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The Morning After: 9 takeaways from Denver Nuggets’ season-opening loss at Utah

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The Denver Nuggets’ let a considerable second-half lead slip away in their 2017-18 season opener, falling to the Utah Jazz 106-96.

NFL to give away 500 tickets to February’s Super Bowl

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Now that the NFL is providing tickets for an entire youth football team from Minneapolis to attend the Super Bowl, it's also giving away 500 more free tickets to the game.

Richard Jefferson signs with Denver Nuggets

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The Nuggets signed veteran forward Richard Jefferson on Thursday.

Eric Reid was first to follow Colin Kaepernick. He’s still trying to change the world.

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There was a second player in that hotel lobby 13 months ago; another San Francisco 49ers player who, later that night, risked his career by kneeling.

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Community continues to rally around Legacy football player who sustained spinal cord injury at practice

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The Lightning are dealing with more adversity, this time in the form of a spinal cord injury to junior varsity player Cameron Shelley. The sophomore wideout/defensive back sustained the injury, called central cord syndrome, during practice…

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Svrluga: Why the Cubs can’t come back against the Dodgers

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There's a chance now, right? Before this fall, 35 major league baseball teams have lost the first three games of a best-of-seven series. One (1) has come back to take the next four -- the 2004 Boston Red Sox against the New York Yankees.

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Roger Goodell’s contract extension with NFL remains on track, says Falcons owner

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NFL owners have not formally finalized their pending contract extension with Commissioner Roger Goodell but the deal remains on course to be completed, Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank said Wednesday.

Lunch Special: College football live chat with Kyle Fredrickson

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The Denver Post’s Kyle Fredrickson is answering your questions about college football in a live Lunch Special chat, beginning at 1 p.m.

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Cubs hang on to beat Dodgers in Game 4 of NLCS

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Alex Wood finally returned to the mound Wednesday night. A familiar problem followed him all the way to Game 4 of the NL Championship Series.

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Denver Nuggets “implode” in fourth quarter, fall to Utah Jazz in season opener

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Will Barton had continued his streaky scoring off the bench, Nikola Jokic was flirting with a triple-double and the Nuggets’ offense was rolling against one of the NBA’s best defenses.

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Kiszla: Here’s the first real test of Vance Joseph’s mettle as head coach of the Broncos

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Now we find out how well Joseph handles adversity as a head coach. Stuff happens in the NFL. The difference between making the playoffs and missing out is often defined by how a coach manages all the football crises along the way.

Rockies 2017 review: Bullpen improved, but critical rebuild is on the horizon

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A reliable, shutdown bullpen is essential to getting to the postseason, and the secret to succeeding once a team gets there.

Bashed in the Bronx, Astros happy to head home

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The Houston Astros will be happy to get home after a three-day bashing in the Bronx that left Jose Altuve flinging his bat and Josh Reddick slamming his helmet.

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Hunter Sharp eager for chance to help Broncos team with injuries piling up at wide receiver

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When Hunter Sharp was in his second season at Antelope Valley College in California, he and several teammates were visited by an assistant coach from Utah State named Mark Weber.

Colorado Prep Football Preview: Top Week 8 games to watch

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Denver Post preps editor Kyle Newman breaks down the biggest games to watch in Week 8 of the 2017 high school football season, the third week of conference play around the state.

Avalanche may juggle a top line to key Nathan MacKinnon. “I don’t think they’ve been dangerous enough,” Bednar says.

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Jared Bednar put his lines into a blender and whipped up some squiggles. His Avalanche offense grew stale Tuesday at Nashville and Colorado's coach wanted a spark, especially with his No. 1 pairings. A top line was flying up and down the…

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Suspension on hold again, Cowboys’ Ezekiel Elliott returns to team

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Ezekiel Elliott was back with the Dallas Cowboys on Wednesday, his six-game suspension over domestic violence allegations on hold again after the star running back served a day of it waiting for another reprieve that eventually came.

Dogs test positive for drugs in Iditarod race for 1st time

For the first time in the history of the world's most famous sled dog race, several of the high-performance animals have tested positive for a prohibited drug. But race officials have refused to name the musher involved.

Jameer Nelson waived by Nuggets, clearing way for Denver to sign Richard Jefferson

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Veteran point guard Jameer Nelson has been waived by the Nuggets, league sources confirmed to The Denver Post, clearing a spot on the 15-man roster for Denver to sign forward Richard Jefferson.

Wednesday, Oct 18

Shane Ray, Jake Butt return to Broncos practice; LB Brandon Marshall added to injury list

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The Broncos' listed of injured players grew and now includes inside linebacker Brandon Marshall.

Kiszla: Is it fair to expect 47 wins from Nuggets, or turn up heat on Michael Malone if they don’t?

