Sports, September 12th

HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS SCHEDULE

VOLLEYBALL

Three matches will be played tonight at 6 o’clock including Glenwood at Eagle Valley, Basalt at Rifle and Moffat County at Coal Ridge.

SOCCER

Delta plays at Roaring Fork at 4.  At 4:30, Grand Valley hosts Vail Mountain.  Glenwood and Battle Mountain square off at 6 in Edwards while at 7 the Rifle Bears take on Eagle Valley in Rifle.

SOFTBALL

Rifle travels to Montrose for a 3 o’clock game and Grand Valley welcomes Basalt for a 4:30 game.

MLB / ROCKIES

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Marco Scutaro and Brandon Belt hit consecutive RBI singles in the eighth inning to help the San Francisco Giants edge the Colorado Rockies 4-3 on Wednesday.  The Giants loaded the bases with one out against Matt Belisle (5-7), and Scutaro followed with a tying single into right field. Belt’s hit drove in Angel Pagan and gave San Francisco a 4-3 lead.  The Rockies are off today and travel to Phoenix tomorrow for a weekend series with the Diamondbacks.

BRONCOS STAR LINEBACKER IRRITATING COACH FOX

ENGLEWOOD (AP) – John Fox has had it with Von Miller’s repeated transgressions. Now, the Denver Broncos are waiting to see if NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has, too.   The All-Pro linebacker, who’s serving a six-game suspension for violating the league’s drug-abuse policy, was cited last week for speeding and driving with a suspended license, his second run-in with the law in less than a month.
Said Fox on Wednesday, “Obviously, it’s something that we’re not happy about.”
The league’s conduct policy states that discipline is possible for “conduct that undermines or puts at risk the integrity and reputation of the NFL, NFL clubs, or NFL players,” and the commissioner has pledged to take a sterner approach with repeat offenders.
However, traffic violations have generally not been a part of the league’s conduct policy.

ELSEWHERE IN SPORTS….

 

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) – The Patriots and Jets kick off the NFL weekend tonight in a battle of AFC East rivals.  New England will likely be without receiver Danny Amendola due to a groin injury.  He had 10 receptions and two touchdowns for the Patriots in their season-opening win.

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) – No. 24 TCU’s defense is expected to go hard at walk-on freshman quarterback Baker Mayfield when the Horned Frogs visit Texas Tech tonight.  TCU returns nine starters from the Big 12′s top defense.  The Horned Frogs are 1-1 while Tech has won both of its games.

UNDATED (AP) – Yahoo Sports is reporting that five SEC players received improper benefits during their college careers, including former Alabama offensive tackle D.J. Fluker, casting yet another dark cloud over college sports. The other players were Tennessee quarterback Tyler Bray and defensive lineman Maurice Couch, Mississippi State defensive tackle Fletcher Cox and wide receiver Chad Bumphis. The report cited text messages and financial records of former Alabama defensive end Luther Davis and an unnamed NFL source who said Davis was a go-between for the players with NFL agents and financial advisers.

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) – Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh (ehn-DAHM’-uh-kehn soo) says he is appealing the NFL’s $100,000 fine against him for his hit on a Vikings player over the weekend. Suh says he knows the NFL is concerned about player safety and that’s one of the reasons he apologized to Minnesota Vikings center John Sullivan at halftime of Sunday’s game after hitting him low during an interception return.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – Kansas City running back Jamaal Charles is expected to be available for Sunday’s game against Dallas after bruising his quad in last weekend’s season-opening win at Jacksonville. Charles ran for 77 yards and a touchdown before hurting his quad in the second half.

UNDATED (AP) – An Associated Press review of radio communications from last Saturday’s Sprint Cup race at Richmond reveals Front Row Motorsports asked for a deal from Penske Racing in the closing laps and then helped make sure Penske’s Joey Logano made the Chase for the championship by having one of its drivers back off. David Gilliland’s spotter tells his crew that Logano’s team wanted Gilliland’s spot on the track “and they said they’d probably be able to help us in the future.” A short time later, Logano passed Gilliland on a restart and finished 22nd, one spot ahead of Gilliland and good enough for a berth in the Chase field.

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