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Adam Wainwright has dominated the Rockies like no other pitcher in 25 years. And he did it again.

The 66 mph curveball from the right hand of Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright swerved toward Carlos Gonzalez like a haymaker. It spun him around and back toward the dugout. Another strikeout. How are you supposed to hit a pitch so soft, let alone very far? “That curve is sharp and ...

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Minus Kris Letang, anonymous Pittsburgh Penguins’ defense still thriving

PITTSBURGH — The handful of men who carry out the most thankless of tasks for the Pittsburgh Penguins are a rag-tag group thrown together by circumstance and a touch of foresight by general manager Jim Rutherford. They are largely anonymous and blissfully so, only too happy to work in the ...

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PHOTOS: Colorado Rapids vs. Sporting Kansas City

Daniel Brenner, Special to the Denver Post Michael Azira (22) of Colorado Rapids passes the ball while defended by Roger Espinoza (27) of Sporting Kansas City in the first half of the game Saturday, May 27, 2017 at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City. Source: denverpost

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New Orleans tough: How Carlos Henderson’s past has him prepared to be a future Broncos star

The Broncos haven’t had a padded practice yet this spring, which is a disappointment to rookie Carlos Henderson. Denver’s third-round draft pick wants that “welcome to the NFL” hit. He wants to run over somebody. Most wide receivers avoid contact, preferring to use speed and elusiveness to excel. Henderson plays ...

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Colorado Rapids halt two-game losing streak with victory over Sporting KC

COMMERCE CITY — Rookie center back Kortne Ford scored the first goal of his MLS career and made some big plays defending in the penalty area Saturday night as the Rapids won the first of four consecutive home games, halting a two-game losing streak 1-0 over Sporting Kansas City. In ...

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Kiszla: Inside Rockies rookie pitcher Antonio Senzatela, there’s a little bit of Michael Jordan

You want to know why the Rockies are in first place and the Los Angeles Dodgers are not? Well, let’s start by doing the math. The Dodgers pay ace Clayton Kershaw a base salary of $33 million. As a rookie, Antonio Senzatela’s annual paycheck from the Rockies is $535,000. And, ...

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Mark Reynolds, still on a Rockies tear, hitting far and near; Nolan Arenado’s “matador”; offense rolling

His manager marveled at Mark Reynolds‘ single to right field as much as his 458-foot home run to left field Friday night. “That’s by design,” Rockies skipper Bud Black said of his veteran first baseman. “He tried to hit the ball far in the eighth and he tried to get ...

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Kickin’ it with Kiz: Broncos and Chiefs have same question at quarterback: Gunslinger or game manager?

If Paxton Lynch doesn’t earn the starting job in 2017, will he ever be an elite quarterback for the Broncos? Jorge, antsy for an answer Kiz: When John Elway speaks, even a knucklehead like me can understand the Broncos want to give Lynch every chance to win the starting job. ...

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Man found dead near Crater Lake in the Maroon Bells Wilderness area

A man believed to be in his 30s was found dead Saturday morning near Crater Lake in the Maroon Bells Wilderness area, authorities said Saturday evening. The man, who has not been identified, was found just past 7 a.m. Saturday by another hiker who was on his way to climb ...

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Greg Holland leads the list of MLB’s best offseason signings for 2017. He turned the Rockies around.

As the slow churn of spring training started to tick by in February, when the names of days became irrelevant because every day is the same, Carlos Gonzalez sidled next to a new teammate, a man he had never met. This name, he knew. Greg Holland’s reputation draws a lot ...

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