Steamboat Springs—The Rifle Bears earned a split last night against the Sailors in the Western Slope league opener at Steamboat Springs High School.  The Lady Bears improved to 5 and 0 with a 39-27 victory.  Freshman Elly Walters led Rifle’s scoring effort with 13 points.  Emily Neuroth and Jamie Pressler each scored 8 points.  In the boy’s game, Rifle lost a close one to the Sailors, 43-39.  Luis Carreon scored 13 points as the Bears fell to 3 and 2 overall, 0-1 in league play.  The Rifle Bears travel to Denver tomorrow afternoon to face the Glenwood Demons at the Pepsi Center.  The girls play at 1:15 while the boys tip off at 3.  Both games will be broadcast live on KMTS. 


– James Harden scored eight of his 41 points in overtime and finished with 10 assists as Houston knocked off Denver 115-111. Dwight Howard contributed 24 points and 16 boards to the Rockets’ third consecutive win.

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) – Georgia offensive coordinator Mike Bobo has interviewed for the vacant head coaching job at Colorado State. Bulldogs coach Mark Richt said Wednesday that Bobo visited Colorado State but was expected back in time for an evening practice in Athens. It will be No. 13 Georgia’s first workout in preparation for the Dec. 30 Belk Bowl against 20th-ranked Louisville. Colorado State is seeking a replacement for Jim McElwain, who left this month to become the new coach at Florida. Oregon offensive coordinator Scott Frost and Mississippi State co-offensive coordinator Billy Gonzalez have also been mentioned as candidates for the job. The 40-year-old Bobo is a former Georgia quarterback who has been on the coaching staff since Richt took over in 2001. Bobo was promoted to offensive coordinator in 2007.

ENGLEWOOD (AP) – The Denver Broncos have promoted safety Josh Bush to their 53-man roster and replaced him on the practice squad with guard Jon Halapio.
The Broncos had an open spot on their roster after putting linebacker Danny Trevathan (knee) on IR and waiving tight end Dominique Jones.
Bush had been on Denver’s practice squad for a month. He’s a third-year pro who’s appeared in 35 games with the New York Jets from 2012-14 after the Jets selected him in the sixth round out of Wake Forest.