Rockies and Mets meet, winner claims 3-game seriesMay 28, 2023 GMT
New York Mets (27-26, third in the NL East) vs. Colorado Rockies (23-30, fifth in the NL West)
Denver; Sunday, 3:10 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Mets: Tylor Megill (5-3, 4.32 ERA, 1.48 WHIP, 40 strikeouts); Rockies: Austin Gomber (4-4, 6.48 ERA, 1.46 WHIP, 31 strikeouts)
Liz Cheney to give Colorado College graduation speech as GOP campaign speculation persistsMay 28, 2023 GMT
Former U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney will give a graduation speech at her alma mater, an elite Colorado liberal arts college, amid questions about her political future and insistence that Donald Trump never become president again.
McMahon’s go-ahead homer in 7th lifts Rockies over Mets 10-7May 28, 2023 GMT
DENVER (AP) — Ryan McMahon hit a go-ahead homer in the seventh inning and the Colorado Rockies outslugged the New York Mets 10-7 on Saturday night after blowing an early six-run lead.
Charlie Blackmon's two-run double in a five-run second helped the Rockies race out to a 6-0 advantage against Justin Verlander after three innings.
White’s putback as time expires lifts Celtics past Heat, forces Game 7 in East finalsMay 28, 2023 GMT
MIAMI (AP) — The Boston Celtics were a tenth of a second away from elimination. The Miami Heat were a tenth of a second from the NBA Finals.
Derrick White owned that final moment.
White scored on a putback as time expired and the Boston Celtics moved to the brink of the greatest comeback in NBA playoffs history, holding off the Miami Heat 104-103 on Saturday night to force a Game 7 in the Eastern Conference finals.
Badji, Celentano lead Cincinnati to 1-0 victory over RapidsMay 28, 2023 GMT
COMMERCE CITY, Colo. (AP) — Dominique Badji scored a first-half goal and Roman Celentano made it stand up in FC Cincinnati's 1-0 victory over the Colorado Rapids on Saturday night.
Cincinnati (10-1-3) became the first team to reach 10 victories this season.
DENVER (AP) — The Denver Nuggets had all the ingredients for an NBA Finals run this season — Nikola Jokic's all-around greatness, Jamal Murray's sweet ball handling, Michael Porter Jr.'s board crashing and arc accuracy, Aaron Gordon's above-the-rim brilliance.
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Gwendolyn Dean Schofield hoped to live to 100, and she was nearly there.
But on May 15, in what appeared to be a final act of kindness, Schofield and her daughter pulled over on a residential street in the northwestern New Mexico city of Farmington to help a woman who was shot at random, and they, too, were hit by gunfire and died.
Mets meet the Rockies with 1-0 series leadMay 27, 2023 GMT
New York Mets (27-25, second in the NL East) vs. Colorado Rockies (22-30, fifth in the NL West)
Denver; Saturday, 9:10 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Mets: Justin Verlander (2-2, 3.60 ERA, .92 WHIP, 20 strikeouts); Rockies: Chase Anderson (0-0, 1.15 ERA, .96 WHIP, six strikeouts)
DENVER (AP) — Francisco Lindor homered and drove in four runs, leading Max Scherzer and the New York Mets past the Colorado Rockies 5-2 on Friday night.
Brandon Nimmo tripled twice, walked three times and scored three runs during a perfect night at the plate for the Mets, who have won seven of nine following a 6-16 skid.
Judge: School district can bar student from wearing Mexican and American flag sash at graduationMay 27, 2023 GMT
DENVER (AP) — A federal judge ruled Friday that a rural Colorado school district can bar a high school student from wearing a Mexican and American flag sash at her graduation this weekend after the student sued the school district.
Idle Nuggets hold light practice, waiting for Celts and Heat to decide NBA Finals foeMay 26, 2023 GMT
DENVER (AP) — Denver Nuggets guard Bruce Brown has been using the long layoff before the start of the NBA Finals to work on his game — his golf game.
Rockies RHP Feltner slowly recovering from fractured skull, hopes to pitch again this yearMay 26, 2023 GMT
DENVER (AP) — Colorado Rockies right-hander Ryan Feltner is slowly recovering from a concussion and fractured skull. He doesn’t know if he can pitch again this year, but he hasn’t ruled it out.
Feltner spoke publicly for the first time Friday since getting hit in the head by a line drive off the bat of Philadelphia’s Nick Castellanos on May 13.
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The U.S. government can keep using chemical retardant dropped from aircraft to fight wildfires, despite finding that the practice pollutes streams in western states in violation of federal law, a judge ruled Friday.
MIAMI (AP) — Maybe Kevin Garnett was right. Maybe, as he screamed in celebration of Boston’s 2008 NBA championship, anything truly is possible.
