Sports, November 22nd

DEL RIO GOING FOR 3RD STRAIGHT WIN

Englewood—-Denver Broncos’ interim head coach Jack Del Rio hopes to make it three wins in a row as he leads the team to Foxboro, Massachusetts for this Sunday’s showdown with Tom Brady and the New England Patriots.  The primetime game is expected to draw a huge audience as future Hall of Fame quarterbacks Peyton Manning and Tom Brady face each other for the 14th time in their illustrious careers.  Kick off is set for 6:30 with pregame coverage beginning at 4:35 on KMTS.

NBA/NUGGETS

Denver—The Denver Nuggets beat the Chicago Bulls last night at the Pepsi Center, 97-87.  Jordan Hamilton was one of six Nuggets to score in double figures.  He finished with 17.  The Nuggets host the Dallas Mavericks tomorrow night.

NHL/AVS

Glendale, Arizona—The Colorado Avalanche knocked off the Phoenix Coyotes 4 to 3 in overtime.  Ryan O’Reilly tallied the game winning goal on a power play with 41 seconds left in OT. 

ELSEWHERE IN SPORTS…

ATLANTA (AP) – The Atlanta Falcons have dropped five in a row. Last night, playing in front of their own fans, the Falcons were beaten by the New Orleans Saints 17-13. Drew Brees (breez) led the attack for the Saints with a pair of touchdown passes. The Saints are 9-2 while the Falcons fell to 2-9.

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) – In the lone Top-25 football game last night, No. 17 Central Florida beat up on Rutgers 41-17. Blake Bortles passed for one touchdown and ran for another in the win. The Knights are 9-1 overall, and 6-0 in the AAC.

NEW YORK (AP) – Michael Weiner (WEE’-nur), the head of the baseball players’ union, has died 15 months after being diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor. He was 51. Former big-leaguer Tony Clark will take over his position as executive director.

ANAHEIM (AP) – There is a good matchup on ice tonight as Anaheim is hosting Tampa Bay. The visiting Lightning are two points back of Boston in the Atlantic Division while the Ducks are tied for first place in the Pacific Division with San Jose. They met on Nov. 14th with Tampa Bay coming out on top, 5-1.

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) – The second round of the final LPGBA event of the year, the CME Group Titleholders tournament in Naples, Fla., is underway. The leader after the opening round was Germany’s Sandra Gal at 8-under after shooting a 64. She had a one-shot lead over Canada’s Rebecca Lee-Bentham.

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