Sports, December 17th


Glenwood Springs—The Glenwood Demons girls and boys defeated the visiting Summit Tigers last night at Chavez-Spencer Gynasium 64-19 and 65-39 respectively.  Both the girls and boys remain undefeated in the young season.  The Lady Demons are 2 and 0 in league play and 5 and 0 overall.  The Glenwood boys are also 2 and 0 in the Western Slope and 6 and 0 overall.  Glenwood will close out the competition in the calendar year with a league matchup against the Steamboat Sailors this Friday afternoon at the Pepsi Center in Denver.  The girl’s game tips off at 1:15 with the boys following around 3:30. Both games will be broadcast live on KMTS.


DENVER (AP) – Paul Stastny scored twice and added two assists and the Colorado Avalanche beat the Dallas Stars 6-2 on Monday night.  Erik Johnson and Andre Benoit also scored in a four-goal second period, and Nathan MacKinnon and Tyson Barrie scored for Colorado.  Tyler Seguin had a goal and an assist and Kevin Connauton scored his first NHL goal for the Stars, who have dropped three of the past four.  Goalie Kari Lehtonen stopped 42 shots for Dallas in a rare poor start against Colorado. Lehtonen was 8-3-2 with a 2.52 goals-against average against the Avalanche before Monday.


ENGLEWOOD (AP) – The Denver Broncos bolstered their defensive line by agreeing to terms with defensive end Jeremy Mincey, who was released by Jacksonville after a falling-out with management last week. Mincey reunites with Denver defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio, who was his head coach with the Jaguars earlier in his career, and with Broncos run-stuffer Terrance Knighton, whom he played alongside for several seasons in Jacksonville.  Executive Vice President John Elway confirmed the move, pending a physical, in a podcast for the team’s website Tuesday.  The Broncos will have to make a corresponding roster move and one possibility is putting Derek Wolfe on IR. Wolfe has missed the last three games after experiencing what the team called a “seizure-like” episode on the team’s Nov. 29 bus ride to the airport for a flight to Kansas City.


NEW YORK (AP) – It’s been a busy day for the New York Yankees as they have reportedly come to terms on free agent contracts with second baseman Brian Roberts and pitcher Matt Thornton. A person familiar with the negotiations says the one-year deal with Roberts is worth $2 million while Thornton’s two-year deal is worth $7 million.

NEW YORK (AP) – The Associated Press has released its All-America team. Alabama linebacker C.J. Mosley, Arizona State defensive tackle Will Sutton and Arizona running back Ka’Deem Carey lead the way as they are on the team for the second straight season. Heisman Trophy winner Jameis (JAYM’-ihs) Winston from Florida State is also on the team.

CINCINNATI (AP) – The Cincinnati Bengals need a punter. Kevin Huber, who suffered a broken jaw in Sunday’s loss to Pittsburgh, says he’ll have surgery on Friday to repair his jaw. He was hit in the mouth by Pittsburgh’s Terence Garvin during a block on a punt return.

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – The Colts have placed linebacker Pat Angerer on season-ending injured reserve.  He was bothered all season by an undisclosed knee injury but continued to play despite the pain.

MIAMI (AP) – LeBron James is questionable for tomorrow night’s game against Indiana’s Pacers. The NBA’s MVP suffered a sprained left ankle in Monday’s game with Utah and missed today’s practice.