Sports, November 13th

GLENWOOD / DELTA TAILGATE PARTY IN THE WORKS

Glenwood Springs—Interest and excitement about a tailgate celebration prior to the Glenwood Demons’ quarterfinal playoff game against Delta at Stubler Memorial Field is growing.  Parents, boosters and fans will join KMTS for a live broadcast and plenty of pregame chow this Saturday morning at 10 o’clock.  The 19th Street Diner is bringing the pulled pork and the smoker, Mr. Vac is supplying the drinks while those planning to attend are being asked to bring a salad or other side dish to share.   There will be a facepainter on hand to help fans get their school colors on and lots of good music prior to the 1 o’clock showdown with the Panthers.

BRONCOS HEAD COACH JOHN FOX SAYS HE’S FEELING GOOD

Charlotte, N.C.—Denver Broncos Head Coach John Fox says he’s looking forward to roaming the sidelines before the season ends as he recovers from heart surgery.  Fox, who had an aortic valve replaced last week, spoke with reporters over the phone and admitted he had a few tense moments watching his team squeak out a win over the San Diego Chargers to improve to 8 and 1.  Fox will find it hard to relax this Sunday as his team welcomes the undefeated Kansas City Chiefs to Denver for a huge, AFC West showdown.  The Chiefs and the Broncos will get the primetime spotlight Sunday night with kick off beginning at 6:30.

AVS LOSE FIRST ROAD GAME OF SEASON

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) – Jordan Staal and Patrick Dwyer each had a goal and an assist, lifting the Carolina Hurricanes to a 2-1 victory over the Colorado Avalanche on Tuesday night.It was Colorado’s first loss in seven road games this season.Carolina goalie Justin Peters stopped 33 shots, while Colorado’s Semyon Varlamov stopped 26.
Carolina has points in four straight games (3-0-1), all at home, since snapping a five-game losing streak.Paul Stastny scored his seventh goal of the season for Colorado.
All seven of Carolina’s victories this season have been by one goal.Eric Staal played in his 708th game for Carolina, tying Kevin Dineen for third on the club’s all-time list.

GALLINARI NURSING KNEE INJURY

DENVER (AP) – Danilo Gallinari says he has “no idea” when he will return to the court as he recovers from a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee.For now, the Denver Nuggets forward is limited to rehabbing in the weight room from the injury he suffered last April. He said Monday he occasionally shoots free throws.As for concerns over losing his touch from the 3-point line, Gallinari smiled and said, “It’s always there.”  The Nuggets are 2 and 4 on the season and host the Lakers tonight.