Sports, May 2nd

HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL

Glenwood Springs—The Glenwood Demons lost to the Rifle Bears yesterday 11 to 4.  Tristan Quigley earned his third win of the season while Chase Nieslanik suffered the loss. The Demons fell to 3 and 5 in league play and will host Delta this Saturday in a doubleheader home finale at 11 and 1. 

MLB/ROCKIES

Los Angeles, CA—The Rockies won the rubber game of the three game series with the Dodgers last night in LA, 7 to 3.

NBA PLAYOFFS/NUGGETS

Oakland, CA—The Denver Nuggets will try once again to avoid elimination from the first round playoff series with the Golden State Warriors.   The Nuggets are down 3 games to 2 going into game 6 tonight in Oakland.  If they win, game 7 will be played at the Pepsi Center this Saturday night.

NFL/BRONCOS LINEBACKER VON MILLER LOOKS FORWARD TO NEXT SEASON

ENGLEWOOD (AP) – Von Miller has a couple of new pass-rushing partners. What he really needs with Elvis Dumervil bolting to Baltimore is a new nickname.
Upon joining the Denver Broncos in 2011, Miller proclaimed that Dumervil was “Batman,” and that made him “Robin.” But with Miller piling up 30 sacks over the last two seasons to Dumervil’s 20 1/2, “Doom & Gloom” became a more fitting moniker.
Dumervil signed with the Ravens as a free agent in March after a fax fiasco in Denver during a contract renegotiation, so Miller finds himself leading a group of players trying to replace Dumervil’s production on the football field and his leadership in the locker room.
Miller said he ditched his offseason yoga regimen for more bench presses this year, and it shows.

ELSEWHERE IN SPORTS…

TORONTO (AP) – The Toronto Blue Jays have put pitcher Josh Johnson on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to April 29 because of inflammation in his right triceps. Johnson was scratched from a start Friday. He is 0-1 with a 6.86 ERA in four starts since being acquired in an offseason trade with Miami.

ATLANTA (AP) -Coach Larry Drew has decided the Atlanta Hawks needed some time away from each other, so he sent them home from practice today, after they were blown out by Indiana 106-83 last night. The Game 5 loss put them on the brink of elimination in the first round of the playoffs.  Three players picked up technical fouls for griping to the officials in the game and two more technical were whistled for defensive 3-second calls.

GREENBURGH, N.Y. (AP) – Knicks coach Mike Woodson isn’t pleased with his players for wearing all black to their Game 5 loss to the Celtics last night, in what the New York players anticipated a Boston “funeral” in the potential close out game.  Woodson says he told the players to focus only on the court and not their closets, after Boston stayed alive with a 92-86 win in New York.

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – David Kahn confirms that he is out as president of basketball operations for the Minnesota Timberwolves after the team failed to make the playoffs in all four of his seasons. Team owner Glen Taylor is putting the finishing touches on a deal to hire former coach Flip Saunders as Kahn’s replacement, according to three people with knowledge of the situation who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) – Phil Mickelson fired a 4-under 68 to pull within a shot of the clubhouse lead in the opening round of the Wells Fargo Championship. Ryan Moore and Nick Watney are among a foursome tied for the lead at 5-under. 

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