Sports, August 7th


Glenwood Springs—Athletes and parents are encouraged to attend tonight’s fall sports meeting at Glenwood Springs High School.  The general information session begins at 6 and individual team meetings will follow. 


New York, NY—The Colorado Rockies’ downward spiral in the National League West continued last night in the Big Apple with a 3 to 2 loss to the Mets.  Former Rockies’ outfielder Eric Young Jr. was instrumental in the victory by robbing Todd Helton of a hit with a diving catch and scoring the go-ahead run in the 8th inning.  The Rockies have lost 12 of their last 18 games since the All-Star break.  Jhoulys Chacin toes the rubber for the Rockies tonight against Mets’ All-Star rookie sensation, Matt Harvey.


FORT COLLINS (AP) – Larry Eustachy (yoo-STAY’-shee) has agreed to a new contract that will keep him at Colorado State through the 2017-18 season and that has options for three additional seasons. Eustachy led the Rams to a school record 26-win season and an NCAA tournament win over Missouri last season, his first at the school. CSU also cracked the AP Top 25 for the first time since 1954 and Eustachy became the only head coach in NCAA history to lead five different schools to 24 or more wins in a season.


STANFORD (AP) – Stanford football is finally retiring John Elway’s No. 7 jersey.
The former Cardinal quarterback and No. 1 overall pick of the 1983 NFL draft will have his jersey retired during halftime of Stanford’s home game against Oregon on Nov. 7. Elway, now the executive vice president of the Denver Broncos, will join Ernie Nevers’ No. 1 and Jim Plunkett’s No. 16 as the only jerseys the school has enshrined.
Wide receiver Ty Montgomery and defensive end Aziz Shittu both wear No. 7 currently. They will be the last two to wear the jersey at Stanford. Elway said in a statement that “I am extremely humbled that Stanford has chosen to recognize me in this very special way.”


WASHINGTON (AP) – Atlanta’s 12-game winning streak goes on the line tonight in the continuation of the Braves’ series against Washington. Atlanta has opened up a commanding 14  1/2 game-lead over the second-place Nationals in the NL East.  Chris Medlin gets the start for the Braves against 13-game winner Jordan Zimmermann.

CLEVELAND (AP) – Detroit turns to Doug Fister tonight when they take a 10-game winning streak into their game in Cleveland.  Fister has won four straight, allowing just four earned runs in 28 innings during that stretch. The Tigers have won 10 of 11 against the Indians to open up a five-game lead over Cleveland in the AL Central.

CINCINNATI (AP) – Bartolo Colon goes after his 15th win of the season for the slumping Athletics this afternoon in Cincinnati.  Colon has gone at least six innings and allowed three runs or fewer in his last 15 starts, the longest streak by an Athletics pitcher since at least 1916.  AL West-leading Oakland has lost five of six.

PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) – Golfers are wrapping up their final preparations for the start of the PGA Championship tomorrow.  Tiger Woods goes into the tournament off a win at the Bridgestone Invitational last week, his fifth victory of the season.  Phil Mickelson has won twice in his last three events, including his first victory in the British Open.

MOSCOW (AP) – Track and field’s governing body has called on Russia to reconsider its views on gays, yet says that it does not want to raise political issues about the country’s new anti-gay legislation at the world track championships that start in Moscow Saturday.  Russia has come under fire from outside the country for recently enacting a law that bans so-called “propaganda of nontraditional sexual relations” and imposes fines on those holding gay pride rallies.