Rifle–Tonight, the best 3A and 4A baseball players on the Western Slope will play one final game. The Western Slope All Star game at Cooper Field in Rifle will begin at 6:30.


Glenwood Springs–The Glenwood Demons football team will hold spring practice this week in preparation for summer camps and next season. A four team scrimmage will conclude the week of practice this Friday night at Stubler Memorial Field.


Denver–The Colorodo Rockies swept the Houston Astros in a doubleheader at Coors Field yesterday. The Rockies took game one 9 to 7 and edged the Astros in the nightcap, 7 to 6 on Dexter Fowler’s game-ending triple that drove in Michael Cuddyer from 1st base.

Elsewhere in sports…

PARIS (AP) – Second-seed Maria Sharapova (shah-rah-POH’-vah)
cruised into the second round of the French Open with a 6-love,
6-love romp over Romania’s Alexandra Cadantu in 48 minutes.
Wimbledon champion and fourth seed Petra Kvitova (kuh-VIHT’-oh-vuh)
defeated junior Wimbledon champion Ashleigh Barty 6-1, 6-2 in
another opening round match.

MIAMI (AP) – LeBron James scored 32 points and grabbed 13
rebounds while Dwyane Wade scored 10 of his 22 points in the fourth
quarter as Miami topped Boston 92-79 in the opener of the NBA
Eastern Conference final. Miami snapped a halftime tie by limiting
the Celtics to just 33 second-half points, while outrebounding
Boston 48-33 and blocking 11 shots for the game.

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) – Mark Trumbo’s walk-off home run gave the
Angels a 9-8 win over the New York Yankees, putting Los Angeles
back to .500 for the first time since April 9. The victory was the
seventh straight for the Angels while the Yankees saw their
five-game winning streak come to an end.

MIAMI (AP) – Giancarlo Stanton’s two-run homer highlighted a
three-run sixth inning as Miami topped Washington 5-3 to move to
within 2 1/2 games of the NL East leaders. The surging Marlins
improved to a major-league best 19-8 during May, tying a franchise
record for most victories in a month.

WASHINGTON (AP) – The government is expected to finish its
perjury case against former major league pitcher Roger Clemens
today, clearing the way for the defense to begin its case. Clemens’
lawyers say they will need seven or eight court days to put on
their defense, as the trial enters its seventh week.

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