September 26, 2013 |
FACT THAT might have escaped notice amidst widespread hand-wringing over what Peyton Manning might do Sunday against the Eagles' defense: While it's true that only three NFL teams have given up more passing yards through 3 weeks than the Eagles, it's also true that one of those teams is Denver. If the 10 1/2-point underdog Eagles are indeed going to have to shoot their way out of the Mile High city to survive, maybe we ought to at least grant them a shooter's chance. Despite the turnovers and penalties that limited them to 16 points in last Thursday's loss to the Chiefs, the Birds have the NFL's second-ranked offense, at 461.7 yards per game, just 25 yards a game behind the top-ranked Broncos.
September 26, 2013 |
As if Peyton Manning wasn't enough of a challenge, the Eagles must also consider the high altitude when visiting the Denver Broncos on Sunday. Coach Chip Kelly has experience bringing his fast-paced offense to the Rocky Mountains. In a 2011 Oregon game against Colorado, Kelly's Ducks scored 45 points in three quarters even without their starting quarterback and running back. "I think what makes a difference when you play at altitude is who you play against," Kelly said. "We played against the University of Colorado a couple years ago, it wasn't a big deal.
September 8, 2013 |
WHAT'S THE BIG deal about Peyton Manning throwing seven touchdowns in a game? When George Blanda did it in 1961, he kicked the seven extra points. Now that guy was fantasy gold. Actually, it was nice of Manning to put an end to the Week 1 drama for about 20 percent of the fantasy population. If you have him, you almost surely will win. If you are playing against him, Week 2 can't get here soon enough. The lightning around Denver Thursday night must have struck Manning's right arm at halftime.
August 26, 2013 |
Charlotte Hounds rookie attack Mike Sawyer just wanted to show the sport his team could do it. When he scored his fourth goal with 5 minutes, 44 seconds left to give the Hounds a 15-12 lead, he sprinted behind the net with his arms raised before he clenched his fists in an emotional release, ending a furious Denver Outlaws push and eventually sending underdog Charlotte to the Major League Lacrosse final with a 17-14 win. "Everyone loves being...
July 19, 2013 |
Shareholders of Gardner Denver Inc., based in Wayne, voted to approve a $3.7 billion sale of the maker of industrial equipment to buyout firm Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. Gardner Denver said about 97 percent of shares were voted in favor of the sale Tuesday. KKR will pay $76 per share in cash for Gardner Denver, which listed 49.2 million shares in a recent regulatory filing. The companies agreed on terms and announced the proposed sale in March. The deal is expected to close in late July or early August.
June 26, 2013 |
A person with knowledge of the negotiations told the Associated Press that Indiana Pacers assistant coach Brian Shaw has agreed to succeed George Karl as coach of the Denver Nuggets. The person spoke to the Associated Press on condition of anonymity Monday night because the deal hadn't been officially announced. The Nuggets called a news conference for Tuesday afternoon to introduce their new coach. The Denver Post first announced the agreement with Shaw, and the former Phil Jackson pupil told the newspaper he has been "prepared by the best of the best" for his first NBA head coaching job. Shaw is a former NBA guard and longtime assistant NBA coach who has interviewed about a dozen times for head coaching positions but kept coming up short until Monday.
June 11, 2013 |
The 76ers are considering talking to Denver assistant Melvin Hunt about their coaching job, but they might have to fend off the Nuggets. Denver is believed to be interested in promoting Hunt to replace George Karl, who was fired last week, league sources said Monday. "The Sixers have not formally made contact to begin the process, but there has been some talk through the back channels," a source said. The Sixers have not sought permission from the Nuggets to speak with Hunt, according to the source.
June 7, 2013
The starless Denver Nuggets have lost their biggest name on the bench. George Karl was ousted Thursday less than a month after winning the NBA's coach of the year award. His tenure with the Nuggets is over after 81/2 seasons. The longtime coach is following general manager Masai Ujiri out the door in Denver after Ujiri, the league's executive of the year, recently left to become GM of the Toronto Raptors. - Associated Press
May 27, 2013 |
It was a play they practiced all week, Derek Maltz said. If JoJo Marasco, Syracuse's star player, becomes locked up near the point, look for an open Luke Cometti. It worked three times Saturday, and Cometti scored with ease. But with the score tied and just seconds remaining, Cometti's shot slammed into the chest of the Denver goalie and landed in front of the goalmouth. In stepped Maltz, who said he was "basically in the right spot at the right time. " The junior attack kept his composure, scooped up Cometti's rebound, and fired the goal that capped a wild comeback and sent Syracuse to a 9-8 win over Denver in the NCAA men's lacrosse semifinal at Lincoln Financial Field.
May 23, 2013 |
In just seven minutes, his team trailed by seven goals. But the coach's plan was working just fine. It was Bill Tierney's first game as coach at the University of Denver in 2010. He wanted the Pioneers to get a taste of big-time college lacrosse and they opened the season with a 15-9 loss at Syracuse's Carrier Dome. The freshmen who were on that Denver team are now seniors. On Saturday, the fourth-seeded Pioneers (14-4) will have a chance to show how far they have come when they meet No. 1 Syracuse (15-3)