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Recent articles by Arnie:

KCP’s championship pedigree was missing link in Nuggets’ drive to Finals

DENVER (AP) — The Denver Nuggets had all the ingredients for an NBA Finals run this season — Nikola Jokic’s all-around greatness, Jamal Murray’s sweet... → Read More

New Russell Wilson: trimmer body and lower public profile

There’s a lot less of Russell Wilson this offseason. → Read More

Murray’s big fourth quarter propels Nuggets past Lakers 108-103 for 2-0 lead in West finals

DENVER (AP) — After Nikola Jokic’s monster game in the opener, his pick-and-roll partner Jamal Murray took the spotlight in the Western Conference fin... → Read More

ESPN sideline reporter reveals she hadn’t watched Jokic in person before this week

DENVER (AP) — In what the Denver Nuggets saw as the latest sign of disrespect, ESPN sideline reporter Lisa Salters revealed she hadn’t watched two-tim... → Read More

Lakers and Nuggets both take lessons from LA’s comeback that fell short in West opener

DENVER (AP) — The Los Angeles Lakers are taking solace in their big second-half comeback that fell just short in the Western Conference finals opener ... → Read More

Nuggets’ Jokic, Murray know they need title to get recognition of other duos

DENVER (AP) — Nikola Jokic and Jamal Murray continue to turn in jaw-dropping performances during these playoffs, raising expectations along the way. → Read More

Jokic leads Nuggets past Lakers 132-126 in West opener

DENVER (AP) — Nikola Jokic recorded his sixth triple-double of the NBA playoffs with 34 points, 21 rebounds and 14 assists, powering the Denver Nugget... → Read More

Broncos sign XFL star Ben DiNucci to compete behind QB Russell Wilson

That Walmart greeter’s job will have to wait for Ben DiNucci. The former Dallas Cowboys quarterback and recent XFL star signed a contract with the Den... → Read More

Sean Payton expects Javonte Williams will be back for Broncos training camp

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Denver Broncos head coach Sean Payton suggested Saturday that running back Javonte Williams will be ready for the start of tra... → Read More

Jokic slow-walks Nuggets into NBA final four with methodical, unselfish approach

DENVER (AP) — Nikola Jokic is anything but flashy and never seems to be in a hurry to get where he is going. → Read More

Nuggets beat Suns 118-102 in Game 5 to regain series lead

Nikola Jokic had a triple-double after making up with Suns owner Mat Ishbia and Michael Porter Jr. sank five 3-pointers to help the Denver Nuggets beat Phoenix 118-102 on Tuesday night in Game 5 to regain the series lead. → Read More

Nikola Jokic jokingly tosses basketball to Suns owner Ishbia

DENVER (AP) — The sideline fracas between Nuggets superstar Nikola Jokic and Suns owner Matt Ishbia over the weekend apparently is a case of basketbal... → Read More

Nikola Jokic’s 39 points leads Nuggets past Suns 97-87

Nikola Jokic had 39 points and 16 rebounds to rally the Denver Nuggets to a 97-87 win over Phoenix on Monday night, taking a 2-0 lead over the Suns in the Western Conference semifinals. → Read More

AP source: Broncos pick up Jerry Jeudy’s fifth-year option

The Denver Broncos are picking up wide receiver Jerry Jeudy’s fifth-year option, which carries a price tag of just under $13 million in 2024, accordin... → Read More

Denver Broncos get value in paucity of NFL draft picks

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Despite lacking a pick until 30 other teams had plucked 62 prospects off the board, the Denver Broncos landed the kind of brea... → Read More

Will Levis, Hendon Hooker among top prospects for Day 2 of NFL draft

Kentucky quarterback Will Levis was projected as high as the second overall pick in the NFL draft. Instead, he’s heading to Round 2 still waiting for a team to buzz his phone. → Read More

Broncos’ Payton says Jeudy, Sutton aren’t on the trade block

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The NFL’s veteran wide receiver market is a little thinner after Denver Broncos coach Sean Payton declared neither Jerry Jeudy... → Read More

Broncos get Payton as coach in deal with Saints

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The Denver Broncos have agreed to a deal with the New Orleans Saints that will make Sean Payton their head coach, a person with knowledge of the accord said Tuesday. The person, who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the teams hadn’t announced the agreement, said the […] → Read More

NFL wasn’t at its best in conference championships

The Eagles and Chiefs prevailed on championship weekend to reach Super Bowl 57. → Read More

AP source: Broncos get Payton as coach in deal with Saints

The Denver Broncos have agreed to a deal with the New Orleans Saints that will make Sean Payton their head coach, a person with knowledge of the accord said Tuesday. → Read More