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October 21, 1991 | Daily News sports writer Mike Kern from wire reports
Coming into the weekend, Kansas City found itself all alone atop the AFC West for the first time since Oct. 25, 1981. Sure hope it was nice while it lasted. The Denver Broncos (5-2) saw to that by beating the visiting Chiefs yesterday, 19-16. It was the ninth straight time the Chiefs (5-3), who had won four in a row, have lost at Mile High Stadium. And Kansas City coach Marty Schottenheimer is 1-7 against the Broncos, 0-5 at Denver. Before yesterday, Denver quarterback John Elway had thrown more interceptions against the Chiefs (24)
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January 28, 1995 | Daily News Wire Services
From the point of view of interim coach Gene Littles, Denver's losing streak was "five going on 10. " Had the Nuggets lost to the visiting New Jersey Nets for loss No. 6 last night, the Nuggets could easy have slipped into double digits with upcoming road games against San Antonio, Houston, Utah and the Los Angeles Lakers. They avoided that possibility as Dale Ellis came off the bench to score 17 points and Dikembe Mutombo had 19 rebounds, ending the five-game skid with a 96-90 victory.
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September 21, 1992 | By Ron Reid, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
John Elway said Denver got manhandled, and Tyrone Braxton decided the Eagles could play a little defense after all. So if yesterday's Eagles-Broncos bash at Veterans Stadium was supposed to be a preview of the next Super Bowl, Denver must have felt right at home. The Broncos played almost exactly the way they do in Super Bowls, those grand NFL contests they lost three times in the 1980s by increasingly lopsided margins. Never moving the ball or playing defense with any great consistency, the Broncos managed only 82 yards in total offense - 306 yards short of the Eagles' total.
NEWS
July 19, 1992 | By Jonathan Storm, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Denver is one city that lives up to its nickname. The Mile High City is exactly 5,280 feet above sea level, if you measure from the 13th step of the Colorado Capitol In most other ways, Denver defies its stereotype. Denver is a new city, stocked with post-World War II arrivals and their children and a representative cross-section that reflects the traditionalism of the Midwest and the wackiness of the coasts, with a strong Hispanic influence, too. It is the largest non-Sunbelt city between the Mississippi and the Pacific, with nearly 2 million people in the metropolitan area.
NEWS
March 7, 1998 | By Gwen Florio, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The Mile High City proudly touts the fact that it's gone for two whole years without a single air pollution violation. So, um, what's that smear on the horizon? For that matter, where is the horizon? Alas, said Margie Perkins of Colorado's Department of Public Health and Environment, just because Denver's air - after years of smoggy notoriety - now meets federal standards on dangerous pollutants doesn't mean it's any clearer. "We still have our Brown Cloud," she said.
NEWS
September 3, 2008
MAYBE IT'S ME, but I thought the circus left town awhile ago. So how come when I put on the TV, my 3-year-old son points at the screen and says, "Look, daddy, look at all the clowns!" - only then do I realize I'm watching the Democratic National Convention in Denver. I only say this so that the term "Pie in your face" can be used. We have a governor who makes statements that put doubt in everyone's mind about the Democratic candidate. Then we have Hillary, who six months ago couldn't find a nice thing to say about the presidential hopeful now telling everyone that "he's the man. " Is this what politics is all about, the art of illusion and trickery, maybe sabotage and intimidation?
SPORTS
March 26, 2013
LeBron James left one rebound shy of a triple-double. That's about all the Heat could complain about. James finished with 24 points, 11 assists, and nine rebounds, and the Heat won their 27th straight by running away at the finish to beat the Magic, 108-94, on Monday night in Orlando, Fla. Miami pushed its lead to 20 before Heat coach Erik Spoelstra emptied the bench in what was his 250th win with the team. The Heat are within six games of matching the 1971-72 Los Angeles Lakers for the longest winning streak in NBA history.
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March 22, 2013 | BY BOB COONEY, Daily News Staff Writer cooneyb@phillynews.com
DENVER - When you're in the midst of a winning streak, luck and good fortune is always by your side. When you're mired in a losing one, the inexplicable becomes ordinary. The Nuggets' Corey Brewer, fouled on a desperation three-point shot with 2.1 seconds left, made all three foul shots Thursday night to complete an improbable comeback and steal a 101-100 victory over the 76ers. Brewer's winning free throws were preceded by the Sixers' Evan Turner missing two foul shots with 7.1 seconds left and the foul by Damien Wilkins that put Brewer on the line.
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January 4, 1999 | Daily News Wire Services
Even eternal optimist Jimmy Johnson admits his Miami Dolphins face long odds in the second round of the playoffs. Jacksonville's 25-10 victory yesterday over New England determined the pairings for next weekend's AFC games, and the Dolphins will play Saturday at Denver. That means Miami must contend with the well-rested defending Super Bowl champions, a hostile crowd and winter weather. And the Dolphins must do it without their only Pro Bowl player. Defensive tackle Tim Bowens underwent surgery yesterday to repair a torn tendon in his arm, and he'll miss the rest of the postseason.
SPORTS
April 15, 1994 | By S.A. Paolantonio, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
In another major shuffle of a defensive lineup that finished a disappointing 17th in the NFL last season, head coach Rich Kotite said yesterday that Ben Smith has been told he will play free safety in 1994. And Smith is not happy about it. But the whole dispute might not matter. Denver head coach Wade Phillips said yesterday that the Broncos and Eagles have been heavily involved in trade discussions for the veteran defensive back. The Eagles have shown an interest in one of Denver's offensive tackles, Don Maggs, a nine-year veteran who had back surgery last year and started only two games.
