Glenwood Springs–After six years, 113 victories, three Western Slope League Championships and one final four appearance, Bryan Derby has been fired as head coach of the Glenwood Lady Demons Basketball program. Derby says a drop in player participation and personality clashes were the reasons given for his dismissal. He disputes that and says he’ll address the Re-1 School Board at it’s next meeting, June 26th.

DENVER (AP) – Brandon Inge (ihnj) hit a go-ahead two-run double
during a three-run ninth inning, and the Oakland Athletics rallied
to beat the Colorado Rockies 10-8 Wednesday night.
Todd Helton hit a grand slam and Michael Cuddyer (kuh-DY’-ur)
had two homers for the Rockies, who lost their season-high seventh
straight. Down 8-7 heading into the ninth, Coco Crisp singled off Rockies
closer Rafael Betancourt (1-2) leading off. Jemile Woods sacrificed
Crisp to second, and Crisp stole third before scoring the tying run
on Collin Cowgill’s sacrifice fly. Seth Smith, a former Rockies player who homered earlier in the game, hit a two-out double.

DENVER (AP) – Troy Tulowitzki’s (too-loh-WIT’-skee’s) rehab
program was put on hold Wednesday after the Colorado Rockies
shortstop aggravated a left groin strain that has sidelined him for
the last two weeks. Manager Jim Tracy, speaking before Wednesday night’s game against Oakland, said Tulowitzki tweaked the groin injury on
Tuesday while playing for the team’s Triple-A Colorado Springs
affiliate as part of a minor league rehab assignment.
Tulowitzki was injured May 30 against Houston, pulling up after
running out an infield grounder. He was placed on the 15-day
disabled list the next day. Tracy said the latest complication is not believed to be serious but team medical staff, in consultation with Tulowitzki, decided to lift him from his rehab assignment. No decision has been made on when Tulowitzki will resume his rehab work.

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) – The Colorado-based U.S. Anti-Doping Agency
is bringing doping charges against seven-time Tour de France winner
Lance Armstrong, threatening to strip his victories in those
storied cycling races. Armstrong could face a lifetime ban from the sport if he is found to have used performance-enhancing drugs. The move by USADA, headquartered in Colorado Springs, immediately bans
him from competing in triathlons, which he turned to after he
retired from cycling last year. In a strong denial, Armstrong called the doping allegations “baseless” and “motivated by spite” and noted they came just months after federal prosecutors closed a two-year criminal
investigation against the cyclist without bringing an indictment.

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson delivered an
entertaining start to the U.S. Open in two very different ways.
Woods was working his way around The Olympic Club with ease
Thursday, opening with four straight pars on the unleveled Lake
Course before a bogey on the par-4 14th dropped him to 1 over.
Mickelson, meanwhile, bogeyed three straight holes – losing his
ball in the trees on his first tee shot – until he followed with a
birdie. Kevin Na was leading at 3 under through six. Four others were
two shots back. With a light fog blanketing the grounds and San Francisco’s
steep hills in the backdrop, Woods kept his drives in the tight,
twisting fairways and reached all but the one green in regulation.