HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL
Rifle—17 Coal Ridge—2 5 innings Hotchkiss—-13 Roaring Fork—-3 5 innings
Palisade—-6 Glenwood Springs—-1 CRMS—-6 Rifle—-1 Battle Mountain—-6 Coal Ridge—-0
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) – Jacksonville’s top free agent target is the first to make it official: Former Denver Broncos tight end Julius Thomas has signed a five-year contract worth $46 million with the Jaguars. The deal includes $24 million guaranteed.
ENGLEWOOD, (AP) – The Denver Broncos moved on from Pro Bowl tight end Julius Thomas by signing Virgil Green and Owen Daniels to three-year deals Tuesday.
Thomas is the only tight end in NFL history to catch a dozen touchdown passes in consecutive seasons and Green has just one TD catch in his four-year career.
Yet, in new coach Gary Kubiak’s system, tight ends have to be good blockers in the run game, and that’s Green’s forte and Thomas’ shortfall.
Daniels, a two-time Pro Bowler, has played all nine of his seasons for Kubiak, first in Houston and then in Baltimore last season, when he caught 48 passes for 527 yards and four touchdowns.
Also Tuesday, the Broncos re-signed linebacker Steven Johnson to a one-year deal.
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) – Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw gave up a home run to Nick Hundley as a Colorado Rockies split squad and Los Angeles played to a 2-2 tie Tuesday.
The game was called after nine innings.Kershaw gave up three hits and one run in three innings, walking one and striking out two. Hundley homered in the third.
It was the second spring appearance for Kershaw, the reigning NL MVP and Cy Young Award winner. The lefty, set to start on opening day for the fifth straight year, pitched two hitless innings last week against the White Sox.Rockies starter Eddie Butler threw three hitless innings, striking out three and walking one.
DENVER (AP) – Brayden McNabb had a goal and two assists, Jonathan Quick stopped 21 shots and the Los Angeles Kings beat Colorado 5-2 on Tuesday night to end the Avalanche’s three-game win streak. Marian Gaborik, Jeff Carter, Kyle Clifford and Jake Muzzin also scored as the reigning Stanley Cup champions crept closer to playoff contention with 16 games remaining. Tyson Barrie and Alex Tanguay scored for the Avalanche, who dropped the first contest in a pivotal three-game homestand as their postseason aspirations dwindle. Rookie goaltender Calvin Pickard filled in after Semyon Varlamov injured his groin over the weekend. Pickard’s night didn’t last long, with the Kings scoring three early goals and chasing him from the game at 14:15 of the first period. Reto Berra took over the rest of the way.