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The Nuggets are his baby. Coach Michael Malone loved them when nobody else in Denver did, dealt with their tantrums and nurtured their skill. Now it’s time for Malone to reap the benefits of winning. Or else.

Avalanche takes lead, then takes a break and loses at Nashville

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Nathan MacKinnon finally scored his first goal of the season, getting a lucky bounce off a Nashville Predators defender to give the Avalanche the early lead Tuesday at Bridgestone Arena.

Rockies Mailbag: Offseason moves, CarGo talk, Todd Helton statue and more

Denver Post sports writer Patrick Saunders posts his Rockies Mailbag every other week on Tuesdays during the season and once per month during the offseason.

Tuesday, Oct 17

Nuggets 2017-18 roster analysis: How each piece fits in Denver’s NBA playoff puzzle

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After missing the playoffs by one game last season, the Denver Nuggets look poised to return to the postseason for the first time since 2013. They return a young core anchored by center Nikola Jokic and the backcourt tandem of Gary Harris…

Can formidable inside duo of Nikola Jokic, Paul Millsap propel Denver Nuggets back to playoffs?

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Michael Malone compares the Denver Nuggets’ new post tandem of Nikola Jokic and Paul Millsap to a budding romance.

Broncos officially designate Shane Ray as short-term IR

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Outside linebacker Shane Ray (wrist) was officially designated a short-term injured reserve player. He will return to practice this week and be activated for the Broncos Week 8 game in Kansas City.

Vance Joseph laments “critical errors” that led to Broncos’ stunning upset loss vs. Giants

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Vance Joseph kept coming back back to the small mistakes before the big ones that burned the coach's Broncos in their stunning 23-10 loss to the New York Giants on Sunday night.

Monday, Oct 16

Broncos WRs Emmanuel Sanders, Isaiah McKenzie out for Week 7 with ankle sprains

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Head coach Vance Joseph said Monday that receivers Emmanuel Sanders and Isaiah McKenzie both suffered ankle sprains in the team's loss to the New York Giants. The two will miss Sunday's game in Los Angeles and be week-to-week thereafter.

Kiszla: The Broncos’ No. 1 problem is No. 13. Trevor Siemian is not the answer at quarterback.

Trevor Siemian is smart, brave, courteous and a good Boy Scout, but he is not the right answer at starting quarterback, if the Broncos want to be a serious championship contender.

Broncos quarterback Trevor Siemian suffers through nightmare performance in upset loss to Giants

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In the instant before his surgically repaired left shoulder was crunched against the cold turf Sunday night, nearly everything else had already gone wrong for Trevor Siemian.

Stunner: Broncos crushed at home by depleted New York Giants

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In stunning showing, the heavily favored Broncos were drubbed by the depleted New York Giants, 23-10, at home Sunday night and lost a pair of receivers to injury in the process.

Sunday, Oct 15

Broncos vs. Giants Gametracker: Live updates from Week 6 action

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Live tweets, updates, analysis, photos and more from the New York Giants at Denver Broncos game on Oct. 15, 2017, at Sports Authority Field at Mile High.

Domata Peko has altered the Broncos’ run defense. Why that’s not his biggest contribution to his new team.

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Bill Kollar, the gruff, bear-wrestling defensive line coach for the Broncos, accessed his playful side on the eve of free agency last spring as he spotted one of his players, Kyle Peko, at the team's headquarters.

Michael Gallup takes center stage in Colorado State’s victory against Nevada

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Colorado State wide receiver Michael Gallup put on a show against Nevada in front of a national TV audience.

Kiszla: The more boring the Broncos get on offense, the better football team they become

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Watching the Broncos play is a good way to induce a nap on the couch. They play boring football. But get used to it. Boring football is the best way for Denver to make itself a Super Bowl contender.

Saturday, Oct 14

Rockies 2017 retrospect: Young pitchers made strides, offense disappointed

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The image lingers: Charlie Blackmon, standing in the center of the jubilant Rockies clubhouse at Coors Field, drenched in champagne and beer and encircled by teammates chanting, "M-V-P! M-V-P!"

Avalanche dominates, but wins a tight one over Anaheim

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An offensive attack not seen in years at the Pepsi Center developed Friday night.

Kickin’ it with Kiz: Will angry Nuggets fans ever let the team retire the number of Carmelo Anthony?

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Kiz: OK, now I’m confused. Am I a bleeding-heart liberal, or a right-winger that munches nachos while nodding in agreement with Trump? C’mon, folks. Get your stories straight. Don’t we have enough fake news already?

Syracuse Orange football upsets No. 2 Clemson Tigers 27-24

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Eric Dungey threw for 278 yards and three touchdowns, Cole Murphy kicked a tiebreaking field goal in the fourth quarter, and Syracuse stunned No. 2 Clemson 27-24 on Friday night to put a damper on the Tigers' chances to repeat as national…