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Ynoa, Butler send Rockies to 6-4 win over Giants

DENVER (AP) — Pinch-hitter Rafael Ynoa snapped a sixth-inning tie with an RBI double, Eddie Butler was backed by stellar defense over six shaky innings and the Colorado Rockies beat the San Francisco Giants 6-4 on Friday night.

Charlie Blackmon added a solo homer and DJ LeMahieu drove in two runs as Colorado beat the defending World Series champions for a fourth straight time this season. The Rockies swept a three-game series last week in which they limited the Giants to three runs. San Francisco matched that total by the third inning.

Butler (2-1) labored most of the way with only one clean inning. He allowed four runs, but worked his way out of trouble thanks to some nifty fielding, especially from Nolan Arenado and Blackmon.


Peyton Manning donating $3 million to Tennessee

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning is donating $3 million to Tennessee to benefit the Volunteers' football program and Manning's scholarship endowment.

The university issued a release Friday saying Manning and wife Ashley announced a "$3 million leadership commitment." Manning starred for Tennessee from 1994-97.

Manning's donation honors Gus Manning, who isn't related to the quarterback, and Carmen Tegano. Gus Manning has served Tennessee's athletic program since 1951 in many roles. Tegano, an associate athletic director, has worked at Tennessee for over three decades.

Gate 16 at Neyland Stadium will be called the Gus Manning Gate. A student-athlete dining hall in a residence hall under construction will be named after Carmen and Deborah Tegano.

The Peyton Manning Scholarship for students in Tennessee's honors program has been awarded annually since 1998-99.


Big Sky to play basketball tournaments in Reno

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The Big Sky Conference and the Reno-Sparks Convention and Visitors Authority have reached a three-year deal to play the men's and women's basketball tournaments at Reno Events Center.

The agreement was announced Friday. The deal will start next season.

All 12 schools will participate in the tournaments that will extend over six days.


Iowa St to get $125,000 for Sioux Falls game

AMES, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa State men's basketball team will be paid $125,000 to open next season against Colorado in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

Sanford Frontiers, the corporation that runs the Pentagon events center, will pay the Cyclones that amount according to a contract released by the school to The Associated Press on Friday.

Iowa State would owe Sanford $100,000 if it backs out of the game.

The contract did not say how much the Buffaloes will be paid for the Nov. 13 game.

High-profile college basketball games are nothing new to the Pentagon. The 3,200-seat gym has recently hosted Wisconsin, St. John's, Wichita State and Memphis.