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AURORA | Positioning for the state field hockey playoffs continues to change as the regular season concludes this week. Monday’s meeting between Kent Denver and Regis Jesuit made a slight difference in the order of the eight teams that begin postseason play Friday, but it was a quality late season matchup between teams who figure to be major playoff factors.


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 | Filter out the string of salty words, and defensive end Derek Wolfe’s take on what happened was pretty clear: It simply wasn’t the Denver Broncos’ night. Tread carefully, though, on accusing Wolfe and the mistake-prone Broncos of overlooking the struggling New York Giants, who snapped a five-game skid with a shocking 23-10 win over heavily favored Denver on Sunday.


LOS ANGELES | Justin Turner savored every last stride as he followed in Kirk Gibson’s famous footsteps at Dodger Stadium. The red-bearded slugger from Southern California knew all about the history attached to this home run trot. On the 29th anniversary of Gibson’s celebrated pinch-hit homer that shocked Oakland in the 1988 World Series opener, Turner added another landmark shot to Los Angeles Dodgers postseason lore.