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Another week, another disappointing loss at the hands of an impotent offense and a defense that cracks in the final minutes. The Broncos led for more than 53 minutes but couldn’t hold out in the final minutes of Sunday’s 10-9 road loss to the Baltimore Ravens. Denver has now lost eight of its last nine games and sits second-to-last in the AFC with a 3-9 record. Here’s what went down on Sunday… The exact same story Remember when the Broncos lost to the Seahawks on a ridiculously-long missed field goal as time expired? Or when the defense collapsed and they lost to the Colts? Or when the Chargers tied them up late and then the Broncos fumbled in overtime and…

It’s Prime Time in Boulder! The Colorado Buffaloes have hired Deion Sanders to be their 28th head football coach. Sanders leaves Jackson State University after leading the Tigers to their second straight SWAC conference title. The Tigers beat the Southern Jaguars on Saturday, 43-24. For weeks, rumors have been circulating that CU leadership has been making changes to current restrictions that limit the quality and quantity of transfers Colorado can accept. Here is everything you need to know about Prime coming to Boulder. He became the 21st head coach of the Jackson State Tigers in 2020. In his first season, he led the Tigers to a 4-3 record in what was an abbreviated and delayed season due to COVID-19. Jackson…

You know, sometimes you can just see it coming. Hockey is the ultimate game of randomness, but a few games every year you just know a team is in for a tough night. Even though this one didn’t involve a back-to-back, it was obvious that Colorado going into Boston, where the Bruins were a perfect 13-0 to start the season, was going to be a tough task after the lineup saw yet another player exit the lineup due to injury. Josh Manson suffered an undisclosed injury and flew back to Denver after playing just over 10 minutes two nights ago against the Buffalo Sabres and is considered week-to-week. With his injury, the Avs came into tonight’s game down eight players…

When all 30 Major League Baseball clubs and the media that covers them gather for the first Winter Meetings since 2019, it will be in the same location as the last: the Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego, CA. Three years and one pandemic later, not to mention a 99-day lockout last offseason, the Hot Stove League will take center stage from December 4-8 as free agent signings, trades and enough rumors to fill a high school hallway look to make headlines. The Colorado Rockies will look to improve a roster that has a lot of turnover in just a year’s time. Only 18 players – eight position players and 10 pitchers – remain from the club’s 40-man roster from…

Nikola Jokić – C- Jokić was dominant in the second half of a road loss to the shorthanded Hawks. He couldn’t be stopped in the quarters he cared to show up for. And that’s precisely what Michael Malone worried about after the wins over Houston. It was an incomplete effort from the starters — especially Jokić, who wasn’t interested in playing the first half of basketball. It wasn’t about shot attempts. It was about impact. He was virtually absent on the floor while Clint Capela had his way. His herculean effort in the third almost made matters worse. It looks like a choice for him when he flips the proverbial switch. Why did he wait so long? Jamal Murray -…

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — The Broncos released their final injury report ahead of Sunday’s matchup against the Ravens. Kickoff is scheduled for 11 a.m. in Baltimore. Key notes: Brandon McManus was added to the injury report with tightness in his kicking quad. He should be good to go, but punter Corliss Waitman practiced kickoffs on Friday.Courtland Sutton was added to the injury report with stomach flu. With KJ Hamler out and Jerry Jeudy questionable, after he returned to practice on Friday, the Broncos could be facing dire straits at receiver.Several key Baltimore players are questionable for Sunday: tackle Ronnie Stanley, safety Kyle Hamilton and cornerback Marlon Humphrey. Here’s the final injury report: Broncos Injury Report PlayerPos.InjuryWednesdayThursdayFridayGame StatusDakota AllenLBHamstringDNPDNPDNPOUTAndrew BeckFB/TEHamstring/IllnessDNPDNPDNPOUTKJ HamlerWRHamstringDNPDNPDNPOUTJonathan HarrisDLKneeDNPDNPDNPOUTCourtland…

It’s official: Kyle Freeland will be playing for Team USA in the 2023 World Baseball Classic. The 16-team tournament returns for the first time since 2017 when the United States were crowned champions for the first time in four tries and the Denver native will help the Americans go for two in a row. Freeland joins a Team USA roster already counts RHP Adam Wainwright of the St. Louis Cardinals, LHP Nestor Cortes of the New York Yankees and RHP Merrill Kelly of the Arizona Diamondbacks as part of the starting rotation. 2B Trevor Story of the Boston Red Sox and 3B Nolan Arenado of the Cardinals will be reunited with Freeland for the first time since the trio were…

Adam Mares, Harrison Wind, Brendan Vogt and Dev Johnson react to the Nuggets’ disheartening loss in Atlanta where Denver once again failed to defend. After improving their defense so much (in theory) this summer, how are the Nuggets still so bad on that end of the floor? Then, Around the Association. Fast recap – 3:36 Big takeaways – 8:30 Not playing Braun Taun – 27:30 Bones – 37:40 How does the defense look good – 45:00 Superchats – 47:00 ATA – 50:30 BUY TICKETS HERE: https://gametime.hnyj8s.net/c/3442941/1441543/10874 TAILGATE WITH US: https://bit.ly/3fwCPha Breck Brew Nice List Sweepstakes: https://www.breckbrew.com/blog/nicelistsweepstakes/ Visit https://dkng.co/DNVR to sign up for DraftKings Sportsbook using the code “DNVR” If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling…

