However, they will be allowed to compete as “Olympic Athletes from Russia” under the Olympic flag. Gold medalists won’t hear the Russian anthem played on the podium.
ENGLEWOOD | The Denver Broncos placed defensive end Derek Wolfe on season-ending injured reserve on Tuesday with a neck injury. Wolfe left the Nov. 26 game at Oakland in the first quarter due to the injury. He played in 11 games this season, with 31 tackles and two sacks.
DENVER | Jack Eichel had a goal and two assists, Evander Kane broke a third-period tie and the Buffalo Sabres beat the Colorado Avalanche 4-2 on Tuesday night. Benoit Pouliot and John McCabe each had a goal and an assist for Buffalo. Robin Lehner stopped 35 shots to help the Sabres end a four-game skid.
AURORA | The Aurora prep sports scoreboard for Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017.
LOS ANGELES | The father of UCLA guard LiAngelo Ball says he’s withdrawing his son from school so he can prepare to play in the NBA. LaVar Ball says in a TV interview his “grand plan” is for all three sons to play for the Los Angeles Lakers. LiAngelo, along with fellow freshmen Jalen Hill and Cody Riley, have been indefinitely suspended for their participation in a shoplifting incident during the Bruins’ trip to China last month. They are barred from all team activities.
NEW YORK | Peyton Manning says he takes his role as an ambassador for the University of Tennessee seriously and looks forward to supporting the Volunteers’ next football coach. Tennessee’s search for a replacement for Butch Jones has resulted in turmoil, with fan protests, the firing of athletic director John Currie and the hiring of former Vols coach Philip Fulmer as AD. After being turned down by several coaches, Tennessee is still searching.
AURORA | The Aurora prep sports scoreboard for Monday, Dec. 4, 2017.
AURORA | Mike Schmitt didn’t quite get to have the quintessential storybook ending to his football coaching career at Eaglecrest High School, but it was good to the very last page. Just two days after leading the Raptors to the brink of a historic Class 5A state championship in a 56-49 loss to Pomona at Mile High Stadium, Schmitt informed his players on Tuesday morning that he was stepping down after eight years with the program.
ENGLEWOOD | Denver Broncos coach Vance Joseph has conceded the postseason is lost but he won’t give up on the last four games of the regular season. The rookie coach said the Broncos haven’t quit despite an eight-game losing streak.
AIR FORCE ACADEMY | Fisher DeBerry wants to clear the air: His triple-option Air Force teams were very much passing oriented. “About every play,” the retired coach said. “The only difference is it happened to be a pitch behind the line of scrimmage.” DeBerry loves that jest, and used it all the time whenever his Falcons followers complained the team didn’t throw enough.