HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS SCORES
Roaring Fork—-4 Vail Mtn.—3 OT
Coal Ridge—-3 Rifle—–0
Roaring Fork—-3 Aspen—-0
BAD NEWS PEYTON MANNING’S BLINDSIDE PROTECTOR
ENGLEWOOD (AP) – The Denver Broncos placed Ryan Clady on season-ending injured reserve after the Pro Bowl left tackle hurt his left foot last weekend.
Clady will soon undergo surgery to fix his foot. To fill Clady’s spot, the Broncos brought in veteran tackle Winston Justice. Clady was hurt in the closing minutes Sunday when Giants defensive lineman Cullen Jenkins rolled up on him while the Broncos were trying to run out the clock in their 41-23 win. Clady has protected Peyton Manning’s blindside since the four-time MVP arrived in Denver last season. Chris Clark is expected to step in for Clady, who’s never missed a start since being a first-round pick in 2008 out of Boise State.
FORMER ROCKIE HOLLIDAY HAS BIG NIGHT AT COORS FIELD
DENVER (AP) – Matt Holliday almost felt bad robbing his good friend of an extra-base hit with a leaping catch at the wall. After all, Todd Helton is retiring at the end of the season. Not exactly the going away present Holliday wanted to give his former teammate.
“Todd wasn’t thrilled about that,” said Holliday, who played five seasons in Colorado. “He’s like, ‘I don’t mind you getting hits …”‘ Holliday did his share of hitting Tuesday night, collecting four, including a two-run homer, to help the St. Louis Cardinals take over sole possession of the NL Central with an 11-4 victory over the Rockies. The Cardinals entered the night tied with the Pittsburgh Pirates, who lost 5-2 at home to San Diego. St. Louis reduced its magic number for clinching a playoff spot to five with 11 games remaining.
ELSEWHERE IN SPORTS….
WASHINGTON (AP) – The Washington Wizards haven’t even started training camp and they are a hurting team. The club has announced that forward Chris Singleton will be sidelined about six to eight weeks with a broken bone in his left foot, and that center Emeka Okafor (eh-MEE’-kuh OH’-kuh-for) is also out indefinitely with a herniated disc.
SEATTLE (AP) – Former Washington Huskies football coach Don James is scheduled to begin chemotherapy next week for a malignant tumor on his pancreas. James had two surgical procedures earlier this month for what was called a gastro-intestinal issue. The 80-year-old James coached the Huskies from 1975-1992.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – Tight end Dwayne Allen of the Colts will miss the rest of the season with a hip injury. Allen caught a touchdown pass in the opening game with Oakland, but was inactive for last Sunday’s loss to the Miami Dolphins.
BEREA, Ohio (AP) – The Browns lost starting quarterback Brandon Weeden to an injury during Sunday’s loss to the Ravens. Their solution to the problem is to not start veteran backup Jason Campbell this week but third-stringer Brian Hoyer. Browns Pro Bowl tackle Joe Thomas called Hoyer leap-frogging Campbell on the depth chart “unusual.”
LONDON (AP) – The U.S. will face Britain in the opening round of Davis Cup play next year. This is a renewal of the oldest rivalry in Davis Cup play. The best-of-five tie will be played in the U.S.