Rockies take on the Mets in first of 3-game seriesMay 26, 2023 GMT
New York Mets (26-25, second in the NL East) vs. Colorado Rockies (22-29, fifth in the NL West)
Denver; Friday, 8:40 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Mets: Max Scherzer (3-2, 4.01 ERA, 1.19 WHIP, 31 strikeouts); Rockies: Connor Seabold (1-1, 5.97 ERA, 1.64 WHIP, 25 strikeouts)
Acosta leads Cincinnati against the Colorado RapidsMay 26, 2023 GMT
FC Cincinnati (9-1-3, first in the Eastern Conference) vs. Colorado Rapids (2-6-6, 13th in the Western Conference)
Commerce City, Colorado; Saturday, 9:30 p.m. EDT
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK MLS LINE: Colorado +145, FC Cincinnati +182, Draw +238; over/under is 2.5 goals
DENVER (AP) — Ezequiel Tovar singled through a five-man infield during a ninth-inning storm, lifting Colorado over the Miami Marlins 7-6 Thursday after the Rockies wasted a four-run lead in the top of the inning.
Environmental groups prevail on limit to grizzly bear deaths in Wyoming cattle grazing areaMay 25, 2023 GMT
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — An appeals court is sending a plan to allow continued cattle grazing in a vast, mountainous area of western Wyoming back to federal forest and wildlife officials, telling them to consider limiting how many of the area's female grizzly bears may be killed for preying on livestock.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars signed Brandon McManus in hopes of upgrading their special teams Thursday, two days after Denver dropped the veteran kicker and former team captain.
New Russell Wilson: trimmer body and lower public profileMay 25, 2023 GMT
There’s a lot less of Russell Wilson this offseason.
No more hype videos bombarding social media, no more chronicles of every globetrotting trip, no more merchandise pitches or cringey catchphrases.
Coach Prime keeps driving ticket sales as Colorado turns in record day for single-game admissionMay 25, 2023 GMT
There's a high demand for a front-row seat to watch the turnaround at the University of Colorado under Deion “Coach Prime” Sanders. Or so the soaring ticket sales indicate.
The Buffaloes sold 11,273 single-game tickets Wednesday, the largest one-day total for individual games in team history.
Prosecutors widen child sex abuse case in polygamous sectMay 25, 2023 GMT
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Prosecutors have widened their case against members of a small polygamous group that resides near the Utah-Arizona border, detailing its leader's sexual encounters with children he took as wives in new charges filed earlier this month.
After Club Q shooting, New York woman accused of threats to Colorado LGBTQ businessesMay 25, 2023 GMT
DENVER (AP) — A New York woman has been indicted for making threats against Denver-area LGBTQ businesses in the days after five people were killed at a gay nightclub in Colorado Springs last year.
Colorado embraces broad law requiring patient consent for pelvic exams while sedatedMay 25, 2023 GMT
DENVER (AP) — Colorado medical providers will need to get patients' prior consent before medical students can perform pelvic exams on them while they are unconscious for a procedure under a bill signed into law Thursday.
Gurriel leads Marlins against the Rockies after 4-hit gameMay 25, 2023 GMT
Miami Marlins (25-25, second in the NL East) vs. Colorado Rockies (21-29, fifth in the NL West)
Denver; Thursday, 3:10 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Marlins: Braxton Garrett (1-2, 4.60 ERA, 1.35 WHIP, 44 strikeouts); Rockies: Kyle Freeland (4-5, 3.88 ERA, 1.24 WHIP, 38 strikeouts)
Yuli Gurriel has 4 hits to help Marlins rout Rockies 10-2May 25, 2023 GMT
DENVER (AP) — Yuli Gurriel had four hits, Sandy Alcantara limited Colorado to two runs in six innings and the Miami Marlins beat the Rockies 10-2 on Wednesday night to snap a three-game losing streak.
DENVER (AP) — It took 3,787 regular-season games and 29 trips to the playoffs, countless ripoffs of rainbow uniforms and even more ‘yeah, buts’ than any city should have to stomach. Finally, 47 seasons into an entertaining, often frustrating and almost always overlooked journey in the NBA, Denver is at the center of the basketball world.
Rockies host the Marlins, aim to extend home win streakMay 24, 2023 GMT
Miami Marlins (24-25, third in the NL East) vs. Colorado Rockies (21-28, fifth in the NL West)
Denver; Wednesday, 8:40 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Marlins: Sandy Alcantara (1-5, 5.21 ERA, 1.25 WHIP, 54 strikeouts); Rockies: Karl Kauffmann (0-1, 8.31 ERA, 2.08 WHIP, four strikeouts)
Charlie Blackmon doubles in 4-run 5th, Rockies beat Marlins 5-4May 24, 2023 GMT
DENVER (AP) — Charlie Blackmon doubled in a four-run fifth inning, Jurickson Profar extended his on-base streak to 31 games and the Colorado Rockies spoiled 20-year-old Eury Pérez’s road debut with a 5-4 victory over the Miami Marlins on Tuesday night.
