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Right now, the Denver Nuggets are rudderless, wearily adrift at sea. Judging from their current roster, cap sheet and most recent offseason, Denver's short and long-term plans are ...(full article)

The adrenaline was still flowing for Russell Wilson an hour after a game that was supposed to be high drama, and actually was.   “The NFL needed this game,” Wilson said.   Af...(full article)

SEATTLE — The winner of a classic football game should never be determined by pure, dumb luck. Unlike the Super Bowl, the only difference Sunday between the Broncos and Seatt...(full article)

The Broncos’ offense is going to have to change some things at Seattle on Sunday if it wants a different result than last season’s 43-8 loss in the Super Bowl. Looking back on ...(full article)

The challenge of interviewing Peyton Manning is coming up with something new to ask. He might be the most interviewed athlete of this generation. Over the past few years, I’ve ...(full article)

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Thrown at or Not, Sherman Man in Middle

Richard Sherman gave a vivid description on Wednesday of the scorching conditions last Sunday in San Diego, which he felt were largely responsible for the Seahawks’ subpar defe...

Sports Journalists' Infinite Hypocrisy

Denver Broncos slot receiver Wes Welker, suspended prior to the season opener for testing positive for amphetamines, won tentative reinstatement following the NFL Players Associa...

Second-Half Misfire Nearly Costs Broncos

Imagine the kind of game Peyton Manning could have had if he wasn't benched in the second half. Mind you, Manning wasn't pulled by the coach in favor of backup quarterback Brock Os...

Druggie Broncos a Mile High, for Sure

The Denver Broncos have a drug problem. Whether it is alcohol, marijuana or amphetamines, our local football heroes do not discriminate. Denver is known as the Mile High City, an...

Maybe Now Welker Will Get Well

The initial reaction to Tuesday’s news that Denver Broncos wide receiver Wes Welker was being suspended four games for a violation of the NFL’s performance-enhancing dr...

Welker 'Shocked' by Suspension for PEDs

Wes Welker will miss the first four games of the season, but not because of a concussion. The NFL has issued the Broncos' slot receiver a four-game suspension for violating the le...

What Makes Peyton Manning Tick

The clock in the hotel room shows 9:45 p.m. Peyton Manning is standing in somewhere between the bed and the television set holding a football, as if he is taking a snap from center...

Broncos Gear for Another Run to the Top

The architect of the AFC champions stood on the sideline of a training-camp practice Tuesday and stared out at a different landscape. Finally, the Broncos are building an indoor ...

Tulowitzki, Rockies Should Consider Divorce

When the Colorado Rockies signed Troy Tulowitzki through 2020, it seemed like a marriage built to last. It was a franchise player—and a franchise talent—agreeing to stick it o...

Once Again, Broncos and Pats Atop AFC

The Broncos held a press conference on March 12, announcing the signing of the Cowboys’ all-time sack leader, DeMarcus Ware. “We’re a team this year to be reckoned with,” W...

NFL Becoming a Non-Contact Sport

Who put the playground monitors in charge of the NFL? Maybe the Broncos picked the wrong year to get nastier and more physical on defense. Instead of a grudge match against Seattl...

Why Broncos Should Be Super Bowl Favorites

The Seattle Seahawks will travel to Denver to face the Broncos in a rematch of Super Bowl XLVIII in a preseason game on Thursday. Let’s not forget this was a Super Bowl that...

Air Force Must Restore Honor After Scandal

This is going to be about the Colorado Springs Gazette's disclosure of scandalous athlete misconduct in recent years at the Air Force Academy.   But bear with me for a moment....

After Career at Top, Bowlen Steps Aside

This one's for Pat. After his birth 70 years ago as the son of a Canadian wildcatter and a steadfast Wisconsinite, Patrick Dennis Bowlen never stopped skating, swimming, skiing,...

Broncos Owner Bowlen Battles Alzheimers

Pat Bowlen, one of the most iconic owners in NFL history who helped guide the Broncos to six Super Bowl appearances and two world championships in his 30 years as owner, is relinqu...

Broncos Must Quit Being Soft

"I'd walk 10 miles on my hands and knees ... I'd wrestle with a lion and a grizzly bear ... I'd put out a burning building with a shovel and dirt and not even worry about getting h...

Tulowitzki Warms to Being the Next Jeter

Troy Tulowitzki grew up idolizing Derek Jeter in Southern California. He wouldn’t mind succeeding him in the Bronx. Tulowitzki, the Rockies shortstop who will be Jeter’s Nation...

