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Fans arrive in droves to honor Bowlen at public tribute

Jun. 18, 2019 5:33 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Some wore full costumes and others sported jerseys, including one Denver Broncos supporter with "P. Bowlen" on the back. Quite a few devotees stood in the rain for about an hour before making their way inside the stadium. The fans arrived in droves Tuesday to pay respect to owner Pat Bowlen,...

Bear loving man gets probation for bear killing retaliation

Jun. 18, 2019 12:06 PM EDT

ASPEN, Colo. (AP) — A Colorado man who enjoyed the presence of a bear on his property and tried to burn his neighbor's ranch down after a hunter legally killed the bear has been sentenced to two years of probation. The Aspen Daily News reports 69-year-old Thomas Andersen was sentenced Monday after pleading...

Machado homers to back Lucchesi in Padres' 2-0 win

Jun. 18, 2019 2:08 AM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Backed by Manny Machado's home run, Joey Lucchesi gave the San Diego Padres' bullpen a chance to catch its collective breath. The big left-hander threw seven brilliant innings in a combined four-hitter to lead the Padres to a 2-0 victory against the Milwaukee Brewers on Monday night....

Nassar judge, Olympians back USOC oversight push in Congress

Jun. 17, 2019 7:14 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — The judge who sentenced former sports doctor Larry Nassar to prison and a group of Olympians are backing an effort to create a commission to look into the operations of the U.S. Olympic Committee. Michigan Judge Rosemarie Aquilina joined the athletes and Colorado's U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette in...

3 men escape from immigrant detention center in Colorado

Jun. 17, 2019 6:13 PM EDT

AURORA, Colo. (AP) — Authorities are searching for three men who escaped from an immigrant detention center in Colorado. The Sentinel reports the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency says the men escaped from the center in Aurora around noon Sunday. Authorities are searching for 23-year-old...

Broncos to honor Bowlen in myriad ways in 2019

Jun. 17, 2019 5:56 PM EDT

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The Denver Broncos are planning several ways to honor team owner Pat Bowlen , who died last week at 75 after a long battle with Alzheimer's just two months shy of his enshrinement into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Renaming their stadium in his honor isn't one of those. The team...

Padres, Rockies score modern-era most 92 runs in 4-game set

Jun. 16, 2019 9:25 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — In a historically high-scoring series, the outcome was decided by a pinch-hitting pitcher. On a bases-loaded walk, no less, off a starter who was making his first major league relief appearance. That seems appropriate for such a wacky series. The Padres and Rockies set a modern-era record by...

Padres, Rockies game delayed a 2nd time

Jun. 16, 2019 5:49 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — The game between the San Diego Padres and Colorado Rockies was delayed by weather after earlier being paused due to a large puddle despite sunny skies. Umpires halted the contest Sunday for a second time in the bottom of the sixth as thunder loudly rumbled. Fans in the upper deck at Coors...

Correction: Election 2020-Governors story

Jun. 16, 2019 4:40 PM EDT

In a story June 14 about governors' struggles in presidential races, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Montana Gov. Steve Bullock missed appearing on "Face the Nation." He appeared on the show from Denver. A corrected version of the story is below: Governors still in the shadows of Democrats' 2020...

Blackmon has 4 hits, Desmond hits slam as Rockies top Padres

Jun. 16, 2019 1:44 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Charlie Blackmon and Ian Desmond continued to scorch Padres pitchers, and the Rockies needed every bit of it to avoid another big meltdown. Blackmon finished with four hits for the third straight game, Ian Desmond hit a grand slam and drove in five runs, and Colorado beat San Diego 14-8 on...