SportsMarch 12, 2013
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Percy Harvin is headed to Seattle, and Adrian Peterson isn’t happy about it. Harvin, Minnesota’s moody and multi-talented young wide receiver, will join the Seahawks for a package of draft picks that includes Seattle’s first-round selection next month, No. 25 overall. A person with knowledge of the deal confirmed the details Monday Read MoreMarch 11, 2013
CASPER — A lot of the final numbers held by the Lady Broncs might describe a state champion. Best record in 4A, wins over every team in the class and a win over the other No. 1 seed in their final game of the state tournament. In reality, the Lady Broncs may have been the Read More
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Even though it’s still spring training, Matt Kemp was still happy to get a couple of hits. Kemp ended a 0-for-11 run to begin the Cactus League with his first two hits of the spring and Clayton Kershaw allowed two hits in five innings and added an RBI single and the Read More
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Chris Gronkowski became an unrestricted free agent after the Denver Broncos declined to issue a contract tender to the third-year fullback Friday. The Broncos tendered running back Lance Ball, punter Britton Colquitt and backup offensive tackle Chris Clark. The team would have a week to match any offers the restricted free Read More
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers have released linebacker James Harrison after the team and the hard-hitting defensive star who played on two Super Bowl champions failed to agree on a new contract.
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Lawyers for Oscar Pistorius have filed an appeal in a South African court against bail restrictions imposed on the Olympian, who is charged with murdering his girlfriend, according to papers released by the Pistorius family on Monday. “The conditions appealed against are unwarranted and not substantiated by the facts,” said the appeal, Read More
MIAMI (AP) — LeBron James once carried a team to 66 wins. Ray Allen played for a club that won 19 consecutive games. Dwyane Wade led a team that finished with the Eastern Conference’s best record. For each, it’s a footnote in seasons where no championship was won. There’s no arguing that the Miami Heat Read MoreMarch 9, 2013
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Brad Keselowski will start on the pole after heavy rain forced NASCAR to cancel qualifying for Sunday’s race at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The track got steady rain all morning Friday and again in the early afternoon after a brief break, forcing NASCAR to scrap practice and qualifying in Las Read More
NEW YORK (AP) — The Big East made its split official Friday, with seven basketball schools breaking away from the football-playing members in a deal that takes effect on July 1. Commissioner Mike Aresco told The Associated Press that the seven Catholic schools which are leaving to form a basketball-centric conference will get the Big Read More
DENVER (AP) — The best start in NHL history is over. The Chicago Blackhawks finally left the ice without a point. The Blackhawks were stunned 6-2 by the struggling Colorado Avalanche on Friday night. It was their first loss in regulation and ended a remarkable run in which they earned at least one point in Read More
DORAL, Fla. (AP) — Tiger Woods struggled on the practice range, and he didn’t feel much better two holes into his second round Friday at the Cadillac Championship. He would not have guessed this would be the day to set a personal record for birdies, much less wind up with a two-shot lead. “All I Read More
CASPER — It was a quieter night than usual at the Events Center. Losses for the Sheridan girls basketball team have come so infrequently this year that the silent shock from the crowd was a noticeable piece of the atmosphere Friday night in the Casper Events Center during the Lady Broncs’ 54-39 Class 4A State Read MoreMarch 8, 2013
LARAMIE (AP) — Wyoming coach Larry Shyatt is hoping his team can rest up and heal up before heading off for the Mountain West Tournament next week in Las Vegas. The Cowboys ended their regular season with a 78-56 home loss to Colorado State Wednesday at the Arena-Auditorium. They won’t play again until the conference Read More
DENVER (AP) — The Broncos are asking defensive end Elvis Dumervil to take a pay cut so they can create more salary cap room for free agency. Dumervil signed a six-year, $61.5 million contract in 2010 when Josh McDaniels was coaching the team and before John Elway joined the Denver front office. The seven-year veteran Read More
Photo: Collin Eisenman, left, and Hayden Richins jump up against each other in a drill meant to simulate winning a header Wednesday night at Sheridan High School during soccer practice. Practice for SHS teams began this week and the boys will play Riverton at 6 p.m. March 15 at Homer Scott Field. The next day, the Read More
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Xavier Johnson had a career-high 22 points, Spencer Dinwiddie added 17 and Colorado beat No. 19 Oregon 76-53 on Thursday night, completing a season sweep and thwarting the Ducks’ bid to gain a share of the Pac-12 Conference title. The Buffaloes (20-9, 10-7) played without the nation’s leading rebounder, Andre Roberson, Read More
There’s a video running across folks’ Facebook pages this week of the 11-year-old high school varsity basketball player. It’s stupid, don’t try and tell me it’s not.
MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Jordan Gregory scored 21 points as Montana maintained its hold on first place in the Big Sky Conference with a 63-52 victory over Sacramento State on Thursday night. The Grizzlies (22-6, 18-1 Big Sky) lead Weber State by one game in the conference standings with one game remaining in the regular Read More
NEW YORK (AP) — The great Mariano Rivera is getting set to close his career. The New York Yankees’ reliever plans to announce this weekend that he will retire after the 2013 season, a person familiar with the decision told The Associated Press on Thursday. The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity Read More
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Kentucky’s NCAA hopes took another big blow, and coach John Calipari knows who to blame.Himself. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope scored 24 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, leading Georgia to a 72-62 victory Thursday night that sent the Wildcats into the regular-season finale against No. 11 Florida in desperate need of a quality win Read MoreMarch 7, 2013
SHERIDAN — If there was any question whether the Lady Broncs would keep their current hotstreak alive when they got to Casper this morning, that was answered in a hurry. Sheridan took Green River out behind the woodshed in the first round of the 4A girls state tournament with a 73-37 whipping at Casper College. Initially, Read More
SHERIDAN — Sheridan High School graduate Taylor Reed signed his national letter of intent in February to play golf for Nicholls State University. Reed commits to Nicholls State while finishing his golf career as a sophomore at North Idaho College.
SHERIDAN — Goalie Justin Gilbert and defenseman Collin Eisenman were named to the Wyoming Amateur Hockey League 2012-2013 All-State in the high school division. Sheridan’s Molly Mann, a freshman forward was selected in the U-19 girls division.
LARAMIE (AP) — Luke Martinez, a Wyoming basketball player accused of kicking an unconscious man in the face during a bar fight, was not the aggressor in the confrontation, his attorney said Wednesday. “Luke’s a victim here,” attorney Thomas Fleener said after Martinez pleaded not guilty to one count of aggravated assault and battery. “He’s Read More
TENTATIVE – Wyoming High School Rodeo Association Spring Schedule• April, 6-7: OPEN• April 13-14: Laramie• April 20-21: Sweetwater – Rock Springs• April 27-28: Sublette County – Big Piney