Sports, April 17th


Last night’s game between Glenwood and Rifle at Deerfield Park was postponed due to adverse weather conditions.  The game is scheduled to be played tomorrow night at 6:30.



The Glenwood Lady Demons took over first place in the Western Slope 4A Conference with last night’s 3 to 1 home victory over Palisade.

In other soccer action, Grand Valley beat Rifle 8-zip and Roaring Fork blanked CRMS by the same score.  Basalt is set to host Coal Ridge today at 4.



Denver—The Rockies swept the New York Mets during a cold, snowy day-night doubleheader at Coors Field, 8 to 4 and 9 to 8.


Elsewhere in sports…


BOSTON (AP) – Authorities investigating the deadly bombings at the Boston Marathon have found a piece of circuit board that they believe was part of one of the explosive devices. They also discovered the lid of a pressure cooker that apparently had been blown onto the roof of a nearby building.   A doctor at Boston Medical Center says two patients, including a 5-year-old child, remain in critical condition. The two are among the 17 who are still in critical condition at hospitals across Boston. Dozens of others have been released.   President Barack Obama plans to attend an interfaith service set for tomorrow in Boston.

MOSCOW (AP) – In the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings, Olympic organizers are reviewing and tweaking their security plans. The head of the Sochi Olympics organizing committee says their goal is to make the 2014 Winter Games the “safest in history.”
A number of Russian officials say they are making plans to beef up security at the site as a result of what happened in Boston.   Sochi is in an area of southern Russia that has been destabilized by an Islamic insurgency that has spread after two separatist wars in Chechnya (CHECH’-nyah).

Braves keep on winning
UNDATED (AP) – The Atlanta Braves are off to their best start in 19 years. They took their 10th straight last night with a 6-3 victory over the visiting Kansas City Royals to post a 12-1 record, the best in the majors. The two clubs play this afternoon in Atlanta.
The only other afternoon contest in the majors has the American League West-leading Oakland A’s at home against the Houston Astros.
There’s a full slate of night action in both leagues.
In interleague play, the Yankees hosting the Arizona Diamondbacks, while the Texas Rangers are at Wrigley against the Cubs and Detroit is in Seattle. In the American League Boston is at Cleveland, Tampa Bay visits Baltimore, the Chicago White Sox face the Blue Jays in Toronto.   In the National League, the Nationals are on a visit to Miami, the Reds and the Phillies have to finish last night’s game, postponed by rain in the ninth inning, before they play the regularly scheduled contest tonight in Philadelphia. The Pirates host the Cardinals, Colorado takes on the Mets in Denver and the San Diego Padres face the L.A. Dodgers in Los Angeles.

Lakers looking to slip into the playoffs

UNDATED (AP) – The Los Angeles Lakers need a win tonight over the Houston Rockets in their final game of the regular season in order to secure a spot in the playoffs. They are a game up on Utah in the standings. The Jazz, also battling for that last spot in the West, take on the Grizzlies in Memphis.   In other games: Phoenix faces Denver, New Orleans takes on Dallas, the Washington Wizards close out their season in Chicago against the playoff bound Bulls. San Antonio faces Minnesota at home, the Bucks are in Oklahoma City against the West leading Thunder. The Knicks host the Hawks while the Nets take on Detroit.  Boston is at Toronto and Orlando faces the Heat in Miami.
Four games today
UNDATED (AP) – Only a quartet of games on the schedule in the National Hockey League.  The East-leading Pittsburgh Penguins face Montreal in Pittsburgh. Buffalo is at Boston. The Detroit Red Wings are in Calgary while Columbus is in Anaheim to take on the Ducks.