Tulo Hinting He's Had Enough?

The Colorado Rockies shouldn't trade Troy Tulowitzki, but after the week they've had it wouldn't be surprising if he wanted out.   The Rockies are teetering at the bottom of t...

Kershaw Just 1 Pitch From Perfection

Clayton Kershaw had the Cy Young Awards and the magazine covers and All-Star acclaim and the record contract. There was one pitching milestone that had escaped the left-hander, bu...

Manziel-Hoyer Is Tebow-Orton All Over Again

I swear I’ve seen this quarterback competition before. We can draw many parallels between Johnny Manziel and Tim Tebow: their celebrated college careers, their Heisman Trophies,...

Prompt Action Saves His Leg - Maybe His Life

The scar spreads down the outside of Rahim Moore’s left calf, scaly and black. It’s never narrow, but oh, is the middle part wide. It’s a messy scar, jagged in some places,...

Catch This: NFL's Best Receiving Corps

When I played with the Green Bay Packers in the mid-1990s, I watched Brett Favre take the NFL by storm with a receiving corps that featured several playmakers on the perimeter (R...

Head-First Slide Latest MLB Nonsense

As Homer Simpson says, “If there’s one thing I don’t like being taught, it’s a lesson!” Saturday, during Yankees-White Sox on YES, a flabbergasted Mic...

Heavy-Hitting Tulowitzki Best in the Game

All offseason, Troy Tulowitzki heard the same thing. Just watch, people said. He's going to change you. Taz Tulowitzki is now 5 months old, and in one respect, those prognostica...

Rockies Can Win Now - With Samardzija

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Streaks Show It: On Base Better Than Hitting

On Thursday, I highlighted Nolan Arenado’s 27-game hitting streak (it ended Friday at 28 games), comparing his overall offensive statistics during the streak to those of stre...

Bautista's Great On-Base Streak Ignored

Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado extended his hitting streak to 28 games Thursday and it'll rightfully get lots of national coverage. Hitting streaks have been a part of the b...

Hockey Thug Will Never Change

If hockey were real estate, you could say that last summer the Wild went searching for a house, something more sturdy than flashy, built more for day-to-day living than curb appeal...

Job Changes, But Elway Still in Captain Mode

To dominate the game with the football in your hand is a wondrous achievement. But to put down the ball and dominate the game with the pen in your hand is almost unthinkable. Was...

Elway Needs Draft to Mold Broncos' Culture

John Elway returned to the Broncos to win a Super Bowl. But the Broncos won't win a Super Bowl unless Elway improves his way of building a football team. To become champions, the ...

Fox Seeks 'Ultimate Goal' After New Deal

As his contract extension was laboring through negotiations, Broncos coach John Fox was preparing himself for a worst-case scenario. The worst case for any NFL coach is to lead as ...

Grinding Starts at Top With Rockies

When you're a boy at a ballpark, sitting on an oversized seat that feels more like a throne, you don't watch baseball as much as you soak it in. Before he was Tulo, before he wa...

Broncos Have Talent But Desperate for Leader

OK, Broncos executive John Elway bought a ton of defensive talent for $110 million. But before giving Elway a grade of A on his free-agent bonanza, here's the caveat. If the Bro...

Manning's Window Closing, Elway All In

So, DeMarcus Ware. Is this what you might call a Dream Team? "I wouldn't say that," the former Cowboys star said with a smile. Phew. The new Broncos passed their first test. No sil...

After Super Bowl Loss, Elway Reloads Fast

No one was more ticked off the Broncos didn't give the Seattle Seahawks a better Super Bowl fight than John Elway. The Broncos' general manager has turned his competitive rage int...

Done With Broncos, Bailey Won't Retire

The Denver Broncos will release veteran cornerback Champ Bailey, the team's longest tenured player, rather than pay him a $9 million salary in 2014. Bailey, 35, will become a fre...

New League Question: What Will Tebow Do?

A second coming of Tim Tebow in Denver?   WWTD?   The possibility of the Mile High Messiah returning to play quarterback for Denver is mind-boggling, but not as far-fetched as it...

Breaking Down Why Broncos Lost Super Bowl

In a snowstorm during the morning-after hangover, a guy in Times Square brashly demanded, "What happened to your Broncos?" In a restaurant in foggy Bradenton, Fla., the next ni...

Time Running Out for Manning's Broncos

Hey, John Elway, how long did it take you to get over your Super Bowl losses?   "I'm not over them yet."   It was the perfect answer on a day of doldrums at Dove Valley. Then he ...

