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Isaac Smith, of Boston, speaks to a reporter near the Massachusetts Statehouse in Boston about the new incoming administration, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021. Smith, a 21-year-old Harvard University student, said he voted for Biden and was excited for what's to come.

Americans who live, work near capitols see peace, new hope

Jan. 20, 2021 9:04 PM EST

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Normally quiet streets around U.S. state capitol buildings have looked more like battlegrounds recently, putting those who live and work there on edge. More than most people, these Americans will have front-row seats on whether the change of leadership Wednesday in the White House will...

Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic, left, hangs from the rim after dunking the ball for a basket against Oklahoma City Thunder forward Isaiah Roby, center, and guard George Hill in the first half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Front & center: Nuggets big man Jokic steps up another level

Jan. 20, 2021 4:15 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — Nikola Jokic faced a situation he couldn’t pass, shoot or dribble his way through. The Denver Nuggets big man was befuddled by a simple yet complicated question: How does he define an NBA MVP? “I don’t know,” Jokic answered after a long pause. “Probably...

Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic, left, hangs from the rim after dunking the ball for a basket against Oklahoma City Thunder forward Isaiah Roby, center, and guard George Hill in the first half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Jokic scores 27 in 3 quarters, Nuggets rout Thunder 119-101

Jan. 20, 2021 12:27 AM EST

DENVER (AP) — Nikola Jokic was split in his opinion over which play stood out more. The candidates: Facundo Campazzo's backward, between-the-legs pass to Monte Morris for a layup, and Bol Bol turning in a coast-to-coast dribbling clinic, punctuated by the 7-foot-2 center's slam. “Both are...

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)

Elway empowers GM as Paton promises collaboration, consensus

Jan. 19, 2021 8:17 PM EST

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — George Paton is notoriously picky, bypassing opportunity after opportunity over the past decade before accepting John Elway’s to succeed him as general manager of the Denver Broncos. “I knew he wasn’t going to take a job to say, ‘I’m a GM,'”...

Denver Nuggets forward Michael Porter Jr., right, drives as Houston Rockets guard James Harden defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Dec. 28, 2020, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Nuggets' Porter expected to miss 10th straight game

Jan. 18, 2021 5:07 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — The struggling Denver Nuggets are expected to be without Michael Porter Jr. for a 10th straight game Tuesday night against Oklahoma City because of coronavirus protocols. Coach Michael Malone said after practice Monday that Porter could join the team on their five-game trip that begins Friday...

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...