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Rockies offense falls flat in loss to Phillies

By: Patrick Saunders

PHILADELPHIA — It was a coulda-woulda-shoulda game for the Rockies. It will go down in the box score as a 2-1 defeat to the Phillies on Saturday at Citizens Bank Park, the Rockies’ third loss in a row. Although Colorado received a solid start from right-hander Antonio Senzatela and excellent...

War of Will wins Preakness, holds off riderless horse

By: Stephen Whyno

BALTIMORE (AP) — War of Will bounced back from a bumpy ride in the Kentucky Derby to win the Preakness Stakes on Saturday, holding off a field that included a riderless horse that threw his jockey out of the gate and still finished the race. Trainer Mark Casse got his...

New Denver program can make old marijuana conviction disappear

By: Sam Tabachnik

After Dane Jordan was convicted of illegally growing marijuana 13 years ago, he gave up his dream of becoming a psychologist. After all, medical boards don’t readily hand out Ph.D.s to convicted felons. He couldn’t rent certain apartments. He didn’t even bother applying to most jobs. Jordan’s life was altered...

New commission to kick off new era in Colorado oil-gas regulation

By: Judith Kohler

A newly appointed Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission will take the helm Tuesday in the first meeting since a law overhauling the state oil and gas regulations took effect. Gov. Jared Polis announced the appointment Friday of an interim commission. Legislation changing the commission’s makeup and its mission called...

Arnold Schwarzenegger assaulted during event in South Africa

By: Reuters

JOHANNESBURG – A man struck Arnold Schwarzenegger with a flying kick at a sports event in South Africa on Saturday, though the actor and former California governor later reassured fans that they needn’t worry about him. Schwarzenegger, 71, was chatting with fans at the Arnold Classic Africa, an event showcasing...

Will stripe rust reach Colorado winter wheat?

By: Journal Advocate

There are now numerous reports of stripe rust (Puccinia striiformis) in Oklahoma, Texas and Kansas. With the current cool and rainy weather conditions, the development of stripe rust in Colorado wheat could be possible. Stripe rust is one of the most challenging diseases of wheat because of its wide distribution,...

Female lawmakers speak about rapes as abortion bills advance

By: Julie Carr Smyth, CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY

COLUMBUS, Ohio — For more than two decades, Nancy Mace did not speak publicly about her rape. In April, when she finally broke her silence, she chose the most public of forums — before her colleagues in South Carolina’s legislature. A bill was being debated that would ban all abortions...

New York teen earns six figures from video games and related income

By: Peter Holley

Griffin Spikoski spends as much as 18 hours a day glued to his computer screen playing the wildly popular, multi-player video game Fortnite. His YouTube channel — where he regularly uploads videos of himself playing the online game — has nearly 1.2 million subscribers and more than 71 million views;...

Wyoming teenager sues Lakewood cop who held him at gunpoint

By: The Associated Press

JACKSON, Wyo. — A Wyoming teenager is suing an off-duty officer from Lakewood who pulled a gun on him as he ran to a bus stop in Jackson. The Jackson Hole News & Guide reports 18-year-old Gerardo Becerra filed claims of assault, battery and false imprisonment against Vanessa Schultz in...

Saunders: Drew Goodman hits a home run with fun, quirky Rockies book

By: Patrick Saunders

PHILADELPHIA — My home office is jammed with baseball books. Some of them, such as David Maraniss’s “Clemente: The Passion and Grace of Baseball’s Last Hero,” David Halberstam’s “October 1964,” and anything written by Roger Angell, are splendid works of literature that tell compelling stories about America’s greatest game. My...

Colorado state track meet: Live coverage and results, Day 3

By: Jake Shapiro

It’s the third and final day of the Colorado high school state track and field meet at Jeffco Stadium in Lakewood. The Denver Post is there throughout the weekend providing live coverage. Refresh this page for the latest updates and results, in addition to the daily schedule of events, which...