Broncos' Missing Ingredient: Nastiness

If Von Miller is finished partying with the Seahawks, the Broncos can return to the Super Bowl in 2015. The Broncos won't waste a day of the Peyton Window. They will continue to s...

Seattle's Defensive Effort History's Best?

The Denver Broncos came into Super Bowl XLVIII as arguably the greatest offense in NFL history. They scored more touchdowns and had more points than any team ever. The Seahawks h...

Fans Refuse to Blame Their Guy Peyton

The true definition of a "legacy" isn't found in newspapers or online or within the confines of a 140-character summation of something that happened 10 minutes ago. You need to ...

Offseason Will Get No Easier for Broncos

The Denver Broncos believed that this was their year. The 2012 playoff disappointment sparked the Broncos to chase Wes Welker, Shaun Phillips and others in free agency — missin...

Manning Should Walk Away While He Can

When the Seattle Seahawks' Percy Harvin returned the opening kickoff of the second half 87 yards for a touchdown, all the anxious moments turned toward Denver Broncos quarterback P...

For Broncos, It's Simple: Total Breakdown

Sometimes what happens in football doesn’t make for an exciting story, but there are inches and web pages to fill. Sometimes there isn’t much to get into a screaming televise...

Nuggets Must Get Tougher vs. Lakers

It wasn't just a hard pick. It wasn't just a vicious collision. It was — dare it be said in this city — a Steve Atwater-esque hit. The Lakers' Pau Gasol leveled th...

McGee Gives Nuggets Big Boost

Friday was the holiday called Star Wars Day ("May the Fourth be with you"), so it was fitting that Denver's own Sky-walker stole the show. In the biggest game of the season, r...

Moyer Wins One for the Ages

Jamie Moyer sat by his locker Tuesday afternoon, looking through wire-rim glasses at his composition book. It includes copious notes, reminders of how he wants to attack hitters...

A Comfortable Feeling in Denver

When it came down to his Decision, Peyton Manning "wanted someone to tell me what to do." But, he told The Denver Post on Tuesday afternoon, "nobody would." I asked Peyton if he h...

Does Anyone Want Tebow?

As soon as word came through that Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos were ironing out a contract, the Tim Tebow questions began to fly. The likeliest of outcomes seemed to be a ...

Cowboys Should Deal for Tebow

Tim Tebow is available, which means the next time he "Tebows" it needs to be in a Dallas Cowboys uniform. Monday's news that Peyton Manning plans to sign a free agent deal to beco...

Chance to Win Fueled Decision

For Peyton Manning, creature of habit that he is, no doubt the easiest thing would have been becoming a Tennessee Titan. The familiar and the comfortable have always held particu...

Tough Schedule Will Limit Team

Look, I love the NFL Network, but if I had the money, I would leave to start the Peyton Football Network. I'd just broadcast every game the Denver Broncos play this season and my...

What Does This Mean for Tebow?

The clock has likely struck midnight on Tebow Time. With Peyton Manning in discussions to sign a blockbuster deal with the Denver Broncos, the NFL future of incumbent quarterback ...

AFC West Should Fear Broncos

Peyton Manning has been used to dominating the AFC South. Now that he has agreed to join the Denver Broncos, he can take control of the AFC West. With Hall of Famer John Elway gu...

Elway Hoping to Make QB Magic

Will John Elway stick it to the Colts twice in 30 years? Could the Denver offense become the Broncolts with former Pro Bowlers Peyton Manning, Reggie Wayne, Dallas Clark, Jeff ...

Quinn Sorry for Comments on Tebow

Broncos quarterback Brady Quinn was not pleased with how his comments were portrayed in a GQ article on Tebowmania that was released today. The article on Tim Tebow's 2011 seaso...

4 Teams in Trouble Amid Short Season

The Pacers have lost six of eight to drop to 18-12, ceding that “feel-good threat to Miami and Chicago” status to Philadelphia and falling to a point where New York, ...

Lakers' Trip Starts on Mile-High Note

The Lakers arrived here ahead of the winter storm that blanketed the area with more than a foot of snow, causing near-whiteout conditions amid swirling winds and frigid temperatu...

Pitching Is Rockies' Unknown

The Rockies – meaning GM Dan O’Dowd, manager Jim Tracy, veteran first baseman Todd Helton, otherworldly shortstop Troy Tulowitzki, all of them – left spring train...

