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San Diego State wide receiver Jesse Matthews, center, flies after being hit by Colorado safety Derrion Rakestraw, left, as Colorado linebacker Nate Landman comes in for the stop in the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 28, 2020, in Boulder, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Defense shines as Colorado beats SDSU 20-10 to move to 3-0

Nov. 28, 2020 11:13 PM EST

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Colorado linebacker Nate Landman wasn't being flippant, just setting the record straight. Asked about the defense surrendering 10 points and how this could be a much-needed confidence boost, he pointed out his side of the ball only surrendered a field goal. Fair enough. Landman led a...

Denver Broncos quarterbacks Drew Lock, Brett Rypien and Jeff Driskel, from right, watch during the NFL football team's practice Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2020, in Englewood, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

AP sources: NFL DQs Broncos QBs for not wearing masks

Nov. 28, 2020 11:00 PM EST

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The Denver Broncos won't have any of their four quarterbacks available Sunday when they face the New Orleans Saints because of coronavirus concerns. Starter Drew Lock, backup Brett Rypien and practice squad veteran Blake Bortles were deemed high-risk close contacts with No. 3...

FILE - In this Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019 file photo, Colorado Gov. Jared Polis, left, joins his partner, Marlon Reis, in acknowledging the crowd after Polis took the oath of office during the inauguration ceremony in Denver. Colorado Gov. Jared Polis has tested positive for the coronavirus. Polis and his partner, Marlon Reis, both have COVID-19 and are asymptomatic, the governor said in a statement Saturday night, Nov. 28, 2020.  (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, Pool)

Colorado governor tests positive for coronavirus

Nov. 28, 2020 10:45 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — Colorado Gov. Jared Polis has tested positive for the coronavirus. Polis and his partner, Marlon Reis, both have COVID-19 and are asymptomatic, the governor said in a statement Saturday night. Polis had started quarantining Wednesday after he said he was exposed to the virus. Polis had...

New Orleans Saints quarterback Taysom Hill (7) scrambles past Atlanta Falcons defensive tackle Jacob Tuioti-Mariner (91) in the first half of an NFL football game in New Orleans, Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)

Broncos: Saints' Hill at QB both a blessing and a curse

Nov. 28, 2020 9:16 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — Listen to Vic Fangio and you’d never guess the Broncos were preparing to face a quarterback making just his second career start as the New Orleans Saints’ Taysom Hill is expected to do Sunday at empty Empower Field. “I was turning on the tape maybe to see something...

FILE - Colorado Gov. Jared Polis speaks during a news conference about the state's response to the rapid increase in COVID-19 cases, Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020, in Denver.  Faulting inaction in Washington, governors and state lawmakers are racing to get needed pandemic relief to small businesses, the unemployed, renters and others affected by the widening coronavirus outbreak.   (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)

With no action by Washington, states race to offer virus aid

Nov. 28, 2020 8:38 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Faulting inaction in Washington, governors and state lawmakers are racing to get pandemic relief to small-business owners, the unemployed, renters and others whose livelihoods have been upended by the widening coronavirus outbreak. In some cases, elected officials are spending the...

Townsend, Jones lead Denver to season-opening win, 82-66

Nov. 28, 2020 6:19 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — Jase Townsend scored 24 points and Robert Jones added 23 points and eight rebounds as Denver defeated Regis 82-66 on Saturday in the Pioneers' season opener. Tristan Green had 15 points, eight rebounds and five assists for Denver. Drake Muller added eight rebounds. Will Cranston-Lown had 16...

Wright's 24 points leads Colorado over Kansas State 76-58

Nov. 27, 2020 11:08 PM EST

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — McKinley Wright IV had 24 points, five rebounds and five assists to help Colorado beat Kansas State 76-58 in the final game of the Little Apple Classic on Friday night. Kansas State started a season 0-2 with both games at home for the first time since 1962-63 and the first time...

FILE - Arizona Cardinals head coach Kliff Kingsbury removes his mask to yell before an NFL football game against the Seattle Seahawks, Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020, in Seattle.  The New England Patriots host the Cardinals on Sunday Nov. 29. With a win, Arizona can also add yet another blow to the New England’s fading playoff hopes. (AP Photo/Lindsey Wasson)

The Latest: No. 3 Ohio State cancels game at Illinois

Nov. 27, 2020 10:38 PM EST

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Ohio State’s football game at Illinois has been canceled because the No. 3 Buckeyes have had a spike of COVID-19 cases this week. The cancelation came about sevens hours after the school announced coach Ryan Day had...

A line of socially distanced shoppers wait to get into Bath & Body Works during Black Friday outdoor shopping at Deer Park Town Center Friday, Nov. 27, 2020, in Deer Park, Ill. (Brian Hill/Daily Herald via AP)

The Latest: Illinois surpasses 12,000 deaths from COVID-19

Nov. 27, 2020 8:41 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Illinois has risen above 12,000 deaths from COVID-19, while also surpassing the 700,000 mark for confirmed coronavirus infections. The latest 1,000 deaths were recorded in just nine days — matching the state’s deadliest period previously in the...

Colorado quarterback Sam Noyer, right, runs toward the end zone in front of tight end C.J. Schmanski to score a touchdown against Stanford during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Stanford, Calif., Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Gearing up for USC, Colorado quickly pivots to face SDSU

Nov. 27, 2020 8:30 PM EST

Over Thanksgiving dinner, Colorado coach Karl Dorrell had to digest this delectable morsel: Out was Southern California as an opponent, in was San Diego State. That’s how rapidly the Buffaloes' opponent changed. So after the holiday feast, Dorrell went back to the office to brush up on the Aztecs. Colorado...