“If the NFL (as well as all professional sports leagues) is to remain a meritocracy, then principled and peaceful political protest — which the owners themselves made great theater imitating weeks ago — should not be punished,” Geragos said in the statement
AURORA | The Aurora prep sports schedule for Monday, Oct. 16, 2017.
COMMERCE CITY | Joshua Gatt scored three minutes into the game, Tim Howard made seven saves and the Colorado Rapids kept Real Salt Lake on the outside of a tight playoff race with a 1-0 win on Sunday. The Rapids (9-18-6), long eliminated from the playoffs, are just 2-3-2 in their last seven home games.
DENVER | Filter out the string of salty words, and defensive end Derek Wolfe’s take on what happened was pretty clear: It simply wasn’t the Denver Broncos’ night. Tread carefully, though, on accusing Wolfe and the mistake-prone Broncos of overlooking the struggling New York Giants, who snapped a five-game skid with a shocking 23-10 win over heavily favored Denver on Sunday.
LOS ANGELES | Justin Turner savored every last stride as he followed in Kirk Gibson’s famous footsteps at Dodger Stadium. The red-bearded slugger from Southern California knew all about the history attached to this home run trot. On the 29th anniversary of Gibson’s celebrated pinch-hit homer that shocked Oakland in the 1988 World Series opener, Turner added another landmark shot to Los Angeles Dodgers postseason lore.
DENVER | It was a wipe-out all right, just not the one expected by just about everyone outside the New York Giants. “I don’t think anyone picked us to win this game,” Eli Manning said after the Giants’ first victory Sunday night, a 23-10 romp of the Denver Broncos in a prime-time stunner.
AURORA | The Hinkley boys soccer team all but wrapped up the EMAC championship with a 3-0 victory at Aurora Central Saturday. Coach Marcos Madera’s Thunderbirds had a one-game lead on the Trojans going into the contest and made sure it didn’t get away, scoring twice in the first half and once early in the second half to stay unbeaten through nine conference games.
DENVER | The final day of the Class 5A boys state tennis tournament included a whole lot of mathematical possibilities for the Regis Jesuit boys tennis team. The Raiders went into Saturday’s championship round of the three-day tournament trailing Fairview by two points and Cherry Creek by with 17 potential points in front of them, with several different scenarios leading to their first state championship since 2010.