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Bryce Harper edges Kyle Schwarber to win 2018 Home Run Derby at Nationals Park

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Bryce Harper topped the Cubs' Kyle Schwarber in the finals of the MLB Home Run Derby at Nationals Park on Monday, becoming only the third player from the host team to win the event.

Charlie Blackmon, Rockies’ All-Star center fielder, looking forward to “working vacation”

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Don't misunderstand. Charlie Blackmon is thrilled to be going to his third All-Star Game. He'll soak up the experience, and, of course, he'd love to deliver a big hit on the big stage Tuesday night. But he also plans to make himself a…

A youth baseball coach in Texas fixed Trevor Story’s swing. Now the Rockies’ shortstop is an all-star

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To understand the dynamics of the Sherard-Story connection, you have to understand Trevor Story's incredible talent and passion as a kid, as well as his persistence.

3 things we learned, 1 lingering question from Denver Nuggets summer league

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The Nuggets finished their five-game stint in Las Vegas with a loss to Minnesota in Friday's consolation round.

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Bryce Harper’s future is shadow hanging over DC’s All-Star moment

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By the time Bryce Harper gets to the plate at the All-Star Game, Max Scherzer could already be out of the game.

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The next senior World Cup is in France, not Qatar

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The "next" World Cup got plenty of hype in Russia. A massive cube was alight with video images of "Qatar 2022" in Gorky Park, while the ground floor of the high-end shopping mall at Red Square was devoted to displays touting the event.

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Denver Broncos wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders pays fine in connection with 2017 car crash

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Denver Broncos wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders has settled a Douglas County traffic case, pleading guilty to a "lane usage violation" and paying a $50 fine.

Le’Veon Bell appears destined for free agency in 2019, and he could sit out half this season

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The Pittsburgh Steelers and running back Le'Veon Bell had until 4 p.m. Eastern on Monday to work out a new contract. But the deadline came and went, and so Bell will play the season under his franchise-tagged salary of about $14.544…

Competition looks to bolster Colorado Buffaloes’ defensive line in 2018

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The 2017 season certainly didn't go as planned for the Colorado football team, especially on defense.

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Baseball’s shifting culture set to play out in MLB All-Star Game

David Ortiz can now laugh, sort of, at the shifting culture of baseball. For Mike Trout, Nolan Arenado, Bryce Harper and most every other All-Star hitter, dealing with different defensive alignments is just part of the game.

Dove hunting season in Colorado is just around the corner. Here’s how to make sure you’re ready.

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One of the most important elements of being ready to hunt is being comfortable and confident with your shotgun, rifle or bow.

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Hulk Hogan reinstated into WWE Hall of Fame

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World Wrestling Entertainment Inc. has reinstated Hulk Hogan to its Hall of Fame, three years after he was found to have used racial slurs in a conversation caught on a sex tape.

Dahlberg: Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson in prime time? Great idea in 1999.

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Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson in a prime-time television special playing 18 holes for -- and let's pause for a moment here — a cool $10 million. Put it under the lights in Las Vegas with some cool celebrities following inside the ropes,…

Colorado Avalanche signs Mason Geertsen, Ryan Graves and Spencer Martin

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The Colorado Avalanche on Monday signed one-year contracts with goaltender Spencer Martin and defensemen Mason Geertsen and Ryan Graves.

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Houston, Phoenix among future March Madness Final Four sites

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The NCAA announced the sites for 2023-2026 on Monday, with all four cities recently hosting the finale of the NCAA Tournament.

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Man who set 1960 record for climbing 52 fourteeners in 52 days dies at 85

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When Boulder's Cleveland "Cleve" McCarty set out in 1960 to hike the then-52 acknowledged 14ers in 52 days, he was setting a speed record for a feat that nobody had even thought to try before.

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Colorado QB Steven Montez on watch list for college football’s player of the year

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There's no question entering this season regarding who the best college quarterback in Colorado is. When CU and Colorado State take the field for the Rocky Mountain Showdown on Aug. 31, that recognition -- at least for now -- belongs to…

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Denver Sports Omelette: Nuggets’ risky offseason moves could pay off big next season

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Denver hasn't been in the playoffs since 2013, but for a team that has just missed the postseason by just one game each of the two years and has been trending up for several seasons, 2918-19 could be really fun.

