SPORTS, SEPTEMBER 20TH

High School Golf

Golfers will enjoy a beautiful day on the course at Rifle Creek in day two of the 3A and 4A regional tournament.

NFL

Tim Tebow fans don’t need to get excited. His appearance as a wide receiver in last Sunday’s win over the Bengals was simply as an extra blocker or a decoy. Coach John Fox says Tebow is still a quarterback. Fox hopes to have a few of his wideouts healthy for this week’s game in Tennessee.

Baseball

The Rockies lost to the last place San Diego Padres last night at Coors Field 8 to 2.

Elsewhere in sports…

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) – The empty locker that served as a shrine
is no longer there. Neither are the No. 11 helmet decals that his
Denver Broncos teammates wore in Kenny McKinley’s honor after he
committed suicide last year. The reminders that remain are a few photos in the locker room and the memories of an infectious smile that hid so much pain. Tuesday marked the one-year anniversary of McKinley’s death.
The second-year wide receiver from South Carolina was recovering
from a second knee operation in eight months and was deep in debt,
according to a probe of his death, when he put a gun to his head at
his home not far from the Broncos’ training complex and ended his
life at age 23.

NEW YORK (AP) – Mariano Rivera pitched a perfect ninth inning in
the Yankees’ 6-4 victory over Minnesota for a major league-record
602nd save. The 41-year-old right-hander broke a tie with Trevor
Hoffman atop the all-time list.

UNDATED (AP) – The Cardinals’ second straight win, coupled with
the Braves second consecutive loss, has the Redbirds perched just 2
1/2 games behind fading Atlanta in the NL wild-card race. St. Louis
nipped the East champion Phillies 4-3 while the Braves were
dropping a 7-5 decision to the New York Mets.

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) – The New York Giants took advantage
of some sloppy play by the visiting Rams and beat St. Louis 28-16
to close out Week 2 play in the NFL. Michael Boley scored on a
65-yard fumble return to help the G-men improve to 1-1 and drop the
Rams to 0-2.

NEW YORK (AP) – The NFL has fined Atlanta’s Dunta (DAHN’-tay)
Robinson 40-grand for his flagrant hit on Philadelphia receiver
Jeremy Maclin during Sunday’s 35-31 win over the Eagles. The
Falcons cornerback was fined $25,000 last year for a similar hit on
the Eagles’ DeSean Jackson that left both players with concussions.

JOLIET, Ill. (AP) – Tony Stewart ended a 32-race winless drought
when he took the checkered flag at Monday’s rain-delayed Chase for
the Sprint Cup championship opener at Chicagoland Speedway.
Stewart’s first win since last October puts him second in the
standings, seven point behind race runner-up Kevin Harvick.

 

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