Sports, October 22nd

3A SOCCER PLAYOFFS SCHEDULE

Peach Valley—-The Coal Ridge Titans earned the 6th overall seed and will host a four team regional Wednesday afternoon at 1 o’clock.  The Titans will take on 27th seed Alexander Dawson.  The winner will play either number 11 Manitou Springs or 22nd seed Sheridan High School Saturday afternoon at 1. 

Carbondale—The Roaring Fork Rams are also hosting a four team regional with the 8th seed. The Rams take on Fountain Valley, the 25th seed Wednesday night at 6.  If the Rams win, they’ll take on the winner of the earlier game between number 9 Faith Christian and number 24 Telluride Saturday at 1.

Denver—The Basalt Longhorns were seeded 14th overall by CHSAA and will play in the four team regional hosted by 3rd seed Classical Academy.  Basalt plays 19th seeded Denver Christian at 3 o’clock.   All second round games will be played on Saturday, the 26th at 1 o’clock.

VOLLEYBALL

Glenwood hosts the Summit Tigers tonight at 6:30.  Coal Ridge welcomes Grand Junction to Peach Valley for a non-league match at 6.

AVS BEAT PENGUINS

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Jean-Sebastien Giguere turned aside 34 shots for his second shutout in 11 days and the Colorado Avalanche edged the Pittsburgh Penguins 1-0 on Monday night. Gabriel Landeskog scored the game’s only goal 5:26 into the second period as Colorado improved to 8-1, the best start in franchise history.

NUGGETS GUARD FINED

NEW YORK (AP) – Denver guard Nate Robinson has been fined $10,000 for pushing Oklahoma City’s Steven Adams from behind and striking him in the chest during a preseason game. Robinson was penalized Monday for his actions that occurred with 10:59 left in the fourth quarter of the Nuggets’ 109-81 loss on Tuesday. Robinson is in his first season with the Nuggets after playing last season for Chicago.

REDSKINS SPECIAL TEAMS ON SHAKY GROUND IN PREPARATION FOR BRONCOS

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) – Washington Redskins coach Mike Shanahan says his special teams “improved drastically” in a game in which they allowed a special teams touchdown for the third consecutive week. The Redskins gave up an 81-yard punt return score by Devin Hester in Sunday’s 45-41 win over the Chicago Bears. In addition, Joshua Morgan fumbled a kickoff, only to be bailed out when one of his teammates recovered. Also, the Bears recovered an onside kick in the fourth quarter, a play that was negated when a Chicago player was judged to be offsides. And it doesn’t get any easier. This week the Redskins are preparing for the Denver Broncos and their talented returner Trindon Holliday.

ELSEWHERE IN SPORTS….

CINCINNATI (AP) – The Reds stayed in-house for their next manager, giving pitching coach Bryan Price a three-year deal to take the team deep into the playoffs.  Price gets his first managing job, replacing Dusty Baker who led the Reds to three straight 90-win seasons, but was fired after being knocked out in the first round of the playoffs for the third straight time.

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) – Miami’s football team will lose a total of nine scholarships and the men’s basketball team will lose three, as part of the penalties the school was handed by the NCAA as the Nevin Shapiro booster scandal presumably drew to a close. The scholarship losses will be stretched out over three years. But for the first time since 2010, the football team will be permitted to appear in a postseason game.

ST. LOUIS (AP) – Missouri coach Frank Haith has been suspended for five games by the NCAA in connection with the booster scandal at Miami when he coached there. The NCAA found that Haith failed to promote an atmosphere of compliance with its rules.

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – Reggie Wayne’s season and consecutive game streak is officially over after Indianapolis put the star receiver on the injured reserve list. Wayne tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee in Sunday’s win over Denver.  It was his 189th consecutive game.

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Pittsburgh linebacker Lawrence Timmons broke a bone in his hand during Sunday’s win over Baltimore and has the hand in a cast.  Coach Mike Tomlin says he doesn’t anticipate Timmons missing Sunday’s game against Oakland.

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