Sports

Vikings nab Greg Jennings

March 16, 2013

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A person with knowledge of the deal tells The Associated Press that the Minnesota Vikings have agreed to terms on a deal to land free agent receiver Greg Jennings from their rivals in Green Bay. Jennings gives Minnesota the No. 1 receiver third-year quarterback Christian Ponder has desperately needed. The person requested Read More

Delay forces Broncos to cut Dumervil

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Time really is money. Nobody knows that better than Elvis Dumervil and the Denver Broncos. Dumervil found himself out of a job and the Broncos were without their best defensive end Friday afternoon after they reached an agreement on a new contract, but saw it all come undone when tardy filing Read More

Adam Scott one shot back at Innisbrook

PALM HARBOR, Fla. (AP) — Adam Scott had a breakthrough with his short game this winter, and it’s so good now that he hardly even has to use it. Scott had a putt for birdie on 16 holes in a second round that was without a bogey and without much stress. He wound up with Read More

Kyle Bush sets track record en route to pole at Bristol

BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) — Count Kyle Busch among those who likes NASCAR’s new race car. Of course, a new track record is bound to draw praise from any driver. Busch won his first career pole at Bristol Motor Speedway on Friday with a lap in his Toyota at 129.535 mph, breaking Ryan Newman’s 10-year-old track Read More

Heat claim 21st straight with win over Bucks

MILWAUKEE (AP) — LeBron James and Chris Bosh each scored 28 points, and the Miami Heat made it 21 straight wins, beating the Milwaukee Bucks 107-94 on Friday night. Only three other teams have won 20 in a row in one season, and the Heat now trail just the 1971-72 Los Angeles Lakers (33) and Read More

Woodward, Cowgirls fight back from 14 down to beat Colorado State

March 15, 2013

From Wyoming Athletics LAS VEGAS, Nev. — The Wyoming Cowgirls basketball team came back from a 14-point second half deficit and pulled out a 60-58 win over the Colorado State Rams in the quarterfinal round of the 2013 Reese’s Mountain West Tournament on Thursday night. The Cowgirls (24-6 overall, 12-4 MW) will now move onto the Read More

Finding positives in a bad news year for Wyoming Cowboy basketball

Every writing urge I have says to come down hard on the Cowboys. Watching their sputtering end Wednesday night against New Mexico to a once promising season was harder to sit through than some actionless shot-clockless high school hoops games. The blame, seen lately in greater frequency, has fallen hard upon Luke Martinez and his Read More

Pokes hoping for NIT bid

CHEYENNE (AP) — The Wyoming men’s basketball program is waiting to see whether it will be in the postseason. UW will find out where and when either Sunday night or Monday morning. Coach Larry Shyatt is certain his team will be invited to either the National Invitation Tournament or the College Basketball Invitational.

Legion baseball info meeting Wed. at SHS

SHERIDAN — The American Legion baseball program will hold an informational meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesday in the Sheridan High School cafeteria. Players interested in trying out for the Troopers and Jets for summer 2013 season are invited to attend. The meeting is intended as an all-prospective for boys ages 15-18 years old considering Legion baseball.

O’Dell signs with BHSU

BIG HORN — Will O’Dell will continue his football career, joining a class of impressive 2013 Wyoming gridiron standouts at Black Hills State University. O’Dell was a two-time all-conference player and earned all-state his senior season playing for Big Horn High School.

Sheridan official to be honored

SHERIDAN — A Sheridan referee will be inducted into the Wyoming Sports Officials Association Hall of Fame. The Wyoming High School Activities Association announced this week that Brett Reed will join two others from Wyoming in an induction ceremony set for July 26 in Casper. The ceremony will take place at 7 p.m. at the Read More

Dominicans beat U.S. in WBC, 3-1

MIAMI (AP) — Dominican manager Tony Pena sat at a microphone in an interview room, choking back tears. Just beyond the walls, in the stadium plaza, his celebrating countrymen made a jubilant clamor. “I feel so emotional,” Pena said finally. “Today was the battle of two titans.” The Dominican Republic won, beating the United States Read More

Falcons get RB Jackson; Matt Cassel to Vikings

(AP) — The Atlanta Falcons replaced Michael Turner with another proven, productive running back. Steven Jackson, the top running back in free agency, agreed to a three-year, $12 million deal with the Falcons on Thursday. Also getting new deals were backup quarterback Matt Cassel in Minnesota, pass rusher Cliff Avril in Seattle and cornerback Keenan Lewis Read More

