Timeout, July 31, 2013
Chipeta Men’s League: Mondays until Sept. 21. Information: 245-7177.
Chipeta Women’s League: Tuesdays until Sept. 21. Information: 245-7177.
Chamber Tournament: The 20th annual Grand Junction Area Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament is Sept. 27 at the Golf Club at Redlands Mesa. Information: http://www.gjchamber.org.
Colorado Mesa Golf Pass: The benefit golf program supports Colorado Mesa University athletic scholarships, with free or discount rounds at 32 courses in Colorado and Utah. Passes are $35 each and are on sale at Saunders Fieldhouse at CMU, all City Market stores in the Grand Valley, Delta, Glenwood Springs, Montrose and New Castle, Gene Taylor’s Sporting Goods, Sports Authority and the CMU Extension campus in Montrose. Information: Beth Schroeder, 248-1503.
LP Senior Men’s Club: The Lincoln Park Senior Men’s Club is looking for new members. Players must be 55 years or older, and the club does not charge any membership fees. The club plays at 9 a.m. on Friday mornings, with signups at 8 a.m. Information: Dave Brown, 241-7922.
Desert Championships 10K and 15K: Aug. 10 beginning at 7:30 a.m., 1 1/2 miles north of H Road on 27 1/4 Road. Information: Paul, 241-6478.
Palisade Peach Festival 8K: Aug. 17 beginning at 8 a.m. at Palisade High School. Information: Paula, 210-6040 or http://www.palisadepeachfest.com.
Mary’s Loop 16 and 8 Mile: Aug. 24 beginning at 7 a.m. at Loma Exit off Interstate 70. Fee: $30/8-mile race, $50/16-mile race. Information: 270-6147 or http://www.sarcevents.org.
Spur of the Moment 8K: Aug. 31 beginning at 8:30 a.m. at Junior Legion Park on Riverfront Trail. Information: Larry, 270-0774.
Filthy 5K: Sept. 7 at Matchett Park, starting at 9 and 10:30 a.m. This race is ages 8 and up and will have obstacles and a mud pit at the finish. Information: 254-3866.
Mucked Up Desert Challenge: A 5K mud-filled obstacle course at 10 a.m. Sept. 7 in desert off 27 1/4 Road north of Grand Junction Regional Airport. Cost: $40 for adults, $25 for students (with valid ID) before Aug. 24. $10 more at event. Eligible participants receive a free T-shirt and beer from Palisade Brewery. Proceeds benefit CMU’s cross country and track teams, GJ Fire Department and Colorado Fallen Firefighters Foundation. Register at http://www.muckedupgj.com. Information: Gig Leadbetter, 248-1194
Senior Coed League: For men and women ages 47-older. Games every Saturday at 9 a.m. at Columbine Park in the spring and fall. Information: Carl, 255-6688, Milan 234-7683.
Masters Program: Adult swimming for ages 18 and older 5:30-7 a.m. Monday through Friday at El Pomar Natatorium at Colorado Mesa University. Information: Chris, 245-5731.
Tennis Lessons: Available for adults and juniors of all levels at the Junction Indoor Tennis Center. Information: 241-2280.
Beginner Tennis Lessons: Mondays and Wednesdays from 4-5:30 p.m. for ages 7-16 at Bookcliff Activity Center. Fee: $12/session. Information: 254-3866.
Tae Kwon Do: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:45-8 p.m. at Bill Heddles Recreation Center for ages 9-older. Fee: $30. Information: 874-0923.
Horseshoe Tournaments: 9 a.m. on Thursdays and 5:30 p.m. on Fridays at the Brass Rail.
Haypress 3D Archery Shoot: Presented by Grand Mesa Bowmen, Aug. 3-4 on Glade Park. Fee: Adults — $20/1 day, $35 2 days; Family — $35/1 day, $60/2 days’ Young adult — $15/1 day, $25/2 days; Youth — $10/1 day, $15/2 days. Information: Andy Peterson, 260-2475.
Handgun Safety: Sept. 28, Oct. 5 or Oct. 19 at Bill Heddles Recreation Center from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. Fee: $70. Information: Whitnee, 874-0923.
