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Crash closes I-70 westbound at Colorado Mills Parkway

By: Joe Nguyen

A car crash Sunday night has closed off westbound Interstate 70 at Colorado Mills Parkway, according to the Colorado Department of Transportation. As of 10:14 p.m., there was no estimated time of reopening. This is a developing story....

Nuggets crush LeBron-less Lakers, stretch winning streak to six

By: Mike Singer

LOS ANGELES — The Nuggets didn’t need a healthy LeBron James to bring their “A” game. All it took was the bright light of Los Angeles. The Nuggets strode into the Staples Center and rocked the Lakers 128-104 on Sunday night, improving to 20-8 and stretching their winning streak to...

GOP governors grapple with whether to accept refugees or not

By: Grant Schulte, Julie Watson

LINCOLN, Neb. — An executive order by President Donald Trump giving states the right to refuse to take refugees is putting Republican governors in an uncomfortable position. They’re caught between immigration hardliners who want to shut the door and some Christian evangelicals who believe helping refugees is a moral obligation....

After loss to Broncos, Lions closing out another disappointing season

By: Michael Kelly

A season that started with promise is winding down to another frustrating finish for the Detroit Lions. A 27-17 loss at Denver on Sunday was Detroit’s eighth straight after a 2-0-1 start to 2019. The Lions hoped to be playing for playoff positioning with a game remaining but all that’s...

Backup linemen Patrick Morris, Jake Rodgers save Broncos’ bacon

By: Sean Keeler

Game ball, Patrick Morris. No. Seriously, man. Take it. You earned it. “I didn’t even think I played that well,” the Broncos offensive lineman said, nodding at the game ball he received Sunday after coming off the bench to help the Broncos grind out a 27-17 victory over the Detroit...

LeBron James misses game vs. Nuggets, his 1st of season for Lakers

By: The Associated Press

LOS ANGELES — LeBron James won’t play for the Los Angeles Lakers against the Denver Nuggets, the first game he’s missed this season. The 34-year-old superstar sat out Sunday night because of a thoracic muscle strain. He’s listed as day-to-day and coach Frank Vogel had no estimate on how long...

Broncos Status Report: Finally, a come-from-behind victory

By: Ryan O’Halloran

Offense: Slow start overcome The Broncos started the game with three consecutive punts (one first down). They looked out of sorts, but down 10-0, they scored on five consecutive possessions (three touchdowns and two field goals). Quarterback Drew Lock was efficient (25 of 33 for 192 yards), wasn’t sacked and...

Mexican wrestlers thrill public at historic Metro station

By: The Associated Press

MEXICO CITY — Tinieblas, one of the grandmasters of Mexican wrestling, looked on from a stage over the weekend as lucha libre wrestlers put on a free show for spectators at the open air plaza of Metro Insurgentes. The young men donned studded collars, devil horns, masks and — of...

Evangelical tussling over anti-Trump editorial escalates

By: Elana Schor

As the political clamor caused by a top Christian magazine’s call to remove President Donald Trump from office continues to reverberate, more than 100 conservative evangelicals closed ranks further around Trump on Sunday. In a letter to the president of Christianity Today magazine, the group of evangelicals chided Editor-in-Chief Mark...

Wizards’ Isaiah Thomas suspended 2 games for entering stands

By: The Associated Press

NEW YORK — Washington guard Isaiah Thomas was suspended for two games without pay by the NBA on Sunday for entering the spectator stands late in the Wizards’ loss at Philadelphia on Saturday night. The NBA said the fans involved have been banned by the 76ers for one year from...

Broncos up-down drill: Best and worst performances against the Lions

By: Sean Keeler

Up: DaeSean Hamilton posted career highs in catches (six) and receiving yards (65) and has continued to settle into a role within a young Broncos receiving core along with Courtland Sutton and Tim Patrick. His 3-yard touchdown reception off a Drew Lock shovel pass was a thing of red-zone beauty....