SPORTS, MAY 10TH

HIGH SCHOOL PLAYOFF SOCCER

The Coal Ridge Titans advanced to the sweet 16 with yesterday’s 1 to nothing win over visiting Telluride. The Lady Titans will hit the road to play number 4 Saint Mary’s this Saturday at 1 o’clock. The Roaring Fork Lady Rams are also moving on to the sweet 16 thanks to yesterday’s 1 to nothing overtime win over The Academy. The Aspen Lady Skiers lost their first round home game to the Denver Christian Crusaders 3 to nothing. Basalt was shutout 6 to nothing by Colorado Academy.

In 4A playoff action, the Glenwood Lady Demons will visit Air Academy for a sweet 16 game tomorrow night at 7.

BASEBALL PLAYOFFS

The Glenwood Demons earned the 26th seed in the District 6 playoffs. They’ll battle the host and number 7 seed Montrose Indians Saturday morning at 10. The winner will play either Pueblo West or Kennedy at 3.

In the 3A Districts, the 3rd seeded Rifle Bears will host four teams this Saturday at Cooper Field. The Bears take on 30th seeded Weld Central at 10-am. The winner will take on either University or Colorado Academy at 3 o’clock. KMTS will be on hand with live coverage Saturday morning.

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) – One of the deepest and strongest
fields in golf is in Florida for The Players Championship, where
round one is under way.
Rory McIlroy’s (MAK’-ihl-royz) No. 1 ranking is on the line at
TPC Sawgrass. The Irishman regained the top spot from Luke Donald
last week by getting into a playoff at the Wells Fargo
Championship. Donald can take it back this week. They already have
taken turns at the top six times in the last 10 weeks.
Fellow Englishman Lee Westwood has a slight chance of returning
to No. 1 if the cards fall right.
Tiger Woods is on hand a week after missing a cut for just the
eighth time as a professional.
Masters champion Bubba Watson is taking another week off to
spend time with his wife and newborn adopted son.

NFL-VIKINGS STADIUM
Vikes close to getting new home
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – The Minnesota Vikings’ hopes of a new
stadium are one affirmative vote away from becoming reality.
The House passed the stadium plan early Thursday by a 71-60
vote. Now, only a state Senate vote stands between the franchise
and the $975 million stadium the Vikings would move into ahead of
the 2016 season.
The stadium would lock in a treasured team no longer bound by a
stadium lease. But it also would go down as the one of the largest
subsidized projects in state history at a time of tight government
budgets.

TENNIS-MADRID OPEN
Serena into final 8
MADRID (AP) – Serena Williams overcame a sluggish start to beat
Caroline Wozniacki (wohz-nee-AK’-ee) 1-6, 6-3, 6-2 and reach the
Madrid Open quarterfinals.
Williams improved her record to 10-0 on clay this season with
her third win on Madrid’s unorthodox blue-clay surface.

NBA PLAYOFFS-SCHEDULE
Try, try again
UNDATED (AP) – The 76ers, Celtics and Lakers have a second
opportunity to close out their respective NBA playoff series
tonight after having failed to do so on Tuesday. Each has a
three-games-to-two lead entering Game 6 of the best-of-seven
matchups.
Philadelphia is home to a banged-up Chicago squad that hopes to
have Joakim Noah (JOH’-keem NOH’-ah) back after missing two games
due to a sprained ankle. And Taj Gibson says he’ll play after
leaving Game 5 with an ankle injury. The Sixers are trying to
become just the fifth No. 8 seed to win a first-round series
against a No. 1 seed.
Boston also has a chance to clinch at second-round berth at
home. The Celtics host the Atlanta Hawks.
The Lakers on the other hand are on the road to face the
desperate Denver Nuggets.

NHL PLAYOFFS-OFF DAY
Caps edge Rangers, force Game 7
UNDATED (AP) – With all but one first-round playoff series
decided, the NHL is taking a couple of days off while the Rangers
and Capitals prepare for Game 7 on Saturday evening in New York.
Washington forced the decider with a 2-1 win last night on home
ice.
The winner will face the New Jersey Devils on round two.

MLB-SCHEDULE
Let’s play 2
UNDATED (AP) – Last night’s rainout in Baltimore is beefing up
today’s light major league schedule. The Orioles and Rangers are
playing a day-night doubleheader to make it up. AL West leader
Texas sends 3-1 Colby Lewis to the mound to face 2-0 Bruce Chen of
the Birds.
The pitching matchup of the night is in New York. The Yankees
hand to ball to CC Sabathia (suh-BATH’-ee-uh) against 5-1 David
Price of the AL East-leading Rays. Tampa Bay began the day a
half-game better than Baltimore in the division race with the Yanks
3 1-2 out.
Also tonight in the junior circuit, Cleveland hosts Boston,
Toronto plays at Minnesota and Detroit is at Oakland.
The lone National League affair takes place in Pittsburgh, where
the Pirates will be looking to complete a three-game sweep of the
Nationals. Washington has dropped three straight and is just
percentage points better than Atlanta atop the NL East standings.

OLYMPICS-ROUNDUP
Flame on the way to London…Russia foils planned attack on
Sochi
ANCIENT OLYMPIA, Greece (AP) – The flame that will burn during
the London Games has been lit at the birthplace of the ancient
Olympics.
An actress dressed as a high priestess stood before the
2,600-year-old Temple of Hera, and after an invocation to Apollo,
the ancient Greeks’ Sun God, used a mirror to focus the sun’s rays
and light a torch.
It’s the beginning of a torch relay that will culminate with the
opening ceremony on July 27.

MOSCOW (AP) – Russia’s secret service says it has foiled terror
attack plans in the Black Sea resort of Sochi (SOH’-chee) ahead of
the 2014 Winter Games.
Russia’s National Anti-Terrorist Committee says authorities
found portable surface-to-air missiles, grenade launchers, flame
throwers, grenades, rifles and explosives in Georgia’s breakaway
republic of Abkhazia (ab-KAH’-zhee-uh).
The International Olympic Committee won’t comment on the
specific case at Sochi but says in a statement that “security is a
top priority for the IOC.”

 

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