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Rockies have top spot in mind
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By Brandon Rivera

The Colorado Rockies are fighting their way back to the top of the NL West standings. Last week they took advantage of home field in their series with the San Francisco Giants sweeping their divisional foe three games to none. The Rockies then traveled to Seattle to face the Mariners and came up short in the sixth inning of game three.

The Rockies are still in fourth place in the division made some headway winning five of their last six, but still remain three games behind the division-leading Arizona Diamondbacks who they host this week in a three-game series that could potentially knock the Diamondbacks out of first and the Rockies into a position to overtake either third or second place. While Colorado has been nearly perfect in their last six, the Diamondbacks have lost three of their last six to the St. Louis Cardinals and San Diego Padres.

The second place L.A. Dodgers have won four of their last six keeping themselves just ahead of the Giants who have lost three of their last six. While the Diamondbacks try to fend off a scorching hot Rockies, the L.A. Dodgers will try to put some distance between them and the Giants, while facing the Padres this week in San Diego (last in the division). The Giants face the Cubs this week and have already taken game one in a three-game series, which began last night.

In other sports the Colorado Rapids lost to the Montreal Impact 2-1 Saturday in Montreal. The Rapids were outshot 21-2, and a time of possession difference of 69 percent to 31 percent. While Colorado showed some improvement in their wins over Vancouver, Minnesota and Chicago, this is now their second loss in two weeks. The Rapids head back to training to prepare for the Houston Dynamo who beat Colorado 2-0 last month.

The Denver Broncos unveiled the stadiumís temporary banner on Monday. The banner shows the new agreed interim name, Broncos Stadium at Mile High. While the Broncos continue to review potential name suitors the banner will serve as a temporary name for their stadium. There has been no word on whether or not the Broncos plan to keep the name as is and potentially replace the temporary banner with a permanent sign.

On Tuesday, France beat Belgium 1-0 becoming the first team in the final match. Croatia and England are set to play Wednesday at 12 p.m. MST. The winner of that match will advance to the final with France while the loser will play Belgium for the third spot in the World Cup.





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