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Rockies Lefty De La Rosa To Start Opening Day

CBS Denver

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) – Left-hander  Jorge De La Rosa  was selected opening-day starter by the Colorado Rockies.

He will face the Marlins in Miami on March 31. It’s the first opening-day assignment for the 32-year-old De La Rosa, who went a career-best 16-6 with a 3.49 ERA last season.

The Rockies made the announcement Wednesday. The move was expected with left-hander Jhoulys Chacin sidelined with a sore throwing shoulder and not expected to be ready for the start of the regular season.

De La Rosa allowed two hits in three scoreless innings in his last spring training start on Tuesday.

His 55 wins with Colorado are the fifth-most in franchise history.

De La Rosa is entering the final year of a four-year contract.

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Lebron James Loses All Contacts in Phone, No Word Yet from ESPN

UNREAL

Honestly has to be the surprise of the century if this isn’t the lead story on Sportscenter.  I imagine a 30 for 30 deal is in the works soon as to how this poor man lost all those contacts.  Of course King Bullshitter Darren Rovell is all over it though.  Seriously is there a bigger joke in the sports world then what ESPN has become? I grew up with Steve Levy, Buccigross, SVP, etc. reading pure highlights.  It didn’t get any better.  I still love the shows that those guys do, but the rest of the network is a joke.  Chris Broussard is a joke, Rovell is a horse’s ass, and Jeff Goodman has a big ol boner for Doug McDermott.  Unreal.

P.S.- I suggest taking your talents over…

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Woman Sues Pawn Shop for Selling Gun to Daughter

CBS St. Louis

NORTH KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – A western Missouri woman is suing a pawn shop that sold her mentally ill daughter a gun that she used to fatally shoot her father.

Janet Delana of Wellington appeared at a news conference Wednesday with attorneys for the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence to announce the suit filed that morning in Lafayette County Circuit Court.

The lawsuit alleges Colby Sue Weathers was schizophrenic and had a history of serious mental illness when she went into Odessa Gun & Pawn in Odessa, 40 miles east of Kansas City, and purchased a gun June 27, 2012. Just over an hour later she is accused of shooting her father in the back of the head.

A manager at the pawn shop had not seen the lawsuit and declined to comment.

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Jim Rome Hammers Marcin Gortat for Wanting Fighting in NBA

CBS DC

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WASHINGTON (CBSDC) – Jim Rome smashed the Polish Hammer – Wizards big man Marcin Gortat – for his desire for fighting to be permitted in NBA games, and suggesting it could be handled in the same way as it is in the NHL.

Gortat — in a Q&A interview with Truth About It’s Kyle Weidie on Monday — said if he had it his way, he would “loosen up a little bit” on the rules about fines administered by the league for fighting.

“That if there are two guys and they have a problem,” Gortat explained. “If they could just separate everybody. And these two people that have problem, if they could fight …”

“Quick, 15-20 seconds, throw few punches, then referees jump in and break this thing up,” he went on to explain.

Gortat said it would have…

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