Sports, May 13th




Peach Valley—The Coal Ridge Lady Titans hope to earn their first trip to the Final Four in the Colorado State 3A Soccer Tournament.  Coal Ridge beat Faith Christian last Saturday 4 to nothing and will host the Kent Denver Sun Devils this Wednesday afternoon at 4 o’clock.  If Coal Ridge wins, they’ll face the winner of the Manitou Springs/Peak to Peak game this Saturday.


ST. LOUIS (AP) – Jorge De La Rosa held the St. Louis Cardinals hitless into the seventh inning and Troy Tulowitzki’s three-run homer ended Colorado’s scoreless streak at 28 innings, sending the Rockies to an 8-2 victory Sunday.  De La Rosa did not allow a hit until David Freese’s two-out single in the seventh, answering a pair of pitching gems by St. Louis over the weekend.  Charlie Blackmon added a two-run homer off Jaime Garcia (4-2) for the Rockies, who snapped a four-game skid. They finished with 11 hits after totaling three in consecutive shutout losses to rookie Shelby Miller and Adam Wainwright.
Nolan Arenado, who singled with one out in the eighth to break up Wainwright’s no-hit bid Saturday, was among four Rockies with two hits apiece.  The Rockies are in Chicago tonight for the first of a three-game series with the Cubs.


BOULDER (AP) – University of Colorado quarterback Jordan Webb and former CU offensive lineman Alexander Lewis are facing assault charges after witnesses say another man was knocked unconscious after Lewis shoved his head into a brick wall.
Witnesses told police both players pushed the victim to the ground and punched him.
Webb and Lewis, both 21, were arrested Saturday on suspicion of second-degree assault and remain in custody at the Boulder County Jail. Lewis also faces two counts of harassment.



CLEVELAND (AP) – The Cleveland Indians and New York Yankees have split a doubleheader today. Justin Masterson tossed a four-hitter and Jason Kipnis homered in the first inning as the Indians took the opener 1-0. The Yankees won the nightcap 7-0 as Vernon Wells and Lyle Overbay each had two RBIs to support Vidal Nuno (NOO’-noh), who allowed three hits over five innings  in his first major league start.

CHICAGO (AP) – The Chicago Cubs have worked out a seven-year, $41 million contract with 23-year-old first baseman Anthony Rizzo, a deal that could be worth up to $68 million over nine seasons. Rizzo is hitting .280 with a .352 on-base percentage, nine homers and 28 RBIs in his third major league seasons.

CHICAGO (AP) – The Chicago Bulls are again without Luol Deng (LOO’-ul dehng), Kirk Hinrich (HYN’-rik) and Derrick Rose for Game 4 of the NBA’s Eastern Conference semifinals against Miami. Hinrich is missing his seventh straight game with a bruised left calf, and Deng is sitting out his sixth in a row as he recovers from a spinal tap following an illness. Rose has been sidelined all season after tearing the ACL in his left knee during last year’s playoffs.

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) – Buddy Nix has stepped down as general manager of the Buffalo Bills and will move into a newly created role as a special assistant. The 73-year-old Nix steps down two weeks after overseeing his fourth draft with the Bills, which the team opened by selecting its quarterback of the future in Florida State’s EJ Manuel with the 16th pick. Doug Whaley is expected to replace Nix after three seasons as assistant GM.

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) – Will Wade is the new men’s basketball coach at Chattanooga after serving as an assistant under Shaka Smart at VCU. The Tennessee native replaces John Shulman, who was fired last month after the Mocs missed the NCAA tournament for the fourth consecutive year. Chattanooga made four NCAA appearances in a five-year span from 1993-97 and reached a regional semifinal in 1997 but has been to the tournament just once over the last eight years.