Nuggets Thriving with Carmelo Gone

Denver Nuggets coach George Karl was enjoying the last bit of his shrimp salad during a recent off night on the road when some news from the evening’s NBA games piqued his...

Ranking Potential Super Matchups

We're down to the final eight teams in the NFL playoffs, and that means there are only 16 potential matchups remaining for Super Bowl XLVI at Lucas Oil Stadium next month in Indi...

Broncos Lose Moreno to Torn ACL

Knowshon Moreno's season is over. Coach John Fox said today that Moreno will be placed on injured reserve after the running back tore his anterior cruciate ligament Sunday in K...

Possible Big 12 Expansion Targets

1. Brigham Young Pluses: Large fan base, a good tradition and, as a football independent, are most readily available Minuses: 900 miles from Lubbock, the nearest Big 12 school; T...

Rockies' Alfonzo Banned 100 Games

Rockies catcher Eliezer Alfonzo became only the second major league player to test positive twice for a performance-enhancing drug, earning a 100-game suspension today. Alfonzo ...

Update on QB Battles

Alex Smith vs. Colin Kaepernick. Neither Smith nor Kaepernick have stood out under Jim Harbaugh. The 49ers felt the need to audition three-time Pro Bowler Daunte Culpepper, who la...

Broncos Face Issues On D-Line

The Denver Broncos' defensive line depth is about to be tested in a serious way. Starting defensive tackle Marcus Thomas will miss the remainder of the preseason with a strained ...

Rockies Put Gonzalez on 15-Day DL

The Rockies' season, an exercise in wheel-spinning since April, took a turn for the worse today when Carlos Gonzalez was placed on the 15-day disabled list. The move hardly came ...

Rockies Not Shopping Jimenez

The fasting couldn't last any longer. Twitter is a beast that must be spoon-fed hourly. It needs trade rumors, slobbers for them. An interesting link arrived in a retweet Tuesday...

Avalanche Fleeced in Varlamov Deal

The Colorado Avalanche did a very good thing in signing defenseman Jan Hejda(notes) from the Columbus Blue Jackets to a 4-year, $13 million deal. He's a solid pro and was a coveted...

Nuggets Should Deal Felton

If the Nuggets want to improve the team through tonight's NBA draft, they need to make a trade. Do any of these three juicy possibilities catch your fancy? A shutdown defender:...

Rockies' De La Rosa Out for Season

Rockies manager Jim Tracy was talking Tuesday morning about the sun finally shining on Coors Field. "Somewhere," said Tracy, "we'll get the sun to come out, it will stay out for ...

Giambi Hits 3 HRs as Rockies Roll

Todd Helton's back was acting up again, so Rockies manager Jim Tracy didn't hesitate to put Jason Giambi, your basic .115 hitter, in the Rockies' starting lineup. "When the oppor...

Nuggets Will Rely on Lawson

For the past two postseasons, Denver relied on point guard Chauncey Billups, a man with a clutch nickname and an impressive resume. Billups earned his reputation during a career in...

Nuggets Aren't Calling It Quits

Perhaps fittingly, you can't spell insurmountable without mountain. And the mountain the Nuggets are staring at makes a fourteener look like a hill — no NBA team has gone do...

Will Altitude Affect Thunder?

With the lights turned low, the Denver Nuggets' public address announcer bellows to a boisterous building, ‘Can you feel it?' The visitors inside Pepsi Center definitely do....

Nuggets Must Be Better in Clutch

It wasn't just that there were still 11.9 seconds left, an eternity or two in the NBA. It wasn't just that three opponents hovered around Raymond Felton, who clanked a 3-pointer. ...

Rockies' Jimenez Struggles in Return

Inspiration comes from all sources during a six-month season. Nearly four hours before Tuesday's first pitch, Mr. Mister's "Broken Wings" played in the Rockies' clubhouse. The m...

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2014 Colorado high school football

A look at The Denver Post's high school games of the week for Week 6. ...

Briefs: CB Patrick Peterson ready f

Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson has yet to face Peyton Manning in a regular-season game, but h...

Undefeated Cardinals come to Denver

You can't plan for Peyton Manning. You can't spend hours, days, weeks searching for the perfect sche...

Madison Bumgarner, Giants shutout P

The San Francisco Giants know what it takes to win this time of year. The Pittsburgh Pirates are sti...

Kivon Cartwright will explore obtai

Accepting that his 2014 season almost certainly has ended, Colorado State H-back/tight end Kivon Car...