National Roundup


DENVER | The Denver Nuggets are tinkering with their lineup on the eve of the season opener by bringing in veteran forward Richard Jefferson. A person with knowledge of the negotiations confirmed the one-year agreement to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Tuesday because Jefferson’s deal hasn’t been disclosed by the team. ESPN first reported the deal, which it said is worth $2.3 million.


OAKLAND, Calif. | Minutes after LeBron James lost the NBA Finals to the Golden State Warriors four months ago, he vowed to return to the gym right away with plans to get back to the big stage. To win another ring. Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant heard it yet already knew it — and everybody on the defending champs and King James’ Cleveland Cavaliers realizes these teams could be destined for another championship showdown at the end of this season.


ENGLEWOOD | The Denver Broncos were struggling on offense even when they were healthy. Now, they’ll have to navigate a spate of injuries to their quarterback, two receivers and two tackles. Trevor Siemian briefly left the Broncos’ 23-10 loss to the Giants on Sunday night after jamming his left (non-throwing) shoulder while trying to make a diving tackle on cornerback Janoris Jenkins’ pick-6 just before the half.


DENVER | One suspension, three season-ending surgeries, six sidelined starters and seven lineup changes to accommodate this whole mess. Not exactly the usual path to success, but one the New York Giants successfully navigated in a stunning 23-10 win Sunday night over the bewildered Denver Broncos. The Giants (1-5) controlled the trenches, rolling over the […]


Aaron Rodgers might be done for the season with a broken collarbone. Colin Kaepernick filed a grievance , saying NFL owners colluded to keep him out of the league because he knelt during the national anthem. And a play that looked like a touchdown to everyone — EVERYONE — except the head of officiating was, somehow, not a TD. Not just that, but it was tantamount to a turnover, because of a rule many find nonsensical.