Sports, November 5th

HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER/3A ALL CONFERENCE TEAM ANNOUNCED

Peach Valley—Enrique Bucio was named the Player of the Year for leading the Coal Ridge Titans soccer team to the state quarterfinals this season.  Bucio is a junior and will be a key part of the team that expects to make a return trip to the state tournament next year.  Bucio is joined on the All Conference 1st team by Edgar Enriquez, Alex Guttierez, Isidro Contreras and Christian Serna. 

VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENT

Peach Valley—-The Coal Ridge Lady Titans will take Holy Family in their first match of the state 3A tournament this Friday morning at 9:30 at the Denver Coliseum.  The Lady Titans will battle Platte Valley at 12:30. 

BRONCOS HEAD COACH WILL BE OUT OF COMMISSION FOR A WHILE

ENGLEWOOD (AP) – Broncos coach John Fox has undergone heart surgery in North Carolina. His wife issued a statement through the team saying the operation went well. Interim coach Jack Del Rio says the best thing the club can do is play good football to honor Fox.

FORMER BRONCOS QB AND COACH SUFFERS ‘MINI” STROKE

HOUSTON (AP) – Texans coach Gary Kubiak has been released from a Houston hospital after suffering what the team says was a mini-stroke during Sunday night’s loss to Indianapolis. The team said the 52-year-old Kubiak suffered an transient ischemic attack at halftime. He is expected to make a full recovery, but the Texans said they aren’t sure when he’ll resume his coaching duties. Kubiak released a statement through the team saying: “I’ve been through an ordeal and my focus now is to get back to good health.”
Kubiak collapsed on the field and was rushed to a hospital. The Texans blew an 18-point lead without him and the 27-24 setback was the team’s sixth straight loss.
The team didn’t name an interim coach. Defensive coordinator Wade Phillips took over on Sunday night.

ELSEWHERE IN SPORTS…

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) – Packers fans and players are concerned about the well-being of quarterback Aaron Rodgers. The 2011 NFL MVP suffered an injury to his non-throwing shoulder in last night’s 27-20 loss to the Bears. He’s scheduled for tests today.

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – The 76ers dropped their first game of the season last night, 110-90, to Golden State. The Warriors were led by Andre Iguodala (ihg-woh-DAH’-lah), who had a career-high seven 3-pointers and 32 points.

BOSTON (AP) – The World Champion Red Sox are trying to put the pieces together for next season. As such, they made $14.1 million qualifying offers to free agents Jacoby Ellsbury, Mike Napoli and Stephen Drew yesterday.  At the same time the champs decided not to make an offer to Jarrod Saltalamacchia (sahl-tah-lah-MAH’-kee-ah).

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