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Colorado Avalanche

Will Butcher to choose his NHL destination Sunday

NHL free agent defenseman Will Butcher, the Hobey Baker Award winner as college hockey’s best player, will make his decision Sunday and speak to The Denver Post about it Monday. Butcher, 22, participated in the University of Denver’s pro camp Thursday. Through a DU spokesman, he said he will not …

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Colorado Avalanche

Avalanche’s Mikko Rantanen, 20, already an established NHL player

Mikko Rantanen finished captain’s practice Thursday with Avalanche veterans while the team’s rookies and other young players had physicals and off-ice testing in preparation for the start of rookie camp Friday. Rantanen, 20, smiled when asked if he feels like an established NHL player, given that he wasn’t asked to go through …

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Colorado Avalanche

Avalanche forward Joe Colborne: “Part of being a pro is putting that season behind you”

Judging from his self-induced bag skate after most players hit the showers Friday, Avalanche forward Joe Colborne is focused on having a much better season than 2016-17, when he had one goal in his final 61 games and Colorado finished with a league-low 48 points. From inside the University of Denver locker …

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Denver Nuggets

Nuggets Mailbag: NBA free agency, defensive struggles, draft prospect Harry Giles, one-and-done rule and more

Hey, Nick. With the Nuggets defense being so bad this year, do you expect them to target a perimeter defender or a shot blocker in free agency? If so, which ones are available? — Dion K., Harvey Park Improving defensively is priority No. 1 for the Nuggets this offseason. They …

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Denver Nuggets

Neither Cavs nor Celtics can afford to let the Kyrie Irving trade fall through

More than a week ago, it appeared that Kyrie Irving had been traded from the Cleveland Cavaliers to the Boston Celtics in a deal that was stunning on multiple levels. Now, though, the two teams appear to be engaged in an incredibly high stakes game of chicken. Questions remain about Isaiah Thomas’s hip after …

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Denver Nuggets

Nuggets sign second-round pick Monte Morris to two-way contract

The Nuggets signed rookie Monte Morris to a two-way contract, President of Basketball Operations Tim Connelly announced on Friday. Morris, who was drafted 51st overall by the Nuggets in the 2017 NBA draft, averaged a team-leading 4.3 assists to go along with 9.5 points and 1.3 steals in this year’s …

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Denver Nuggets

Nuggets add assistant David Adelman to coaching staff

The Nuggets have hired former Orlando Magic assistant coach David Adelman to the same position, according to an ESPN report. Adelman is the son of longtime NBA coach Rick Adelman and began his career under his father as a player development coach in 2011 with the Minnesota Timberwolves. Adelman worked …

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Colorado Rockies

Rockies’ Field of Dreams program continues to influence youth, high school baseball across Colorado

Editor’s note: One of an occasional series about the 25th year of Major League Baseball in Denver. Ernesto Marquez was a 15-year-old freshman at Denver North High School in 1996 when the Rockies built Andres Galarraga Field, giving the Vikings an on-campus diamond they could call their own. “I really started getting …

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Colorado Rockies

Cleveland Indians extend win streak to 19 straight

CLEVELAND — Unrelenting and unbeatable at the moment, the Cleveland Indians refuse to lose. With their latest overpowering win, they extended baseball’s longest winning streak since 2002 to 19 games with an 11-0 blowout of the Detroit Tigers on Monday night to move closer to a record that has stood …

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Colorado Rockies

Rockies’ Jonathan Lucroy, making positive impact behind the plate, open to returning to Colorado

PHOENIX — Jonathan Lucroy is a rental catcher, but he sure doesn’t feel like one. “It’s been easy to fit in here,” Lucroy said in the Rockies’ clubhouse before Tuesday night’s game against Arizona at Chase Field. “What I like is that this team is hungry and they all have …

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