Briefs: Local Sports October 30, 2008
• Montrose’s season comes to end
Jason Boyle scored the game’s only goal as the Montrose High School soccer team’s season came to an end on Wednesday with a 1-0 loss against Wheat Ridge.
The loss came in the quarterfinals of the Class 4A state playoffs.
The Indians (12-5-1) were shut out for only the second time this season.
The Western Slope’s other 4A qualifier, Eagle Valley, lost 3-1 to top-rated Rock Canyon on Wednesday.
• Kiffin files grievance over lost salary
ALAMEDA, Calif. — Former Oakland Raiders coach Lane Kiffin filed a grievance with the NFL on Wednesday to claim the lost salary he maintains he is still owed by the team.
Kiffin was fired late last month for cause because of what owner Al Davis described as acts of insubordination and lying by his second-year coach.
Kiffin was still owed about $2.6 million from the three-year contract that he signed in January 2007. But Davis has refused to pay, leading to the grievance. Commissioner Roger Goodell will ultimately rule on the grievance, but there was no date for a hearing scheduled.
• Lions like the looks of Culpepper
ALLEN PARK, Mich. — The Detroit Lions worked out quarterback Daunte Culpepper and liked how he looked.
“He moved around good,” Lions coach Rod Marinelli said Wednesday. “Good feet and all those things.
“We looked at him and visited with him and we’ll see how things work out.”
Culpepper was a three-time Pro Bowl selection for the Minnesota Vikings, but a knee injury led to him being a lackluster player for the Miami Dolphins and Oakland Raiders.
• Ankle injury benches Oden 2-4 weeks
PORTLAND, Ore. — After missing all of last season because of knee surgery, Portland Trail Blazers center Greg Oden injured his foot in his first regular-season NBA game and will be sidelined two to four weeks.
The team said Wednesday that MRI and computerized axial tomography scans confirmed Oden has a mid-lateral foot sprain.
Oden was injured in the first quarter of the Blazers’ 96-76 season-opening loss to the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday night.
• Ticket sales for 2010 Games selling out
VANCOUVER, British Columbia — The rough economy has not hurt ticket sales for the 2010 Olympics.
With a little more than a week to go in the first phase of ticket sales, packages to the Winter Olympics are selling out.
About 120 packages that contained tickets to the gold medal men’s hockey game were gone two weeks after they went on sale, said Jean-Paul Modde, the president of CoSport, the official hospitality provider for the Vancouver Olympics.