Rockies’ Freeland Leaves Game After Being Struck By Liner

PHOENIX (AP) — Colorado Rockies starter Kyle Freeland was struck by a line drive near his left shoulder and neck and left a game against the Arizona Diamondbacks on Monday night. J.D. Martinez ripped a ball up the middle in the fourth inning directly at the left-handed pitcher. Freeland spun to try to avoid the ball, which appeared to hit his shoulder and possibly his jaw. Freeland stayed on his feet and was led off the field after a visit from a trainer.
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Kyle Freeland #31 of the Colorado Rockies delivers a first inning pitch against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field on September 11, 2017 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images)

Tyler Anderson was called in to pitch after Martinez reached base on the play. (© Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) 

Broncos Extend Sellout Streak To 388 Games, Longest In NFL

DENVER (CBS4) – Denver fans continue to prove that this is Broncos Country. Dating back to 1970, the team has sold out 388 consecutive games in Denver. According to the team’s Executive Vice President of Public & Community Relations, Patrick Smyth, that’s the longest streak in the NFL.

Attendance for Monday night’s game against the Los Angeles Chargers was 74,892 people. A total of 76,324 tickets were distributed, but there were 1,432 unused tickets.

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The Denver Broncos take the field before the game against the Los Angeles Chargers at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on September 11, 2017 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)

Among those who traveled to see the team play were two fans from Japan. Spotted in the crowd holding a sign, the two traveled 5,795 miles from Japan to see the game in Broncos Country.

2 leaders of religious sect plead not guilty to child abuse

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Two leaders of a New Mexico paramilitary religious sect have pleaded not guilty to charges connected to a child abuse investigation. Deborah Green and Peter Green entered pleas Monday in Cibola County District Court. Co-leader Deborah Green and high-ranking leader Peter Green of the Aggressive Christianity Missions Training are being held on $500,000 cash surety bond in connection with child sexual abuse charges stemming from a raid last month on their compound. The secluded compound is in the high desert of western New Mexico. Peter Green, also known as Mike Brandon, faces 100 counts of criminal sexual penetration of a child on suspicion of raping a girl from the time she was 7. The group, founded in California, says the allegations are “totally false.”
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Siemian Gets First Rushing TD Of NFL Career

DENVER (CBS4) – Broncos quarterback Trevor Siemian ran in his first-ever touchdown in the NFL. Siemian ran the ball into the end zone in the third quarter of the game against the Los Angeles Chargers, faking the hand-off and rolling out before dodging a defensive end to cross the goal line.

With the score, the Broncos took a 14-7 lead over the Chargers. In the game, to that point, Siemian also threw for 75 yards and a touchdown. He’s run for a total of nine yards in the game.

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Quarterback Trevor Siemian #13 of the Denver Broncos (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)

His rushing touchdown was a one-yard run.

Naperville Remembers Its Own 9/11 Hero

CHICAGO (CBS) — In Naperville, the community once again came together to honor its own 9/11 hero, along with all of the victims of September 11th’s terrorist attacks. CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez was there for the somber ceremony. “We must remember the words of the late Cmdr. Dan Shanower — ‘freedom isn’t free,'” said Marty Walker, who’s with the Exchange Club of Naperville, a non-profit organization.

In fact, Shanower, a Navy commander who grew up in Naperville, gave his life on 9/11 as he rushed into action at the Pentagon after the World Trade Center towers were struck. His mother Patricia, who laid a wreath at his memorial on Monday, says the pain doesn’t go away. “I’ve been buoyed by the support that this community has given me, as well as my family,” she said. Patricia added that while the support remains strong, she still questions the current unity of the country.

“I would like to say that we are as united as we were after 9/11, when the whole country came together, but obviously we’re not. That’s something that I would long for.” Yet speaker after speaker recalled the response to the attack as one of America’s finest moments. Lanny Russell, the former DeKalb Fire Chief, said, “No matter what the terrorists threw at America, she responded with heroism and compassion. It’s the American way.” This year’s 16th anniversary of the attacks were held at the Cmdr. Dan Shanower Memorial, 400 S. Eagle St., along the Riverwalk.

Possible Soda Tax Showdown On The Horizon

CHICAGO (CBS) — The new soda tax is the county tax that everyone seems to know and love — or hate. Some lawmakers are poised to try and ‘can’ the entire thing, and, as CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov reports, ads supporting it aren’t changing people’s minds. Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has spent $5 million blanketing Chicago with ads that support Cook County’s sweetened beverage tax in the name of health. A new poll, however, suggests that his efforts may have backfired. “I think Michael Bloomberg’s ads are insulting to the residents of Cook County,” said Brian Jordan, president of the Illinois Food Retailers Association, which represents 200 independent and family-owned stores. The tax isn’t only unpopular among store managers. Six weeks in, they say soda sales continue to fall. “In this store, we were down I think about 27 percent. In another store, we were down about 30-31 percent,” said Martin Sandoval, the general manager of Food Market La Chiquita. But business and tax advocates, such as Cook County Board president Toni Preckwinkle, are relying on the extra $17 million a month to balance county finances. Still, some commissioners, like Richard Boykin, are ready to bring its repeal up for discussion, and even a vote, on Wednesday. Boykin says he knows there are at least eight votes that are ready to repeal, adding, ‘All I need is one more.” Boykin said he believes there is a 50/50 chance there will be repeal vote Wednesday, as opposed to it going to committee. However, if it does go to committee, that would allow people time to work out a deal to both repeal and keep the county in the black.