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POST SEASON HONORS FOR GLENWOOD FOOTBALL PLAYERS

Glenwood Springs—Several members of the Glenwood Springs High School Football team have been honored by coaches around the 3A Western Slope League At Wednesday night’s banquet, four Demon players earned 1st Team All Conference recognition;  Everett Marr, Sam Carmer, Matt Osier and Christian Gonzalez.  Five others were named to the Honorable Mention squad; Shane Cleverenga, Chase Nieslanik, Luke Prosence, Zane Lundin and Austin Gonsalves. 

NUGGETS WIN

DENVER (AP) – Wilson Chandler had 21 points, including a key 3-pointer late in the game, and Timofey Mozgov finished with a season-high 17 to lift the Denver Nuggets over the Oklahoma City Thunder 107-100 Wednesday night.   Ty Lawson added 15 points and 15 assists for the Nuggets, who returned home following a 2-1 trip that included a win over LeBron James the Cleveland Cavaliers.

BRONCOS O-LINE PREPARES FOR MIAMI PASS RUSH

DAVIE, Fla. (AP) – The Miami Dolphins are among the league leaders in quarterback sacks and this Sunday they are facing the quarterback who has been sacked the least in Peyton Manning of the Denver Broncos.  Miami’s defensive ends – Cameron Wake and Olivier Vernon – have combined for 14 of the team’s 30 sacks. Wake has  8.5; Vernon 5.5. The Dolphins are tied for third in the NFL with Kansas City and Minnesota. They trail Buffalo (39) and Philadelphia (33).  Manning has been sacked just 11 times in 10 games, fewest among all quarterbacks. The combination of good blocking and Manning’s effectiveness in getting rid of the ball quickly has helped keep that number down, but the Dolphins will certainly look at how St. Louis pressured him last week.

ELSEWHERE IN SPORTS…

 

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) – The NFL game tonight has the Raiders playing host to the Chiefs. It’s an AFC West matchup and visiting KC is tied for the lead with Denver while the Raiders are in last place. They are so deeply entrenched in last because they are winless in 10 games this season.

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) – The governor of New York says the NFL should think seriously about postponing Sunday’s game between the Bills and Jets in Buffalo. The area around the Bills’ stadium is sitting under several feet of snow and more is called for. Governor Andrew Cuomo (KWOH’-moh) says it would be “impractical” at this time for the game to be played.

UNDATED (AP) – There are two games tonight in college football involving a ranked school. The highest-ranked school in action is No. 12 Kansas State as the Wildcats are at West Virginia. The other game features No. 25 Duke at home to North Carolina in the annual Victory Bell game played between the two schools.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – When Rob Manfred takes over as commissioner of baseball in January he will start work with a five-year contract. The owners voted on the contract today in their first meeting since Aug. 14 when they named Manfred the new commissioner.

LAS VEGAS (AP) – Basketball Hall of Fame coach Jerry Tarkanian is in a Las Vegas hospital with what his son says is pneumonia. Danny Tarkanian says the 84-year-old former Nevada Las Vegas coach is stabilized and undergoing medical tests.

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