Sports, March 6th

HIGH SCHOOL SPRING SPORTS KICKS OFF THIS WEEK

GIRL’S SOCCER

Two local teams kick off the season tomorrow. The Rifle Lady Bears have a 4 o’clock home game with Delta while the Glenwood Lady Demons play under the lights at Palisade tomorrow at 7.

NBA/NUGGETS

Sacramento, CA–The Denver Nuggets beat the Sacramento Kings last night in California, 120-113. Ty Lawson led the winning effort with 24 points while Danilo Galinari added 23. It’s the sixth win in a row for the Nuggets and third straight on the road.

NHL/AVALANCHE

Detroit, MI–A weird bounce of the puck and a little luck helped the Detroit Red Wings edge the Colorado Avalanche last night in Motown, 2 to 1. The Avs head south the Windy City tonight to take on the Chicago Blackhawks.

BRONCOS

DENVER (AP) – Broncos linebacker Von Miller is pulling a Joe Namath and it’s only March. Denver’s star pass-rusher is already guaranteeing a Super Bowl title next season. Namath delivered on his guarantee that the Jets would beat the Baltimore Colts in Super Bowl III, but he waited until the night before the game to make his pledge.

Elsewhere in sports…

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) – Fourteenth-ranked Ohio State kept No. 2 Indiana from clinching its first outright Big Ten title since 1993 with a 67-58 victory over the Hoosiers last night in Bloomington. Indiana can still get the job done with a victory Sunday at No. 7 Michigan.

CHICAGO (AP) – The NHL’s Blackhawks set a franchise record with their 10th consecutive victory and extended their points streak to 29 games with a 5-3 win against the Minnesota Wild. Chicago improves to 20-0-3 and snaps a tie with the 1977-78 Montreal Canadiens for the second-longest points streak in league history.

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) – Mark Teixeira’s (teh-SHEHR’-uhz) stay with the U.S. team at the World Baseball Classic didn’t last long. The Yankees slugger strained his right wrist while taking some light swings off a tee in the batting cage, forcing him to withdraw from the tournament even before the Americans could play the Chicago White Sox in the first of their two scheduled exhibition games.

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