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Cardinals great Bob Gibson fighting pancreatic cancer

By: The Associated Press

ST. LOUIS — St. Louis Cardinals great Bob Gibson is fighting pancreatic cancer. Related Articles Bud Black’s plea to Rockies reliever Chad Bettis? Consistency, please Saunders: Rockies’ playoff hopes rest on acquiring veteran starting pitcher We’re playing for him: Angels honor Skaggs with amazing game Twin solo homers carry Rockies...

Bud Black’s plea to Rockies reliever Chad Bettis? Consistency, please.

By: Sean Keeler

Bud Black’s gospel to Chad Bettis? Two words: Consistency. Please. “(With) Chad, especially, we’ve seen a lot of good from Chad, and there’s been some inconsistencies as well,” the Rockies manager said of the Colorado reliever before Sunday’s series finale with Cincinnati. “You know, (in the bullpen) we need them...

Broncos Position Preview: Young receivers ready to take next step

By: Ryan O'Halloran

Sixth in a series previewing the Broncos. Today: the wide receivers Don’t call the Broncos receivers “kids.” “Some people might consider us young guys, but we don’t look at ourselves like that,” Courtland Sutton said earlier this off-season. “I look at it as, when you finish your rookie season, you’re...

Kyle Freeland shaky in Rockies return as Reds roll to 17-9 victory

By: Kyle Fredrickson

Kyle Freeland waited six weeks in the minor leagues to prove he can still be the Rockies’ ace. His return to the mound Saturday night at Coors Field, though, showcased a work in progress. The Reds beat the Rockies, 17-9, in Game 2 of their three-game series with Freeland getting...

Rockies option infielder Pat Valaika to Triple-A

By: Kyle Fredrickson

Pat Valaika found himself in unfortunate and familiar territory on Saturday afternoon while cleaning out his locker in the Rockies’ clubhouse. The third-year Colorado infielder learned ahead of Rockies-Reds at Coors Field that he was optioned to Triple-A Albuquerque after the team recalled pitcher Kyle Freeland. It marked the end...

Nuggets expected to sign former second-round pick Vlatko Cancar

By: Mike Singer

The Nuggets are expected to sign Summer League standout Vlatko Cancar, a league source confirmed to The Denver Post. Cancar is expected to make the 15-man roster, meaning the Nuggets would have one open roster spot after the move. Cancar, a 2017 second-round pick, averaged 9.7 points in 30 minutes...

Saunders: Rockies’ playoff hopes rest on acquiring veteran starting pitcher

By: Patrick Saunders

During the offseason, fans frequently ask me why: 1. The Rockies don’t sign expensive, high-profile, free-agent starting pitchers. 2. The Rockies don’t trade for high-quality, veteran starters. I have a pretty stock answer for both questions. First of all, quality free-agents simply don’t want to pitch in Denver’s thin air, and...

Halep wins Wimbledon, stops Williams’ bid for 24th Slam

By: Howard Fendrich

WIMBLEDON, England — Simona Halep was not focused on trying to prevent Serena Williams from winning a 24th Grand Slam title. All Halep cared about was winning Wimbledon for the first time. Pretty much perfect from start to finish, Halep beat Williams 6-2, 6-2 in stunning fashion in the final...

We’re playing for him: Angels honor Skaggs with amazing game

By: Greg Beacham

ANAHEIM, Calif. — When the Los Angeles Angels think about Tyler Skaggs in the months and years ahead, Andrew Heaney is grateful they’ll have the memory of one incredible night to assuage their sadness. With Skaggs’ name and No. 45 on all of their jerseys Friday night, the Angels played...

Important things to know when climbing a fourteener in Colorado

By: John Meyer, The Know

Climbing a fourteener? Congratulations. You’re having a true Colorado experience. Here’s what you need to know to make sure it’s also a good experience. Related: Everything you need to know about climbing your first fourteener Altitude sickness: It’s very capricious. It can strike the fittest person in your group, and...