Sports

Broncos lose out to Ravens on Dumervil

March 25, 2013

DENVER (AP) — Elvis Dumervil is putting his seven seasons in Denver and one bizarre fax fiasco behind him after agreeing to a five-year deal with the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday. Dumervil tweeted his thanks to the Broncos and team owner Pat Bowlen shortly after rejecting the club’s latest contract proposal. “Can’t say enough about Read More

Busch avoids Hamlin-Logano wreck in Fontana finish

FONTANA, Calif. (AP) — Denny Hamlin and Joey Logano raced side by side into the final lap, two bitter rivals unwilling to give even an inch — right up until they made contact with less than a mile to go. The race ended with Hamlin in the hospital, Logano in a shoving match with Tony Read More

NCAA tournament: Fla. Gulf Coast to Sweet 16

SOUTH REGIONALFLA. GULF COAST 81, SDSU 71 PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Florida Gulf Coast went from shocking the college basketball world to downright impressing it. And the Eagles were smiling the whole time. Playing loose and easy, FCGU beat San Diego State 81-71 on Sunday to become the first No. 15 seed to reach the Sweet 16 of Read More

TV ratings up for NCAAs first Sunday

NEW YORK (AP) — The NCAA tournament’s first Sunday has earned its highest television rating in 20 years. The third-round games Sunday on CBS, TBS, TNT and truTV averaged a 7.6 overnight household rating and 15 share, the highest rating since 1993. That year, the rating was 8.5 and 20 share. The networks say that’s Read More

Costa Rica protests loss to U.S.

ZURICH (AP) — FIFA is studying a protest from the Costa Rica soccer federation, which wants a World Cup qualifier against the United States replayed after losing 1-0 in a snowstorm. “FIFA will now analyze the content of the letter and next steps will be determined in due course,” the governing body said Monday in Read More

Yanks on verge of getting Vernon Wells from Angels

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Vernon Wells is on the verge of becoming the latest addition to the New York Yankees’ injury-depleted lineup.New York neared an agreement with the Los Angeles Angels on Sunday to acquire the 34-year-old outfielder, who has slumped since hitting 32 homers with 106 RBIs for Toronto in 2006. “It’d be a Read More

Julian penalty kick pushes Lady Broncs past South, 1-0

March 23, 2013

SHERIDAN — There were plenty of chances for more, but an Emily Julian PK turned out to be all the Lady Broncs needed Friday night. Battling freezing wind and light snow flurries, the Sheridan High School girls soccer team beat Cheyenne South 1-0 Friday night after dominating possession for most of the game, especially in Read More

Broncs blank South 7-0

SHERIDAN — Lucas Wollenman and Colter Carzoli each scored two goals as the Sheridan boys’ soccer team romped to a 7-0 win over Cheyenne South Friday. The game was played in cold conditions, but that didn’t deter the Broncs, who also got goals from Dontae Crow, Nick Estes and Lorenz Kohne. “We got our first conference Read More

Friday NCAA Tournament Capsules

EAST REGIONALIndiana 83, James Madison 62 DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Freshman Yogi Ferrell scored 14 points in the first six minutes as top-seeded Indiana slam dunked its way past James Madison. Not taking any chances with a No. 16 seed, the Hoosiers (28-6) started fast and built a 33-point lead in the second half over Read More

Streak now 25, as Heat rally past Detroit 103-89

MIAMI (AP) — LeBron James scored 29 points, Dwyane Wade added 19 and the Miami Heat extended their winning streak to 25 games by pulling away in the second half and beating the Detroit Pistons 103-89 on Friday night. Shane Battier and Mario Chalmers scored 11 apiece for Miami, which shook off yet another slow Read More

Florida Gulf Coast stuns No. 2 seed Georgetown

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Florida Gulf Coast sure made an entrance at the NCAA tournament. A school that hasn’t even celebrated its first 20-year reunion yet, and is in just its second season of being eligible for Division I postseason, busted a load of brackets with a 78-68 victory over second-seeded Georgetown on Friday night in Read More

Column: Disjointed happiness due to basketball overexposure

March 22, 2013

Sideline reporters are the dumbest thing. Case in point, round 2 game featuring Michigan vs. South Dakota State. SDSU came out lively and scrappy, because that’s what small colleges do in the first rounds of the tournament while big schools (Michigan) can’t help but overlook them. Because, really, South Dakota State? I’m big bad blue Read More

