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Olympic gold puts Xander Schauffele among golf’s elite players

KAWAGOE, Japan — Golf’s biggest trophies tend to be silver and green. Xander Schauffele knows this as well as anyone because he has been close enough to dream of winning them. No one doubted his impressive skill set or questioned why he has been in or around the top 10 in the world for nearly…

U.S. junior varsity lineup upsets Mexico 1-0 to win Gold Cup

LAS VEGAS — Miles Robinson scored on a header in the 117th minute, and a United States junior varsity lineup upset a mostly front-line Mexico team 1-0 on Sunday night to win the CONCACAF Gold Cup. Kellyn Acosta, the only player in the U.S. starting lineup who gets playing time when the first-choice roster is…

Expansion Kraken revise Philipp Grubauer’s deal after CBA violation

The expansion Seattle Kraken have revised their contract with goaltender Philipp Grubauer after the initial deal was rejected by the NHL for violating the collective bargaining agreement, according to a person with knowledge of the move. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Sunday because the team did not announce the…

Man dies after exchanging gunfire with Arapahoe County sheriff’s deputies

A man died Saturday night after exchanging gunfire with Arapahoe County sheriff’s deputies at a home in Centennial, the sheriff’s office said Sunday. The man suffered a fatal gunshot wound, but it was not immediately clear whether he was killed by deputies or died by suicide, sheriff’s spokeswoman Ginger Delgado said. The incident began around…

Kiszla: Denver native Adeline Gray now six minutes away from Olympic redemption five grueling years in the making

MAKUHARI, Japan — After enduring five years of pain and anxiety that dared her to quit wrestling, Adeline Gray is six tantalizing minutes away from finally pinning down her dream of bringing a gold medal back to Denver. “You never know what’s going to happen at the Olympics. It’s a different attitude, it’s a different…

Denver weather: Hazy skies, diminished threat of flooding Sunday

The Front Range will see hazy skies Sunday as smoke from wildfires settles over the region. After a wet Saturday that brought a heightened threat of flash flooding, most of the rainy weather moved west, limiting the threat of flash flooding Sunday, said Zach Hiris, meteorologist at the National Weather Service in Boulder. Flooding Saturday…

Rapids’ homegrown roots loom large in victory over Austin FC

The Colorado Rapids are not just a team in Colorado. They are a team with local roots. And they utilized their local products en route to a 1-0 road victory over Austin FC on Saturday night. The Rapids had nine players listed on the injury report before the game, five with injuries and four on…

Kiszla: With smirk, Olympic power broker declares pandemic no more serious threat to Summer Games than a mosquito

MAKUHARI, Japan — One of the biggest clowns in the Olympics’ five-ring circus snickered at his own bad joke. COVID-19 was nothing more than a nuisance to the Summer Games, according to International Olympic Committee executive board member Nenad Lalovic. He’s kidding, right? No, Lalovic meant it. I scratched my head in disbelief Sunday as…

Colorado extends mask mandate for unvaccinated people in some public facilities

Unvaccinated people in medical facilities, homeless shelters, jails and prisons must continue to wear masks inside, health officials said Saturday as they extended Colorado’s only statewide mask mandate. “The prevalence of the Delta variant, coupled with the fact that many eligible Coloradans are not fully vaccinated, is threatening our progress here in Colorado,” Scott Bookman,…

Germán Márquez pitches, homers Rockies to road win over Padres

Germán Márquez might want to put three innings in a time capsule and save it for his grandkids. In the fourth inning of the Rockies’ 5-3 win over the Padres on Saturday night at Petco Park, Márquez struck out Tommy Pham, Trent Grisham and Jurickson Profar in succession, needing only 14 pitches. It was a…

NHL to investigate claim Sharks’ Evander Kane bet on own games

The NHL said it will investigate an allegation made by Evander Kane’s wife that the San Jose Sharks forward bet on his own games and has intentionally tried to lose for gambling profit. The league said Saturday night on Twitter that it was made aware of the social media posts from the Instagram account of…

