San Diego, CA–The Rockies love playing in San Diego. Their good fortune at Petco Park continued last night as they beat the last place Padres 3 to nothing. Clayton Mortensen earned the win with the help of five other pitchers. Ubaldo Jimenez is on the hill for the Rockies tonight, going for his second win of the season.
Aspen–The inagural USA Pro Cycling Challenge in August will put athletes to the ultimate challenge…climbing two, 12 thousand foot mountain passes. Cyclists will climb Independence and Cottonwood passes on August 24th.
Elsewhere in sports…
BOSTON (AP) – Vancouver Canucks defenseman Aaron Rome has been
suspended for four games by the NHL for his blindside hit that sent
Boston Bruins forward Nathan Horton to the hospital and shelved him
for the rest of the Stanley Cup finals. The NHL announced the suspension on Tuesday, one day after Rome flattened Horton during the first period of Boston’s 8-1 victory in Game 3. Horton had just passed the puck when Rome lowered his shoulder and delivered what the Bruins saw as the kind of hit the NHL has tried to eliminate after several players sustained severe concussions. The 26-year-old Horton, the right wing on Boston’s top line, has a severe concussion and the team says he will not play again in the best-of-seven series.
DALLAS (AP) – The Dallas Mavericks and Miami Heat play Game 4 of
the NBA Finals tonight in Dallas, with the Heat holding a
two-games-to-one lead in the best-of-seven series. The Heat
regained the homecourt advantage Sunday night with an 88-86 victory
at American Airlines Center.
NEW YORK (AP) – The New York Yankees lead the Boston Red Sox by
one game in the American League East heading into a three-game
series beginning tonight at Yankee Stadium. The teams have already
played six times this season, with the Red Sox winning five times.
John Lester will start for the Red Sox against Freddy Garcia for
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) – The International Olympic Committee
is deliberating bids from three U.S. networks for Olympic
television rights. Fox delivered its presentation yesterday in
Lausanne, Switzerland. ESPN and NBC, which has broadcast every
Summer Olympics since 1988 and every Winter Games since 2002,
presented today. IOC President Jacques Rogge (zhahk ROH’-geh) could
announce a decision by the end of today, or order another round of
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) – The attorney for suspended Notre Dame
wide receiver Michael Floyd hopes to have a plea deal in place by
the end of June on a misdemeanor drunken driving arrest. A
magistrate in South Bend granted a request from attorney William
Stanley to delay the case until June 29 while he seeks an arrest
report. Floyd was suspended by coach Brian Kelly after he was
arrested on March 20.