High School Football Playoffs

Rifle–Snow and rain is in the forecast this Saturday when the Rifle Bears battle the Windsor Wizards in a quarterfinal playoff game at Bear’s Stadium. Kick off is set for 1 o’clock. The game will be broadcast live on KMTS with pre-game coverage beginning at 12:30.

Glenwood Springs–Tryouts for the Defiance Volleyball Club will be held tonight at Glenwood Springs Middle School from 6 to 7 for middle schoolers and from 7 to 8:30 for high school players.

Denver–The Denver Broncos will be without running back Knowshon Moreno this Thursday night when they host the New York Jets. Moreno tore the A-C-L in his right knee and is out for the season.

College Basketball

The Denver Pioneers beat Texas A & M Corpus Christi last night 65-58 in Texas. The CSU Rams knocked off SMU 75-56 in the first round of the NIT Season Tip-Off tournament in Palo Alto, California.

Elsewhere in sports…

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -It was just another ho-hum four-touchdown
performance by Aaron Rodgers, who led the Green Bay Packers to a
dominating 45-7 victory over Minnesota last night. The 9-0 Packers
got a big boost from their defense, which held rookie QB Christian
Ponder to 190 yards passing and limiting Adrian Peterson to 51
yards and one touchdown rushing.

UNDATED (AP)- Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick’s
status for Sunday’s game against the New York Giants is unclear
because he has two broken ribs, yet he is fortunate compared to
several other NFL quarterbacks. Kansas City’s Matt Cassel
(KAS’-uhl) has what coach Todd Haley is calling a “significant”
injury to his throwing hand, and Houston’s Matt Schaub is out at
least two weeks with a right foot injury.

NEW YORK (AP) -NBA players rejected the latest offer from owners
Monday and started a process of disbanding the union, a move that
would allow them to sue the league, much like the NFL players did
this summer. The NBA already has canceled the first month of the
season, and Commissioner David Stern says the remainder of the
season is in jeopardy in light of the players’ latest move.

NEW YORK (AP) – Former Penn State assistant coach Jerry Sandusky
said in an interview that aired on NBC last night that he is
innocent of the child sex abuse charges that have rocked Penn State
and cost Joe Paterno his job, but the former defensive coordinator
admitted he “horsed around” and touched kids. The 67-year-old
Sandusky, once considered Paterno’s heir apparent in Happy Valley,
is charged with sexually abusing eight boys over a 15-year span.

NEW YORK (AP) – Mike Krzyzewski (shuh-SHEF’-skee) is on the
verge of history. The Duke coach’s first attempt at becoming the
winningest men’s coach in Division I history comes tonight when his
sixth-ranked Blue Devils take on Michigan State at Madison Square
Garden and would leave Krzyzewski alone atop the list with 903