Sports, September 18th

HIGH SCHOOL GOLF

Cortez–The post season is already here in boy’s golf. Today, 3A and 4A teams are competing in the Western Regional tournament at the Conquistador gold club in Cortez.

VOLLEYBALL

At 6 o’clock tonight, Roaring Fork plays at Aspen, Grand Valley travels to Meeker, Coal Ridge heads west to take on Rifle and at 6:30 Glenwood visits Palisade.

SOFTBALL

Rifle will host Delta today at 4 while Grand Valley welcomes Eagle Valley tonight at 6.

SOCCER

Five games are on tap today and tonight including three contests at 4 o’clock; CRMS at Aspen, Grand Valley at Basalt and Delta at Coal Ridge. Under the lights at 6, Glenwood plays at Palisade and Rifle takes on the first place Huskies at Battle Mountain.

NFL/Broncos

Atlanta, GA–Denver Broncos Quarterback Peyton Manning struggled mightily last night at the Georgia Dome, throwing three interceptions in the first quarter in a 27-21 loss to the Atlanta Falcons. The Broncos (1-1), take on the 2 and 0 Houston Texans this Sunday at Sports Authority Field at Mile High at 2:15.

MLB/Rockies

San Francisco, CA–The Rockies lost to the Giants last night at AT&T Park 2 to 1.

Elsewhere in sports…

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Two-time Olympic snowboarding champion Shaun White has apologized for the “unwise choices” he made that left him facing charges of public intoxication and vandalism. Police responded to the Loews Vanderbilt Hotel in Nashville, Tenn., at 2 a.m. Sunday. A drunken man identified as White pulled a fire alarm, forcing the hotel to evacuate all guests. An employee also reported seeing White destroy a hotel phone. The 26-year-old snowboard star said Tuesday on his Facebook page he wants to apologize for “any inconvenience it caused my family, friends, business partners, the hotel and their guests. He adds that he was “celebrating a happy occasion with a ton of family and friends and got carried away. I’m truly sorry for my poor behavior.”

CHICAGO (AP) – Chicago’s White Sox increased their lead over second-place Detroit in the American League Central yesterday with a 5-4 win over the Tigers. The game was a makeup affair for a game rained out last Thursday. It was also the final meeting for the two teams in the regular season.

SEATTLE (AP) – Baltimore picked up a half-game on the idle Yankees in the American League East last night. The Orioles beat the Mariners in Seattle 10-4 to now trail the Yankees by just a half-game. Baltimore has a three-game cushion over the Angels for the final wild card spot.

MIAMI (AP) – The surging Braves gained a half-game on first-place Washington in the National League East last night. The Braves beat the Marlins 7-5 while the Nats had the night off. Washington’s lead over the Braves is now five games.

NEW YORK (AP) – R.A. Dickey of the Mets was denied his 19th win of the season last night as the Phillies beat New York 3-1. Cliff Lee struck out 10 to lead the Phillies, who are within 3 1/2 games of St. Louis for the second National League Wild Card spot.

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