Sports, January 8th

HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL SCORES

Girls

Glenwood—57   Battle Mountain—27

Grand Junction Central—52    Rifle—-50   OT

Grand Valley—36    Olathe—–30

Boys

Glenwood—78    Battle Mountain—50

Rifle—48       GJ Central—-42

Grand Valley—56    Olathe—-54

COLORADO SPORTS

ENGLEWOOD (AP) – Von Miller is set to have surgery to repair his torn right ACL in Florida on Thursday.  Miller’s rehab is expected to take six to nine months, meaning he could miss the start of the Denver Broncos’ training camp next summer. Miller’s right knee buckled when he was blocked cleanly by Texans tight end Ryan Griffin in Denver’s 37-13 win at Houston on Dec. 22.  That ended a rough season for the 2011 NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year, one that began with him serving a six-game drug suspension. He finished with five sacks in nine games. Nate Irving has filled in at strongside linebacker in the base defense and defensive end Robert Ayers has subbed for Miller on passing downs.

DENVER (AP) – Randy Foye scored a season-high 23 points, connecting on seven 3-pointers, and the Denver Nuggets routed the Boston Celtics 129-98 on Tuesday night for their third straight win after an eight-game losing streak.Kenneth Faried had 21 points and 13 rebounds and Ty Lawson added 19 points and 13 assists for the Nuggets, who sent the Celtics to their fifth loss in a row and reversed a 106-98 loss at Boston on Dec. 6. The Nuggets returned to .500 (17-17) with the victory.

NATIONAL SPORTS

UNDATED (AP) -Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel (man-ZEHL’) has declared for the NFL draft, wrapping up a spectacular two seasons in which he became the first freshman to win the Heisman Trophy. In a letter posted by the university, Manziel says he felt it was the “right time” to take the next step toward the NFL. He thanked his coaches and fans.

NEW YORK (AP) – Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine and Frank Thomas have been elected to baseball’s Hall of Fame. To gain admittance a former player needs to get 75 per cent of the vote from the baseball writers and former Houston star Craig Biggio (BEE’-zhee-oh) fell just short, getting 74.8 per cent.

UNDATED (AP) – ESPN host Dan Le Batard says he gave his baseball Hall of Fame ballot to the website Deadspin to let readers decide whom to vote for because he detests the “hypocrisy” in the voting process. The longtime columnist for the Miami Herald says he likes “a little anarchy” in the sports world. He expects to be stripped of his vote.

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Don Mattingly has a new contract to manage the Los Angeles Dodgers. After leading the team to the National League Championship Series, Mattingly has been rewarded with a new three-year contract that takes him through 2016. In his first three seasons with L.A., Mattingly has a 260-225 record.

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) – Former Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Tice is the new offensive line coach with the Atlanta Falcons. He was out of coaching this past season after working with the Bears as offensive coordinator in 2012. Tice compiled a record of 32-33, including one playoff appearance, with Minnesota.

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