Mask guidance divides parents heading into new school year

HARTFORD, Conn. — With U.S. health officials recommending that children mask up in school this fall, parents and policy makers across the nation have been plunged anew into a debate over whether face coverings should be optional or a mandate. The delta variant of the coronavirus now threatens to upend normal instruction for a third…

Flash flood warning issued in Cameron Peak burn scar area

A flash flood warning has been issued for the southeastern part of the Cameron Peak burn scar, announced the National Weather Service in Boulder on Saturday. The warning, which is in effect until 3:45 p.m., is for the area that extends from Pennock Pass to Glen Haven and Drake, tweeted the agency. The area is…

Denver police investigating fatal shooting, 1 dead

Denver police are investigation a shooting that occurred early Saturday morning and left one person dead. The shooting happened near the 000 block of North Quitman Street at 3:06 a.m.. One man died, according to a tweet by the Denver Police Department. No other information about the case was immediately available. #Denver Officers are investigating…

Kiszla: JaVale McGee panning for Olympic gold in Japan, but “definitely” interested if Nuggets offer him fresh, green cash in free agency

SAITAMA, Japan — OK, so I’m never going to be an astronaut or President of the United States. But is it too late for me to be JaVale McGee when I grow up? Not to suggest McGee leads a charmed life, but a dude known as Big Daddy Wookie has earned himself three championship rings…

Extreme heat causing power outages in northwest Denver

Two power outages in northwest Denver this week were caused, in part, by the extreme heat. Xcel Energy customers in the area of Federal Boulevard and West Colfax Avenue experienced power outages on Wednesday and Thursday evenings because of the heat’s effect on equipment, Xcel spokeswoman Michelle Aguayo said. And customers in northwest Denver, Wheat…

Trevor Story, Jon Gray stay with Rockies as trade deadline passes

The trade deadline produced fireworks throughout Major League Baseball on Friday afternoon, but the Rockies stayed quiet, holding onto star shortstop Trevor Story and right-handed starter Jon Gray. Story is not happy about how the Rockies handled the situation. “I’m confused and I don’t have really anything good to say about the situation and how…

Biden sees shortages to stop climate-change fueled wildfires

President Joe Biden is sounding the alarm about the need for more resources to fight a series of wildfires in western states, as climate change has worsened the spread and ferocity of the blazes. “Our resources are already being stretched to keep up,” Biden told a bipartisan group of governors at a virtual meeting Friday.…

Kiszla: In eerie quiet of sudden death, U.S. women’s soccer refuses to let quest for Olympic gold fade away

YOKOHAMA, Japan — American goalkeeper Alyssa Naeher stood alone in an empty stadium, the eerie quiet of sudden death lurking like a ghost. She puffed herself up, exhaled slowly and steeled her resolve to not let down her red, white and blue besties. “You got this! All you, Alyssa!” shouted Megan Rapinoe and her teammates…

Avalanche re-sign Tyson Jost to two-year, $4 million contract

The Avalanche re-signed its last key free agent Friday, agreeing to a two-year, $4 million contract with forward Tyson Jost. Jost, 23, will make $1.75 million next season and $2.25 million in 2022-23, per a league source. He was a restricted free agent. Related Articles New Avalanche goalie Darcy Kuemper “super pumped” about trade from…

Frontier unveils 20 new routes, including a direct flight from Denver to Central America

Frontier Airlines has announced the latest expansion of its route network including a nonstop flight connecting its home base of Denver to Belize City, Belize. The budget carrier will add 20 new flights to its network before the end of the year, according to this week’s announcement, 19 of which will fly out of airports…

New Avalanche goalie Darcy Kuemper “super pumped” about trade from Arizona

Canadian goalie Darcy Kuemper won a World Championship gold medal in 2021. His next goal is to win the Stanley Cup in 2022. Kuemper said Thursday he’s thankful to the Avalanche for acquiring him on Wednesday and appreciative of the opportunity to try and win a Stanley Cup next year. “Super pumped to be going…

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