SPORTS, SEPTEMBER 15TH

High School Football

Grand Junction–Tonight, the Glenwood Demons take on another 4A foe as they battle the Fruita-Monument Wildcats. Kick off from Stocker Stadium in Grand Junction is set for 7 o’clock. Catch all the action live on KMTS.

Rifle–Tomorrow night in Rifle, the 2 and o Bears welcome the defending 2A State Champion Olathe Pirates to town. KMTS will be on hand with live coverage beginning at 7.

Softball

Rifle–The Rifle Lady Bears mercy-ruled the Eagle Valley Devils yesterday, 11 to nothing. Today Rifle takes on Grand Valley.

Baseball

Milwaukee, Wisc.–The Colorado Rockies beat the Brewers in Milwaukee for the first this season, 6 to 2. Carlos Gonzalez led the attack with a home run and three runs batted in. The Rockies are home tonight to begin a four game series with the San Francisco Giants.

Elsewhere in sports…

UNDATED (AP) -The Boston Red Sox and Tampa Bay Rays open up what
looks to be a big four-game series in Fenway Park tonight. In the
American League Wild Card race, the Sox lead the Rays by four
games. Tampa has worked its way back into the playoff picture by
having won seven of its last 10 games, while the Sox have dropped
eight of their last 10. Jeremy Hellickson gets the ball for the
Rays and goes against Kyle Welland. Hellickson has won 12 of 22
decisions this season while Welland is 0-and-1 with a 6.75 earned
run average.
The winner will pick up ground on the Yankees in the American
League East race as the New Yorkers have the day off. In the
standings the Yankees top the Sox by four games and the Rays by
eight.
The Texas Rangers can improve on their three game lead over the
Angels in the A.L. West. The Rangers wrap up a home series with
Cleveland, while the Angels have the night off. In that Wild Card
race the Angels are just a half-game back of the Rays.
Detroit’s red-hot Tigers are back in action tonight with a game
in Oakland. The Motor City squad has won its last 12 games and is
only three games back of the Yankees in the win column for best
overall record in the American League.
The final game of the night in the American League has Chicago
playing at Kansas City.

There are two day games in the National League today. In New
York, the Mets are playing host to Washington, while in
Philadelphia it’s the Phillies and Marlins in the first game of a
day-night double dip. The Phillies are fresh off clinching a
playoff berth last night. At 95-and-51 the Phillies have the best
record in all of big-league baseball. In tonight’s second game of
the day-night affair, Cliff Lee of the Phillies goes for his 17th
win of the season.
Defending World Series champion San Francisco is still in the
hunt for a playoff berth. The Giants start play 7 1/2 games back of
the idle Diamondbacks in the West, and 6 1/2 games back of the Braves
in the Wild Card race. Tonight the Giants are in Denver against the
Rockies.
The remaining two games in the senior circuit tonight feature
the Cubs playing the Reds in Cincinnati and the Pirates in L.A.
against the Dodgers.

T25 FOOTBALL
No. 3 faces No. 25
STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) – Two top-25 football teams are squaring
off this evening in an SEC contest. The contest features No. 25
Mississippi State at home to No. 3 LSU. The Tigers have won 11
games in a row against Mississippi State dating back to 1999, but
the Bulldogs have the advantage of a sold out Davis Wade Stadium,
filled with fans and their trademark cowbells.
LSU is unbeaten in two games this season while the Bulldogs are
1-and-1.

PGA TOUR
BMW takes center stage
LEMONT, Ill. (AP) – The third leg of the PGA Tour playoff is
underway in Lemont, Ill. It’s the BMW Championship and when it is
over on Sunday, just 30 players will be left in the field.
World No. 1 Luke Donald is hoping to continue his magical
season. Donald has had 14 to 10 finishes in the 19 tournaments he
has played in around the world.

LPGA TOUR
Women’s Tour hits Alabama
PRATTVILLE, Ala. (AP) – The Navistar LPGA Classic in Prattville,
Ala., is in progress. The early lead, after eight holes of play, is
Alison Walshe at 4-under.
The winner a year ago was Katherine Hull.

COLLEGE BASKETBALL
New site for Coaches vs. Cancer
NEW YORK (AP) – The Coaches vs. Cancer Classic will have a new
home, network and title sponsor starting in 2012. The tournament
that started in 1995 will move next year from Madison Square Garden
to the new Barclay’s Center in Brooklyn and its exclusive broadcast
and media rights will be owned by Turner Sports.
The tournament benefits Coaches vs. Cancer, which has raised
close to $75 million in the fight against cancer.

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