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Oscar Robertson’s NBA title ring, other items being auctioned

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Oscar Robertson's 1971 NBA championship ring is among the basketball Hall of Famer's items being auctioned.

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Journal: Rockies never hit the panic button, even during their June swoon

There was a time in June when the Rockies looked like a very mediocre baseball team, made worse by a bullpen that was blowing games in gut-punch fashion, and by a starting rotation that was underachieving.

Ray Emery, former NHL goalie, drowns in Hamilton, Ontario

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Retired NHL goaltender Ray Emery, who helped the Ottawa Senators reach the final in 2007 and won the Stanley Cup with the Chicago Blackhawks in 2013, drowned in his hometown of Hamilton, Ontario. He was 35.

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Cameron Swartz feels at home with Colorado Buffaloes women’s basketball

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Throughout the recruiting process, Cameron Swartz's mother kept asking her if she really wanted to attend college and play basketball in Boulder.

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Trevor Story’s walk-off homer powers Colorado Rockies to sweep of Seattle Mariners

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The Rockies' shortstop launched a walk-off homer off of Nick Vincent in the ninth inning to lift Colorado to a 4-3 win over Seattle Sunday afternoon at Coors Field. It was the first walk-off homer of Story's career. He will play in his…

Manny Pacquiao wins 60th career fight with seventh-round knockout

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Manny Pacquiao won by knockout for the first time in nine years to claim the World Boxing Association welterweight title, and made a proclamation.

NFL Summer Series: One bold prediction for all 32 teams

An AFC South-NFC South Super Bowl matchup? The end of a quarterback curse in Cleveland? Multiple mid-season coaching changes? You make the call.

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Novak Djokovic defeats Kevin Anderson to win 4th Wimbledon, 1st Slam in 2 years

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Novak Djokovic acknowledged that he was worried. His coach was, too.

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France beats Croatia to win second FIFA World Cup title

Kylian Mbappe and France put on a thrilling show in winning the World Cup title. All Russian President Vladimir Putin might remember is the Pussy Riot protest.

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CU Buffs, CSU Rams and Air Force combine for more than 700 football offers for 2019 class

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Between Colorado, Colorado State and Air Force, the collective football coaching staffs are allotted 255 scholarships, 85 per team, to fill their rosters with players from across the country.

More soil sampling planned at Rocky Flats as opponents gear up in court to keep refuge from opening

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At the same time government officials will be trying to show that Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge is clean and safe for visitors, a judge will be hearing testimony about why the former nuclear weapons manufacturing site should forever…

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O’Halloran: Sweet science preparing Broncos’ Sam Jones for first camp

Sometime between throwing a right cross, left jab and consecutive upper cuts, Sam Jones’ Chicago Bulls cap flew off his head during a boxing session at Six-Zero Strength &Fitness last Wednesday morning in Centennial.

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St. Louis stunner: Cardinals fire Mike Matheny with club near .500

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The St. Louis Cardinals aren't accustomed to stretches of mediocrity, and certainly not to reports of clubhouse unrest. The prospect of a third straight year without a postseason berth has spelled the end for manager Mike Matheny.

Rapids play to scoreless draw with Houston Dynamo

Tim Howard made a point blank save late in the first half and the Colorado Rapids held on for a scoreless draw with the Houston Dynamo on Saturday night.

Martin Truex Jr., Denver’s NASCAR team stay hot by winning Quaker State 400

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Martin Truex Jr. won the NASCAR Cup Series race at Kentucky Speedway, passing Brad Keselowski and then Kurt Busch late on the way to repeating as champion on Saturday night.

Rockies’ Jon Gray pitches like an ace in his return from Triple-A as Colorado tops Mariners

Jon Gray returned to the big leagues Saturday night at Coors Field and pitched like the ace he's always thought he could be. He was serenaded with a loud standing ovation by a sellout crowd and was wrapped in a celebratory bearhug by…