The sports week ahead (top 10)

August 8, 2009

The top 10 things to look for in sports this week (starting Monday):

No. 10

The International Olympic Committee on Thursday will recommend adding up to two sports for an October vote

No. 9

Lance Armstrong was second to Dave Weins in the Leadville 100 cycling race last season, Saturday is his next chance

No. 8

It is six months to the Vancouver Winter Olympics on Wednesday; the Visa gymnastics championships are Wednesday to Saturday in Dallas

No. 7

The city council of Colorado Springs votes Tuesday on a revamped USOC headquarters/OTC upgrade proposal

No. 6

The Broncos open the exhibition season at San Francisco on Friday night; Brandon Marshall faces a misdemeanor battery hearing and ruling on Thursday and the NFL might be watching

No. 5

The Sky Sox are home vs. Memphis on Monday to Wednesday before visiting New Orleans from Friday to Sunday

No. 4

The Colorado Rockies are home vs. Chicago from Monday and Pittsburgh from Tuesday to Thursday before traveling to Florida from Friday to Sunday

No. 3

A large volleyball tourney, called Spikefest, is scheduled at Memorial Park Saturday and Sunday

No. 2

The PGA Championship Thursday to Sunday is Tiger’s last chance to win a major in 2009

No. 1

A highlight of the local running scene is the Pikes Peak Ascent and Marathon Saturday and Sunday

Also receiving votes:

World track and field starts Saturday in Berlin

Colorado Springs hockey goalie Cody Campbell is playing with the U.S. Under-18 team Tuesday to Saturday in Slovakia

Michigan International Speedway is the site of Sunday’s Sprint Cup race

High school boys golf can start practice Monday and play Thursday

Colorado Springs Rugby Day will take place Saturday at Bear Creek Park starting at 10:30 a.m. with two matches
Colorado Horse Trials are Sunday in Parker

The Rapids are off this week


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