SPORTS, SEPTEMBER 27TH

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Ryan Vogelsong threw seven shutout innings,
Mike Fontenot tripled in two runs and the San Francisco Giants beat
the Colorado Rockies 3-1 on Monday night.
Pablo Sandoval and Brett Pill, who also had an RBI, each added
two hits for the Giants, who ended a four-game losing streak with
their fifth consecutive home win.

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) – John Fox’s moves keep backfiring like an
old jalopy.
First there was his decision to start Elvis Dumervil
(DOO’-mur-vil) with a bum shoulder in Denver’s opener against
Oakland. Dumervil played sparingly and ineffectively and has missed
the last two games.
Then, Fox decided based on a-half day’s practice that Pro Bowl
receiver Brandon Lloyd was ready to return from a strained groin
against Cincinnati. When Lloyd couldn’t play, the Broncos were down
to three wide receivers and one of them got hurt, forcing Tim Tebow
(TEE’-boh) to play emergency wide receiver.
The coach and call are being second-guessed again after Fox
decided to forego a sure field goal at Tennessee on fourth-and-goal
Sunday only to watch Willis McGahee get stuffed short of the goal
line.

ATLANTA (AP) – An Atlanta judge is allowing ex-NBA player
Javaris (jah-VAHR’-ihs) Crittenton to go free on bond after he was
charged with murder in a drive-by shooting. Fulton County
Magistrate Judge Karen Woodson made the decision Tuesday to release
Crittenton on $230,000 bond after hearing hours of testimony from
Crittenton’s friends and coaches. Crittenton is charged in the
August shooting of 22-year-old Julian Jones.

MIAMI (AP) – Ozzie Guillen’s (GEE’-ihnz) website said he’s
joining the Florida Marlins, but the post was soon taken down. The
post quoted Guillen as saying he was thrilled to join the Marlins
and couldn’t wait to get started. The post went up Monday night,
then was removed a short time later and replaced by a blog that
discussed Guillen’s departure from the Chicago White Sox while
making no mention of the Marlins.

LOS ANGELES (AP) – California Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a bill
designed to boost developer Anschutz Entertainment Group’s bid to
build a $1.2 billion football stadium in downtown Los Angeles. The
bill signed Tuesday would expedite legal challenges to AEG’s
project, sending any lawsuits over its environmental impact
directly to the California Court of Appeal and bypassing the
Superior Court. The appeals court would have to rule within 175
days.

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – The radio voice of the Minnesota Twins will
retire on Wednesday, ending a 25-year run. John Gordon has called
Twins games since his first year with the team in 1987, when
Minnesota won the first of two championships. Gordon says after 25
years with the Twins and 43 years in professional baseball, that’s
enough balls and strikes.

OTTAWA (AP) – A Canadian water polo player has been banned from
the national team for two years for his role in the Stanley Cup
riot in Vancouver. Nathan Kotylak was suspended by Water Polo
Canada’s discipline panel. The 18-year-old apologized in June after
social media sites posted pictures showing a teen stuffing a rag
into the gas tank of a police car during the post-Stanley Cup riot
on June 15.

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