Glenwood Springs–The Glenwood Demons Swim and Dive team is trying to stay afloat financially. The team consisting of student/athletes from the tri-county area will be washing cars tomorrow at Glenwood Springs High School to raise money for next season. Hot dogs and lemonade will also be sold. The car wash goes from 10-am to 3-pm.
Atlanta, GA–The Colorado Rockies were swept out of Atlanta. The Braves beat the Rockies 6 to 3 yesterday. It was the first time in 18 years the Braves had swept the Rockies in a four game series. The Rockies are in Washington, D.C. to begin a weekend series with the Nationals.
Elsewhere in sports…
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) – A firefighter has been identified as the
Texas Rangers fan who died after falling from the stands while
reaching for a baseball tossed his way by All-Star outfielder Josh
Hamilton. The Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s Office said Friday
the victim was 39-year-old Shannon Stone of Brownwood. Stone fell
about 20 feet onto concrete Thursday night, tumbling over the
left-field railing after catching the ball and falling into an area
out of sight from the field as the Rangers faced Oakland.
NEW YORK (AP) – Derek Jeter heads into tonight’s game against
Tampa Bay needing two hits to reach 3,000 for his career. The
Yankees captain doubled in five trips to the plate in last night’s
5-1 loss to the Rays. The Yanks enter this evening’s game trailing
first-place Boston by a half-game in the AL East. The Rays are
three games back.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Philadelphia’s Roy Halladay tries to become
baseball’s third 12-game winner when the Phillies host Atlanta in
the opener of a big three-game series tonight at Citizens Bank
Park. The Braves have won four straight to pull within two and
a-half games of the NL East-leading Phils.
ST. LOUIS (AP) – The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has
thrown out a judge’s order lifting the NFL lockout, handing the
league a key victory. The appellate court issued its decision Friday, even as the league and its locked-out players continue negotiations intended to
strike a new collective bargaining agreement and start the 2011
season on time. The first preseason game is scheduled for Aug. 7,
less than a month away. The appellate court ruled on an April 25 decision by U.S. District Judge Susan Richard Nelson, who put the lockout on hold
after players argued they were suffering irreparable harm. The
appeals court put that order on hold and its final decision said
Nelson ignored federal law in reaching her decision.
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) – Cathy Freeman, one of Australia’s
most iconic athletes after lighting the 2000 Sydney Olympics
cauldron and winning the 400-meter track gold medal 11 nights
later, has given birth to her first child. A statement from
Freeman’s management company says Ruby Anne Susie Murch was born
midmorning Friday. Freeman is married to James Murch. Since
retiring from athletics in 2003, the 38-year-old Freeman has worked
as an ambassador for children’s fitness and aboriginal health and