Sports, April 18th



The Glenwood / Rifle baseball game scheduled for tonight has been rescheduled once again to next Monday, the 22nd at 6:30 at Deerfield Park. 


NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. (AP) – Denver Broncos safety Quinton Carter has a new court date on felony charges that could get him years in prison for allegedly adding $5 to craps bets after the dice already rolled at a southern Nevada casino.
A judge in North Las Vegas on Thursday agreed to defense attorney Andrew Leavitt’s request to delay until Monday a hearing on negotiations toward resolving the case.
Carter didn’t appear. He faces three felony charges of fraudulent act in a gaming establishment after security officials say he was videotaped adding to three bets at the Texas Station casino. He’s apologized for “negative attention” and said he’s confident he’ll be cleared. Carter is from North Las Vegas and played at the University of Oklahoma before he was drafted by the Broncos in 2011.


DENVER (AP) – The Denver Nuggets secured the third seed in the Western Conference playoffs by routing the Phoenix Suns 118-98 on Wednesday night behind 21 points from Wilson Chandler and 20 from Andre Iguodala.  Their opponent in the first round will be the Golden State Warriors with game one set for Saturday night at the Pepsi Center.


Denver—The Colorado Rockies clobbered the New York Mets on a frigid day at Coors Field 11 to 3.  Troy Tulowitzki and Dexter Fowler each homered for the Rockies to help pitcher Jon Garland improve to 2 and 0 on the season.  The Arizona Diamondbacks come to Coors tomorrow for the first of a three game series.


Elsewhere in sports…

CHICAGO (AP) – Alfonso Soriano hit his first home run of the season as the Cubs beat the Rangers this afternoon 6-2 at Wrigley Field. The game took place despite torrential rains that caused citywide floods. Soriano’s homer accounted for his first RBI of the season.

MILWAUKEE (AP) – Yovanni Gallardo (guh-LAHRD’-oh) struck out six and helped his own cause with a home run as the Brewers completed a three-game sweep over the Giants with a 7-2 win. The good outing came just two days after Gallardo was arrested early Tuesday morning on a drunken driving charge.

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) – The Cleveland Cavaliers have fired coach Byron Scott after three losing seasons. The Cavs racked up a record of 64-166 with Scott in charge. This season Cleveland had the third-worst record in the league at 24-58.

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Doug Collins has resigned after three seasons as coach of the Philadelphia 76ers. He will remain with the franchise as a special consultant. Collins has one year left on his original four-year deal worth $4.5 million.

HILTON HEAD, S.C. (AP) – Brian Davis has the clubhouse lead during the opening round of the PGA’s RBC Heritage. He shot a first round 6-under-65 to lead Kevin Streelman and Charley Hoffman by one.