Sports, October 16th

HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL

The Rifle Lady Bears welcome Moffat County to the Bear’s Den tonight at 6. Coal Ridge travels to Battle Mountain at 6 as well.

HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER

The Glenwood Demons head west to Grand Junction to battle the Warriors of Central High School at 4:30. All other soccer games today begin at 4 including Basalt at CRMS, Summit at Rifle and Coal Ridge at Moffat County.

NFL/BRONCOS

San Diego, CA–The Denver Broncos were being read their last rites after a disastrous 1st half in San Diego last night. The mistake-prone Broncos went in to the locker room at the break, down 24 to nothing then came to life in the second half scoring 35 unanswered points. Broncos’ quarterback Peyton Manning finished the game 24 of 30 for 309 yards, 3 touchdowns and 1 interception. He completed 13 of 14 during the stunning second half comeback while the defense frustrated Chargers QB Phillip Rivers during the final 30 minutes. Rivers threw four interceptions, two for touchdowns and fumbled twice. The Broncos are now 3 and 3 going in to the bye week and tied with the Chargers for the AFC West lead. The Broncos are back in action against Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints, Sunday night, October 28th at Sports Authority Field at Mile High.

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) – The Baltimore Ravens will be without linebacker Ray Lewis for the rest of the season. The former Super Bowl MVP tore his right triceps during Sunday’s 31-29 victory over Dallas. The 37-year-old has been invited to 13 Pro Bowls.

NEW YORK (AP) – Negotiations are resuming today in Toronto in the NHL labor dispute. Today’s meeting is the first in five days, following two days of meetings in New York last week.

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – The Giants got the better of the Cardinals last night in Game 2 of the National League Championship Series, winning the game 7-1. Ryan Vogelsong got the win going seven innings, while Chris Carpenter was the loser. Giants second baseman Marco Scutaro (SKOO’-tah-roh) left the game with a hip injury and is undergoing an MRI today.

DETROIT (AP) – Game 3 of the American League Championship Series is tonight in Detroit. The Tigers won the opening two games in New York and are sending Justin Verlander to the mound against Phil Hughes.

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