Family of Colorado man killed by police during mental health crisis gets $19 million settlementMay 24, 2023 GMT
DENVER (AP) — The parents of a 22-year-old Colorado man killed by a sheriff’s deputy while suffering a mental health crisis won a $19 million settlement, the largest in state history, in a deal announced Tuesday.
Explainer: What does the latest Colorado River proposal mean for California, Arizona, Nevada?May 23, 2023 GMT
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Facing the future with a dwindling Colorado River supply and intense pressure from the federal government, Arizona, California and Nevada have offered a plan to cut their water use significantly.
DENVER (AP) — The Denver Broncos severed ties with kicker Brandon McManus on Tuesday as they released the last holdover player from the team that won Super Bowl 50.
The 31-year-old McManus announced he was being let go on social media shortly before the Broncos made it official.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Denver Nuggets played with disruption on their minds in Game 4 of the Western Conference finals.
Everybody on that tight-knit bench Monday night seemed to know their team had never reached the NBA Finals, had never swept a playoff opponent and had never beaten the Los Angeles Lakers in a postseason series.
De La Cruz leads Marlins against the Rockies after 4-hit gameMay 23, 2023 GMT
Miami Marlins (24-24, third in the NL East) vs. Colorado Rockies (20-28, fifth in the NL West)
Denver; Tuesday, 8:40 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Marlins: Eury Perez (1-0, 2.79 ERA, 1.03 WHIP, 13 strikeouts); Rockies: Austin Gomber (3-4, 6.70 ERA, 1.53 WHIP, 29 strikeouts)
Díaz, Profar hits lead Rockies past Marlins 5-3May 23, 2023 GMT
DENVER (AP) — Elías Díaz homered and doubled to drive in two runs and Jurickson Profar doubled twice to extend his on-base streak to 30 games and drive in another pair as the Colorado Rockies beat the Miami Marlins 5-3 on Monday night.
Jokic leads Denver Nuggets past LeBron’s Lakers 113-111, into their first NBA FinalsMay 23, 2023 GMT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Nikola Jokic is a player unlike almost anything the NBA has ever seen, and now he's taking his Denver Nuggets somewhere they've never been.
Jokic had 30 points, 14 rebounds and 13 assists, and the Nuggets advanced to the NBA Finals for the first time in team history Monday night, sweeping the Western Conference finals with a 113-111 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers.
Breakthrough proposal would aid drought-stricken Colorado River as 3 Western states offer cutsMay 23, 2023 GMT
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Arizona, Nevada and California said Monday they’re willing to cut back on their use of the dwindling Colorado River in exchange for money from the federal government -- and to avoid forced cuts as drought threatens the key water supply for the U.S.
Carmelo Anthony retires from NBA, after 19-year career, NCAA title, 3 Olympic gold medalsMay 22, 2023 GMT
Carmelo Anthony, the star forward who led Syracuse to an NCAA championship in his lone college season and went on to spend 19 years in the NBA, announced his retirement on Monday.
Soler leads Marlins against the Rockies after 4-hit gameMay 22, 2023 GMT
Miami Marlins (24-23, third in the NL East) vs. Colorado Rockies (19-28, fifth in the NL West)
Denver; Monday, 8:40 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Marlins: Edward Cabrera (3-3, 5.13 ERA, 1.59 WHIP, 55 strikeouts); Rockies: Chase Anderson (0-0, .00 ERA, .50 WHIP, five strikeouts)
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Corey Seager hit a two-run homer in a five-run second inning and an RBI double in a six-run fifth, helping the Texas Rangers rout the Colorado Rockies 13-3 on Sunday for a three-game sweep.
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — When the Denver Nuggets faced the most crucial stretch of the biggest road game in franchise history, Nikola Jokic took over both on the floor and in the huddle.
The two-time MVP decided he would run a two-man, pick-and-roll offense with Jamal Murray late in Game 3 of the Western Conference finals on Saturday night, and Jokic came through with a 15-point fourth quarter.
Rangers aim to sweep series against the RockiesMay 21, 2023 GMT
Colorado Rockies (19-27, fifth in the NL West) vs. Texas Rangers (28-17, first in the AL West)
Arlington, Texas; Sunday, 2:35 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Rockies: Connor Seabold (1-0, 5.14 ERA, 1.61 WHIP, 20 strikeouts); Rangers: Andrew Heaney (2-3, 4.71 ERA, 1.19 WHIP, 47 strikeouts)
Denver Nuggets (53-29, first in the Western Conference) vs. Los Angeles Lakers (43-39, seventh in the Western Conference)
Los Angeles; Monday, 8:30 p.m. EDT
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK NBA LINE: Lakers -3.5; over/under is 224.5
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Nikola Jokic was far from his usual dominant self while mired in foul trouble, and Jamal Murray cooled off after his scorching first half. The Denver Nuggets' big early lead disappeared entirely in the fourth quarter of Game 3, and the Lakers' home crowd was in a frenzy.
