Sports, October 8th

HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

VOLLEYBALL SCHEDULE

Grand Valley at Coal Ridge—-6pm

Roaring Fork at Olathe—-6:30

SOCCER

Glenwood at Eagle Valley—-6pm

4pm games—-Rifle at Palisade, Grand Valley at Moffat County, Vail Mtn. School at Roaring Fork, CRMS at Aspen.

NUGGETS GUARD CLEARED OF CRIMINAL CHARGES

CENTENNIAL (AP) – The domestic violence case against Denver Nuggets point guard Ty Lawson has been dropped. Lisa Pinto, a spokeswoman for 18th Judicial District Attorney’s Office, said Tuesday that, “based on our continued investigation and developments after the filing of the cases, we dismissed the cases in the interest of justice.”
Lawson and his girlfriend were arrested following a fight at their home in August.   At media day nearly two weeks ago, Lawson said he was ready to put the incident behind him. Lawson said: “This is what I live for, the basketball court. This is my safe haven.”
The Nuggets play an exhibition game against the Los Angeles Lakers in Ontario, Calif., on Tuesday night.

BRONCOS TIGHT END CLEARS TRAFFIC CASE

CENTENNIAL(AP) – Denver Broncos tight end Julius Thomas has entered a guilty plea to end a traffic court case. Thomas pleaded guilty Tuesday to having a defective vehicle.  Thomas declined comment after the hearing in Centennial. The 25-year-old Thomas was stopped for speeding on Aug. 28 and was then arrested for failing to appear in court in March for a traffic citation. Thomas had been charged with failing to yield to an emergency vehicle on Jan. 25. An Arapahoe County sheriff’s deputy issued a citation to Thomas during the April stop for going 57 mph in a 40 mph zone.

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) – Stanford football coach David Shaw has emphatically fired back at Steve Sarkisian after the Washington coach accused the Cardinal of faking injuries. Shaw opened his portion of the Pac-12 coaches’ teleconference with a carefully crafted statement, saying “we don’t fake injuries, we never have and we never will. I don’t condone it. I don’t teach it. I don’t allow it.” He called Sarkisian’s allegations “unprofessional” and pointed out that the only defensive coach he knows of who has told players to fake injuries works on Washington’s staff.

WASHINGTON (AP) – New Orleans, Indianapolis and Minneapolis are the three finalists to host the Super Bowl in 2018. Those cities were selected from a pool of six at the NFL owners’ meetings today. New Orleans is seeking its 11th Super Bowl, Minnesota hosted one in 1992 and Lucas Oil Stadium is bidding to be the first cold-weather stadium to host two Super Bowls.

NEW YORK (AP) – Quarterback Mark Sanchez has undergone season-ending surgery on the torn labrum in his injured right shoulder, possibly also signaling the end of his New York Jets career. Sanchez was in a tight competition with rookie Geno Smith for the starting job this summer before being hurt against the Giants. Sanchez says he’s “disappointed” by not being able to play this season, but expects a full recovery.

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