A fond farewell to a scintillating but confounding talent
As the Rockies were losing their game to the Cubs last night in the most Rockie-ish of ways—with their pitchers blowing leads both early and late—the fact that shortstop Troy Tulowitzki had departed just before the bottom on the ninth inning elicited the sort of "uh-oh" Denver fans have become...
July 28 2015, 11:02 AM
View of the stands at Dick's Sporting Goods Park.
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…the game: The July 29 AT&T MLS All-Star match pairs MLS’s best against a Premier League team. (Side note: The league used to field two squads with MLS stars for the All-Star Game, but switched to the current format of playing an international team in 2003, a...
July 27 2015, 12:40 PM
The team's mascot poses with former employees. Courtesy of Denver Grizzlies / Paat Kelly
When the Avalanche won the 1996 Stanley Cup in their first season in Colorado, sports pundits lauded Denver as a great hockey town. Fans waited in hours-long lines to purchase tickets, and the Avs jersey became an ubiquitous fashion trend.
Much of the groundwork for the...
July 20 2015, 4:30 PM
If the two-week, post-NBA Draft frenzy of free agency signings and soap-operatic drama made barely a blip on local fans' radars, it's probably because the Nuggets have mostly sat this one out.
No one expected the Nuggets to be big spenders in this annual game of hoopster roulette; no...
July 14 2015, 9:35 AM
Three hundred feet above a flag-flying crowd, 20-year-old ski jumper Ben Berend leans back on a metal bar awaiting a green light. The announcer chatters, cowbells clank, and the crowd cheers as Berend flies down a ramp and soars through the air—but as he hurtles down Steamboat...
July 1 2015, 4:00 PM
This is Nolan's house; Tulo and CarGo just live there. Image courtesy of Shutterstock
Fans and observers of Colorado baseball have spent the past several years obsessing about the Rockies' two marquee players. Troy Tulowitzki and Carlos Gonzalez have long had the potential to be one of baseball's best duos, only they haven't been able to stay healthy enough for that to matter....
July 1 2015, 9:06 AM
Nolan Arenado talks to Denver media after a Colorado Rockies victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks, including MLB.com writer Tracy Ringolsby.
After a Colorado Rockies victory, it’s a common sight—Nolan Arenado holding audience with the assembled media in the clubhouse. In his third Major League season, Arenado’s maturity at the plate is reflected in his thoughtful answers to questions about unbelievable fielding plays and rising home run...
June 29 2015, 11:00 AM
If they play this summer right, the Nuggets shouldn't be looking up at the rest of the NBA for long.
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If you made a drinking game out of Thursday's NBA Draft by taking a sip every time someone on the ESPN crew said “wingspan” or “upside,” you are reading this with a wicked hangover.
The five-hour telecast ushered in the league’s lastest era of future stars, busts, and what's-his-names. Now we...
June 26 2015, 12:40 PM