DENVER | Colorado finalized $27 million, three-year contracts with right-hander Bryan Shaw and lefty Jake McGee on Friday, moves the Rockies hope will fortify their bullpen.
ENGLEWOOD | Trevor Siemian’s season is over after the Broncos’ starting quarterback injured his left shoulder in Denver’s 25-13 win at Indianapolis, coach Vance Joseph said Friday. Joseph also hinted that Paxton Lynch and not Brock Osweiler would start next week at Washington.
INDIANAPOLIS | The Denver Broncos know where they stand. There will be no playoffs and no winning record this season. But at least after Brock Osweiler’s relief appearance Thursday night, they’ll no longer be talking about a road losing streak next week.
INDIANAPOLIS | Denver Broncos quarterback Brock Osweiler played like a relaxed reliever on Thursday. He couldn’t have picked a better time. With Paxton Lynch inactive and Trevor Siemian out after two series, Osweiler trotted onto the field, ran for one touchdown and threw for two more to lead the Broncos past Indianapolis 25-13 for their first road win of the season.
DENVER | Nathan MacKinnon wasn’t happy with his game against Washington on Tuesday, so the young center made up for it when the Florida Panthers came to town. MacKinnon scored twice, Semyon Varlamov made 32 saves and the Colorado Avalanche beat Florida 2-1 on Thursday night for their second victory over the Panthers in five days.
BRECKENRIDGE | Shaun White fell during the qualifying round of the Dew Tour and did not reach the final of the second Olympic qualifying event. The two-time Olympic champion finished 14th on Thursday. He will have two events in January — in Snowmass and Mammoth Mountain — to secure his spot in the Pyeongchang Olympics.
BOSTON (AP) — The Celtics expected to have their hands full with a Nuggets team that has had no trouble putting the ball in the basket this season. Boston countered by having its best shooting night of the season. Kyrie Irving had 33 points and the Boston Celtics held on for a 124-118 victory over the Denver Nuggets on Wednesday night.
INDIANAPOLIS | Denver and Indianapolis find themselves in the same place with three games left. Both teams have been eliminated from the playoffs, both coaches face questions about their futures and players from both teams are fighting to keep jobs. No, it’s not how the Broncos or Colts envisioned this season playing out.
ENGLEWOOD | Justin Simmons’ breakout season is over because of a sprained left ankle he sustained while celebrating a rare big play by the Denver Broncos in their first victory in two months. The Broncos placed Simmons on injured reserve Wednesday.
DETROIT | The Denver Nuggets decided before Tuesday’s game in Detroit that the safest approach was to give Nikola Jokic at least one more night off before bringing him back from injury. It turned out to be a wise decision. Without Jokic and Paul Millsap, the Nuggets still routed the Pistons 103-84 behind 28 points from Jamal Murray.