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May 20, 2014 | BY ANDREW ALBERT, Daily News Staff Writer alberta@phillynews.com
NEWARK, Del. - As the clocked ticked down to zero yesterday at the University of Delaware, all the Drexel men's lacrosse team could do was watch. Denver ran out the clock and commenced its modest celebration as Dragons coach Brian Voelker and his team watched, heads hanging heavy. Denver made sure early on that all Drexel would be able to do is watch, as the Pioneers dominated every facet of the game en route to a 15-6 win in the second round of the Division I NCAA Tournament.
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May 20, 2014 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
NEWARK, Del. - The start, like the entire season, was so promising for the Drexel men's lacrosse team, but eventually the experience and talent of Denver won out. After Drexel took a 3-2 lead on a goal by Nick Trizano with 5 minutes, 35 seconds remaining in the first quarter, No. 5-seeded Denver turned on the afterburners. The Pioneers scored the next 10 goals Sunday in a 15-6 victory over Drexel in an NCAA quarterfinal at Delaware Stadium. Drexel's Ben McIntosh finally ended the drought when he scored his 100th career goal with 6:12 left in the third period.
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May 19, 2014 | By John N. Mitchell, Inquirer Staff Writer
Drexel is embracing its underdog role. The Dragons did it last week against Penn before eliminating the Quakers in their first appearance in the NCAA men's lacrosse tournament. Heading into Sunday's quarterfinal meeting with streaking Denver they are equally welcoming of that role. "This team has been to the final four - they have been ranked ahead of us all year," Drexel coach Brian Voelker said. "I don't think anybody is expecting us to win this game. But I think everybody here on our team believes we can do it. It is going to take a special effort.
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May 17, 2014 | By John N. Mitchell, Inquirer Staff Writer
Drexel midfielder Nick Saputo is much more at home doing the dirty work of collecting ground balls rather than scoring goals. But as halftime approached Sunday in Drexel's clash with neighborhood rival Penn in the first round of the NCAA Division I lacrosse tournament, the sluggish Dragons trailed the Quakers, 6-4. Saputo helped provide the shot in the arm the Dragons needed, scoring two of the Dragons' three goals in the final 17 seconds of...
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May 16, 2014 | BY ANDREW ALBERT, Daily News Staff Writer alberta@phillynews.com
DREXEL'S lacrosse team was flying high after its 16-11 upset win over city rival Penn in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. It was, and is, a big moment for the Dragons, who are in their first postseason in school history. Even though they are excited about advancing, they know there is more to accomplish. "We are excited," head coach Brian Voelker said. "Obviously, it was a big win, and we want to keep this thing moving. I think it is exciting to be here, but we don't want to be satisfied.
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May 16, 2014 | BY ANDREW ALBERT, Daily News Staff Writer alberta@phillynews.com
AS SOON as Drexel's lacrosse team concluded practice on Tuesday, Nick Saputo made his way off the turf field. He hit the showers, and traded in his helmet and jersey for a green button-down shirt and khaki pants. The junior midfielder was on his way to his co-op job at Sunoco in South Philadelphia. It is not the average day for a 21-year-old, but it is why he chose Drexel. After freshman year, Drexel co-op students alternate 6-month periods of full-time study and full-time employment with university-approved employers.
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April 22, 2014 | BY RYAN LAWRENCE, Daily News Staff Writer rlawrence@phillynews.com
DENVER - One of his teammates jabbed at him for his robotic, unemotional answers to the media's questions. Another picked on his sense of fashion. But John Mayberry Jr., who wore an ascot with his suit as he boarded a plane out of Denver bound for Los Angeles, took it in stride. Everyone is allowed to have a little fun at his expense when it comes after a victory, especially a victory that was preceded by two defeats in which the Phillies scored a total of two runs at the hitter's haven that is Coors Field.
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January 31, 2014 | By Jeff McLane, Inquirer Staff Writer
NEWARK, N.J. - Winston Justice wasn't traded unknowingly to the Colts two years ago. He said that the Eagles called him one March day and asked him if he wanted to play elsewhere. "They called and asked, 'Do you want to be traded?' It wasn't like they traded me," Justice, now a Broncos tackle, said this week. "They were like, 'Do you want to do this, like, before we do this? Are you sure?' So it was like they gave me a choice to do it or not. " He said yes and was dealt to Indianapolis for an exchange of sixth-round draft picks that jumped the Eagles ahead 15 spots.
FOOD
January 31, 2014 | By Anna Herman, For The Inquirer
Since the Eagles once again aren't playing in the Super Bowl, we have another chance to celebrate the cuisines of other teams - without feeling the least bit disloyal. The heritage, population, and climes of both coastal Seattle and mile-high Denver are a great starting point for some fresh and healthful dishes. And it seems too close after making the New Year's resolution for a healthy diet to revert to the worst of the junk-food habits of game day. So, why not draw inspiration from the cities of the two franchises who will be facing off for Super Bowl XLVIII on Sunday?
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January 19, 2014 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. - Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie's laugh rang from his corner of the Denver Broncos locker room after Friday's practice, just as it did during his two seasons with the Eagles. Former Eagles coach Andy Reid used to say that "every day is a good day for DRC. " But the team suffered from more bad days than good days when Rodgers-Cromartie was in Philadelphia. Rodgers-Cromartie's smile is for good reason this season. He signed a one-year deal in Denver during the offseason and has become an integral part of the Broncos' defense.
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