SPORTS

STATE VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENT RESULTS

Denver—The Coal Ridge Titans were swept this morning by the defending state champion and top seeded Eaton Reds 25-13, 25-13 and 25-21.  Coal Ridge will take on Sterling tomorrow morning at 9:30 with hopes of advancing to the consolation round.

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS

Broomfield—The Rifle Bears travel to Broomfield to battle the Tigers of Holy Family High School in a first round 3A playoff game Saturday afternoon.  Game time is set for 1’clock with pregame coverage beginning at 12:45 on KMTS.

NUGGETS STILL WINLESS AT HOME

Denver—(AP) – Stephen Curry scored 33 points Thursday and the Golden State Warriors beat the Denver Nuggets 125-101 on a night Kevin Durant’s string of 72 straight regular-season games with at least 20 points ended.  Durant finished with 18 points. He remained tied with Michael Jordan for the fourth-longest streak of 20 or more points in league history. Curry tweaked his ankle in a win over Dallas on Wednesday, but it didn’t appear to hamper him. He finished 7 of 13 from 3-point range, including one that he turned into a four-point play.  Rookie Jamal Murray had 14 points for the Nuggets, who are 0-2 at Pepsi Center this season after stressing the importance of regaining a home-court advantage. Fellow rookie Malik Beasley scored his first NBA points on a 3-pointer in the third quarter. He finished with 12 points.

ELSEWHERE IN SPORTS….

BALTIMORE (AP) – In the NFL game last night the Ravens handed the Browns their 10th loss in as many games. Joe Flacco (FLAK’-oh) completed 30 of 41 for 296 yards and three touchdowns for the 5-4 Ravens, who moved ahead of Pittsburgh in the AFC North race.

UNDATED (AP) – There were two Top-25 football games last night. In one of them, 15th-ranked North Carolina lost to Duke 28-27. The loss all but kills the Tar Heels’ hopes of repeating as Coastal Division champs in the Atlantic Coast Conference. In the other game, 13th-ranked Utah fought back from a 13-0 deficit to beat Arizona State 49-26 in a Pac-12 game.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) – There’s one game tonight with a ranked team playing in Top-25 football. Florida State, the 20th-ranked school in The Associated Press football poll, is entertaining Boston College in an ACC game. FSU has dominated this series, winning six straight and 10 of the 14 games played.

UNDATED (AP) – This is the first full day of play in college basketball for ranked schools. Every one of the teams is in action, with No. 1 Duke starting its season at home against Marist. There are two games featuring two ranked teams in Honolulu as third-ranked Kansas faces No. 11 Indiana and 10th-ranked Arizona goes against No. 12 Michigan in the Armed Forces Classic doubleheader.

AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) – Qualifying is taking place this evening for Sunday’s Sprint Cup race in Avondale, Arizona. This is the second-to-last race of the season, with the finale set for next weekend in Homestead, Florida.

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