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Nuggets largely the same team, as NBA preseason opens Thursday

DENVER - While the top teams in the Western Conference bolstered their rosters by adding big name free agents, the Denver Nuggets largely stayed the course.That's because they think the nucleus of...

DATE: Sept. 30, 2009 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Shonny second at finals

Durango native Shonny Vanlandingham finished second to Canada's Melanie McQuaid at the XTERRA USA Championships on Saturday at Snowbasin Resort in Ogden, Utah.Vanlandingham, 40, crossed the line in...

DATE: Sept. 29, 2009 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Barmes snares Rockies 4-3 win

DENVER - Second baseman Clint Barmes made a diving catch to start a game-ending double play, preserving the Colorado Rockies' 4-3 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Sunday.Huston Street earned...

DATE: Sept. 28, 2009 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Broncos stanch doubters

OAKLAND, Calif. - Kyle Orton, Josh McDaniels and a newfound dominant defense have quieted all the talk of offseason disfunction in Denver with a 3-0 start.Orton threw a touchdown pass to Brandon...

DATE: Sept. 28, 2009 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Broncos, Raiders play with bounce

OAKLAND, Calif. - Josh McDaniels and the Denver Broncos know firsthand how much of an emotional boost a team can get by pulling a victory from out of nowhere on the road in the NFL.That's what has...

DATE: Sept. 26, 2009 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Broncos' 3-4 D makes strides

ENGLEWOOD - Inheriting a Denver Broncos defense in complete disarray, Josh McDaniels decided to junk it soon after taking over as head coach.No patches, salvage jobs or quick fixes, just throw the...

DATE: Sept. 24, 2009 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Padres send Rockies reeling

DENVER - Nick Hundley homered to start the comeback and drove in the tiebreaking run with an eighth-inning single off Rafael Betancourt, and the San Diego Padres dealt the NL wild card-leading...

DATE: Sept. 24, 2009 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Dumervil: It's a matter of leverage

ENGLEWOOD - With his long arms and low center of gravity, Elvis Dumervil was just the hybrid player the Denver Broncos were coveting for their conversion to a 3-4 scheme.Convincing him, though,...

DATE: Sept. 24, 2009 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Denver defense thrives

DENVER - A Denver Broncos defense that's been a detriment the last few years has suddenly become dependable.Elvis Dumervil tied a franchise record with four sacks, and the Broncos forced three...

DATE: Sept. 21, 2009 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Will Barack lobby for 2016 Olympic Games?

WASHINGTON - As Michelle Obama prepares to make a highly personal appeal in Denmark on behalf of Chicago's bid to host the 2016 Summer Olympics, the White House is leaving open the possibility that...

DATE: Sept. 21, 2009 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Official banned after ordering crash

PARIS - Nelson Piquet Jr. wishes every day he had refused orders to deliberately crash at a race.The fallout from that incident hit Monday, when Formula One spared his former team severe punishment...

DATE: Sept. 21, 2009 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Arizona rallies against Rockies

PHOENIX - Gerardo Parra doubled in the go-ahead runs, Brandon Allen and Ryan Roberts homered, and the last-place Arizona Diamondbacks rallied to beat the Colorado Rockies 7-5 on Friday night,...

DATE: Sept. 19, 2009 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports