Sports

Campbell County hoops coach resigning after 30 years

March 27, 2013

SHERIDAN — Sheridan’s biggest hoops rival heard surprising news this week. Thirty-year Campbell County High School basketball coach Mike Curry has resigned, as reported by the Basin Radio Network Tuesday. Curry won 12 state championships as Camels head man with 605 career wins. Most recently, the Camels won in 2008 and 2011, falling short of a Read More

Te’o cuts 40-time at Notre Dame pro day

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Former Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te’o ended a trying three months by putting up a respectable 40-yard dash time Tuesday. “I thought I did pretty good,” Te’o said after his pro day workout in front of scouts from 27 of 32 NFL teams. “I’m very pleased with the way that Read More

United States fights to 0-0 draw in Mexico

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Americans were clinging to a scoreless tie, seconds away from earning a rare point in Mexico, when Angel Reyna’s shot darted perilously close to the goal. Brad Guzan lunged, smothering the ball with his body. “It’s always going to be a bit hectic and a bit crazy, especially late in Read More

Tiger Woods completes long road back to No. 1

March 26, 2013

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Tiger Woods never questioned his ability, only his health. Woods returned to No. 1 in the world by winning the Arnold Palmer Invitational, not surprising except if you consider where he was a little more than a year ago. He had not won a PGA Tour in some 2½ years. He Read More

Sheridan College volleyball adds Krook

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College volleyball team has announced the addition of a Montana native to its 2013 roster. Cori Krook of Roberts, Mont., will join the Sheridan College spikers after 4B All-Conference honors her senior year as an outside hitter. “I look forward to having Cori join our volleyball program,” head coach Jenifer Weitzel stated Read More

Minnesota fires Tubby Smith

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Tubby Smith was hailed as a rescuer when he came to Minnesota from Kentucky in 2007, a championship-certified coach who would restore a once-proud program to respectability after it was brought down by scandal. Smith accomplished much of what he was brought in to do, bringing the Golden Gophers back to the Read More

Hornets end Nuggets’ 15-game streak

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Even Brian Roberts couldn’t believe the performance he delivered to help end Denver’s 15-game winning streak. Starting for only the second time, the rookie doubled his season high with 18 assists, Ryan Anderson scored 23 points and the short-handed New Orleans Hornets beat the Nuggets 110-86 on Monday night. “It’s crazy Read More

Qualcomm CEO joins bid to keep Kings

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Add another investor to the group Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson is assembling to keep the Kings from moving to Seattle. Johnson announced Monday night that Paul Jacobs, CEO of the international technology company Qualcomm, has agreed to become part of the Sacramento bid. Jacobs joins a group that includes billionaire investor Read More

US in Mexico for World Cup qualifier

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The U.S. men’s soccer team seems confident headed into an important World Cup qualifier on the road against Mexico. U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsman said Monday that the Americans respect Mexico and that makes it “one of those games you are hungry for. It’s an awesome opportunity, and we want to embrace Read More

Heat win 27th straight, run away from Magic 108-94

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Late in the third quarter, the game was tied and the Miami Heat winning streak seemed to be in jeopardy. Then LeBron James got mad. And then the Orlando Magic had no chance. James finished with 24 points, 11 assists and nine rebounds, throwing down a dunk to start a huge, Read More

NIT: BYU tops Mercer 90-71

PROVO, Utah (AP) — Brandon Davies had 26 points and 10 rebounds to lead BYU to a 90-71 victory over Mercer in the second round of the NIT on Monday night. Tyler Haws added 24 points, and Matt Carlino had 18 points and nine assists for the Cougars (23-11). Travis Smith scored 19 points for Read More

Pokes season ends with OT loss in CBI

LARAMIE (AP) — Wyoming’s season is done, but coach Larry Shyatt sees the start of something good. After falling to Western Michigan 75-67 in overtime Monday night in the quarterfinals of the College Basketball Invitational, Shyatt told his team that it has done a lot since he took over a program that went 10-21 the Read More

SHS girls blanked 2-0 by Laramie

March 25, 2013

SHERIDAN — Two miscues left the Lady Broncs short of a positive result against Laramie Saturday afternoon. On another cold, windy day, the Sheridan girls soccer team struggled to create chances in a game that ended 2-0 to Laramie. Sheridan (2-3-1 overall, 1-1 in 4A East) defeated Cheyenne South 1-0 Friday night, retaking the field at Read More

Bronc soccer falls 3-0 at Laramie

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan boys soccer team dropped a 3-0 match in Laramie Saturday afternoon. After pounding Cheyenne South 7-0 Friday, the Broncs played indoors and out of the cold Saturday. They held the Plainsmen scoreless up to the half. Laramie, who played to a 0-0 draw with Gillette (3-0) the night before, scored three times in 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

Broncos lose out to Ravens on Dumervil

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

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