Sports, May 22nd

HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL

Grand Junction—The annual Western Slope High School All-Star Softball classic is being played tonight under the lights at Bergmann Field at Colorado Mesa University. A handful of local girls are playing Brittany and Erin Neuroth from Rifle High School.

ROCKIES BEAT THE D-BACKS IN 10 INNINGS

Denver—The Colorado Rockies edged the Arizona Diamondbacks last night at Coors Field, 5 to 4. Willin Rosario’s single in the 10th inning drove in Carlos Gonzalez with the winning run. Troy Tulowitzki hit a solo home run and a double.

MORE ROCKIES NEWS

TULSA, Okla. (AP) – The Colorado Rockies have assigned three-time All Star pitcher Roy Oswalt to the Tulsa Drillers. Oswalt is to start on Friday evening against the Midland Rockhounds at ONEOK Field. The Drillers say Oswalt will throw about 75 pitches and will likely make between three and five starts for the Class AA ball club.
Oswalt signed a minor league contract with the Colorado Rockies on May 2. The right-hander has spent 12 years in the majors, pitching for the Houston Astros, Philadelphia Phillies and Texas Rangers. Oswalt has a 163-96 career record. The plan is for Oswalt to be fit enough to join the Rockies in mid or late June.

ELSEWHERE IN SPORTS…

UNDATED (AP) – Mike Krzyzewski (shuh-SHEF’-skee) is apparently on the verge of announcing that he will remain as coach of the U.S. men’s Olympic basketball team. A person with knowledge of the decision says the Duke coach will stay on. Krzyzewski was originally expected to step down but the person tells The Associated Press on condition of anonymity that a news conference will take place tomorrow.

CHICAGO (AP) – Brian Urlacher (UR’-lah-kur), a former Associated Press NFL defensive player of the year, has announced through social media accounts that he is retiring. Urlacher spent 13 seasons with the Chicago Bears but in March was unable to reach a contract agreement with the team and became a free agent.

MIAMI (AP) – The first game of the Miami-Indiana NBA Eastern Conference final is tonight in Miami. They met three times during the season with the Pacers winning the two games played in Indianapolis and the Heat taking the one in Miami.

OTTAWA (AP) – Playing on their home ice, the Ottawa Senators are looking to even their best-of-seven NHL Eastern Conference semifinal tonight with Pittsburgh. The Penguins won the first two games in Pittsburgh and then lost the third game in Ottawa in double-overtime, 2-1.

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Ron Jaworski of ESPN says he has offered Tim Tebow (TEE’-boh) a job with his Arena Football League team, the Philadelphia Soul. Jaworski, who is a former Eagles quarterback, says he is serious in offering Tebow a job with the AFL club.

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