ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) – Coach John Fox said Tuesday that the
Denver Broncos will start Tim Tebow against the Miami Dolphins when
they return from their bye week. Tebow supplants Kyle Orton, who has struggled ever since winning the job with a spectacular training camp.
Replacing Orton at halftime Sunday, Tebow nearly led the Broncos
back from a late 16-point deficit, falling a desperation pass short
in a 29-24 loss to San Diego. Tebow had his troubles – rust, three fumbled snaps and six misfires in 10 pass attempts – but he ran for a touchdown and threw
for another while energizing the Broncos and fans frustrated by a
franchise mired in mediocrity since its last winning season in
PHOENIX (AP) – Utah joined the Pac-12 with the hope of becoming
more than a BCS buster. Colorado escaped the Big 12, believing the
West Coast was a better fit. Nearly halfway through the inaugural Pac-12 season, things aren’t going too well for its two new members.
Utah had a couple of wins early, but has yet to win in
conference, losing to Southern California, Washington and Arizona
State. Colorado hasn’t had much success anywhere, winning just one of
its first six games and none in the Pac-12.
The Utes and Buffaloes have the conference’s two worst offenses
and are only middle of the pack on defense, making it difficult on
them in a league filled with so many talented or improving teams.
DETROIT (AP) – Game 3 of the American League Championship Series
will take place tonight in Detroit. The visiting Texas Rangers top
the best-of-seven series two games to none after last night’s
dramatic 7-3 victory in Arlington, Texas. Nelson Cruz secured the
win with a walk-off grand slam in the 11th inning.
MILWAUKEE (AP) – Today is an off day in the National League
Championship Series. Play resumes tomorrow with Game 3 between the
Cardinals and Brewers in St. Louis. The clubs split the opening two
games in Milwaukee.
HOUSTON (AP) – The NFL has set the date for the first outdoor
Super Bowl in a cold-weather city. It will be held Feb. 2, 2014, at
the New Jersey Meadowlands, a date chosen so it won’t conflict with
the Winter Olympics in Russia. NFL owners meeting today also
awarded the 2015 Super Bowl to Glendale, Ariz.
LAKE PLACID, N.Y. (AP) – Tony Benshoof (BEN’-shahf), one of the
top names in U.S. luging, has retired. Benshoof has announced he’s
done racing after 22 years on the USA Luge men’s national team.
During his career, Benshoof became the most decorated men’s slider
in USA Luge history with 37 international medals.