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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...

Thousands turn out for 4th annual women's march in Denver

Jan. 18, 2020 4:26 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — Thousands of people attended the fourth annual women's march in Denver on Saturday. The march started at 10 a.m. at Civic Center Park and followed a route around the state Capitol and back to the park. This year's march didn't include a rally. Afterward, participants were invited to meet...

In this undated photo provided by the Denver Police Department is Johnny Leon Alvarez who is currently being held in the Denver Detention Center for investigation of sexual assault. Leon Alvarez, 29, was arrested early Friday, Jan. 17, 2020. He has been suspended without pay from the police department, according to a statement by Denver police officials. (Denver Police Department via AP)

Denver police officer accused of sexually assaulting woman

Jan. 18, 2020 3:27 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — A Denver police officer is accused of sexually assaulting a woman he first met while responding to a call for service last month, authorities said Saturday. Johnny Leon Alvarez, 29, was arrested early Friday. He was being held in the Denver Detention Center for investigation of sexual...

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,...

Latino Caucus numbers, influence growing at Colorado Capitol

Jan. 18, 2020 11:07 AM EST

DENVER (AP) — The Colorado General Assembly’s Latino Caucus is the largest in state history, and its members have ambitious plans for the 2020 session. There are now 13 members in the group that's only open to Democrats. Their growing influence was illustrated by last year's election of Leroy Garcia...

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,...

Colorado budget writers seek millions in undisclosed funds

Jan. 17, 2020 2:01 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — After former Gov. John Hickenlooper came under fire for how he spent money from a little-known account in his office, KCNC-TV has learned there are similar accounts throughout state government that hold millions of taxpayer dollars. The money in the accounts comes from sources like federal...

Democrat Chris Hansen to succeed Lois Court in Senate

Jan. 17, 2020 11:14 AM EST

DENVER (AP) — Denver Democratic state Rep. Chris Hansen has been chosen to serve the remaining year of former Sen. Lois Court’s four-year term in a district representing parts of Denver and Arapahoe counties. Colorado Politics reports that Hansen was selected by a party committee Thursday. He was...