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Rockies’ Mychal Givens goes on IL with lower-back strain

By: Kyle Fredrickson

The Rockies are losing their most effective reliever to the injured list. Colorado placed right-handed pitcher Mychal Givens on the 10-day IL, the team announced on Thursday, as Givens deals with a lower-back issue. His absence begins as the Rockies embark on a four-game homestand against the Milwaukee Brewers this...

UCHealth investing $12 million in CU Buffs athletics

By: Brian Howell

Colorado’s athletics department has secured the largest naming rights deal in its history. On Thursday, the CU board of regents authorized the athletic department to finalize an expanded partnership with UCHealth, which is investing $12 million in the department. As part of the deal, CU’s Champions Center, which is the...

Rafael Nadal pulls out of Wimbledon and Tokyo Olympics

By: The Associated Press

MADRID — Rafael Nadal will not play at Wimbledon or at the Tokyo Olympics, saying Thursday he has decided to skip the two tournaments after “listening” to his body. Nadal, who reached the French Open semifinals last week but lost to Novak Djokovic, has won the title at Wimbledon twice,...

U.S. Open tennis tournament to allow 100% fan capacity in 2021

By: Howard Fendrich

The U.S. Open tennis tournament will allow 100% spectator capacity throughout its entire two weeks in 2021, a year after spectators were banned from the event because of the coronavirus pandemic. The U.S. Tennis Association announced Thursday that all tickets for courts and grounds passes will go on sale in...

Stay cool, get in a pool: Here’s which Denver pools are open

By: Conrad Swanson, The Know

Man, it’s a hot one. Denver has set two records for high temperatures back-to-back and meteorologists expect the steamy weather to stick around — if not for the rest of the week, throughout the summer. The good news is most of Denver’s pools are now open for people to keep...

Rockies’ Kyle Freeland looking for answers after another rough start

By: Patrick Saunders

Kyle Freeland’s 2021 season has been difficult, to say the least. The left-hander got rocked again Wednesday afternoon, although the Rockies toughed out an 8-7 win over San Diego. The Padres hammered Freeland for five runs on nine hits in 3 1/3 innings. He labored on a 97-degree day, needing...

3-star OLB Kaden Ludwick commits to CU Buffs

By: Brian Howell

A busy month in recruiting has led to another verbal commitment for the Colorado football program. On Wednesday, Kaden Ludwick, an outside linebacker from Clackamas, Ore., gave his verbal commitment to the Buffaloes for the class of 2022. Rated a three-star recruit by 247Sports.com and Rivals.com, Ludwick is the third...