Sports, September 5th

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL

Grand Junction—The Glenwood Demons open the league season tonight against the 8th ranked Palisade Bulldogs at Stocker Stadium in Grand Junction.  The game will be broadcast live on line at KMTS.com and on mobile devices via the Tune In radio app.

BRONCOS DOMINATE THE AIRWAVES WITH SEASON OPENER

Denver—The Denver Broncos kick off the long-awaited season opener at home against the defending Super Bowl Champion Baltimore Ravens.  Kick off from Sports Authority Field at Mile High is set for 6:30 with pre-game coverage on KMTS radio beginning at 4:35.

MLB/ROCKIES

Denver—The Colorado Rockies managed to salvage the third game of their series with the first place Dodgers last night at Coors Field with a 7 to 5 win.  Jorge De La Rosa earned his 16 victory of the season.

ELSEWHERE IN SPORTS…

NEW YORK (AP) – There is a light schedule of play at the U.S. Open today. In the first of two men’s quarterfinal matches, third seed Andy Murray is facing No. 9 Stanislas Wawrinka (vah-VINK’-ah) while this evening top seed Novak Djokovic (NOH’-vak JOH’-kuh-vich) goes against 21st-ranked Mihail Youzhny.

NEW YORK (AP) – The Red Sox and the Yankees open up another series in the Bronx tonight. The Sox start the night with a 5  1/2 – game lead over the Rays in the American League East while the Yankees are eight back. In the AL Wild Card race, however, the New Yorkers are very much alive, 2  1/2 games back of the final berth.

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) – The Athletics beat the Rangers yesterday to grab a share of first place with Texas in the American League West. Brandon Moss, Daric Barton and Coco Crisp each hit two-run homers and Josh Donaldson added a three-run drive as the A’s ripped the Rangers 11-4.

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) – Miami basketball coach Jim Larranaga (la-ra-NAY’-gah) has received a three-year extension from the Hurricanes. The former George Mason coach led the ‘Canes to 29 wins last season along with the ACC regular-season and tournament championships.

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) – Vin Scully will serve as grand marshal of the 125th Rose Parade on New Year’s Day in Pasadena.  The beloved broadcaster for the Los Angeles Dodgers will be joined by his wife, Sandi, for the 5  1/2-mile ride down Colorado Boulevard on Jan. 1.  Scully tells The Associated Press that his first reaction to being chosen was, “Wow.” The 85-year-old broadcaster says he thinks he was tapped for the honor because he’s been around a long time and that the current success of the Dodgers has something to do with it.  Tournament of Roses President R. Scott Jenkins says he chose Scully because he’s an accomplished person who possesses humility and integrity.
Scully was introduced as grand marshal on Thursday at Tournament House in Pasadena.

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