Bronc soccer starts with Riverton Friday, tough Saturday Jamboree

March 14, 2013

SHERIDAN — There’s no soft competition to start this soccer season. The Sheridan Broncs open their 2013 campaign with a weekend full of good opponents. Friday night, they’ll play Riverton, followed by a marquee weekend matchup Saturday when the 2012 runner-up gets a rematch with the champ. Sheridan will play in a jamboree in Casper where they Read More

SC rodeo team opens spring in Gillette

SHERIDAN — After a couple months of practice, the Sheridan College rodeo team enters competition this weekend. SC will compete in Gillette, beginning at 1 p.m. Friday with slack. There will be a 7 p.m. performance both Friday and Saturday, with the top 10 in each event coming back to the short round Sunday. Head Read More

San Diego State defeats Boise State 73-67

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Jamaal Franklin had 19 points and eight rebounds as San Diego State held off Boise State for a 73-67 victory in the Mountain West tournament quarterfinals on Wednesday night. Xavier Thames scored 18 points and Chase Tapley 17 for the fourth-seeded Aztecs (22-9), who advanced to Friday’s semifinals against No. 1 Read More

Broncos agree to 2-year deal with Wes Welker

DENVER (AP) — The Denver Broncos gave Peyton Manning a new target — Tom Brady’s favorite receiver. Wes Welker’s signing for $12 million over two years highlighted another busy day for the Broncos on Wednesday. In addition to bringing Welker on board, Denver also agreed to terms on a two-year deal with defensive tackle Terrance Read More

Kobe hurts ankle, out indefinitely

ATLANTA (AP) — Kobe Bryant has been playing some of his best basketball since the All-Star break, almost single-handedly pushing the Los Angeles Lakers into the playoff race.Now he’s facing what may be his toughest opponent of the season. Bryant is out indefinitely with what he calls the worst sprained ankle of his 16-year career, Read More

Heat streak: Miami becomes 4th team to win 20 in a row

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — With LeBron James by his side in the locker room, Dwyane Wade took a moment to admire Miami’s streak. “Twenty is special,” Wade said. “Win 20 games in a row, it’s awesome. You can’t get around it. We’re going to try to go for the next one.” James and Wade have an Read More

New Mexico beats Wyoming in Mountain West quarters

LAS VEGAS (AP) — New Mexico won its quarterfinal matchup in the Mountain West Conference tournament despite a sluggish stretch in what seemed like a home game. Tony Snell scored 15 points and the No. 15 Lobos led from start to finish, beating Wyoming 59-46 on Wednesday night. Cameron Bairstow added 14 and eight rebounds Read More

SHS Cheer: Building atmosphere

March 13, 2013

SHERIDAN — For a group of athletes that operates mainly in pumping up other sports, thier own accolades are often found simply in crowd noise. The Sheridan High School cheer squad competed in the State Spirit Competition held prior to the 3A/4A state basketball tournaments last week in Casper. It was the culmination of an eight-month Read More

Broncos lock up Manning for 2 years

DENVER (AP) — Peyton Manning knows where his paycheck is coming from and the Denver Broncos know who their quarterback will be for the next two years. The four-time Most Valuable Player was on Denver’s roster Tuesday, the start of the new league year, triggering his guaranteed salary of $20 million a year for 2013 Read More

World Baseball Classic: US beats Puerto Rico 7-1

MIAMI (AP) — Gio Gonzalez gave Team USA its best start yet, and David Wright provided a big finish. Gonzalez pitched five scoreless innings and the Americans beat Puerto Rico 7-1 in the World Baseball Classic on Tuesday night. Wright drove in five runs, the last three with a bases-loaded double in the eighth. That Read More

Rockies 4, D-backs 3: Chatwood, Collmenter have strong starts

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Colorado’s Tyler Chatwood and Arizona’s Josh Collmenter know they have a lot to prove if they want to earn rotation spots. They each made a good case Tuesday. Chatwood and Collmenter each worked four solid innings, then Dexter Fowler led off the sixth inning with a tiebreaking homer to lead the Read More

The Big East’s big break up

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Notre Dame and Connecticut provided a thrilling final act for the Big East. The conference name will live on with the basketball schools that are separating from the football schools next year. But the Big East that has been arguably the best women’s basketball conference in the country over the past Read More