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Utah Jazz guard Jordan Clarkson, right, looks to pass the ball as Denver Nuggets forward Will Barton defends in the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Clarkson helps Jazz to 5th straight, beat Nuggets 109-105

Jan. 17, 2021 11:29 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — The game had a certain intensity — not necessarily playoff intensity, Nuggets big man Nikola Jokic cautioned, but definitely a tension. They always do when these two fierce Northwest Division rivals take the court. Reserve Jordan Clarkson scored 23 points, Donovan Mitchell added 18 and...

Obanor scores 25 to carry Oral Roberts over Denver 91-82

Jan. 16, 2021 5:23 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — Kevin Obanor had 25 points as Oral Roberts topped Denver 91-82 on Saturday. Kareem Thompson and RJ Glasper scored 15 points each for Oral Roberts (8-6, 5-1 Summit League), which earned its fourth consecutive road victory. Max Abmas had 14 points and six rebounds. Denver scored 56 second-half...

Freeland among Rockies to avoid arbitration with 1-year deal

Jan. 16, 2021 12:59 AM EST

DENVER (AP) — The Colorado Rockies avoided arbitration with left-hander Kyle Freeland and five other players Friday as the team tries to get back on track after missing the playoffs the past two seasons. Freeland agreed to a one-year contract for $5,025,000 following a bounce-back season. He made a...

Abmas scores 34 to lead Oral Roberts over Denver 88-84

Jan. 15, 2021 5:50 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — Max Abmas scored 34 points, reaching 30-plus for the third time this season, and Oral Roberts edged past Denver 88-84 on Friday. Abmas was 13 of 30 from the field, including 2 of 8 behind the arc, and 6 of 6 at the free-throw line in 40 minutes. The sophomore also had 33 points in a loss to...

Injured Denver Broncos outside linebacker Von Miller uses a scooter to maneuver around as his teammates warm up before taking part in drills during an NFL football practice Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020, at the team's headquarters in Englewood, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Von Miller under investigation by police in suburb of Denver

Jan. 15, 2021 5:04 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — Broncos linebacker Von Miller is under investigation by police in a Denver suburb. Parker Police Department spokesman Josh Hans confirmed the investigation Friday, but couldn’t provide additional details. Hans wrote in an email that, “if the investigation determines a crime has...

Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic, front, drives to the rim for a reverse dunk basket past Golden State Warriors center James Wiseman in the first half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Jokic, Nuggets hold off Curry, Warriors for 114-104 win

Jan. 15, 2021 1:40 AM EST

DENVER (AP) — Nikola Jokic scored 18 of his 23 points in the second half to help Denver overcome Stephen Curry's sharp shooting as the Nuggets held off the Golden State Warriors 114-104 on Thursday night. Jokic also had 14 rebounds and 10 assists for his 46th career triple-double. The big man entered...

FILE - In this  Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2008 file photo, United States' relay swimmer Klete Keller reacts after a men's 4x200-meter freestyle relay heat during the swimming competitions in the National Aquatics Center at the Beijing 2008 Olympics in Beijing. Five-time Olympic swimming medalist Klete Keller was charged Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021  with participating in a deadly riot at the U.S. Capitol after video emerged that appeared to show him among those storming the building last week. (AP Photo/Thomas Kienzle, File)

Olympic swimmer released but ordered to stay away from DC

Jan. 14, 2021 6:27 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — A five-time Olympic swimming medalist charged with participating in a deadly riot at the U.S. Capitol was released from federal custody Thursday but ordered to stay away from Washington, D.C. until after next week's inauguration. Klete Keller, who lives in Colorado, appeared during a brief...

FILE - This July 16, 2004, file photo, shows a gray wolf at the Wildlife Science Center in Forest Lake, Minn. Two groups opposing a Colorado ballot initiative to reintroduce the gray wolf into the state conceded the race Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020, even though the race is too early to call because thousands of ballots are still uncounted. (AP Photo/Dawn Villella, File)

Colorado begins wolf reintroduction plans OK'd by voters

Jan. 14, 2021 3:52 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — Colorado could have to navigate years of pending litigation over the Trump administration’s delisting of the gray wolf from the Endangered Species Act as it tries to enact its own voter-approved initiative to reintroduce the predator to the state, top wildlife officials were told...

St. Louis Blues center Oskar Sundqvist, back, drives past Colorado Avalanche defenseman Conor Timmins, left, to score a goal against goaltender Philipp Grubauer in the third period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021, in Denver. The Blues won 4-1. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Sundqvist, Binnington help Blues open with 4-1 win over Avs

Jan. 14, 2021 2:45 AM EST

DENVER (AP) — Elevated to the second line on short notice, Oskar Sundqvist just wanted to do his part. He certainly did that and more — with a bruise to show for it. Sundqvist scored twice and blocked four shots, Jordan Binnington made 26 saves and the St. Louis Blues beat the Colorado Avalanche 4-1...

This undated photo provided by the Minnesota Vikings shows George Paton. John Elway's replacement as Broncos general manager will be Vikings executive George Paton. Elway announced the hiring Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021. Paton spent the last 14 seasons with Minnesota, including the last six as vice president of player personnel and assistant general manager. He's been one of the hottest names on the GM circuit in recent years. (Minnesota Vikings via AP)

Broncos hire ex-Vikings exec Paton as Elway's GM successor

Jan. 13, 2021 5:28 PM EST

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — John Elway’s hand-picked successor as Broncos general manager is Vikings executive George Paton. Elway announced the hiring Wednesday, a day after Paton visited the team’s state-of-the-art headquarters where the Super Bowl 50 trophy looks like a tribute to a bygone era...