard, who has a bruised left knee.

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) – Scott Gomez is back in the NHL. The San Jose Sharks have signed the 12-year NHL veteran to a one-year deal. After playing for the Montreal Canadiens last season, Gomez spent 11 games with the Alaska Aces of the ECHL this season, recording six goals and seven assists.

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