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

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 d...

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

DENVER (AP) — Nikola Jokic had 27 points and 12 rebounds before calling it an early night as the Denver Nuggets routed the Oklahoma City Thunder 119-101 on Tuesday. Clean shaven and ...

Avs send Cole to Wild for Pateryn in swap of defensemen

DENVER (AP) — Colorado and Minnesota have swapped veteran defensemen, with the Avalanche acquiring Greg Pateryn and the Wild receiving Ian Cole. The trade Tuesday represents a signif...

Clarkson helps Jazz to 5th straight, beat Nuggets 109-105

DENVER (AP) — Reserve Jordan Clarkson scored 23 points, Donovan Mitchell added 18 and the Utah Jazz beat the Nuggets 109-105 Sunday night in a rematch of their thrilling first-round playoff series las...

Off to solid start, Dorrell sees big things in store for CU

Colorado coach Karl Dorrell had a thought while flying back with his team from a lopsided Alamo Bowl loss last month. “How far we have to go,” he said Friday in a wrap-up video call...

Mentors wanted: Virus limits vet-rookie time away from rink

Colorado defenseman Ian Cole has taken a young kid under his wing as he starts his 11th season in the NHL, dining with him often and going the extra mile to make sure his needs are met. ...

Jokic, Nuggets hold off Curry, Warriors for 114-104 win

DENVER (AP) — Nikola Jokic scored 18 of his 23 points in the second half to help Denver overcome the blazing shooting of Stephen Curry as the Nuggets held off the Golden State Warriors 114-104 on Thur...

Sundqvist, Binnington help Blues open with 4-1 win over Avs

DENVER (AP) — Oskar Sundqvist scored twice and blocked four shots, Jordan Binnington made 26 saves and the St. Louis Blues beat the Colorado Avalanche 4-1 on Wednesday night in the season opener for b...

Sakic credits late Lacroix for assist in GM success with Avs

DENVER (AP) — Joe Sakic learned early on the secret behind building a contending Stanley Cup team -- keep everything secret. For that particular insight, the Colorado Avalanche Hall ...

NHL embarks on season that will be like '56 playoff games'

The NHL has started seasons of fewer than 82 games in January and played into the summer to award the Stanley Cup. Just not like this. When the puck drops on the re...

Wright leads Colorado to 79-72 win over No. 17 Oregon

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — McKinley Wright IV recovered from a scary fall to score 21 points, including a game-sealing scoop layup with 27 seconds left, and Colorado held off No. 17 Oregon for a 79-72 win ...

Jokic, Nuggets regroup to rally past Timberwolves 123-116

DENVER (AP) — Nikola Jokic scored 13 of his 35 points in the fourth quarter after losing his cool earlier in the game, and the Denver Nuggets scrambled late to beat Minnesota 123-116 on Tuesday night ...

Giants defensive coordinator Pat Graham gets new contract

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J (AP) — New York Giants defensive coordinator Pat Graham is staying put. The Giants announced Tuesday that Graham has signed a contract extension to remain as Joe...

Great expectations: MacKinnon, Avs embracing contender role

DENVER (AP) — Nathan MacKinnon views pressure almost like shots on goal — the more, the better. That's why the Colorado Avalanche forward fully embraces his team being mentioned amon...

NHL training camps open with sense of urgency

Peter Laviolette pulled the mask away from his face to bark out instructions while pointing every which way with his stick, then put the mask back on and skated around to show his new players what to ...