Sports, July 9th


Breckenridge—Denver Broncos Director of Player Personnel and former All-America CU Buffaloes linebacker Matt Russell was arrested last weekend for drunk driving in Breckenridge after rear-ending a police patrol vehicle.  Russell, who won the Butkus Award as the nation’s best linebacker in 1996, bonded out of the Summit County jail Sunday and is facing a number of charges including DUI, reckless driving and no proof of insurance.  Russell issued an apology through the team.


San Diego, CA—The Colorado Rockies beat the Padres last night at Petco Park in San Diego, 4 to 2. Starting pitcher Tyler Chatwood gave up two runs on five hits in 6 and 2/3rds innings to improve to 5 and 2 on the season.   Jhoulys Chacin is on the hill for the Rockies tonight going for his 9th win.


CLEVELAND (AP) – Free agent center Andrew Bynum has an offer from the Cleveland Cavaliers. A person with knowledge of the negotiations says the Cavs have offered Bynum a two-year contract. He played for Cavs coach Mike Brown when the two were with the Lakers.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) – Former Michigan quarterback Denard Robinson has signed a contract with Jacksonville. A fifth-round draft pick, Robinson is learning how to play running back with the Jaguars. He finished his college career with the most rushing yards by a quarterback in NCAA history, 4,495.

BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) – Tailback Michael Holmes has been kicked out of school by Virginia Tech. The move came after Holmes was convicted of assault and battery. The 20-year-old sophomore started five games last season, rushing for 280 yards and four touchdowns.

SAINT-MALO, France (AP) – Chris Froome of Britain failed to win the 10th stage of the Tour de France but has retained the yellow jersey, symbolic of being in first place. Today’s winner was Germany’s Marcel Kittel. Froome has a healthy lead over second-place Alejandro Valverde (ah-leh-HAHN’-droh val-VEHR’-dee) and two-time champion Alberto Contador.

PHOENIX (AP) – The Dodgers and Diamondbacks are meeting again tonight in Phoenix. In last night’s contest, the Dodgers won 6-1 and in doing so they reduced the Diamondbacks lead in the National League West to 3 1/2 games.