Sports, October 31st

HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER

Colorado Springs—The quest for a 3A state championship continues tomorrow night for the Coal Ridge Titans.  The Titans’ Great 8 game with The Classical Academy will be played at 7 o’clock in Colorado Springs.   KMTS will provide scores and updates.

NBA/NUGGETS

Sacramento, CA—Brian Shaw’s debut as head coach of the Denver Nuggets didn’t go as planned.  The Nuggets lost to the Kings in Sacramento last night, 90-88.

MLS/RAPIDS

Seattle, WA—-The Colorado Rapids’ season came to an end last night with a 2-nothing loss to the Sounders in Seattle.  The Rapids finished the season with a 14-12-9 mark.

AVS GOALIE BUSTED IN DOMESTIC VIOLENCE INCIDENT

Denver—-AP) – The agent for a Colorado Avalanche goalie who was arrested in an alleged domestic violence incident says the accusations are false. Semyon Varlamov (var-LAH’-mawf) was arrested on charges of kidnapping and third-degree assault. He’s being held in a Denver jail and is scheduled to appear before a judge Thursday morning.
The 25-year-old turned himself into police Wednesday evening, after practicing with the team that day. Varlamov’s agent, Paul Theofanous, says he is “completely innocent.”
Police have released no details about the case, other than to say it involved someone with whom Varlamov was in an intimate relationship. The Avalanche said in a statement they’re aware of the allegations but won’t comment further until the conclusion of the investigation.

ELSEWHERE IN SPORTS….

BOSTON (AP) – Shane Victorino drove in four runs, Stephen Drew homered and John Lackey took a shutout into the seventh as the Boston Red Sox beat St. Louis 6-1 for their third World Series crown in 10 seasons. Victorino had been 0-for-10 in the series before hitting a three-run double in the third and an RBI single in the fourth. Lackey allowed nine hits but just one run over 6 2/3 innings.

BOSTON (AP) – Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz is the World Series MVP after hitting .688 with a .760 on-base percentage, two homers, six RBIs and seven runs scored. He scored twice in last night’s clincher and was 0-for-1 with four walks, three of those intentional. Ortiz is the only player to be part of the Red Sox’s last three World Series wins.

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Four-time NBA scoring champion Allen Iverson formally retired yesterday, over three years after playing his final game for the Philadelphia 76ers. The 6-foot, 165-pound guard also played for Denver, Detroit and Memphis over a 14-year career that has him 19th on the career scoring list with 24,368 points. 

CINCINNATI – The Bengals have put safety Taylor Mays on injured reserve with a dislocated right shoulder, ending his season. Mays hurt the shoulder while making a tackle on the final play in the first half of a 49-9 win over the Jets on Sunday. The Bengals suffered several significant injuries, leaving them short-handed for their game Thursday at Miami.

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