Executive Vice President of Football Operations and General Manager John Elway announces the Lombardi Trophy is "for Pat [Bowlen]" after defeating the Carolina Panthers in Super Bowl 50. Photo by Eric Lars Bakke / Denver Broncos
John Elway, the player, knew a few things about freelancing on the field and getting hot at key moments of a game or a season—even when everyone watching couldn’t believe he had the audacity to make that throw, attempt that scramble, or call that audible.
John Elway, the executive, is...
September 30 2016, 7:45 AM
After a 1996 car accident left him paralyzed, Jason Regier (center) has risen in the ranks of wheelchair rugby to become Team USA's captain. He's playing in his third Paralympic Games in Rio. Photos courtesy of Jeff Regier
On September 22, 1996, Jason Regier was flying down the highway outside Salt Lake City, doing about 75 mph, partway through the long drive from Denver to Corvallis, Oregon.
The 21-year-old reached over to change the station on his car radio. As he adjusted the dial, one of the wheels of his...
September 13 2016, 3:45 PM
Broncos linebacker Todd Davis (51) tackles Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton (1) during fourth quarter action in the 2016 season opener at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Photo by Gabriel Christus
The Broncos’ 21–20 victory over the Carolina Panthers in Thursday’s NFL opener played out a lot like the team’s 2015–16 championship season, when Denver won 11 games by less than a touchdown. The defense dominated in the second half, when it counted most, and—with repeated punishment to a shaken-up...
September 12 2016, 2:20 PM
Gameday traditions at Falcon Stadium, including flyovers and freshmen cadet push-ups, add extra flair to high-quality Air Force football. —Photos courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
One of the most exciting things about autumn is the return of college football season. This year, Colorado offers a bounty of enticing games at the state's signature football stadiums. We hand-picked the top six matchups that showcase our unique blend of competition and culture.
September 1 2016, 9:30 AM
Lake Erie Monsters head coach Jared Bednar speaks to his players during a AHL hockey game at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. Photo by Frank Jansky / Icon Sportswire
On Thursday, the Colorado Avalanche named Jared Bednar as their seventh head coach in franchise history.
The hire is a marked shift from Patrick Roy’s high-profile presence on the bench. Roy was one of the greatest goaltenders of all time, leading Colorado to two Stanley Cups in 1996 and...
August 26 2016, 12:20 PM
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First, a stipulation: In the NFL preseason, all stats, scores, and win-loss records are virtually meaningless. (Exhibit A: Two of the most dominant teams of all time, the 1985 Chicago Bears and 2007 New England Patriots, went a combined 36–2 in the regular season and playoffs—and 3–5 in the games...
August 23 2016, 11:00 AM
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Coming off the All-Star break, the Rockies looked like a bonafide playoff team: Through August 3, Colorado was an MLB-best 14–5 since the break and climbed above .500 in the second half of the season for the first time since 2010. There was certainly reason to be optimistic at 20th and Blake, as...
August 17 2016, 3:00 PM
After winning two Stanley Cup trophies with Colorado as a player, Patrick Roy coached the Avs to one playoff appearance over three seasons from 2013 to 2016.
Citing a disconnect with the team’s front office, Patrick Roy stepped down as head coach of the Colorado Avalanche on Thursday.
In a statement announcing the decision, Roy alluded to a lack of control—over the team he played for and coached for a combined 731 games—as a major reason for his...
August 11 2016, 4:30 PM