Las Vegas qualifying canceled by heavy rain

March 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

Basketball schools make split from Big East official

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

Avalanche end Blackhawks win streak

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

More birdies for Tiger and a two-shot lead at Doral

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

Lady Broncs halted by East in 4A state semis

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 More

Cowboys rest, heal after CSU loss

March 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

Broncos explore Dumervil as cap space option

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

SHS soccer practice in full swing

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

Buffs beat No. 19 Oregon

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

Basketball without backbone: The NBA has an 11-year-old prospect

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.

Montana defeats Sacramento State

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

Yanks’ Rivera plans retirement after ’13

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

Defending champs Kentucky in danger of missing tourney

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 More

(UPDATED) Round 1 haymaker: Lady Broncs whip Green River, reach state semis

March 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

Reed signs with Nicholls State

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.

Mann, Gilbert, Eisenman garner All-State hockey honors

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. 

UW basketball player pleads not guilty to assault

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

High school rodeo schedule

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

Blackhawks beat Avalanche with late goal, win 11th straight, extend points streak

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Blackhawks were tired, hurting and often on their heels Wednesday night against Colorado. But despite skating without three key forwards, playing their second game in two nights and falling behind after two periods, they pulled out yet another win. Daniel Carcillo scored the tiebreaking goal with 49.3 seconds left and Read More

Top 25: Villanova upsets No.5 Georgetown

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — JayVaughn Pinkston scored 20 points to help Villanova beat a top-five team for the third time this season, 67-57 over No. 5 Georgetown on Wednesday night. The Wildcats (19-12, 10-8 Big East) also beat then-No. 5 Louisville and then-No. 3 Syracuse and have put themselves in solid shape for at least an Read More

Colorado State cruises past Wyoming 78-56

LARAMIE (AP) — Dunks, layups, layins, jump hooks and short bank shots. Colton Iverson used his entire repertoire and even sank a shot while falling flat on his back. In fact, the 6-foot-10 senior finished 12 of 12 from the floor, tying the Mountain West record for perfection while tallying a career-high 29 points in Read More

Team USA falls to Rockies in exhibition

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Forget the final score, manager Joe Torre saw much to like in Team USA’s final tuneup for the World Baseball Classic. Start with 18 hits, including a four-hit performance by Brandon Phillips. Then there were four shutout innings by four relief pitchers, who gave up a combined one hit. Sure, the Read More

McIlroy won’t quit again, he says

March 6, 2013

DORAL, Fla. (AP) Rory McIlroy offered another apology, a straightforward explanation and a pledge Wednesday that he will never again quit in middle of a round. McIlroy faced the media for the first time since he abruptly walked off the golf course in the second round of the Honda Classic, telling reporters that his head Read More

Broncos get Super Bowl win guarantee from Miller

DENVER (AP) — It’s only March and Von Miller is already guaranteeing a Super Bowl title for the Denver Broncos next season. Miller says he’s dedicating the season to his 6-year-old cousin who recently emerged from a coma after a car accident with his mother and older brother in West Texas.

NBA: Celtics edge 76ers, Thuder outlast Lakers

Celtics 109, 76ers 101 (AP) — Paul Pierce had 18 points and 11 rebounds, and Avery Bradley scored 22 points to lead the Boston Celtics to a 109-101 win over the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday night.Kevin Garnett scored 18 points to help the Celtics continued their push up the Eastern Conference standings.