Sports, April 22nd



The Glenwood Demons are hoping to finally meet the Rifle Bears on the baseball field for the first time this season.  The Demons and Bears are set to play at 6:30 tonight at Deerfield Park.  The game will be broadcast live on KMTS radio at 96.7 and 99.1.



The Colorado Rockies’ 8 game winning streak came to an end with yesterday’s 5 to 4 loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks.  The Rockies will look to begin a new win streak with the Atlanta Braves in town.  The Braves and the Rockies share the best record in the majors at 13 and 5.



The Colorado Avalanche defeated the Saint Louis Blues last night at the Pepsi Center, 5 to 3.


Elsewhere in sports…


UNDATED (AP) – There are two NBA playoff games tonight. In the first contest the Brooklyn Nets are home to the Chicago Bulls in game two of their best-of-seven series, while in Los Angeles the Clippers are facing Memphis. Both the Clippers and Nets won the opening game of these playoff affairs.

UNDATED (AP) – In the NBA playoffs Sunday the Heat, Pacers, Thunder and Spurs all won. Miami beat Milwaukee in the opening game of their series while the Pacers stopped the Hawks, the Thunder beat the Rockets and the Spurs slapped the Lakers.

VANCOUVER (AP) – Five games are on the NHL schedule tonight with one game featuring two teams headed to the playoffs. In Vancouver this evening the Canucks are playing host to the Blackhawks. Vancouver is still looking to clinch the Northwest Division; while the Blackhawks have already wrapped up the Central division as well as the top seed in the Western Conference.

UNDATED (AP) – The big winners in auto racing yesterday were Vettel, Sato and Kenseth. Sebastian Vettel won the Bahrain Grand Prix (pree), while Takuma Sato finished first in the Long Beach IndyCar race and Matt Kenseth took the checkered flag in the Sprint Cup race in Kansas City.

UNDATED (AP) – The winners in golf yesterday were Graeme McDowell and Bernhard Langer (LAHN’-gur). McDowell outlasted Webb Simpson in a one-hole playoff to win the PGA’s RBC Heritage, while Langer won the Champions Tour event in Duluth, Ga. The LPGA event came to an end on Saturday.