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Diamondbacks-Rockies game rained out

DENVER (AP) — The scheduled game between the Arizona Diamondbacks and Colorado Rockies has been postponed because of rain.

No makeup date was immediately announced Monday night. Rain was in the forecast for Tuesday as well, when the teams again are scheduled to play at Coors Field.

The game was called 2 hours, 30 minutes after it was supposed to begin.

Right-hander Josh Collmenter (2-3) was slated to start Monday for the Diamondbacks. The Rockies were going to go with lefty Tyler Matzek (2-0), who left his start last week with a cramp in his left hamstring.

The Rockies had their game against the San Francisco Giants rained out on April 26. It will be made up as part of a doubleheader May 23.


Ottavino concerned he needs Tommy John surgery

DENVER (AP) — Colorado Rockies closer Adam Ottavino is concerned he will need Tommy John surgery on his right elbow.

Ottavino said a recent MRI revealed a partial ulnar collateral ligament tear. He will visit Dr. James Andrews on Wednesday for an evaluation and could have the operation "right then and there," the pitcher said.

The 29-year-old Ottavino went on the disabled list April 27 with right triceps inflammation, soon after he was promoted to closer. Ottavino hasn't given up a run in 10 1-3 innings this season. He says he felt as though he was "in the best spot I've ever been in on the mound."

John Axford steps into the ninth-inning role for the Rockies.


Broncos release T Paul Cornick, WR Jeremy Kelley

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The Denver Broncos continued their offensive line makeover by waiving second-year tackle Paul Cornick, who started three games each at right tackle and tight end last season.

The Broncos also released wide receiver Jeremy Kelley, who signed a futures contract Dec. 29. The Broncos had to make room for the nine college free agents they signed Sunday after completing their nine-player draft.

Among the Broncos' draft picks was second-rounder Ty Sambrailo of Colorado State, who will compete with Michael Schofield and Chris Clark at right tackle. That made Cornick, who missed the last three games last season with a toe injury, expendable.


Denver, Colorado College to play outdoor game at Coors Field

DENVER (AP) — The University of Denver and Colorado College will play an outdoor hockey game at Coors Field in February.

This will be the first time the Pioneers and Tigers have played outdoors in a rivalry that dates to the 1950s. The game will be held Feb. 20 and is being called the "Battle on Blake." A week later, the Colorado Avalanche and Detroit Red Wings meet in an outdoor game at Coors Field.

It's the third straight season a team from the National Collegiate Hockey Conference has been involved in an outdoor game. The Miami RedHawks played at Chicago's Soldier Field last season and the Western Michigan Broncos were in the 2013 Great Lakes Invitational, which was at Comerica Park in Detroit.