Category Archives: National Sports

SHS girls top Riverton and Cody in dual meet Friday

SHERIDAN — Sheridan High School’s girls swimming team dominated in the pool yet again, topping Riverton and Cody in two dual meets Friday. The Lady Broncs racked up 142 points compared to Riverton’s 17 and 137 points compared to Cody’s 39. Cody topped Riverton 110 to 33. Sheridan athletes took first place in 11 events.… Continue Reading

Manning not fazed by switch at left tackle

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The left tackles who protected Peyton Manning’s blindside over his first 13 years in Indianapolis will not be confused with the greats of the game. Unheralded Tarik Glenn did make three Pro Bowl appearances over his 10 seasons. The players who followed Glenn — Tony Ugoh and Charlie Johnson — were… Continue Reading

Pelini expects Wyoming to test defense

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska has won a nation-leading 27 straight openers, and the margin has been at least 10 points in 26 of them. Even if Saturday night’s game against Wyoming turns out the same way — the No. 18 Cornhuskers are four-touchdown favorites — the coaching staff expects to have a much better… Continue Reading

McGahee back with Broncos

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Willis McGahee is back in the Denver Broncos’ camp, if not necessarily their good graces. The 11th-year running back skipped each of the Broncos’ 10 “voluntary” practices over the last month but showed up for the start of the team’s three-day mandatory minicamp Tuesday. That left Pro Bowl left tackle Ryan… Continue Reading

Broncos move on without Dumervil

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — It sounded more like a bad episode of a bad reality series than the NFL. The Denver Broncos had agreed to a new contract with Elvis Dumervil. Then they hadn’t. The culprit — well, that all depends on whose version of events you want to believe. But a fax machine was… Continue Reading

Cowboys hold 1-hour scrimmage in practice

LARAMIE (AP) — Wyoming concluded its second week of spring practice on Friday with a one-hour scrimmage. The Cowboys got in right at 100 plays during the scrimmage, with the offense generating 559 yards passing and 120 rushing for 679 yards of total offense. The offense did not commit any turnovers. Continue Reading

McIlroy pulls within 3 shots of lead inTexas Open

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Rory McIlroy didn’t anticipate an encounter with the native plant life when he signed up for the Texas Open. Despite just such a happening on Friday, the world’s No. 2 golfer matched the low round of the day with a 5-under par 67 and moved within three shots of leader Billy… Continue Reading

Louisville’s Dieng rewarded for staying with dream

ATLANTA (AP) — Half a world away from home, in a country where he knew no one and didn’t speak the language, Gorgui Dieng would hole up in his bedroom and cry. “It was very hard for me, I’ll be honest with you,” he said. “I wasn’t scared, I was just frustrated. I can’t talk… Continue Reading

Niners sign Asomugha to 1-year deal

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers made it official with free agent cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha, signing him to a one-year contract Wednesday that could pay him as much as $3 million. Asomugha and the reigning NFC champions reached agreement on the deal Tuesday. The contract has no guaranteed money. Asomugha is due to… Continue Reading

McIlroy uses Texas Open to get sharp for Augusta

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Rory McIlroy’s last-minute, last-ditch effort to right his game in time for the Masters has taken a trip to a usually out-of-the-way spot on the PGA Tour. McIlroy and three other top players from the world ranking start play in the Texas Open on today at TPC San Antonio. “It obviously… Continue Reading

Denny Hamlin hoping for early recovery

HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. (AP) — If it was up to him, Denny Hamlin’s fractured vertebra in his lower back would not cause him to miss any races. “I can get in my car right now and go; I feel like I can get in my car right now and win Martinsville,” Hamlin said Wednesday. Continue Reading

Rutgers fires Rice

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — Rutgers fired basketball coach Mike Rice on Wednesday after a videotape aired showing him shoving, grabbing and throwing balls at players in practice and using gay slurs during practice. The videotape, broadcast Tuesday on ESPN, prompted sharp criticism from Gov. Chris Christie, and the head of the New Jersey Assembly called… Continue Reading

Rockies blow 2-run lead, lose 5-4 to Brewers

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Troy Tulowitzki and Carlos Gonzalez each hit a big home run, and the Colorado Rockies were in position to give rookie manager Walt Weiss his first victory. Then it all fell apart in a hurry. Colorado wasted a terrific start by Jhoulys Chacin when Milwaukee scored three times in the eighth inning,… Continue Reading

USC hires FGCU’s Enfield as men’s hoops coach

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Southern California hired Andy Enfield as men’s basketball coach on Monday night after he took Florida Gulf Coast to the round of 16 of the NCAA tournament. Athletic director Pat Haden said Enfield has reached an agreement with the Pac-12 school. He will be introduced on Wednesday. “Those in the basketball… Continue Reading

Opening Day: Harper homers twice, Yanks limp

National LeagueNATIONALS 2, MARLINS 0 WASHINGTON (AP) — Bryce Harper homered in his first two at-bats, Stephen Strasburg retired 19 batters in a row at one stretch, and the defending NL East champion Washington Nationals opened the season with a 2-0 victory over the Miami Marlins on Monday. For Strasburg, this marked the start of… Continue Reading

NFL moves: McCoy traded to Niners

Arizona Cardinals release QB John Skelton TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Cardinals have released quarterback John Skelton, who started 17 games for the team over the past three seasons. The move on Monday came amid reports the team was trying to work out a trade to bring quarterback Carson Palmer from Oakland. Skelton beat… Continue Reading

Final Four set after surprises, blowouts

ATLANTA (AP) — An inspired Louisville squad vs. the surprising Shockers. A new group of Fab Wolverines vs. the stingiest zone defense in college basketball. After a weekend of blowouts and another upset, the Final Four is set. Top overall seed Louisville will face Wichita State at the Georgia Dome next Saturday, while Michigan takes… Continue Reading

Crosby out indefinitely with broken jaw

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Sidney Crosby has a broken jaw and is out indefinitely after being hit in the mouth with a puck during a win against the New York Islanders on Saturday. The Pittsburgh Penguins said on the team website Sunday that Crosby had surgery Saturday night, and there will be an update on his… Continue Reading

2013 MLB season preview: Colorado Rockies

2012 finish: 64-98, fifth placeManager: Walt Weiss (first season) Hot SpotsThe Rockies will ease the wear and tear on Helton by giving him more days off this season. The five-time All-Star is a lifetime .320 hitter but batted a career-low .238 in 69 games before having season-ending surgery on Aug. 10 to repair a torn… Continue Reading

Wheatcroft leads at Houston, McIlroy sticks around

HUMBLE, Texas (AP) — A late birdie might just be enough to give Rory McIlroy two more rounds before the Masters. Steve Wheatcroft, a Monday qualifier for the Houston Open, had another 67 to take the lead among early starters Friday at Redstone Golf Club. Far down the leaderboard was McIlroy, struggling to make the… Continue Reading

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