Three make All-State for SHS

March 12, 2013

SHERIDAN — Girls basketball All-Conference lists were released Monday by the Wyoming Coaches Association, followed shortly by 4A All-State. For the Lady Broncs, Hailey Ligocki took 4A girls player of the year along with her second-straight All-State selection. Robbi Ryan, a freshman, garnered her first All-State honors. Mali Wright was the third All-Conference selection for the Read More

Woodward takes second straight All MWC honors

SHERIDAN — Sheridan’s Kayla Woodward was one of four Cowgirl basketball players to receive postseason recognition Monday. This is the second All Mountain West Conference selection for the sophomore. Woodward was selected to the second team this season after making third team as a freshman. Woodward was second on the team in scoring (15 ppg) and rebounding Read More

Broncos cut D.J. Williams

DENVER (AP) — The Denver Broncos have parted ways with versatile but vexing linebacker D.J. Williams. The Broncos released the nine-year veteran Monday on the eve of free agency, freeing up his $6 million salary in 2013 for other needs. “We appreciate the contributions made by D.J. Williams during his time with the Broncos,” John Read More

Zags win another WCC title, reach 15th straight NCAAs

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Not long after top-ranked Gonzaga received the West Coast Conference tournament trophy, an arena full of Zags fans started a chant of No. 1! Big, deep, athletic, tough-minded, not to mention dominating and willing to play defense — it’d be hard to argue against them. Kelly Olynyk had 21 points and Read More

Harvin traded to Seattle

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 More

Lady Broncs finish with best record in 4A after 3rd place at state

March 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

Dodgers too much for Rockies, 6-1

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

Broncos part ways with fullback Gronkowski

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

Steelers release LB Harrison

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.

Pistorius lawyers appeal bail conditions

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

Winners of 18 straight, Heat try to stay focused

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 More

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