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Olympian Aaron Blunck finds peace after scary halfpipe crash

ASPEN, Colo. (AP) — Six ribs were broken. His pelvis fractured. Kidney lacerated. Heart bruised. Freestyle skier Aaron Blunck didn't know if he would make it — “Don't let me die,” he...

Teen Kai Owens makes Olympic moguls team, returning to China

ASPEN, Colo. (AP) — American moguls skier Kai Owens has made her first Olympic team, giving the 17-year-old a chance to return to the country where she was born to compete for a gold medal. ...

In private halfpipe, Aussie boarder schemes for Beijing gold

ASPEN, Colo. (AP) — On a private halfpipe in Switzerland, Scotty James schemed for the future. The location became his own secret lab, t he Australian snowboarder joked, where he was...

Olympic star Shiffrin: Loss of father 'still pretty painful'

Mikaela Shiffrin glances over her right shoulder at the photo of her late father, Jeff, hanging on a wall in her Edwards, Colorado, home. She smiles. Then she bows her head, sighs and begins speaking,...

Nuggets acquire Bryn Forbes from Spurs in 3-team trade

DENVER (AP) — The Denver Nuggets acquired veteran wing player Bryn Forbes from San Antonio on Wednesday as part of a three-team deal that also included Boston. The Nuggets sent injur...

Virus, injuries, standings all factor in NBA trade deadline

LeBron James issued an apology on social media to Laker Nation after a recent blowout loss. With it, a promise: “... we’ll be better!” James and the Lakers are curr...

Clap, don't chant: China aims for 'Zero COVID' Olympics

Athletes will need to be vaccinated — or face a long quarantine — take tests daily and wear masks when not competing or training. Clapping is OK to cheer on teammates, not chanting. Anyone who tests p...

No. 2 Stanford hands No. 22 Colorado its first loss, 60-52

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — No. 2 Stanford knocked off the last remaining undefeated team in Division I basketball, overcoming a season-high 22 turnovers to beat No. 22 Colorado 60-52 on Friday night. ...

Barton scores 21, Nuggets beat depleted Blazers 140-108

DENVER (AP) — Will Barton had 21 points before leaving late in the third quarter with a strained neck, Nikola Jokic added 20 and the Denver Nuggets beat the depleted Portland Trail Blazers 140-108 on ...

Wise eyes a three-peat, Gu eyes history in freestyle skiing

David Wise is playing with house money. And he knows it. So, ask the only man to ever win Olympic gold in the halfpipe if he feels pressure bidding for a three-peat in China and the ...

All eyes will be on Shiffrin, unknown hill in Olympic Alpine

After her first Winter Games triumph as a teenager in 2014, Mikaela Shiffrin gushed about “dreaming of the next Olympics (and) winning five gold medals” — which not only didn’t happen, of course, but ...

Fangio's future in Denver in limbo after another losing year

DENVER (AP) — Down a touchdown late in a meaningless game — for Denver, anyway — coach Vic Fangio decided to send out the field goal unit on fourth-and-long from the 13. The crowd vo...

Giants and Washington not fighting for playoffs this year

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Ron Rivera and Joe Judge exceeded expectations last season in their first year running their new clubs. Rivera got Washington to the playoffs for the fir...

Dorrell turns over staff in effort to turn around Colorado

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — From the conference room overlooking the snow-covered turf at Folsom Field, Colorado coach Karl Dorrell lamented a season without a bowl appearance. Hence, the ...

Giants' Ryan facing a 1st in 9 seasons: No shot at playoffs

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — For the first time in his nine-year NFL career, New York Giants cornerback Logan Ryan is going into the final game of the regular season knowing his season is over. ...