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Rockies’ all-star ballot: Here’s who Bud Black, Colorado players would have starting for the National League

Outside of Denver, who do the Rockies believe are most worthy of the all-star nod? Based off an informal poll of Black and nearly two dozen Colorado players, here's Colorado's ideal lineup for the N.L. in a few weeks' time in Washington, D…


NFL Summer Series: Which teams have a true No. 1 tailback?

A look at the running back situations for all 32 teams reveals a mix of workhorses and by-committee approaches.

NFL Journal: Finding new naming rights deal complicated for Broncos

The newly-named Broncos Stadium at Mile High is noticeable for the thousands of commuters to battle each day on Interstate 25 because the facility hugs the freeway’s west side.


Tommy Smith scores in stoppage time, Rapids beat United for the first win since April 14


Tommy Smith scored in the seventh minute of stoppage time to give the Colorado Rapids a 3-2 victory over Minnesota United on Saturday night.

Oregon State beats Mississippi State 5-2, plays Arkansas in CWS finals


Kevin Abel and Jake Mulholland combined on a four-hitter, Tyler Malone hit his third home run of the College World Series, and Oregon State survived some ninth-inning drama to beat Mississippi State 5-2 on Saturday night to reach the best…


Kiszla: It’s only a matter of time before Avs replace Semyon Varlamov with Philipp Grubauer as No. 1 goalie

Philip Grubauer was signed Saturday to a three-year contract worth $10 million, barely 24 hours after Colorado obtained him in a trade with Washington at the NHL draft.


PHOTOS: New Zealand vs. England in an Rugby League International test game in Denver


England took on New Zealand in a Rugby League International test game at Broncos Stadium at Mile High June 23, 2018, in Denver Colo. England won 36-18.


Kickin’ it with Kiz: Are Nuggets crazy to think Michael Porter Jr. will ever be more than a pain in the … back?

The Denver Post

Kiz: For the story of Porter to have a happy ending, it will require patience by the Nuggets. There’s no reason to rush him on the court. Give Porter a redshirt season, if necessary. Anyone who has dealt with an aching back understands…

Four future DU Pioneers selected in NHL draft


The Denver Pioneers had four future players selected in Saturday's NHL draft, including the first two who went consecutively in the fourth round.


Chambers: Nathan MacKinnon had no coast to lean on in Hart Trophy voting

Perhaps Nathan MacKinnon didn't win the Hart Trophy because he was stuck in the middle, geography speaking.

Rockies players from the past return for the 25th anniversary team celebration at Coors Field

By 10:30 a.m. Saturday, an estimated 4,000 fans were lined up on the warning track at Coors Field, waiting to take selfies with Rockies players, past and present.

Bryan Shaw serves up a grand slam in the seventh inning as Rockies’ bullpen struggles continue in loss to Marlins

The Rockies' high-priced right-handed reliever, expected to be a keystone in the bullpen, served up a grand slam to Miami's J.T. Realmuto in the seventh inning of the Marlins' 6-2 victory. The loss ended Colorado's four-game winning streak…

Saturday, Jun 23


Avalanche select two Finns to begin Day 2 of the NHL draft; goalie Grubauer signed to three-year contract


The Avalanche, following a relatively busy first round of the NHL draft on Friday -- acquiring goalie Philipp Grubauer from Washington and selecting Czech winger Martin Kaut with the 16th pick -- went to work Saturday for the final six…


Saunders: Will Nolan Arenado ever replace Todd Helton as Rockies’ greatest player?

Nolan Arenado has become the face of the Rockies, at least for now, and has a chance -- a chance mind you -- of supplanting Todd Helton as the greatest Rockies player of all time.


Jon Gray howls for season-high dozen Ks, Rockies’ offense explodes with six-run inning in win over Marlins

Jon Gray turned in a dominating performance, allowing only one run while striking out a season-high dozen batters, and the Colorado offense stunned Marlins starter Wei-Yin Chen for six runs in a never-ending fourth inning.


