High School Soccer
The Glenwood Demons knocked off the 5A Grand Junction Central Warriors last night at Stubler Memorial Field, 3 to 1. Mike McGraw had the hat trick for Glenwood. Aspen shutout Grand Valley 8 to nothing while Coal Ridge beat Eagle Valley 7 to 2.
Roaring Fork got past the visiting Coal Ridge Titans 3 games to 2. Tonight, the Demon Invitational gets under way at Chavez-Spencer Gymnasium.
High School Football
The Glenwood Demons kick off the 2011 season against the Longhorns in Basalt at 7 o’clock. Catch all the action live on KMTS.
The Rifle Bears travel to Parachute to battle the Grand Valley Cardinals. Aspen heads north to take on Moffat County. Roaring Fork visits Hotchkiss and the Coal Ridge Titans will be in Gypsum tonight to battle the Eagle Valley Devils.
The Denver Broncos lost to the Arizona Cardinals in last night’s preseason finale, 26-7.
The Rockies are back in action tonight against the last place Padres in San Diego.
Elsewhere in sports….
NEW YORK (AP) – Women’s No. 2 seed Vera Zvonareva
(zvahn-uh-RAY’-vuh) is first up in Arthur Ashe Stadium on Day 5 of
the U.S. Open (11 a.m. Eastern). The Russian is pitted against
30th-seeded Anabel Medina Garrigues (meh-DEE’-nah gah-REE’-gez) of
Maria Sharapova (shah-rah-POH’-vah) plays the second match on
the main show court at the National Tennis Center. The third-seeded
Russian faces 26th seed Flavia Pennetta (FLAH’-vee-uh pehn-EHT’-uh)
And there’s an all-American showdown next door in Louis
Armstrong Stadium. No. 28 seed John Isner (IHZ’-nur) goes up
against Robby Ginepri (jih-NEH’-pree) later today.
PGA-DEUTSCHE BANK CHAMPIONSHIP
Johnson heads up this week’s playoffs field
NEWTON, Mass. (AP) – The top 100 golfers in the FedEx Cup point
standings are teeing it up today outside of Boston. The Deutsche
(DOY’-cheh) Bank Championship is the second of three playoff
tournaments the PGA Tour uses to determine a champion.
The field will be pared to 70 for the BMW Championship, which
begins Sept. 15 at Cog Hill in Lemont, Illinois.
Dustin Johnson is first in the standings following last week’s
victory at The Barclays in New Jersey.
1 vs 2 matchups in the Windy City and the City by the Bay
UNDATED (AP) – The White Sox have an opportunity to make up
ground in the AL Central race. Chicago enters a three-game series
in Detroit tied with Cleveland for second place in the division
standings, 5 1/2 games behind the Tigers.
The White Sox will have to deal with one of the major leagues’
best pitchers in tonight’s opener. Justin Verlander has won eight
straight starts to become the first pitcher since 2002 to win 20
games before September.
The Indians are on the road to play Kansas City.
There’s a matchup of AL division leaders in Boston. The host Red
Sox are just a half-game clear of New York in the East while Texas
holds a 3 1/2-game advantage over Los Angeles in the West.
The Yankees are home to Toronto and the Angels host Minnesota.
Baltimore at Tampa Bay and Seattle at Oakland round out the
junior circuit slate.
The defending World Series champions will be looking to make up
ground in the NL West race this weekend. The San Francisco Giants
begin their series with visiting Arizona a season-high six games
behind the first-place Diamondbacks, who will be working on a
nine-game winning streak.
The Cubs and Pittsburgh Pirates get things going with a matinee
in Chicago, while the rest of tonight’s schedule finds East leader
Philadelphia working on a five-game winning streak at Florida,
Central leader Milwaukee at Houston, wild-card leader Atlanta
hosting the L.A. Dodgers, Cincinnati playing at St. Louis, the New
York Mets at Washington, and San Diego hosting Colorado.
Teddy Ballgame to be honored
WASHINGTON (AP) – Hall of Fame slugger Ted Williams will win a
spot on a U.S. postage stamp next year.
The last baseball player to hit .400 for a season will be
honored on a forever stamp that will be part of a set featuring
baseball players. He joins Larry Doby, Willie Stargell and Joe
DiMaggio, whose stamps were announced earlier.
Williams topped the .400 mark in 1941 and hit .344 over a
19-year career, including 521 home runs. He missed all or part of
several seasons while serving in World War II and Korea.
COLLEGE FOOTBALL-TOP 25 SCHEDULE
Friday night lights
UNDATED (AP) – One night after No. 11 Wisconsin and No. 20
Mississippi State opened the college football season with easy
victories, two more members of the preseason AP Top 25 are getting
ready to take the field.
No. 14 TCU is on the road to play Baylor. The visiting Horned
Frogs are coming off an undefeated season that included a Rose Bowl
victory over Wisconsin. The Bears posted their first winning record
since 1995 but lost 45-10 at TCU.
Also this evening, 17th-ranked Michigan State hosts Youngstown
State for the first meeting between the schools. It’s only the 10th
night game in the 88-year history of Spartan Stadium.
TRACK AND FIELD-WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
Campbell-Brown holds off Jeter
DAEGU, South Korea (AP) – Dwight Phillips of the United States
has defended his title in the men’s long jump at the world
championships. The three-time world champion and defending Olympic
gold medalist won his fourth world title with a leap of 27 feet, 8
3/4 inches on his second attempt.
Two-time Olympic champion Veronica Campbell-Brown of Jamaica won
the women’s 200 meters at the world championships Friday, beating
100-meter gold medalist Carmelita Jeter of the United States by
Three-efending champion Allyson Felix of the U.S. captured
the bronze medal.
The Americans lead the medal standings with nine gold and 16
Diverse group of bidders for 2020
LONDON (AP) – Six cities from Europe, Asia and the Middle East
are competing to host the 2020 Olympics.
Rome; Madrid; Tokyo; Istanbul; Doha, Qatar; and Baku, Azerbaijan
submitted bids to the International Olympic Committee by Friday’s
All six cities had previously announced their candidacies and
each has made previous bids. Two — Rome and Tokyo — have hosted
the Olympics before.
Madrid is bidding for a third consecutive time, while Tokyo,
Doha and Baku are making their second successive attempts. It is
Istanbul’s fifth overall bid.