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Perez's 2-run triple lifts Brewers over Rockies 6-4

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Hernan Perez hit a two-run triple in the seventh inning, lifting the Milwaukee Brewers to a 6-4 comeback win over the Colorado Rockies on Tuesday night.

Milwaukee has won three consecutive games after dropping eight of nine.

Perez hit an 0-2 pitch from Carlos Estevez into the right-field corner. Jonathan Villar scored from second and Ryan Braun from first when Daniel Descalso's cutoff throw to the plate was wide and got past catcher Nick Hundley to give Milwaukee a 5-4 lead.

Brent Suter (1-1) pitched a scoreless seventh for his first career victory in his first relief appearance after making his major league debut in a spot start Friday night. Corey Knebel pitched the ninth for his first career save in his 75th game, getting Hundley to ground into a fielder's choice with two runners on to end it.

Boone Logan (2-3) took the loss.


Fan hit in ear by line drive

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A woman was struck in the left ear by a line drive down the third base line in the second inning of the Milwaukee Brewers game with the Colorado Rockies on Tuesday night.

The game was delayed about 2 minutes after the line drive from Nick Hundley went into the first couple of rows near the photographer's well adjacent to the Rockies dugout.

Miller Park ushers quickly called for medical assistance, and the woman was assisted for about 8 minutes before being carried out on a sitting stretcher. Once out of the seating area, the stretcher was lowered so she was laying down and she was put into an ambulance.

No further information was immediately released.

The Brewers extended the netting at Miller Park before the season started to the inside edge of each dugout. Only Kansas City, Minnesota and Washington have netting that covers the entire length of the dugout.


Broncos linebacker DeMarcus Ware returns to practice

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Broncos linebacker DeMarcus Ware returned to practice on a limited basis Tuesday with the plan to have him ready for the season opener against Carolina.

Ware missed training camp with a back issue that kept him out of five games in 2015 but said he feels much better than he did at the end of last season. He took part in the walkthrough and drills at the beginning of practice before going into the facility to work with strength and conditioning coach Luke Richesson.

Ware said he isn't concerned about playing in the last two preseason games and that the goal is to have him at full strength for the start of the regular season.

Also Tuesday, quarterback Trevor Siemian didn't throw in practice because of a sore right shoulder. Coach Gary Kubiak said Siemian is day to day but is still the starter for Saturday's preseason game against the Los Angeles Rams.


Broncos get naming rights to stadium from Sports Authority

(Information in the following story is from: KMGH-TV, )

DENVER (AP) — The Denver Broncos have taken over the naming rights to their stadium from Sports Authority.

After missing its latest contract payment, Sports Authority asked a bankruptcy judge earlier this month to allow it to transfer the rights to the team. KMGH-TV reports the judge has signed off on the deal.

The estate of the bankrupt sporting goods company must pay the Broncos $50,000 to be free and clear of all naming rights debts.

The Broncos are still sizing up the value of a deal and say there's no timetable for a new stadium name. It's unclear if a new deal would require that the name of the stadium include the phrase "at Mile High" in deference to the Broncos' original home.


Utah partially reinstates Butler-Byrd after guilty plea

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah has partially reinstated suspended receiver Cory Butler-Byrd a day after he pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of criminal mischief for damaging a police car and building last month.

The school said Tuesday that coach Kyle Whittingham will allow Butler-Byrd to participate in practice and other team activities immediately but he will remain suspended from playing in games indefinitely.

University spokeswoman Liz Abel said in an email that there's no timetable for Butler-Byrd to return to competition and he will not be available to speak to reporters.

Butler-Byrd on Monday pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge as part of a deal with prosecutors that allows his record to be cleared if he stays out of trouble for a year, undergoes mental health counseling and pays about $1,700 in restitution.


Taysom Hill named BYU's starting QB

(Information in the following story is from: The Daily Herald, )

PROVO, Utah (AP) — Taysom Hill will begin his final year at BYU as the Cougars' starting quarterback.

Head coach Kalani Sitake made the announcement about the fifth-year senior at the end of the Cougars' practice Tuesday.

Tanner Mangum was also competing for the starting job. The sophomore took over as starter in 2015 after Hill suffered a season-ending foot injury in the opener.

Hill was awarded an extra year of eligibility with a medical exception.

Three of Hill's seasons at BYU have concluded early with season-ending injuries, but in 2013 he threw for 2,938 yards and rushed for 1,344 with 29 combined touchdowns.


Wyoming Cowgirls land guard recruit from Spain

LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming Cowgirl coach Joe Legerski has signed a guard from Bacelona, Spain.

Legerski says 5-foot-7 Clara Tapia will be on campus this fall.

Tapia a member of a club basketball team the past five seasons. The team won a Silver Medal in the Spanish Championship of Clubs during her tenure.