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Two weeks ago, ahead of a matchup with the Las Vegas Raiders, Broncos offensive coordinator Justin Outten outlined a goal for his offense. “Our top run was 17 yards,” he said. “I gave them a plus-18 challenge.” The closest the Broncos came was a 12-yard run from Latavius Murray. A week later, though, Outten got what he was looking for when Murray broke off a 52-yard run in the second quarter against the Panthers. “When they hit the 52, that sideline was jacked and the coaches were jacked,” he said. “They were committed to getting that done.” Murray’s run made the Broncos the final NFL team to record a 20-yard run this season. By the time the…

Anton Blidh – D The fourth line has not been hurting the team of late, but that was not the case against Buffalo. Out there for a goal against and then taking a penalty late when he got bumped up the lineup. Not what you need. Andrew Cogliano – B Perfectly executed rush for the second Compher goal. Drove the middle, passed it off, and then crashed the net to take a guy. Was visibly frustrated after the 5-on-3 goal against because they got close to killing it. J.T. Compher – A+ A four-point game from Compher is remarkably rare, and the second goal was a real nice shot. But 21 face-off wins in a game is something else. Compher…

My highest scoring quarter in a basketball game in my only year of playing? Two points. My total for that half? Two points. Game total? Two points. Season total?Two. Points. Eight games that season, and I sported a scintillating 0.25 ppg average. Baseball? I wasn’t terrible, but I wasn’t as good as half the kids on my team. The football coach was nothing short of dismissive. I never even took a crack at hockey, but my adult skating style has been described as “a moose on Crisco”.I’m not not athletic, I’m just not always particularly graceful. That may describe you or someone you know well as well. But when I’d sent the third kickball well past my outfield classmates, the…

I’m prone to hyperbole. I don’t know if that’s because I’m a writer, a millennial, or a former emo kid. All three have definitely contributed to the tendency, so I’ll often joke about hockey games and how “half the game” was played at 5v5 so the results are an unreliable narrator. Tonight, however, the Colorado Avalanche and Buffalo Sabres treated the world to a game where just 38:12 was played at 5v5. Those numbers could have been worse, too, were if not for essentially each team being given a two-minute 5v3 advantage. Each team scored on those advantages, too, as this game saw five power-play goals and an empty-net goal in Colorado’s 6-4 win. Following Colorado’s worst game of the…

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — The Broncos released an updated injury report on Thursday ahead of Sunday’s game against the Baltimore Ravens. Kickoff is scheduled for 11 a.m. Here’s the most recent update to the injury report: Broncos Injury Report PlayerPos.InjuryWednesdayThursdayFridayGame StatusDakota AllenLBHamstringDNPDNP Andrew BeckFB/TEHamstring/IllnessDNPDNP KJ HamlerWRHamstringDNPDNP Jonathan HarrisDLKneeDNPDNP Jerry JeudyWRAnkleDNPDNP Dre’Mont JonesDEIllnessDNPLIMITED Dalton RisnerGShoulderLIMITEDLIMITED K’Waun WilliamsCBWrist/Elbow/KneeDNPLIMITED Kendall HintonWRFootFULLFULL Kareem JacksonSNIR – resting playerDNPFULL Jalen VirgilWRHipFULLFULL Ravens Injury Report PlayerPos.InjuryWednesdayThursdayFridayGame StatusNick BoyleTEIllnessDNPDNP Ben ClevelandGIllness–DNP Daniel FaaleleTIllnessDNPDNP Marcus PetersCBNIR – restDNPDNP Del’Shawn PhillipsOLBQuad–DNP Kyle HamiltonSKneeLIMITEDLIMITED Marlon HumphreyCBAnkleDNPLIMITED Patrick MekariTIllnessDNPLIMITED Ronnie StanleyTAnkleLIMITEDLIMITED Tylan WallaceWRHamstring–LIMITED Isaiah LikelyTEAnkleLIMITEDFULL Lamar JacksonQBQuadLIMITEDFULL BOLD – Indicates change in status; NIR­- Indicates not injury related; *- Team did not practice / report is an estimation;STATUS DEFINITIONS: Did not participate (DNP); Limited: means less than 100 percent of a player’s normal repetitions; Full—100 percent of player’s normal repetitions; Out: will not play; Doubtful: Unlikely to play;…

1. “Peel Sting” is one of Denver’s go-to isolation plays for their power forwards and one of the most common set plays in Michael Malone’s playbook. The play starts with a 1-4 ball screen that usually forces a switch before leading to a mid or low post touch for the “4” to attack a mismatch. Here are several examples from last season. https://youtu.be/PTEG_JEYFDY This play is most commonly called for Aaron Gordon with the starting unit or Jeff Green with the bench unit. Both players are much stronger than most guards. So when the Nuggets see that a team is switching, they will run this action and let their oversized forwards play bully ball against the smaller guards. In Wednesday’s…

When Gavin Hollowell made the jump from Double-A to the big leagues, he became the first to skip Triple-A for the Colorado Rockies since Ryan Feltner just a year prior. Before that, one would have to go back to Chad Bettis in 2013. As far as relief pitchers are concerned, it’s an ever more rare occurrence. Hollowell also became the...

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Nikola Jokić – A Jokić likely had no complaints over the first half of the action. He recorded four assists in the first five minutes and finished the half with ten while shooting only twice. The Nuggets were dominating, and their best player was ignoring the rim. A dream come true for the B2B reluctant MVP. He grew more aggressive in a sloppy second half. The Nuggets loosened their vice grip, and Houston made a slight push, enough to scare head coach Michael Malone into redeploying the starting lineup after seemingly retiring them for the night. The Nuggets lost the second half by seven, but the game never got too close. Jokić’s third-quarter scoring helped slow the bleeding. Jamal Murray…

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