Rosario helps Rockies beat D-backs 5-4 in 10
DENVER (AP) - Wilin Rosario drove in Carlos Gonzalez with a one-out single in the 10th inning to lift Colorado past the Arizona Diamondbacks 5-4 on Tuesday night after the Rockies squandered a late four-run lead.
Gonzalez hit a double and reliever Matt Reynolds (0-2) intentionally walked Troy Tulowitzki (too-loh-WIT'-skee) to get to Rosario, who came through with a liner to right on the first pitch.
Rosario lifted his hands in the air after touching first base and was soon mobbed by teammates.
Tulowitzki hit a solo homer and had a double to raise his average to .406 at Coors Field this season.
The Rockies brought closer Rafael Betancourt to start the 10th, but he was in some discomfort after throwing a second straight pitch into the dirt. After a few warm-up tosses, Betancourt left with a tight groin and Wilton Lopez was brought in.
Lopez (1-1) threw a perfect inning to earn the win.
Arizona signs rookie free agent WR Hawkins
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) - The Arizona Cardinals have signed free agent rookie wide receiver Charles Hawkins and waived-injured wide receiver Javone Lawson.
The 5-foot-8 Hawkins played at Southern under then-coach Stump Mitchell, now the Cardinals running backs coach on the staff of new head coach Bruce Arians.
Lawson was waived with an Achilles injury.
Arians criticizes offense as Arizona resumes OTAs
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) - First and foremost, Bruce Arians coaches the offense, even though he's got the whole team to worry about as new head coach of the Arizona Cardinals.
And that offense was the target of his criticism as the team resumed OTAs on Tuesday, with Arians singling out receivers for making the same mental mistakes two weeks in a row. They should figure those out the first time, Arians says, and shouldn't happen again.
Arians shouldn't be too surprised. After all, he inherits a team that ranked dead last in the NFL on offense last season, bringing an end to Ken Whisenhunt's days as head coach.
Arians and new general manager Steve Keim (kym) have overseen a massive roster overhaul, most notably bringing in Carson Palmer as quarterback.
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Avs mum on report Patrick Roy may be next coach
DENVER (AP) - Avalanche fans are talking about the possibility of Hall of Fame goalie Patrick Roy (wah) becoming the next coach of the Colorado team.
Roy's younger brother, Stephane Roy, posted a Facebook note late Monday night saying his brother would be the new coach. Stephane Roy later told The Denver Post: "They're discussing the final details of an arrangement."
The organization remains silent on the report, saying in an email to The Associated Press on Tuesday that the Avs, "won't comment on any speculation on this issue."
Call-in shows revolved around Roy possibly reuniting with Joe Sakic (SAK'-ihk), who has a prominent role in the front office.
Sakic looks to steer the foundering franchise back to the glory days when the duo led the team to two Stanley Cup titles.
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