Real Salt Lake keeps Rapids winless at home with 3-2 victoryMay 21, 2023 GMT
COMMERCE CITY, Colo. (AP) — Real Salt Lake scored three times in the first half and held on for a 3-2 victory over the Colorado Rapids on Saturday night.
Real Salt Lake (4-6-3) jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the 12th minute when Pablo Ruiz took a pass from Bode Hidalgo and scored for a second time this season.
DENVER (AP) — Smoke from dozens of raging wildfires in western Canada has drifted south into the United States and prompted the states of Colorado and Montana to issue air quality alerts.
Colorado's Department of Public Health and Environment put out alerts and advisories for Saturday afternoon through Sunday afternoon for much of the eastern half of the state, including Denver.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Corey Seager had a two-run home run among three hits and Jon Gray won in his first start against his former club as the Texas Rangers beat the Colorado Rockies 11-5 on Saturday.
More states are requiring patients to give consent for medical students performing pelvic examsMay 20, 2023 GMT
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A new batch of states are looking to legislate the level of informed consent when it comes to medical students performing pelvic exams for educational purposes on unconscious patients.
Rangers meet the Rockies with 1-0 series leadMay 20, 2023 GMT
Colorado Rockies (19-26, fifth in the NL West) vs. Texas Rangers (27-17, first in the AL West)
Arlington, Texas; Saturday, 4:05 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Rockies: Kyle Freeland (4-4, 3.16 ERA, 1.11 WHIP, 38 strikeouts); Rangers: Jon Gray (3-1, 3.15 ERA, 1.12 WHIP, 32 strikeouts)
Garcia goes deep again as Rangers roll past Rockies 7-2May 20, 2023 GMT
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Adolis Garcia homered for the fifth time in as many games, Corey Seager and Josh Jung hit two-run doubles in a five-run fifth inning and the Texas Rangers beat the Colorado Rockies 7-2 on Friday night.
United States returns ‘Earth Monster’ Olmec sculpture to MexicoMay 19, 2023 GMT
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico announced Friday that a huge 2,500-year-old Olmec stone sculpture has been returned from the United States.
The almost six-foot-tall (two-meter) “Monster of the Earth” sculpture appears to represent the gaping maw of a monster that is big enough to swallow people, and may represent a symbolic entrance to the underworld.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Although the Los Angeles Lakers’ late-season transformation is one of this NBA season’s best stories, LeBron James and his teammates finally appear to be running out of steam in the Western Conference finals.
Rockies visit the Rangers to open 3-game seriesMay 19, 2023 GMT
Colorado Rockies (19-25, fifth in the NL West) vs. Texas Rangers (26-17, first in the AL West)
Arlington, Texas; Friday, 8:05 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Rockies: Karl Kauffmann (0-0); Rangers: Martin Perez (4-1, 4.25 ERA, 1.61 WHIP, 31 strikeouts)
Colorado Rapids host Real Salt Lake in conference matchupMay 19, 2023 GMT
Real Salt Lake (3-6-3, 12th in the Western Conference) vs. Colorado Rapids (2-5-6, 12th in the Western Conference)
Commerce City, Colorado; Saturday, 9:30 p.m. EDT
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK MLS LINE: Colorado -111, Real Salt Lake +273, Draw +273; over/under is 2.5 goals
Denver takes 2-0 lead into game 3 against Los AngelesMay 19, 2023 GMT
Denver Nuggets (53-29, first in the Western Conference) vs. Los Angeles Lakers (43-39, seventh in the Western Conference)
Los Angeles; Saturday, 8:30 p.m. EDT
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK NBA LINE: Lakers -5.5; over/under is 223.5
DENVER (AP) — In what the Denver Nuggets saw as the latest sign of disrespect, ESPN sideline reporter Lisa Salters revealed she hadn’t watched two-time MVP Nikola Jokic play before Game 1 of the Western Conference finals against the Los Angeles Lakers.
ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta United has agreed to sell Brazilian winger Luiz Araújo, who is heading back to his home country to play for Flamengo.
The MLS club will receive a reported $10 million transfer fee from the deal announced Thursday.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Anti-trans legislation is roiling the nation. Bills prohibiting drag performances are cropping up in statehouses. Violence and vitriol are turning children’s drag story hour events into headline-news protests.
Olympic reform panel starts work: ‘Opportunity to think big’May 18, 2023 GMT
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — A Congressionally formed panel exploring the inner-workings of the U.S. Olympic enterprise hinted at proposing potentially radical changes to a business that has been operating under the same framework for more than 40 years.