February 24, 2013 |
Buyout firm KKR & Co. has offered about $3.68 billion for Wayne-based Gardner Denver Inc., the industrial pump and equipment maker that has courted takeover interest from at least eight firms since October, said a person familiar with the matter. New York-based KKR offered $75 a share, 11 percent higher than Thursday's closing price, said the person, who asked not to be identified because the process is private. Gardner Denver, which had hired Goldman Sachs Group Inc. to review options, will not comment on the process, chief executive Michael Larsen said Friday on a conference call about earnings.
February 10, 2013 |
The Denver Nuggets won their ninth straight game with a 111-103 victory Saturday night over the Cavaliers in Cleveland. The Nuggets, who have won 15 of 17, are on their longest winning streak since posting 10 straight victories in 2005. Danilo Gallinari led Denver with 19 points, and Kenneth Faried added 17. Kyrie Irving led Cleveland with 26 points, but was plagued by foul trouble. The all-star guard picked up his fourth foul with five minutes remaining in the third quarter and went to the bench with the Nuggets leading by 72-61.
January 22, 2013 |
NOW THIS IS a Rocky Mountain low. A Trenton man flew from Philadelphia International Airport to Denver on Friday to meet what he believed was an underage teen, according to Colorado authorities. Instead, Edward Gutierrez, 38, was met by Colorado investigators who charged him with luring a child and Internet sexual exploitation of a child, according to the Jefferson County, Colo., District Attorney's Office. Gutierrez came to the attention of Colorado authorities when he accepted a friend request on Facebook from a 13-year-old girl in November, police said.
January 15, 2013 |
DENVER - The idea in venturing out to the Arctic-chilled Rockies for the Ravens-Broncos game this past weekend was to get a feel for Broncos offensive coordinator Mike McCoy as an Eagles coaching candidate, even though little has been said about McCoy and the Birds since the traveling search party spoke with him a week ago Sunday. The idea could have worked out a lot better than it did. While the Eagles seem likely to hire an NFL assistant from somewhere to succeed Andy Reid, now that every college coach this side of Andy Talley has told them he would rather stay put, McCoy did nothing to further his candidacy in the Broncos' crushing, 38-35, double-overtime loss to the Ravens.
January 13, 2013 |
DENVER - Two of the Eagles' announced coaching candidates will be in the spotlight this weekend, as the NFL playoffs churn forward. Denver offensive coordinator Mike McCoy, whom the Birds interviewed last week, will be tested by the visiting Ravens on Saturday. Then Seattle defensive coordinator Gus Bradley has a Sunday date against the Falcons in Atlanta, where the Eagles' brass is expected to travel to interview him. Some people have inferred that, because the Eagles didn't meet very long with McCoy, as they did with Bill O'Brien and Chip Kelly, and they didn't let it be known there would be another meeting, as they did with Brian Kelly, McCoy definitely is off the list.
January 13, 2013 |
DENVER - No matter where his season or his career might end, Joe Flacco will always have The Fling. And Peyton Manning will always have to live with that throw he made, too. Flacco's desperation, 70-yard touchdown pass to Jacoby Jones with 31 seconds left in regulation saved the game for Baltimore in regulation, and Manning's throw across his body in overtime all but lost it for Denver. On a frostbitten day in Denver (the temperature was 13 degrees at kickoff), the Ravens got a 47-yard field goal from Justin Tucker 1 minute, 42 seconds into the second overtime Saturday to pull off a 38-35 upset over Manning and the Broncos, extending linebacker Ray Lewis' career by at least one game.
January 11, 2013 |
FALCONS (-2 1/2) over Seahawks Just call us "Mr. 90 Percent. " Yup. With another best-bet winner last week on Seattle, Double V has hit nine of the last 10 BBs. Ergo, Mr. 90 Percent. Why Atlanta here? How about a sick advantage the Falcons have inside the Georgia Dome. Since Mike Smith took the reins, these Southern Birds are 33-8 in the Dome. And Matty "Ice" Ryan is the conductor. Including the playoffs, Ryan is 33-6 at home and the Falcs are 20-0 at home when Ryan has a 100-plus QB rating.
January 4, 2013 |
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - The Eagles on Thursday joined the Cleveland Browns as teams to interview Bill O'Brien, but that tasty morsel of news was rendered moot when O'Brien told the Harrisburg Patriot-News he was staying at Penn State. A source close to the situation confirmed to the Daily News that the Eagles interviewed O'Brien in Massachusetts, while the Cleveland Plain Dealer reported that the Browns had spoken with him this week, before their scheduled Friday interview in Arizona with Oregon coach Chip Kelly.
December 23, 2012
SUNDAY New Orleans at Dallas 1 p.m. Line: Cowboys by 21/2 This game is critical for the Cowboys, who are in a three-way tie with the Giants and Redskins in the NFC East. Dallas controls its fate, but a loss would complicate its postseason possibilities. San Diego at N.Y. Jets 1 p.m. Line: Jets by 2 The underachieving Jets will start neither Mark Sanchez nor Tim Tebow, but rather Greg McElroy. There is similar frustration in San Diego, where coach Norv Turner's six-year run is likely to end. Tennessee at Green Bay 1 p.m. Line: Packers by 121/2 The Packers clinched the NFC North, but they are still competing for a bye. That will give Green Bay something to play for in the final two weeks.
December 20, 2012 |
DENVER - A storm that has dumped more than a foot of snow in the Rocky Mountains was causing problems for travelers as it spread across the Plains on Wednesday. The main east-west route across Colorado, Interstate 70, was closed from east of Denver to the Kansas line because of poor visibility due to blowing snow. Smaller highways were also closed in eastern Colorado. Drivers in Iowa and Nebraska are being warned to be careful or stop driving altogether starting Wednesday evening as the Plains gets its first major winter storm of the season.