Examining the health risk of Nuggets’ Michael Porter Jr.: “I have little doubt that we’ll get him right”

The Denver Post

Josh Kroenke flew in from Las Vegas following the NHL’s annual awards banquet Thursday on the morning of NBA draft day and arrived at the Nuggets’ team offices for the final stages of prep when his staff dropped this bombshell of a…

Journal: Considering Ian Desmond’s surge — and with his numbers in perspective — has the Rockies’ first baseman been given an unfair shake?

The numbers don't lie: Desmond is starting to come around at the plate, as evidenced by his monthly splits. A .154 April average turned to .215 in May, and the 32-year-old's hitting .267 so far in June.


Avalanche acquires goalie Philipp Grubauer from Washington, selects right wing Martin Kaut with 16th pick

The Avs, who went on to select Czech Republic winger Martin Kaut with their first-round pick (16th overall), still have a second-round selection Saturday for Rounds 2-7 at the American Airlines Center in Dallas.

Friday, Jun 22


Switzerland earns tournament’s first come-from-behind victory at FIFA World Cup 2018


Granit Xhaka and Xherdan Shaqiri scored in Switzerland's 2-1 victory over Serbia on Friday at the World Cup, and both celebrated by making a nationalist symbol to their ethnic Albanian heritage.


CU researchers launch “cyberbullying detector” program for social media

Researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder have developed a new tool in the fight against bullying on social media platforms.


Rockies Insider: With dismal Marlins in town, Colorado must fry the fish and continue to gain momentum at Coors Field

After seeing one of baseball's best arms in Jacob deGrom this week against New York, the clicking Colorado offense -- which has an N.L.-best .283 team average in the month of June -- faces a trio of Marlins starters all with losing records…

Rockies podcast: Secrets from the Coors Field groundskeeper

The Denver Post

In the latest episode of the On The Rox Podcast, Coors Field's head groundskeeper Mark Razum talks with Patrick Saunders about all the things that go into keeping the ballpark a beautiful, green oasis in the middle of LoDo. In the final…

Brian Harman moves into first place at Travelers Championship


Brian Harman shot a 66 on Friday to move to 10-under par and into first place after the morning rounds at the Travelers Championship.

Nigeria notches its first win at FIFA World Cup 2018


Ahmed Musa gave Nigeria its first win at this year's World Cup, and gave Argentina a gift.

Michigan State University board rejects effort to fire school’s interim president


Michigan State University's governing board rejected an effort to oust the school's interim president Friday as trustees met to discuss how to pay for a $500 million settlement with hundreds of women and girls who said they were sexually…

Roger Federer again pushed hard, advances to Halle semifinals


Defending champion Roger Federer defeated Matthew Ebden 7-6 (2), 7-5 to reach the semifinals of the grass-court Gerry Weber Open on Friday.


Brazil scores in stoppage time to beat Costa Rica at FIFA World Cup 2018


After more than 90 minutes of aggravation and exasperation, Neymar and Brazil finally broke through Costa Rica's smothering defense.


The Morning After: Tim Connelly re-emphasizes importance of keeping Nikola Jokic with Denver Nuggets for “as long as possible”


The Nuggets' president of basketball operations heavily implied that Denver will decline its $1.6 million team option for next season to make Jokic a restricted free agent and eligible to sign a max contract with the Nuggets.


Denver Sports Omelette: It’s Vader’s time to enter the WWE Hall of Fame. The case for CU Buff turned pro wrestler to be inducted.

When it comes to Big Van Vader being inducted into the World Wrestling Entertainment Hall of Fame, let me quote his catchphrase: "It's time. It's time! It's Vader time!"


Denver Nuggets acquire Jarred Vanderbilt by swapping second-round draft picks with Orlando Magic


Vanderbilt, who has a 6-foot-9, 214-pound frame, averaged 5.9 points and 7.9 rebounds in 14 games for Kentucky, after missing time at the beginning of the season with a left foot injury.