Sports, September 13th

HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS SCORES

SOCCER

Battle Mountain—6     Glenwood Springs—0

Eagle Valley—–4        Rifle—-0

Vail Mountain—-6     Grand Valley—–2

Roaring Fork——1    Delta—–1

VOLLEYBALL

Eagle Valley—3    Glenwood Springs—–0

Coal Ridge—–3     Moffat County—–0

FRIDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL

Glenwood welcomes the Rifle Bears to Stubler Memorial Field tonight for a league matchup.  Kick off at 7 o’clock with pregame coverage beginning at 6:45 on KMTS.

Olathe come to Parachute to take on Grand Valley while Gunnison visits Coal Ridge.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

Boulder—Tomorrow afternoon’s game between the CU Buffs and the Fresno State Bulldogs has been postponed due to the floods on the front range.  A make up date has not been set.  Meanwhile, up the road in Fort Collins, the game between Colorado State and Cal Poly will still be played Saturday, but officials are evaluating the situation.

BRONCOS TAKE ON THE GIANTS THIS SUNDAY IN JERSEY

The Denver Broncos are slight favorites to beat the New York Giants this Sunday afternoon at MetLife Stadium in the Meadowlands.  This is the last time the Manning brothers will face each other on the football field.  Older brother and Broncos’ QB Peyton has the edge 2 to 1. Both wins came as the quarterback for the Indianapolis Colts.  This Sunday’s game can be heard live on KMTS with kickoff set for 2:25 and pregame coverage starting at noon.

ELSEWHERE IN SPORTS…

JOLIET, Ill. (AP) – NASCAR has added Jeff Gordon to the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship field, a stunning and unprecedented step in the fallout from at least two attempts to manipulate the results at the season-ending race at Richmond last weekend.
NASCAR Chairman Brian France expanded the field to 13 drivers for the first time since the format was implemented 10 years ago. Front Row Motorsports asked for a deal from Penske Racing at Richmond and then helped make sure Penske’s Joey Logano made the Chase field by having one of its drivers, David Gilliland, slow down, according to an Associated Press review of radio communications. That bumped Gordon out of the running for the 10-race playoff.  France said NASCAR could not determine a deal was made, but still believed the move was necessary and he placed both teams on probation the rest of the season.

MLB-BONDS STEROIDS-APPEAL
Court rejects Bonds appeal
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – A federal appeals court has upheld former Giants slugger Barry Bonds’ obstruction of justice conviction stemming from grand jury testimony he gave in 2003. That came during an investigation into performance enhancing drug use among elite athletes.  The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that Bonds’ testimony was “evasive” and capable of misleading investigators and hindering their probe.
A jury convicted Bonds of a single felony count of obstruction, but deadlocked on three other counts of perjury over Bonds’ denial that he knowingly used drugs and those charges were later dismissed.  If Bonds’ conviction stands, he will have to serve the 30 days of house arrest and two years of probation he was sentenced to after his 2011 trial. Prosecutors had sought a 15-month prison sentence.

MLB-SCHEDULE
NL Central race takes center stage
UNDATED (AP) – The wild and wide open National League Central race takes center stage as part of a full 15-game schedule in the majors.  Pittsburgh and St. Louis open the day tied for the lead with Cincinnati just 2 1-2 games back.
The Pirates continue their home series with the Cubs tonight riding a four-game winning streak.  The Pirates go with 7-4 righty Charlie Morton.
St. Louis is hoping Adam Wainwright has some carry-over from the end of his last outing when they open a home series against Seattle.  The 16-game winner retired the final 11 batters he faced, including the last four by strikeout.
Cincinnati opens a series in Milwaukee fresh off a 7-3 homestand that’s moved the Reds into the division hunt.  Mat Latos (LAY’-tohs) takes a 14-5 mark to the hill for the Reds.
There’s a showdown in Texas starting tonight when the top two teams in the AL West square off.  Oakland visits the Rangers with a 3 1-2 – game lead at the top of the division. 
Texas has dropped nine of its last 12 and the problem has been a combination of pitching and hitting.  Over the past 20 games, the only starting pitchers to win games are rookie left-hander Martin Perez and rotation fill-in Travis Blackley. And the usually explosive Texas offense has failed to score five or more runs in 12 straight games, the Rangers’ longest such streak in three years.
Tampa Bay has had a rough few weeks, winning just five times in 18 games.  But the Rays still hold a one-game lead over the Yankees for the final American League wildcard spot. Tampa Bay opens a three-game weekend set at Minnesota trying to protect that slim edge.
The Yankees continue their road trip against arch rival and AL East-leading Boston, fresh off winning three of four at Baltimore.
Cleveland is just a game and a-half back of the Rays and continues its series with the White Sox.  The Orioles and Royals are 2 1-2 games back.  Baltimore plays at Toronto, Kansas City visits AL Central leading Detroit.
Major League ERA leader Clayton Kershaw is scheduled to start for NL West-leading Los Angeles when the Dodgers host San Francisco.  The lefty is 14-8 with a 1.92 ERA.

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