Chargers elevate game by practicing at Air Force Academy

AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AP) — The things Los Angeles Chargers running back Austin Ekeler misses about growing up in Colorado: Mountains, all four seasons and being able to catch his breath after a l...

US skier Breezy Johnson recovering from another knee injury

Breezy Johnson's social media post captured a moment more than her mood: "Sometimes you reach the top of the hill, only to realize there is a mountain beyond." "Hang in there," the A...

Jokic hits late jumper, Nuggets stun Sixers with big rally

DENVER (AP) — Nikola Jokic hit an off-balanced 20-foot shot with 1.2 seconds remaining, helping the Denver Nuggets rally from a 21-point, fourth-quarter deficit to stun the Philadelphia 76ers 100-97 o...

Broncos likely to start Allen after bye _ maybe not for long

DENVER (AP) — Brandon Allen's first start for the Denver Broncos nearly rivaled that of Peyton Manning. It was that efficient. It was that precise. It may not matte...

Broncos, NFL kick OBJ and Browns while they're down

DENVER (AP) — Odell Beckham Jr. is fit to be tied — over a controversy with his cleats and with his faltering team. The Cleveland Browns receiver was told by the league to change his...

Hintz scores twice, Stars beat Avalanche 2-1

DENVER (AP) — Roope Hintz scored twice, including a short-handed goal in the second period, and the Dallas Stars beat the Colorado Avalanche 2-1 on Friday night. It was Hintz's secon...

Huberdeau scores early in OT, Panthers rally to beat Avs 4-3

DENVER (AP) — Jonathan Huberdeau scored 29 seconds into overtime after he tied the game late in regulation, and the Florida Panthers rallied from a two-goal deficit to beat the injury-riddled Colorado...

Murray helps Nuggets hang on to beat Suns 108-107 in OT

DENVER (AP) — Jamal Murray scored seven of his 27 points in overtime and the Denver Nuggets regrouped to beat the Phoenix Suns 108-107 in their home opener Friday night after Ricky Rubio tied the game...

Shiffrin embracing more pressure after record-setting season

The sky's the limit for Mikaela Shiffrin after winning a record 17 World Cup races last season. And not just because she reached lofty heights as a passenger in an F-16 jet with the ...

Mariota's starting spot in flux after benching vs Broncos

DENVER (AP) — Marcus Mariota was blasted, baffled and finally benched. Now, his starting spot is in limbo. The Tennessee Titans quarterback got the hook in the thir...

Kovacs wins shot put gold at worlds with wife as coach

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — In one ear, American shot putter Joe Kovacs heard a technical tip from his coach. In the other, his wife weighing in to take a deep breath. All that feedback befor...

Competitors swallow transmitters to study heat effects

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — The stopwatch is only one way to measure the gains athletes are making at the world championships this year. About 200 runners volunteered to swallow red-and-white...

Spanish hurdler hails cab to track, earns bronze on appeal

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — This was yet another instance of every second counting for Spanish hurdler Orlando Ortega. This time, it wasn’t about clearing hurdles but weaving through traffic....

Life in the fast lane: Lyles ready to slow down after worlds

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Noah Lyles is counting down the days until he can kick back and read comic books, record some music he’s written, spend money on fashionable clothes and do whatever other non-track ...

US heptathlete gay pride shoe flaps in Qatar

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — American heptathlete Erica Bougard says she wasn’t trying to make an international political statement against Qatar’s anti-LGBTQ policies. She was just wearing her favorite high ju...