SPORTS, MARCH 20TH

HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER

Coal Ridge and Aspen kicked to a 1-1 tie yesterday. Today, Coal Ridge welcomes Eagle Valley, Roaring Fork travels to Basalt, Aspen heads west to Grand Valley and Rifle welcomes Rangely.

NFL

Denver–The Denver Broncos and future Hall of Fame Quarterback Peyton Manning have agreed to terms on a five year contract worth 96 million dollars. Meanwhile, the Broncos are currently shopping Tim Tebow around the league.

NBA

Denver–The Nuggets lost to the Dallas Mavericks last night at the Pepsi Center 112-95. The Nuggets host the Detroit Pistons tomorrow night.

NHL

The Avs are on their home ice tonight to take on the Calgary Flames.

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Longtime Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver
Hines Ward retired on Tuesday rather than try extending his career
with another team. The decision comes three weeks after Ward was released by the Steelers in a salary cap maneuver. The 36-year-old Ward is the franchise’s all-time leader in every major receiving category,
including receptions, yards and touchdowns. Ward said following his
release he believed he “still had some football in him,” but
changed his mind. Ward was the Most Valuable Player of the 2006 Super Bowl after catching five passes for 123 yards and a touchdown in Pittsburgh’s 21-10 victory over Seattle.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Alex Smith still looks to be the San
Francisco 49ers quarterback, even after his coach and team flirted
with Peyton Manning. With Manning having agreed to a deal with
Denver and Miami having signed David Garrard, it’s likely Smith
will re-sign with San Francisco, maybe as soon as today.

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) – With reigning league MVP Derrick Rose
sitting out a fourth straight game due to a sore groin, the
NBA-leading Chicago Bulls used a smothering defense to pin an 85-59
loss on the Magic in Orlando. The 59 points surrendered set a
franchise record for fewest points allowed in a regular-season
game.

NEW YORK (AP) – The New York Rangers beat the New Jersey Devils
4-2 in a fight-filled affair in the Big Apple and skated off with
the Eastern Conference’s first playoff berth. The Broadway Blues
snapped a two-game losing streak and won for just the third time in
eight games.

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) – The folks in Chapel Hill are keeping
their fingers crossed in hopes North Carolina point guard Kendall
Marshall will be fit enough to play in Friday’s NCAA tournament
game against Ohio. Marshall’s dad says his son, who is left-handed,
had surgery Monday on the broken right wrist he suffered during
Sunday’s game.

 

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