Silt–Silt happens…especially this weekend when it comes to sports. Starting tomorrow morning, the Colorado Mini Classic bike race comes to town. The Junior cycling event draws hundreds of competitors to the area. Saturday morning the time trials will be held followed by a criterium and Sunday’s road race.

Silt–The 4th annual Run/Walk For their Lives 5k race will take place tomorrow morning at 8:30 at Stoney Ridge Ball field in Silt. The race benefits the Pauline Schneegass Wildlife Foundation to rehab and release wild animals.

San Francisco, CA–The Colorado Rockies are in San Francisco tonight for the first of a three game weekend series with the Giants. Juan Nicasio is on the hill for the Rockies going against Matt Cain for the defending world series champions.

Elsewhere in sports…

ST. LOUIS (AP) – The NFL and its players have wrapped up their
arguments on the legality of the three-month-old lockout.
The two sides got an hour before a three-judge panel of the 8th
U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in St. Louis. The NFL contends the
lockout imposed by owners after labor talks fell apart on March 11
is legal, while the players do not. The panel has twice ruled 2-1 to keep the lockout in place pending the full appeal. It did not issue an immediate decision this time, and Judge Kermit Bye smiled as he told the attorneys:
‘We wouldn’t be all that hurt if you go out and settle that case.”
The first scheduled preseason game is only two months away and
there is no sign of progress toward a new collective bargaining

MIAMI (AP) – With a hard-charging rally in the final six-plus
minutes of last night’s NBA Finals game with Miami, the Dallas
Mavericks evened up the best-of-seven series at one-one. The Mavs
went on a 22-5 run in the final 6:20 to beat the Heat 95-93.
Injured Dirk Nowitzki showed he can still play,
despite an injured middle-finger on his left hand. He led the Mavs
with 24 points, including the winning left-handed layup with 3.6
seconds left.

HOUSTON (AP) – Houston Rockets owner Leslie Alexander officially
introduced Kevin McHale as the team’s new coach on Friday.
Alexander says he has found a “leader of men” and the
“perfect fit” in the former Boston Celtics great.
The 53-year-old McHale replaces Rick Adelman, who parted ways
with the team after four seasons. The Rockets have missed the
playoffs the past two seasons. McHale was working as a television analyst. He says he missed the competition and set a playoff berth as an immediate goal. A seven-time All-Star, McHale helped Boston win three NBA championships during a 13-year playing career. McHale then worked 16 seasons as an executive with the Minnesota Timberwolves,
including two stints as interim head coach.