WHAT THE FOX SAY…”I’M COMING BACK”
ENGLEWOOD (AP) – John Fox said Tuesday that he plans on returning to the sideline this season. Fox is recovering from heart surgery for a genetic defect. In a conference call with media in Denver, he said, “My goal and dream is to be there before the conclusion of the season.” Fox had his aortic valve replaced last week after falling ill during a round of golf near his offseason home in Charlotte, N.C. during the Broncos’ bye. Defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio is serving as interim coach and he led Denver past San Diego 28-20 Sunday. The Broncos (8-1) dedicated the win to Fox and owner Pat Bowlen for his 300th victory.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) – Andre Miller scored nine of his season-high 15 points in the fourth quarter and the Denver Nuggets defeated the winless Utah Jazz 100-81 on Monday night. Ty Lawson had 17 points and Kenneth Faried added 15 points and 13 rebounds for the Nuggets, who outscored the Jazz 30-13 in a dominant fourth quarter. Utah dropped to 0-8 and remained the only winless team in the NBA. Miller hit a 3-pointer – he hasn’t missed in four attempts this season – and Faried added an emphatic dunk to power a 10-1 run that gave Denver an 82-74 lead with 7:13 to play. John Lucas III drove for a layup but Miller responded with a pair of nifty baskets in the lane, and the Jazz couldn’t get within nine the rest of the way.
CSU RAMS LOSE BASKETBALL GAME TO GONZAGA
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) – Gary Bell Jr. scored all of his 24 points on 3-pointers and No. 15 Gonzaga routed Colorado State 93-61 on Monday night. Gerard Coleman added 16 points and Kevin Pangos had 13 for Gonzaga (2-0). Jon Octeus led Colorado State (1-1) with 27 points.
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RIVERSIDE, Mo. (AP) – Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Dwayne Bowe faces speeding and marijuana possession charges following his arrest over the weekend. A team spokesman says they are aware of the situation but declined further comment as to Bowe’s status for Sunday’s game against the Broncos.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – The San Francisco 49ers have released wide receiver and return man Kyle Williams. Williams’ agent, Wynn Silberman, says the move has been made by the reigning NFC champions, though the 49ers had yet to formally announce Williams’ departure.
HOUSTON (AP) – The Houston Texans have released Nine-time Pro Bowl safety Ed Reed. In the off season, the 35-year-old Reed signed a three year, $15 million contract with the Texans after 11 seasons with Baltimore. After missing first two games after hip surgery, Reed was recently relegated to a backup role. On Sunday, after Houston’s seventh straight loss, he publicly criticized the team, saying they had been outplayed and outcoached.
CHICAGO (AP) – The Chicago Blackhawks have agreed to terms with forward Andrew Shaw on a two-year contract extension through the 2015-16 season. The 22-year-old Shaw had nine goals and six assists in 48 games last year, his first full season in the NHL.
PHOENIX (AP) – An Arizona high school football player who scored his team’s only touchdown in a 60-6 playoff game loss over the weekend has died from a head injury. Hopi High senior Charles Youvella died in a hospital on Monday of a traumatic brain injury.