The top 10 things to look for in sports from Colorado Springs next week, starting Monday

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No. 10 Other prep highlights include girls' golf at Air Academy Kadet Invite Friday at Eisenhower. and at Four Mile Ranch on Monday

No. 9 The Colorado Rapids visit Toronto on Saturday

No. 8 The Colorado Springs Switchbacks visit Reno 1868 FC on Saturday

No. 7 Local college highlights include Air Force men's lacrosse vs. Furman on Saturday

No. 6 Prep highlights include the Cheyenne Mountain Indian Invitational boys' swimming and diving meet Friday and Saturday

No. 5 The Colorado Rockies host the Padres starting Monday then visit the Nationals Thursday on

No. 4 The NBA playoffs begin Saturday

No. 3 The Denver Nuggets host Portland Monday and visit Minnesota Wednesday to finish the regular season as they finish their playoff push

No. 2 The NHL playoffs, including the Avalanche, are always entertaining and begin Wednesday

No. 1 The Colorado Springs Sky Sox have their home opener Tuesday vs. New Orleans

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Other local college home highlights include UCCS softball Saturday and Sunday vs. Fort Lewis and women's lacrosse Friday, Air Force men's tennis Friday and Sunday, and Colorado College women's and men's tennis Sunday

The WNBA draft is Thursday