Sports, March 27th



GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) – Jon Garland tossed six impressive innings in his Colorado debut and Michael Cuddyer (kuh-DY’-ur) hit a grand slam that sent the Rockies to a 7-6 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Tuesday night.  Garland signed a major league contract with Colorado on Sunday after he was let go by the Seattle Mariners despite a solid spring. The veteran right-hander was immediately inserted into the Rockies’ rotation as their fifth starter and he did nothing against Los Angeles to make them question the move.  Garland allowed one run and five hits with one walk and a strikeout.
Dodgers starter Aaron Harang, struggling to see through a new pair of glasses, walked his first three batters before Cuddyer launched a drive to right-center.

Dumervil joins Ravens, says it was time for change

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) – Three-time Pro Bowl defensive end Elvis Dumervil (DOO’-mur-vihl) says he left the Denver Broncos for the Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens because he was looking to play for a winner in a different city.
Dumervil passed his physical and signed a five-year contract with the Ravens on Tuesday. The 6-foot, 260-pounder was introduced at a news conference in which he said, “Going to a winning organization was important.”  He had said nothing bad about his former team. It’s just that he was ready to leave after a fax snafu led to his release from the Broncos.
Dumervil says, “I just felt it was a time to change scenery.”  The Ravens welcomed him after an offseason in which they lost free agents Ed Reed, Paul Kruger, Dannell Ellerbe and Cary Williams.


Elsewhere in sports…


CHICAGO (AP) – Miami’s Heat are out to extend their winning streak to 28 tonight. The opposition tonight comes from the Bulls and the game is in Chicago. Miami’s most recent win came two nights ago in Orlando when the Heat beat the Magic with a rally.

BOSTON (AP) – The Knicks have won five straight while the Celtics have dropped five in a row. Last night in Boston the Knicks prevailed 100-85 as J.R. Smith hit the nets for 32 points. It was a big game as well for Carmelo Anthony who added 29 points.

UNDATED (AP) – There’s a good matchup on ice this evening as the top two teams in the Northeast Division are meeting. In Boston the Bruins are playing host to the Montreal Canadiens. Each club has 45 points on the season.

UNDATED (AP) – The conference leaders in the NHL padded their leads with wins last night. Pittsburgh picked up its 13th straight victory with a 1-0 victory over Montreal to increase its lead in the East, while Chicago blanked Calgary 2-0 to increase its advantage in the West.

UNDATED (AP) – It took a lot longer than anybody expected but Kyle Lohse (lohsh) has signed a contract to play with a new team. One of the top free agents in the off season, it took until yesterday for Lohse, his agent and the Milwaukee Brewers to put the finishing touches on a three-year, $33 million contract. He played for the Cardinals last year and went 16-3.