Rose gets hot with the putter to lead Bay Hill

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — He didn’t miss a putt inside 15 feet. He watched good shots and answered with better ones. He ran off a string of birdies to pull away. That’s how Tiger Woods won his last tournament. This time, he was merely a bystander. Justin Rose has been working hard on his putting Read More

Cowgirls ousted in WNIT first round

LARAMIE (AP) — Lauren Oosdyke scored 16 points while D’shara Strange and Lindsay Mallon added 15 apiece to lead Northern Colorado to a 71-63 win over Wyoming in the first round of the Women’s NIT on Thursday night. Chaundra Sewell scored 17 points and had eight rebounds to pace Wyoming (24-8), while Fallon Lewis added Read More

NCAA Tournament Capsules

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Capsules from the NCAA tournament Thursday: WEST REGIONALHARVARD 68, NEW MEXICO 62 Give those Harvard kids an A-plus in another subject: Bracketbusting 101. Wesley Saunders scored 18 points and Laurent Rivard made five 3-pointers to help the 14th-seeded Crimson pull off the biggest upset on the first full day of Read More

SHS grad finds his way: Thomas playing with Pacific at NCAA tourney

March 21, 2013

SHERIDAN — Where do you want to be in five years? If you paid close attention to the NCAA selection show Sunday, you might have seen a familiar face. Among the quick clips of teams packed around couches in front of televisions, waiting for their names to be called, there’s sometimes a Sheridan County kid Read More

Heat overcome huge deficit, run win streak to 24

CLEVELAND (AP) — The jilted billionaire owner offered an olive branch. The scoreboard leaked fluid, causing a long delay. The home team, missing its top three scorers, built a mammoth lead over the defending NBA champions. A fan sprinted onto the court, hoping to convince LeBron James to come back home. Just an ordinary night Read More

NFL passes helmet rule, ends tuck rule

PHOENIX (AP) — NFL owners passed a player safety rule Wednesday barring ball carriers from using the crown of their helmets to make forcible contact with a defender in the open field. Several coaches and team executives expressed concern about officiating the new rule, but Commissioner Roger Goodell championed it and it passed Wednesday as Read More

Freeney, Abraham set to visit Broncos

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Von Miller might have a new pass-rushing partner by week’s end. Free agents Dwight Freeney and John Abraham are set to visit Denver on Thursday, 48 hours after the Broncos submitted a new contract proposal to Elvis Dumervil. Freeney, 33, and Abraham, 34, are both older and less productive than Dumervil, Read More

Bears part ways with Urlacher

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears are parting ways with veteran linebacker Brian Urlacher after 13 years. General manager Phil Emery said Wednesday that the team couldn’t reach a contract agreement with Urlacher.  He has, for years, been the heart and face of the franchise. He is now a free agent after missing Read More

Athlete of the Week: O’Dell, Davenport continuing football careers close to home

March 20, 2013

SHERIDAN — There’s a unique crop that comes from one Big Horn, Wyo., farm. A farm for player development, that is. Its product? College athletes. Two Big Horn High School seniors are continuing a tradition of playing college football close to home. Will O’Dell will attend Black Hills State University in Spearfish, S.D., and Preston Davenport is headed for Rocky Mountain College Read More

NCAA tourney sparks basketball fever in New Mexico

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — With some of their strongest teams in years, New Mexico and New Mexico State are creating quite the NCAA tournament buzz across the state. Mountain West Conference champion and No. 3 seed New Mexico (29-5) is in the West Regional and will face No. 14 seed Harvard (19-9), the Ivy League Read More

Kentucky stunned by Robert Morris in NIT

MOON, Pa. (AP) — Mike McFadden hit two free throws with 8.7 seconds remaining and Robert Morris shocked defending national champion Kentucky 59-57 in the opening round of the NIT on Tuesday night. The Wildcats decided not to call timeout after the second free throw but Kyle Wiltjer’s 3-pointer before the buzzer bounced harmlessly off Read More

Tom Watson gives back one of nine captain’s picks for the Ryder Cup

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Tom Watson is giving back one of his captain’s picks for the Ryder Cup. In his first big move since he was appointed U.S. captain last year, Watson said Wednesday he would take the top nine players off the Ryder Cup standings and select three players as captain’s picks. For the Read More

Wyoming to host N. Colorado in WNIT

March 19, 2013

LARAMIE (AP) — Wyoming is back in the Women’s National Invitation Tournament and the Cowgirls will host Northern Colorado on Thursday in the first round. The game is set to tip off at 7 p.m. at Arena-Auditorium. This is the sixth time the Cowgirls have appeared in the postseason under head coach Joe Legerski. The Read More