SPORTS

DOG DAY 5K THIS SATURDAY

Glenwood Springs—The 4th annual “Dog Day 5k” is coming up this Saturday, August 20th at Two Rivers Park. The run/walk event is put on by Colorado Animal Rescue and raises money for the animal shelter. Registration begins at 8 am and the race gets under way at 9.

MLB/ROCKIES

Denver—The Colorado Rockies beat Stephen Strasburg (15-4) and the Washington Nationals 12 to 10 yesterday at Coors Field. D.J. LeMahaieu had two more hits including a single in the first inning that extended his on-base streak to 10 plate appearances. The Rockies are off tonight and will host the Chicago Cubs tomorrow night in the first of a three-game weekend series.

BRONCOS D-LINEMAN HURTS ANKLE

ENGLEWOOD(AP) – Denver Broncos defensive end Derek Wolfe left a joint practice with the San Francisco 49ers because of a left ankle injury. Wolfe was injured Wednesday while pass rushing during 11-on-11 scrimmaging against the 49ers’ first-team offense. He limped to the locker room, leaning on team trainers walking on either side of him.

KAEPERNICK RULED OUT FOR BRONCOS’ GAME

ENGLEWOOD (AP) – Colin Kaepernick threw dozens of passes on the side during the 49ers’ joint practice Thursday with the Denver Broncos, signaling the quarterback’s return from a sore passing shoulder.
The throws were the first on the practice field in a week for Kaepernick, whose competition with Blaine Gabbert for the starting job had to be put on hold after tightness in his right shoulder forced him to rest his throwing arm. Kaepernick also took part in individual quarterback drills and conditioning. However, coach Chip Kelly said Kaepernick would be eased back into full participation in practices and ruled him out for Saturday night’s exhibition game against the Broncos.

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