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GLENWOOD TO HOST DELTA IN QUARTERFINAL GAME
Glenwood Springs—The Glenwood Demons, winners of 8 straight games, including last Saturday’s come-from-behind victory over the 5th seeded Elizabeth Cardinals, will host the Delta Panthers in a quarterfinal showdown this weekend. Game time is set for 1 o’clock Saturday at Stubler Memorial Field but KMTS will begin the countdown to kick off with a big time tailgate party in front of Glenwood Springs High School beginning at 10am. KMTS is teaming up with boosters, parents, fans and the 19th Street Diner to put on the pregame chow-down. KMTS’ official pregame show begins at 12:30.
BRONCOS WIN, MANNING SLIGHTLY INJURED
ENGLEWOOD (AP) – A person with knowledge of the results says Peyton Manning’s MRI showed aggravation of his right ankle that is not expected to keep the Broncos quarterback out of next Sunday’s game against Kansas City. The person spoke to The Associated Press on the condition of anonymity because the team hasn’t addressed the issue. Interim coach Jack Del Rio meets with the media Monday afternoon.
While Manning was throwing the final pass in a 28-20 win over the Chargers, San Diego lineman Corey Liuget hit the quarterback around the ankles. Manning was noticeably limping as he finished the game.He had an MRI on Monday morning.
Manning originally hurt both ankles last month.
CHIEFS PREPARE FOR BRONCOS
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – The Kansas City Chiefs got back to work Monday after their bye as they began practicing for an AFC West showdown against the Denver Broncos on Sunday night. Not only did everyone practice at the Chiefs’ training facility, they also welcomed back rookie safety Sanders Commings from injured reserve. That means the 9-0 Chiefs are full strength for the first time in weeks heading into their biggest game of the season.
AVS WIN AGAIN
DENVER (AP) – Semyon Varlamov stopped 33 shots and Nick Holden scored his first NHL goal to break a second-period tie, lifting the soaring Colorado Avalanche to a 4-1 win over the Washington Capitals on Sunday night. Patrick Bordeleau, P.A. Parenteau and Gabriel Landeskog also added goals for the Avalanche, who are off to a franchise-best 14-2 start under new coach Patrick Roy. Before this season, the best mark through 16 games was 13-3 by the 1994-95 Quebec Nordiques.
KUBIAK BACK TO WORK WITH TEXANS
HOUSTON (AP) – Houston Texans coach Gary Kubiak returned to work on a limited basis on Monday after his mini-stroke on Nov. 2. It’s unclear if he or interim coach Wade Phillips will be in charge when the Texans try to end a seven-game skid on Sunday when they host Oakland. Phillips says Kubiak spoke to the team Monday and it’s up to his doctors how much he’ll work this week. Kubiak collapsed at halftime of Houston’s loss to Indianapolis and was rushed to the hospital. He was released on Tuesday and the team said then that the 52-year-old is expected to make a full recovery.