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Colorado Avalanche center Nathan MacKinnon, center, celebrates scoring a goal with defenseman Samuel Girard, right, and right wing Mikko Rantanen in the first period of an NHL hockey game against the St. Louis Blues Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Avalanche ride 3-goal 2nd period to 5-3 win over Blues

Jan. 18, 2020 7:17 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — Cale Makar refused to make too big of deal out of his milestone moment. Sure, he's “honored and stuff” after breaking the Colorado franchise record for most goals by a rookie defenseman. “But it's not something that I'm going to go home and celebrate,” Makar said....

Townsend has career-high 32, leads Denver past Omaha 91-76

Jan. 18, 2020 6:24 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — Jase Townsend had a career-high 32 points as Denver snapped its 10-game losing streak, beating Omaha 91-76 on Saturday. Townsend made 8 of 10 3-pointers and the Pioneers were 11 of 20 from 3-point distance. Ade Murkey had 19 points, seven rebounds and seven assists for Denver (5-15, 1-5...

Helmets for the Kansas City Chiefs and the Tennessee Titans are displayed during a news conference for this weeks NFL conference championship football game at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history

Jan. 18, 2020 12:29 PM EST

Tom Brady has been synonymous with the AFC championship for the last two decades. Thirteen times he played for the Lamar Hunt Trophy and nine times he won it, besting MVP Patrick Mahomes in overtime, upending Blake Bortles in a classic comeback, denying Andrew Luck and Philip Rivers trips to the Super Bowl,...

FILE - In this March 13, 2019 file photo, reporters pose questions to Sen. Cory Gardner, R-Colo., on his way to a vote at the Capitol in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Sen. Gardner's reelection campaign refunds $33K in donations

Jan. 17, 2020 3:51 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — Colorado Sen. Cory Gardner's reelection campaign said Friday that it was refunding $33,000 in excess contributions. The refunds will largely go to individuals who gave more than the federal $2,800 limit on campaign donations during an election cycle. Such errors are not unusual in...

Denver Nuggets' Michael Porter Jr., right, drives the ball against Golden State Warriors' Eric Paschall (7) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases

Jan. 17, 2020 3:26 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — Michael Porter Jr. often reminded himself to remain patient as the Denver Nuggets gradually eased him back onto the court. Being patient, though, hasn't always been his forte. He's a 21-year-old highly touted rookie eager to show how he can contribute. He's feeling good these days, too,...

From left, Denver Nuggets forward Mason Plumlee, Charlotte Hornets center Willy Hernangomez and Nuggets forward Michael Porter Jr. look for a rebound ruing the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Porter, Dozier lead Nuggets to 100-86 win over Hornets

Jan. 16, 2020 12:58 AM EST

DENVER (AP) — After being told to get ready for his Denver debut, P.J. Dozier was quickly asked how many plays he remembered. “I'm like, ‘Oh, shoot,’” he said. So that's exactly what he did — and made quite a splash. Rookie reserve Michael Porter Jr. scored 19 points,...

Denver Nuggets guard Jamal Murray, left, keeps Charlotte Hornets guard Devonte' Graham at bay during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Jamal Murray exits game in 1st half after rolling left ankle

Jan. 15, 2020 10:33 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — Denver Nuggets point guard Jamal Murray was ruled out for the rest of the game against the Charlotte Hornets after leaving late in the first half after rolling his left ankle. Murray tried to contest a 3-point shot by Terry Rozier on Wednesday night and appeared to land on Rozier's foot....

File-Ths Dec. 29, 2019, file photo shows New York Giants head coach Pat Shurmur leaving the field after an NFL football game against the Philadelphia Eagles, Sunday in East Rutherford, N.J. The Giants fired Shurmur on Monday, Dec. 30, 2019, just two years into a five-year contract, the Daily News has confirmed. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

Broncos hire ex-Giants coach Pat Shurmur as play-caller

Jan. 14, 2020 10:04 PM EST

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Denver Broncos coach Vic Fangio hired former New York Giants coach Pat Shurmur as his offensive coordinator on Tuesday. Shurmur becomes the Broncos' fifth offensive play-caller in five seasons and inherits an attack that features youngsters Drew Lock, Dalton Risner, Noah Fant,...

Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic (15) drives his head into Los Angeles Clippers center Ivica Zubac (40) during the second quarter of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)

Jokic helps Nuggets hold on for 114-104 win over Clippers

Jan. 13, 2020 12:33 AM EST

DENVER (AP) — The Denver Nuggets put an ugly loss behind them with a statement win over a top-tier team. Nikola Jokic had 20 points and 15 rebounds, and the Nuggets withstood a big rally to beat the Los Angeles Clippers 114-104 on Sunday night. This bounce-back performance was just what they needed to...

Broncos fire offensive coordinator Rich Scangarello

Jan. 12, 2020 5:33 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — The Denver Broncos are looking for their fifth offensive coordinator in five seasons after Vic Fangio changed his mind about keeping his coaching staff intact and fired Rich Scangarello on Sunday. Scangarello, a disciple of San Francisco 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan, struggled in his first gig...