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Rams dominate matchup of tough defenses, beat Bears 24-10

By: Greg Beacham

INGLEWOOD, Calif. — The Rams could tell Leonard Floyd was playing with an uncommon fury against his old team, and the rest of the Los Angeles defense followed his lead. By the time the Rams were done with the Chicago Bears on Monday night, Floyd had two sacks and the...

CU Buffs developing depth, versatility in secondary

By: Brian Howell

Colorado cornerbacks coach Demetrice Martin typically likes his defensive backs to be versatile players, but that might be more important this year. “You don’t know who’s gonna be in your locker room from one day to the next,” Martin said Monday in a virtual press conference after CU’s 15th practice...

CSU set for season-opener, again, with starting quarterback still uncertain

By: Mike Chambers

Steve Addazio, 10-plus months on the job and three days away from his head-coaching debut for Colorado State, declined to reveal his starting quarterback Monday but maintained his humor ahead of Thursday night’s 2020 opener at Fresno State. Coming off Saturday’s canceled season opener against New Mexico — the third...

Vic Fangio: Broncos have a Passing Game Problem, not a Drew Lock Problem

By: Ryan O’Halloran

To hear Broncos coach Vic Fangio explain it, his team doesn’t have a Drew Lock Problem despite Lock’s four interceptions since returning from a right shoulder injury. “As a team, we just need to fix our entire passing game,” Fangio replied Monday when asked what Lock’s major issues were in...

Ray Barron, hall of fame Colorado prep wrestling coach, dies at 70

By: The Denver Post

Ray Barron, a longtime Colorado prep wrestling coach and member of the National Wrestling and National High School Athletic Coaches Association halls of fame, died Monday morning, according to CHSAANow.com. He was 70. Barron, who was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer on Jan. 17, retired in February at the end...

DU hockey ranked No. 5 in preseason poll

By: Mike Chambers

The University of Denver is ranked No. 5 in the preseason U.S. College Hockey online poll. North Dakota, Boston College, Minnesota-Duluth and Minnesota State complete the top four. Related Articles Jim Montgomery, 10 months sober, gets second NHL chance with St. Louis Blues NCHC unveils return-to-play plans, with DU and...

Le’Veon Bell fits seamlessly in Chiefs’ offense in rout of Broncos

By: Dave Skretta

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — There was never a question that Brett Veach, one of the most aggressive general managers in the NFL, would pursue two-time All-Pro running back Le’Veon Bell to join the Kansas City Chiefs’ electrifying offense. The question was whether Bell would fit. The returns from Game 1...

Broncos nose tackle Mike Purcell out for season with foot injury

By: Ryan O’Halloran

Broncos coach Vic Fangio said Monday that nose tackle Mike Purcell will miss the rest of the season due to a foot injury sustained in Sunday’s 43-16 loss to Kansas City. Fangio said he thinks the injury is a Lisfranc fracture, which involves the bone in the mid-foot area. Purcell played...

CHSAANow.com prep football rankings, Week 3: No. 1 teams stay the same

By: The Denver Post

The teams atop the CHSAANow.com prep football rankings all stayed in first place. Cherry Creek (5A), Dakota Ridge (4A), Roosevelt (3A), Resurrection Christian (2A), Limon (1A), Sedgwick County (8-man) and Fleming (6-man) remained at No. 1 after winning their games last weekend. Only three new teams entered this week’s rankings...

Lunch Special: Denver sports live chat with Mark Kiszla

By: Mark Kiszla

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CU Buffs receivers making impact in all three phases of game

By: Brian Howell

Throughout his nearly five years on the coaching staff at Colorado, offensive coordinator Darrin Chiaverini has made his mark as a recruiter. In particular, the former receiver and current receivers coach has stockpiled that position group with talent. Going into the 2020 season, it is once again one of the...

On Football: Tom Brady flourishing, Bill Belichick floundering

By: Barry Wilner

Tom Brady accounted for five touchdowns in a profitable trip to Las Vegas. The coach he left behind in New England led his team to six points and a third straight loss. For those who accept the premise that the six-time Super Bowl champion quarterback left the Patriots to prove...