The Associated Press awards for the WNBA regular season include a familiar face locally as for Michaela Onyenwere, a former star at Aurora's Grandview High School, earned Rookie of the Year honors unanimously.
The Colorado Avalanche lost Brandon Saad to the St. Louis Blues, then added Darren Helm on a 1-year contract as the NHL free agent frenzy continues.
Aaron Gordon, acquired by Denver in a trade last season, has reached an agreement with the Nuggets on four-year contract worth $92 million.
The Colorado Rockies continue to vex the best pitchers the Los Angeles Dodgers have, as they got to Walker Buehler Wednesday night in a 10-5 victory at Coors Field.
The Denver Broncos continue to be bit by the injury bug this season and have made moves to replace players they have lost, including the signing of linebacker Micah Kiser off the practice squad of the Los Angeles Rams.
Ski and Bike
When medals of any kind are on the line, Colorado native Mikaela Shiffrin shines brightest, as she has collected a combined 14 medals at 18 major skiing championships — worlds and Olympics, including four at the recently concluded world event in Italy.
In a Daytona 500 race that started on Sunday and finished early Monday morning due to weather delays, Michael McDowell kept his composure late in the race and benefited from a crash in front of him on his way to victory in NASCAR's memorable season opener.
Former Aurora prep football standouts Gene Sledge Jr. and Aaron Harris accounted for three touchdowns to help Northern Colorado down Houston Baptist 45-13 Saturday to earn the first win for Bears' coach Ed McCaffrey.
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