Sports, September 17th

LOCAL HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS SCHEDULE

SOCCER

4pm—Coal Ridge at Delta,  Battle Mountain at Rifle,  Roaring Fork at Vail Mountain, Palisade at Glenwood Springs.

4:30—Basalt at Grand Valley

VOLLEYBALL

6pm—Palisade at Glenwood Springs,  Rifle at Coal Ridge.

6:30—Aspen at Roaring Fork

SOFTBALL

4pm—Rifle at Delta,  Grand Valley at Eagle Valley.

 

HELTON SAYS FAREWELL, LEAD ROCKIES TO WIN OVER CARDS

Denver—(AP) Todd Helton started his final homestand with a key single in the eighth inning and the Colorado Rockies beat the St. Louis Cardinals 6-2 on Monday night.
Charlie Blackmon had three hits and drove in three runs for the Rockies, who prevented the Cardinals from taking over sole possession of first place in the NL Central. They remained tied with the Pittsburgh Pirates, who lost 2-0 to San Diego.
Matt Carpenter and Matt Adams had two hits each for the Cardinals.
Helton was playing in front of Colorado fans for the first time since he announced his plans to retire at the end of the season, his 17th. He received a standing ovation when he came to the plate in the first, and Cardinals starter Lance Lynn stood behind the mound and waited as the crowd saluted Helton.

MANNING REMATCH DRAWS BIG TV AUDIENCE

NEW YORK (AP) – The latest meeting between the Manning brothers drew a big television audience.  CBS’s national game Sunday, highlighted by Denver’s win over the New York Giants, earned a 17.8 overnight rating and 34 share. The network said Monday it was the highest preliminary rating for its first national game of the season since CBS reacquired NFL rights in 1998.  Peyton’s Broncos beat Eli’s Giants 41-23 in Manning Bowl III.  Ratings represent the percentage of all homes with televisions tuned to a program. Shares represent the percentage of all homes with TVs in use at the time. Overnight ratings measure the country’s largest markets.

ELSEWHERE IN SPORTS…

CINCINNATI (AP) – In case you missed last night’s NFL game the Bengals doubled-up the Steelers in Cincinnati, 20-10. Rookie running back Giovani Bernard scored his first two NFL touchdowns in the win. The loss dropped the Steelers to 0-2 for the first time in 11 years.

WASHINGTON (AP) – Last night’s game between the Nationals and Braves was postponed because of the shootings in Washington, D.C. The game is being made up today as part of a day-night doubleheader.

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) – The Rays took the opening game of their four-game series against Texas last night. That win put the Rays in possession of the first American League Wild Card berth with the Rangers clinging to the second. Cleveland was a loser last night and the Indians are a half-game back of Texas.

UNDATED (AP) – Pittsburgh and St. Louis remain tied for first-place in the National League Central. Both teams lost last night meaning each is now 87-63. The Reds won their game last night and are just 2  1/2 games back.

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) – The weather delayed final round of the BMW Championship was completed yesterday and the winner was Zach Johnson. He shot a final round 6-under-65 to finish 16-under par, two shots in front of Nick Watney. Tiger Woods finished play at minus-9.

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