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Brooklyn Nets guard Caris LeVert (22) dribbles the ball against Los Angeles Clippers guard Reggie Jackson (1) in the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Aug. 9, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Kim Klement/Pool Photo via AP)

Nets start fast, beat Clippers to take No. 7 seed in East

Aug. 9, 2020 11:48 PM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Caris LeVert had 27 points and 13 assists, and the Brooklyn Nets used the best-shooting quarter in the NBA this season to send them on their way to a 129-120 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers on Sunday night. Joe Harris added 25 points — 23 in the first half...

CORRECTS TO STARTING PITCHER - Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Justus Sheffield throws against the Colorado Rockies in the second inning of a baseball game Sunday, Aug. 9, 2020, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Sheffield shuts down Rockies for 1st W as Mariners win 5-3

Aug. 9, 2020 8:33 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Justus Sheffield pitched six shutout innings for his first major league win, Dylan Moore hit a two-run homer and the Seattle Mariners beat the Colorado Rockies 5-3 on Sunday. Sheffield (1-2), one of three pitchers 24 or younger in the Mariners’ starting rotation, gave up four hits...

Hardy, two-sport star, architect of Orange Crush dies at 87

Aug. 9, 2020 8:01 PM EDT

HIGHLANDS RANCH, Colo. (AP) — Carroll Hardy, a multi-sport star best known as the only man ever to pinch hit for Ted Williams, died Sunday at age 87. Hardy was also known as the football executive who helped assemble the “Orange Crush" defense in Denver during the 1970s. The University of Colorado,...

People participate in a defend the police rally outside the Fort Collins Police Services building on Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020, in Fort Collins, Colo. Three people were arrested and another cited after fights broke out at a Colorado pro-police rally that attracted counter protesters, authorities said. The “Back the Blue” rally drew hundreds of people outside the Fort Collins police department Saturday afternoon. (Kevin Lytle/Fort Collins Coloradoan via AP)

3 arrested following fights at pro-police rally in Colorado

Aug. 9, 2020 6:50 PM EDT

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) — Three people were arrested and another cited after fights broke out at a Colorado pro-police rally that attracted counter protesters, authorities said. The “Back the Blue” rally drew hundreds of people outside the Fort Collins police department Saturday afternoon....

Colorado Rockies' Charlie Blackmon watches his three-run double against the Seattle Mariners during the fifth inning of a baseball game Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Blackmon stays hot, Rockies pitch 1-hitter, top Mariners 5-0

Aug. 9, 2020 12:56 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Even Charlie Blackmon staying hot at the plate was upstaged on this night by a foursome of Colorado Rockies pitchers, led by the debut of rookie Ryan Castellani. Blackmon added three more hits to his major league-leading total and drove in three runs, and four Rockies pitchers combined to...

Denver Nuggets' Jamal Murray reacts after a three-point basket against the Utah Jazz during double overtime of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Kevin C. Cox/Pool Photo via AP)

Murray returns to power Nuggets past Jazz 134-132 in 2 OTs

Aug. 8, 2020 7:53 PM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Jamal Murray scored 23 points in his first game of the NBA restart, including the tying and go-ahead baskets, and the Denver Nuggets beat the Utah Jazz 134-132 in two overtimes Saturday. The Nuggets overcame Donovan Mitchell's 35 points for Utah, including a 3-pointer with 4.2...

CORRECTS TO OVERTIME, INSTEAD OF THIRD PERIOD - Colorado Avalanche goalie Philipp Grubauer (31) gives up a goal to Vegas Golden Knights' Alex Tuch (89) during overtime in an NHL hockey playoff game in Edmonton, Alberta, Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

Tuch scores in OT, Knights beat Avs 4-3 for top seed

Aug. 8, 2020 6:57 PM EDT

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Alex Tuch scored 4:44 into overtime, Jonathan Marchessault had two goals and the Vegas Golden Knights beat the Colorado Avalanche 4-3 on Saturday to earn the No. 1 seed in the Western Conference. The Golden Knights will face Chicago in the first round of the playoffs. The...

Several Colorado State football players dispute allegations

Aug. 8, 2020 4:49 PM EDT

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) — Several Colorado State football players released a shared statement on social media to support head coach Steve Addazio and dispute accusations against the program. The Rams have paused all football activities after a recent investigation started by the president of the...

Vote-by-mail ballots are shown in sorting trays, Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020, at the King County Elections headquarters in Renton, Wash., south of Seattle. Never in U.S. history will so many people exercise the right on which their democracy hinges by marking a ballot at home. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Vote-by-mail worries: A 'leaky pipeline' in many states

Aug. 8, 2020 11:03 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Brace yourself for what’s expected to be the first U.S. presidential election conducted mostly by mail. It could be messy. Amid the coronavirus pandemic, voting by mail in a contactless and socially distant way seems like a no-brainer. States have made the option widely available --...

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States race to pass policing reforms after Floyd's death

Aug. 8, 2020 10:23 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The death of George Floyd and widespread protests over racial injustice have prompted several states to move at a lightning pace to pass significant policing reform proposals that in some cases have languished for years. The urgency is bipartisan, as both Democratic and Republican...