PHOENIX (AP) – Colorado rookie Christian Friedrich pitched
four-hit ball for seven innings in the best outing of his young
career and the Rockies won for the seventh time in eight games, 4-0
over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Monday night.
The 24-year-old left-hander struck out four and walked two, both
in the first inning, to improve to 4-1 in six starts.
Wilin Rosario had a solo home run and an RBI infield single for
the Rockies, who snapped a five-game Chase Field losing streak.
The Colorado Rockies used the 10th pick in the
draft Monday night to select outfielder David Dahl from Oak
Mountain High School in Birmingham, Ala.
The 18-year-old who throws right-handed and bats left-handed
batted .412 with 11 doubles, three triples, three homers, 17 RBIs
and 18 stolen bases his senior season. Baseball America rated him
the third-best outfield prospect in the draft.
FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) – Blake Nowland, an offensive tackle
from Castle Rock, is the latest Colorado recruit to commit to the
CSU football program. Nowland says the Colorado State University program seems like a good fit and he plans to sign with the Rams in February. Nowland also had offers from the University of Colorado, Air Force, Wyoming and Washington State.
LOS ANGLES (AP) – Jonathan Quick posted his third shutout of the
playoffs and the eighth-seeded Los Angeles Kings are one victory
away from their first Stanley Cup championship in their 45-year
history. Alec Martinez, Anze Kopitar (AHN’-jay KOH’-pih-tar), Jeff
Carter and Justin Williams scored for the Kings, who can put away
the Devils on Wednesday night with a victory at the Staples Center.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) – The Oklahoma City Thunder moved to the brink
of the NBA Finals by upsetting the San Antonio Spurs 108-103 to
take a 3-2 lead in their Western Conference final. Kevin Durant had
27 and Russell Westbrook added 23 for the Thunder, who can clinch a
berth in the finals with a victory at home Wednesday night in Game
BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) – Jury selection in the Jerry Sandusky
child molestation trial is expected to start today, but picking 12
people to decide the case that brought down coach Joe Paterno and
scandalized Penn State could prove a monumental task. The trial is
taking place in a county where practically everyone went to Penn
State, works there, knows someone there or is a fan of the Nittany
Lions football team.
PARIS (AP) – Top-seed Novak Djokovic (NOH’-vak YOH’-koh-vihch)
is in quarterfinal action today at the French Open against fifth
seed Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (SAHNG’-guh) and third seed Roger Federer
plays No. 9 Juan Martin del Potro (wahn mar-TEEN’ dehl POHT’-roh).
On the women’s schedule, it’s No. 6 Sam Stosur vs. No. 15 Dominika
UNDATED (AP) – Boxer “Sugar” Shane Mosley is retiring, ending
a career in which he won titles in three different weight classes,
beat Oscar De La Hoya twice and never was knocked out. The
40-year-old announced on Twitter that he was hanging up his gloves,
saying he “loved every moment of it. Win, lose or draw,” windup
with a 46-8-1 pro record.