SPORTS, JULY 14TH

Silt/New Castle–Coal Ridge Titans football coach Scott Parker is holding a clinic next week for 9th through 12th grade players. The 10-day clinic begins each evening at 6 O’clock.

Denver–The Colorado Rockies are going to have to play better baseball in the second half of the season if they hope to make it to the playoffs. The Rockies host Prince Fielder and the Central Division leading Milwaukee Brewers tonight at Coors Field. The Rockies are 8 and a half games behind the Giants in the NL West.

SANDWICH, England (AP) – Thomas Bjorn tops the leaderboard
during the first round of the British Open. The Dane shot a 5-under
65 today at Royal St. George’s and holds a one-stroke lead over
Miguel Angel Jimenez. (mee-GEHL’ AHN’-hehl hee-MEHN’-ehz). U.S.
Open champ Rory McIlroy birdied No. 17 and signed for a 1-over 71.

NEW YORK (AP) – With time running short to keep the NFL’s
preseason completely intact, owners and player representatives are
back in force at a Manhattan law firm, trying again to work out a
new labor deal. At least eight of the 10 members of the owners’
labor committee are on hand for the talks, including Jerry Jones of
the Dallas Cowboys and John Mara of the New York Giants. On the
other side, NFLPA chief DeMaurice (deh-MOHR’-ihs) Smith and at
least six current or former players have arrived.

UNDATED (AP) – Major league baseball revs up again tonight with
seven games on the schedule, including NL Central co-leader
Milwaukee taking on Colorado. Ten-game winner Yovani Gallardo
(gy-YAHR’-doh) starts for the Brewers against the Rockies
right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez (oo-BAHL’-doh hih-MEHN’-ehz).

WOODBRIDGE, N.J. (AP) – Paralyzed Rutgers University football
player Eric LeGrand has posted two photographs of himself standing
during physical therapy. The photos appeared Wednesday on LeGrand’s
Twitter account. LeGrand tweeted that he’s “standing up little by
little” and “standing tall, we can’t fall.” LeGrand was
paralyzed from the neck down while making a tackle on a kickoff
return against Army on Oct. 16 at New Meadowlands Stadium.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) – The agent for Bobcats rookie Bismack
Biyombo insists the seventh pick in the draft will play for
Charlotte next season despite a buyout dispute with his Spanish
team. Igor Crespo said in a phone interview Thursday that no matter
when the lockout ends, “the player will be there to play with the
Bobcats from the first game.” A spokesman for Madrid-based
Fuenlabrada said last month the team is fine in letting Biyombo out
of the last two years of his contract, but expects to receive a
$1.4 million buyout.

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