SPORTS

HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

Soccer Tonight

Steamboat Springs at Glenwood Springs  6 pm

Eagle Valley at Rifle      6 pm

Aspen at Vail Mountain    4 pm

VOLLEYBALL

Demon Invitational Tournament (Chavez-Spencer Gymnasium)

Roaring Fork at Glenwood Springs   6 pm

(Other school in the tournament include Denver Christian, Rangely and Grand Valley)

MLB

Denver—The Colorado Rockies split Wednesday’s doubleheader at Coors Field winning game one 7 to nothing.  The Rockies were one out away from a three game sweep when rookie outfielder Andrew Toles smacked an opposite field grand slam to give the Dodgers a 10-8 lead.  Dodgers’ closer Kenley Jansen shut the door in the bottom the ninth with his 40 save.   The Rockies welcome the Arizona Diamondbacks to Coors Field tomorrow night for the first of a three game weekend series.

Elsewhere in sports….

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) – Mike Trout of the Angels, the winner of the 2014 American League Most Valuable Player of the Year award, was not hurt last night from being involved in a multi-car crash. The Orange County Register reports Trout was in one of four vehicles involved in two connected crashes just before 9 p.m. A spokesman for the Angels says Trout is feeling fine and will travel with the club to Seattle for the team’s next game.

NEW YORK (AP) – This is Day 4 of play at the U.S. Tennis Open. Among the seeded players in action during the day session are men’s second seed Andy Murray as well as women’s fifth seed Simona Halep and No. 6 Venus Williams.

UNDATED (AP) – The time has come for the start of another season of college football. Two games involving a ranked school are being played tonight. Ninth-ranked Tennessee is playing host to Appalachian (ap-uh-LACH’-ihn) State, while 19th-ranked Louisville is home to Charlotte.

NORTON, Mass. (AP) – The second FeEx Cup playoff tournament starts today in Norton, Massachusetts. It’s the Deutsche (DOY’-chuh) Bank Championship with Rickie Fowler the defending champ. The field features the top 100 players in the FedEx standings with the top 70 at the end of play Sunday advancing to the third event next week.

CAMBRIDGE, Ontario (AP) – Play in this week’s LPGA event, the Manulife LPGA Classic in Cambridge, Ontario, starts today. The defending champion is Suzann Pettersen (PEHT’-ur-suhn). The hottest player on tour is Ariya Jutanugarn (ahr-EE’-uh JUH’-tan-uh-garn), who won last week and has won five events this season.

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