Sports

Big Ten pulls plug on fall football amid COVID-19 concerns

By: Ralph D. Russo

The Big Ten won’t be playing football this fall because of concerns about COVID-19. The move comes six day after the conference that includes historic programs such as Ohio State, Michigan, Nebraska and Penn State had released a revised conference-only schedule that it hoped would help it navigate a fall...

Pac-12, Big Ten ponder fall football as another school punts

By: Ralph D. Russo

Officials in the Big Ten and Pac-12 resumed discussions Tuesday about whether college football should be played this fall as another program decided to punt on its coming season because of the pandemic. Massachusetts became the second Northeast independent program in the highest tier of NCAA football to cancel the...

Kathryn Nesbitt breaks ground as MLS is Back final referee

By: Anne M. Peterson

When the Portland Timbers play Orlando City in the MLS is Back tournament championship on Tuesday night, assistant referee Kathryn Nesbitt will become the first woman to work a Major League Soccer title game. Nesbitt and Felisha Mariscal are the only two women among more than 40 officials that have...

Mets’ Marcus Stroman opts out of season over coronavirus concerns

By: The Associated Press

NEW YORK — Marcus Stroman’s recovery from a torn left calf muscle was almost complete, and he was in line to possibly make his season debut for the New York Mets next week against the Miami Marlins. But the idea of traveling to one of the country’s coronavirus hot spots...

Altitude waives exclusive rights to Avalanche and Nuggets playoff games

By: Mike Chambers

Altitude has announced it will waive its exclusive broadcasting rights for Avalanche and Nuggets first-round playoff games, thus all games will be available locally on national platforms such as NBC (NHL) and TNT (NBA) in addition to Altitude. In addition, Altitude also announced it’s pursuing streaming distribution deals that would...

Chambers: As expected, the NHL’s return-to-play uncovered flaws

By: Mike Chambers

As many feared, and some hoped, the NHL’s expansion to a 24-team playoff has eliminated at least two teams that probably would have advanced to the traditional 16-team Stanley Cup in a coronavirus-free world. The Edmonton Oilers and Pittsburgh Penguins each had short stints in their Canadian bubbles, having been...

Popular Perseid meteor shower set to peak Tuesday night

By: John Meyer, The Know

The Milky Way was visible, as well as a few shooting stars, during the start of the Perseid meteor shower on Aug. 10, 2018, near Florissant. (Kenzie Bruce, Special to The Denver Post) The most popular meteor shower of the year is due to reach its peak Tuesday night into...

Broncos Mailbag: Should Denver move Dalton Risner to play right tackle?

By: Ryan O’Halloran

Denver Post Broncos writer Ryan O’Halloran posts his Broncos Mailbag periodically during the offseason. You can pose a Broncos- or NFL-related question for the Broncos Mailbag here. Follow Ryan for more daily updates on Twitter. Ryan, who’s next to join the Broncos’ Ring of Fame? I’d love to see a guy like Al...