Sports, May 3rd

HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL

Craig—The Rifle Bears beat the Steamboat Springs Sailors Thursday 9 to 2.  Danny Bartels went the full 7 innings in the 9 strikeout, 4 hit perfomance.  The Bears close out the regular season tomorrow with a home doubleheader against Battle Mountain.

Glenwood Springs—The Glenwood Demons host the second place Delta Panthers tomorrow in the home finale doubleheader.  Game times are set for 11 and 1 in West Glenwood.  KMTS will broadcast the games live on line at KMTS.com with a radio rebroadcast at 7pm.

SOCCER

The Roaring Fork Lady Rams shutout the Aspen Skiers yesterday 2-zip.  The Lady Rams go into the playoffs with a 7 and 2 league record, 12-2 and 1 overall.

Grand Valley is also playoff-bound.  The Lady Cardinals defeated Basalt 3 to 1.

NBA PLAYOFFS/NUGGETS

OAKLAND (AP) – Stephen (STEH’-fihn) Curry scored 22 points to go with eight assists, Andrew Bogut broke out with the best performance of his injury-saddled season and the Golden State Warriors eliminated the Denver Nuggets with a 92-88 victory in Game 6 on Thursday. Andre Iguodala (ihg-woh-DAH’-lah) scored 24 points and Ty Lawson had 17 in another disappointed early exit for Denver, which has lost in the first round nine of the past 10 seasons.  The Nuggets won 23 of their final 26 regular season games to earn the Western Conference’s third seed, then lost four of six to the hot-shooting Warriors.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – The field for tomorrow’s Kentucky Derby has been reduced to 19. Longshot Black Onyx was scratched today, meaning the No. 1 post position which Black Onyx would have started from will be left open.

UNDATED (AP) – There is some good news for fans of the Pittsburgh Penguins today. The club has announced that Sidney Crosby will be in the lineup when the Pens play host to the Islanders tonight. This will be his first game since suffering a broken jaw on March 30. He returned to practice nearly two weeks ago and will wear a protective cage as an additional safety measure.

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) – Memphis can finish off the Clippers this evening in NBA playoff action. After losing the first two games of the series, the Grizzlies have come back to win the last three. To make matters worse for L.A., Blake Griffin is still limping with a sprained right ankle and will be a game-time decision.

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Flip Saunders is headed back to the Minnesota Timberwolves. He has been named the club’s president of basketball operations. Saunders, who previously served as head coach of the team, is also getting a small piece of the ownership.

DENVER (AP) – Matt Moore of the Rays is off to a great start. This evening in Denver he looks for his sixth win in as many decisions as the Rays face the Rockies. To go along with the six wins, Moore has a 1.13 earned run average with 38 strikeouts.

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