Sports, February 5th


The Rifle Bears travel to Paonia to take on the Eagles in a non-conference make up game. The Lady Bears tip off at 5:30 and the boys follow at 7. In Carbondale, the Roaring Fork Rams host the Aspen Skiers at 5:30 and 7. The Rams boy’s put their 11 and 0 league record on the line tonight against the 3rd place Aspen Skiers. The boy’s game will be broadcast live on KMTS.


SCHLADMING, Austria (AP) – The US ski team says Lindsey Vonn has torn ligaments in her right knee and is out for rest of season. Vonn crashed during the super-G today and was taken by helicopter to a hospital from the world championships. She lost balance on her right leg while landing after a jump. Her ski came off immediately, and Vonn slid off course and hit a gate before coming to a standstill.


Denver–The Denver Nuggets host the Milwaukee Bucks tonight at 7 at the Pepsi Center.


Denver–Colorado Avalanche forward Milan Hejduk scored a goal on the night he was honored for playing in his 1000th career game. That’s where the celebration ended though as the Avs lost to the Dallas Stars 3 to 2.

Elsewhere in sports….

UNDATED (AP) – Documents obtained through a records request by The Associated Press show Superdome officials were worried in October about losing power during the NFL championship game. A memo says Entergy New Orleans and the Superdome’s engineering staff “had concerns regarding the reliability of the Dome service from Entergy’s connection point to the Dome.” The cause of Sunday’s 34-minute power outage is still under investigation.

BALTIMORE (AP) – A day after arriving home, and less than 48 hours after winning the Super Bowl, the Ravens will take part in a parade through the streets of Charm City this morning (10:45 p.m. Eastern). There will be a free celebration at the team’s stadium to finish things off.

UNDATED (AP) – Indiana is back to No. 1 in the AP college basketball poll, making it a fifth straight week there has been a change at the top. The Hoosiers were the preseason No. 1 and held that position for the first five weeks of the season.

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – There’s a Big Ten showdown on tap tonight in Ann Arbor, where third-ranked Michigan is preparing to face No. 10 Ohio State. The two schools are in a three-way tie with Michigan State for second place in the Big Ten at 7-2, one game behind Indiana.

WASHINGTON (AP) – Blake Griffin’s streak of 197 consecutive NBA games came to an end when the Los Angeles Clippers forward was a late scratch against the Washington Wizards because of a strained left hamstring. The Pacific Division-leading Clippers lost their third straight game, 98-90.