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It’s always tough when a person who has found success his entire life suddenly finds himself struggling in ways he never has before. So goes it with Tyson Jost, the 10th overall pick from the 2016 NHL Draft who had a stellar freshman season at North Dakota before signing with the Avalanche and turning pro. Fast forward to this season and…...

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IT’S THE WEEK OF AUGUST 13, 2018, six weeks before training camp would open, and over 1,400 miles away from the Nuggets’ practice court, the foundation for Denver’s 2018-19 season was laid. The venue was Paul Millsap’s state-of-the-art Core 4 facility in Atlanta, Georgia where for one week Denver moved its entire basketball operations department. During the day, spirited 5-on-5…

Greetings from the Pepsi Center, where the Avs just finished up their morning skate. A big one (they’re all big now) tonight against the Central Division-leading Winnipeg Jets (6:30 start, TV reasons). There will be absolutely no change from the lineup the other night. Semyon Varlamov in net, same line combos, same D pairs. So, not a lot of news…...

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It was funny walking into the Avalanche locker room tonight. Players tend to stay in the same lockers for years at a time so when you walk in, you tend to know where you’re going based on which player you’re wanting to talk to after a game. With his call-up happening yesterday and me not working morning skate this morning…...

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Joe Flacco's the guy in 2019, but that doesn't mean John Elway's done adding quarterbacks.

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#DaterJinx be damned, there is still plenty of hope for this Colorado Avalanche hockey club. The Avs go into tonight’s game with the Vegas Golden Knights three points out of the second and final Western Conference playoff spot, currently held by the Minnesota Wild. They are also even in points with the Arizona Coyotes (57) and two points back of…...

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The NBA All-Star Game has some juice once again. Two years ago, the league changed the rules so the top two vote getters from each conference picked teams playground style instead of going with its traditional East vs. West format. That tweak has made for a more entertaining game. Team Giannis got out to a big lead early before Team…...

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For as long as I cover this fine game, I’ll never, ever forget the words of the Avalanche’s first coach, Marc Crawford, during that unforgettable 1995-96 season. “Your best players have to be your best players,” Crow often said. So simple, eh? Hockey is an incredibly complex game I think, with so many nuances. And yet, it always comes down…...

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Scottsdale, AZ – The scene inside the Rockies clubhouse for Daniel Murphy’s arrival at the Salt River Fields baseball complex today was rather unlike his previous experiences in New York, Washington, D.C., and Chicago. When the veteran infielder first appeared in front of his locker, he was descended upon by a scrum of reporters totaling just three. The former Chicago…...

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Just because Denver is ready to pony up $18.5 million and ship a fourth-round draft pick to Baltimore for Flacco’s services by no means rules out the possibility of Denver drafting a quarterback in the first round of the 2019 NFL Draft.

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Tim Connelly’s fingerprints are all over this Nuggets roster. From Nikola Jokic, who Connelly and his front office plucked from the Adriatic League in 2014, to Malik Beasley, Monte Morris, Gary Harris, Jamal Murray and Juancho Hernangomez, six players that Connelly had a hand in drafting who have all been parts of the Nuggets’ rotation at one time or another…...

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Eight nuggets for the eight points Isaiah Thomas scored in his Nuggets debut. Denver beat Sacramento 120-118 Wednesday in its final game before the All-Star break. 1. An hour and a half before Nuggets-Kings got going, Michael Malone tried to temper the expectations surrounding his mighty mite point guard. It’d been 11 months since Isaiah Thomas suited up in an…...

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The Denver Broncos have a trade in place for Joe Flacco, but what comes next?

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Everything changed for Isaiah Thomas on April 15, 2017. After his sister Chyna tragically died in a car accident nearly two years ago, Thomas took a new outlook on life. Ever since, he’s brushed aside the negative energy that fills up his Twitter timeline daily and only focuses on the positive. So to all of Thomas’ naysayers, the cynics, the doubters…...

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Hobey Baker favorite Cale Makar thinks he's ready to turn pro with Colorado Avalanche

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Regardless of whether or not Kyler Murray’s wearing Orange & Blue next year, his rise is incredibly beneficial for the Broncos.

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What if I told you that you could draft Michael Vick all over again, but this time he has sniper-like accuracy?

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IF MICHAEL MALONE was a college professor, class participation would account for a large percentage of his students’ final grades. Malone’s film sessions, especially after a tough loss, can resemble a college lecture hall where Denver’s coach will survey the players who were on the court during a turnover or poor defensive sequence and ask what they were seeing as…