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5 p.m. Regional Coverage 336/127 (MLB)
5 p.m. Colorado at Atlanta 36 (ROOT)
7 p.m. Summer X Games 33 (ESPN)
7 a.m. Women’s British Open 34 (ESPN2)
9:30 a.m. Mylan Classic 405/145 (GOLF)
Noon Bridgestone Invitational 405/145 (GOLF)
5 p.m. Reno/Lake Tahoe Open 405/145 (GOLF)
10 a.m. Sao Paulo vs. AC Milan 34 (ESPN2)
12:15 p.m. Bayern Munich vs. Man City 34 (ESPN2)
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4:30 p.m. Colorado at Atlanta 1340-AM (KTMM)
6:40 p.m. GJ Rockies at Ogden 100.7-FM (KKVT)
Porter joins CSU as assistant coach
FORT COLLINS — Former Colorado State and NFL standout Joey Porter will join the Rams’ coaching staff this season as he finishes up his degree.
Rams football coach Jim McElwain said Wednesday that Porter will serve as an undergraduate student assistant coach. Porter was a star for the Rams and went on to play 13 seasons in the NFL, winning a Super Bowl title with the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2005. He will be inducted into CSU’s sports Hall of Fame in November.
McElwain, who attended the practice of the Denver Broncos on Wednesday, says of bringing Porter on board: “This is another example of reaching back into our past to help build our future at Colorado State.”
Rodgers-Cromartie leaves with injury
ENGLEWOOD — Denver Broncos cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie was helped off the field after hurting his left ankle in a drill Wednesday at training camp.
Asked his level of concern over the injury after practice, coach John Fox said, “Not overly. But anytime they miss time, I’m concerned.” Guard Justin Boren also was taken off with a big toe injury.
The Broncos have already had quite a few injuries so far in camp. Center Dan Koppen was lost for the season with a knee injury last weekend and first-round pick Sylvester Williams left the field on Monday with a left knee ailment. Williams was on the field Wednesday, but didn’t participate in any drills.
Tight end Jacob Tamme (right quad) also sat out practice.
Pro Bowl changes to draw viewers
NEW YORK — The NFL Pro Bowl rosters for next year will be selected in a draft by team captains, with Deion Sanders and Jerry Rice assisting as alumni captains.
The NFL will abandon the AFC vs. NFC format that has been in place since 1971.
The league says Wednesday that fan voting will determine the players in the draft pool. The draft will be televised by the NFL Network on Jan. 22. The game will be played Jan. 26 at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii.
Other changes are coming to the game, too.
The ball will change hands at the end of each quarter, which could double the opportunities for two-minute drills. Kickoffs (and return specialists) will be eliminated — teams will start on their own 25-yard line. Defenses will be allowed to play cover-2 and press coverage in addition to man, and several clock tweaks have been instituted to speed up the game and prompt offensive play.
Broncos sign former Colts center
According to the Denver Post, the Broncos have reunited Ryan Lilja and Peyton Manning. According to two NFL sources, the Broncos offered a contract to Lilja to have him compete with Manny Ramirez for the starting job at center that has been vacated by injuries to Dan Koppen and J.D. Walton.
When Lilja was healthy, he was the Colts’ starting left guard from 2004-09. He played right guard, left guard and center the past three seasons for the Chiefs. Center was his primary position last season.
USA Basketball leaves Colo. Springs
TEMPE, Ariz. — USA Basketball is moving from Colorado Springs to a new facility next to Arizona State University.
USA Basketball announced on Wednesday that it will relocate its headquarters and training center to a $350 million development project that will be called USA Place.
The 10.5-acre site in downtown Tempe will include a 4,500-seat event center, a 330-room hotel, 500 luxury apartments, a 30,000-square-foot conference center and 200,000 square feet of office space.
USA Basketball is expected to relocate in fall 2015. It had been located in Colorado Springs since 1993, sharing facilities with other sports at the U.S. Olympic Training Center.
Rockets’ Jones accused of assault
PORTLAND, Ore. — Houston Rockets forward Terrence Jones was arrested in Portland, Ore., on Wednesday after he was seen stomping on a homeless man’s leg, a police spokesman said.
A police sergeant making sure people remained orderly while they left a downtown club shortly after 2 a.m. saw the 6-foot-9 Jones walk by a doorway where two homeless men were sleeping and yell “Wake Up!” before lifting his foot and stomping on one man’s leg, said Sgt. Pete Simpson, a Portland police spokesman.