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HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER PLAYOFF BRACKET

Silt—The Coal Ridge Lady Titans earned an 11 seed in the Colorado State High School 3A state tournament bracket of 32. Coal Ridge, which took second place in the Western Slope, will take on number 22 Sterling this Friday in a round one game in Greeley. The Colorado Rocky Mountain School Pearls were given a 6th seed from CHSAA and will host 11th seed Resurrection Christian Tuesday in the 2A playoffs.

ENGLEWOOD (AP) – John Elway continued with the theme of toughness, versatility and athleticism Saturday, selecting more prospects who didn’t just focus on football. A day after selecting a right tackle (Ty Sambrailo) who was a competitive junior skier and a tight end (Jeff Heuerman) who was an elite youth hockey player, Elway grabbed two players who also were track and field athletes. Fourth-rounder Max Garcia, an O-lineman from Florida, threw the shot put and discus in high school. Tulane cornerback Lorenzo Doss, selected in the fifth round, was a sprinter for the Green Wave. The Broncos selected Maryland nose tackle Darius Kilgo in the sixth round. They own three compensatory picks in the final round.

SAN DIEGO (AP) – Brandon Morrow pitched six strong innings and Justin Upton drove in two runs as the San Diego Padres handed the Colorado Rockies their fourth straight loss, 4-2 on Saturday night. San Diego won its second straight after losing seven of eight. Morrow wriggled out of a jam in the sixth, getting Nick Hundley to groundout with two on. Morrow was charged with two runs and seven hits. He struck out four. Jorge De La Rosa, who lost to the Padres last month, allowed three runs on five hits and three walks, one intentional, in five innings. He struck out nine.

ELSEWHERE IN SPORTS…

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) – Golden State’s Stephen (STEHF’-ehn) Curry is a runaway winner of the NBA MVP award. The Warriors’ point guard picked up 100 of as possible 130 first-place votes to 25 for Houston’s James Harden. Curry led top-seeded Golden State to a franchise best 67 wins and topped his own league record with 286 3-pointers this season.

CLEVELAND (AP) – Cleveland will have the home court advantage but not a full complement of players when they open their NBA Eastern Conference semifinals against Chicago tonight. Starting forward Kevin Love is out for the rest of the playoffs after undergoing shoulder surgery and starting guard J.R. Smith is sitting out a two-game suspension.

MILWAUKEE (AP) – The Brewers have named former infielder Craig Counsell as their name manager and given him a contract through the 2017 season. The former special assistant to general manager Doug Melvin succeeds Ron Roenicke (REHN’-ih-kee) who was first yesterday after Milwaukee lost 40 of their final 56 games under him.

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) – Felix Hernandez gets the start for the Mariners in Anaheim tonight, when the Seattle ace has not fared well. He is 3-5 with a 3.11 ERA in Anaheim and has just one decision in his last seven starts at Angel Stadium. Hernandez is 4-0 this season with a 1.82 ERA.

PRAGUE (AP) – Torey Krug’s second period power play goal snapped a 1-all tie and sent the United States to a 4-2 win over defending champion Russia at the ice hockey world championship. The unbeaten Americans top group B with nine points, three more than Russia, which suffered its first loss of the tournament.