Sports, October 30th

HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL PLAYOFFS

4A
The Glenwood Lady Demons were seeded 30th and will play in the Region 7 playoff at Coronado High School in Colorado Springs this weekend. The dates and times have not been finalized.

3A
Roaring Fork will host the Region 11 tournament either this Friday or Saturday. Lamar and Frontier Academy will visit. The Lady Rams the 11th seed. Grand Valley was seeded 33rd and will play in the Region 4 tournament at University High School in Greeley. Number 18 Coal Ridge plays at Eaton High School.

Broncos

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) – Wesley Woodyard has no intention of slipping back into a substitute role when D.J. Williams returns from his nine-game, NFL-mandated banishment next month. The Broncos have no plans of letting him off the field, either. He’s the first Denver defender to record 50 tackles with multiple sacks (three) and interceptions (two) before the midway point of the season.
The fifth-year linebacker was a one-man wrecking crew in the Broncos’ 34-14 thrashing of Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints last weekend, getting 13 tackles, two pass breakups, a sack and strip, and a game-turning interception.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – Chiefs quarterback Matt Cassel will start Thursday night’s game at San Diego after Brady Quinn took a blow to the head in last weekend’s loss to Oakland. Coach Romeo Crennel said Tuesday that doctors have not cleared Quinn to practice, so Cassel will be the starter and Ricky Stanzi the backup. Cassel was the starter the first five games of the season before he sustained his own concussion against the Ravens. Quinn started one game in Cassel’s place, and then Crennel made the switch permanent going into last Sunday’s game against the Raiders. Quinn was hurt late in the first quarter, and Cassel played the rest of the way in a 26-16 loss. The Chiefs (1-6) have lost four straight games.

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) – San Francisco’s top-ranked defense kept an opponent out of the end zone for the fourth time in five games and the 49ers hammered the Arizona Cardinals 24-3 in the NFL’s Monday night game. The NFC West-leading Niners improve to 6-2 and take a two-game lead over the second-place Cardinals, who suffered their fourth straight loss.

NEW YORK (AP) – The San Francisco Giants’ televised sweep of the Detroit Tigers on Fox set a record low for the World Series’ TV ratings. The 2010 Giants-Rangers series had shared the previous low mark with the Phillies-Rays matchup in 2008.

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Three people familiar with the decision tell The Associated Press that Eagles coach Andy Reid has no intention of benching struggling quarterback Michael Vick. The Eagles have lost three in a row while dropping to 3-4 on the season.

UNDATED (AP) – Indiana seven-footer Cody Zeller is the leading vote-getter on the AP preseason All-America basketball team. The sophomore center is joined by forwards Doug McDermott of Creighton and Deshaun Thomas of Ohio State and three guards — Isaiah Canaan of Murray State, C.J. McCollum of Lehigh Michigan’s Trey Burke.

UNDATED (AP) – The NBA season opens tonight and the Miami Heat will be presented their championship rings ahead of their home game against the rival Boston Celtics. Also this evening, Washington plays at Cleveland and the L.A. Lakers host the West-rival Dallas Mavericks.

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