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Minnesota United players celebrate a goal by midfielder Robin Lod, second from left, late in the first half against the Colorado Rapids in an MLS soccer match Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020, in St. Paul, Minn. (Aaron Lavinsky/Star Tribune via AP)

Lod, own goal help Minnesota United beat Rapids 2-1

Oct. 28, 2020 10:38 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Robin Lod scored and an own goal by Colorado helped Minnesota United beat the Rapids 2-1 on Wednesday night. On the counterattack, Ethan Finlay played an arcing cross that Colorado's Lalas Abubakar attempted to clear but slipped under the crossbar for an own goal in the 89th minute...

Denver Broncos running back Melvin Gordon, left, scores a touchdown during the second half of an NFL football game against the Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)

Broncos' Gordon sorry for DUI, focuses on game vs. Chargers

Oct. 28, 2020 7:17 PM EDT

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Running back Melvin Gordon III apologized Wednesday for an Oct. 13 drunken driving arrest in his first public comments since getting pulled over for speeding after a night out in downtown Denver. “I am sorry I was even in that situation,” Gordon said in a video call...

FILE - In this Nov. 2, 2019 file photo, Southern California quarterback Kedon Slovis throws a pass during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Oregon in Los Angeles. Slovis returns s quarterback for his sophomore season in November.  (AP Photo/Kyusung Gong, File)

Pac-12 embarks on short season with lots of new faces at QB

Oct. 28, 2020 5:54 PM EDT

The so-called Conference of Quarterbacks has had some considerable turnover at the position heading into the season. Gone are some of the Pac-12's big names: Oregon's Justin Herbert, Washington State's Anthony Gordon, Arizona's Khalil Tate and Utah's Tyler Huntley. Just five quarterbacks who started regularly...

Rockies decline $12M option for infielder Daniel Murphy

Oct. 28, 2020 5:49 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — The Colorado Rockies declined infielder Daniel Murphy’s $12 million option on Wednesday, bringing a close to his two-year stint with the team. Murphy will receive a $6 million buyout. The 35-year-old never really flourished at hitter-friendly Coors Field after signing a $24 million,...

FILE - In this Feb. 24, 2020, file photo, Karl Dorrell poses for a photograph overlooking Folsom Field after a news conference to announce that he is the new NCAA college head football coach at Colorado during a news conference in Boulder, Colo. Colorado will host UCLA on Nov. 7, 2020, to begin the Dorrell Era in Boulder, where he steps in for Mel Tucker after Tucker unexpectedly bolted for Michigan State in February. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)

Karl Dorrell Era at Colorado kicks off against his old team

Oct. 28, 2020 2:53 PM EDT

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Karl Dorrell doesn’t attach any extra meaning to opening his Colorado head coaching chapter against a team that once let him go. That was so long ago. The Buffaloes will host his former school, UCLA, on Nov. 7 to kick off the Dorrell Era in Boulder. He's taking over for Mel...

Colorado's largest wildfire has burned more than 200 homes

Oct. 27, 2020 6:53 PM EDT

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) — A wildfire that has scorched more than 326 square miles (844 square kilometers) since it started in mid-August, becoming the largest in Colorado history, has damaged or destroyed more than 200 homes, officials said. As of Monday, the Cameron Peak Fire in northern Colorado had...

FILE - In this March 7, 2020, file photo, then-New York Islanders defenseman Devon Toews (25) shoots the puck as Carolina Hurricanes defenseman Jaccob Slavin (74) tries to defend during an NHL hockey game, in Uniondale, N.Y. The Colorado Avalanche have agreed to a four-year deal with newly acquired defenseman Devon Toews.
The contract for Toews runs through the 2023-24 season, the team announced Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020. (AP Photo/Jim McIsaac, File)

Avalanche sign defenseman Devon Toews to 4-year deal

Oct. 27, 2020 5:14 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Over a month's span, defenseman Devon Toews recorded a hat trick of memorable moments: making the Eastern Conference finals with the New York Islanders, getting married and being dealt to the Colorado Avalanche. Now, add in another — a lucrative payday. The 26-year-old Toews agreed to...

Security firm reaches settlement; Denver rejects contract

Oct. 27, 2020 12:17 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — A private security company has settled a lawsuit with a Denver artist who was assaulted by one of the company's guards while waiting for a train at Union Station in April 2018. The Conshohocken, Pennsylvania-based firm Allied Universal and the Regional Transportation District on Monday...

Denver Broncos wide receiver K.J. Hamler (13) falls as Kansas City Chiefs strong safety Tyrann Mathieu intercepts a pass during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)

Broncos: we have the right guys to straighten things out

Oct. 26, 2020 4:48 PM EDT

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The Denver Broncos went into the weekend feeling good about having closed in on the Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs. One afternoon in the snow proved emphatically otherwise. The Broncos (2-4) have a long way to go to catch up to Kansas City after they were throttled by the...

Kansas City Chiefs strong safety Tyrann Mathieu, below, reacts with teammates after picking up a fumble during the first half of an NFL football game against the Denver Broncos, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)

Cold feat: Chiefs force 4 turnovers, beat Broncos 43-16

Oct. 25, 2020 10:37 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Now this was a cool celebration: Tyrann Mathieu slid into a patch of snow after his fumble recovery and performed a perfectly executed snow angel. The Kansas City safety's play in the first quarter had a snowball effect for a Chiefs defense that forced four turnovers in a 43-16 win over the...