LeBron James, Team LeBron tops Team Stephen at NBA All-Star Game

LOS ANGELES — LeBron James picked a winner in the NBA All-Star Game. James scored 29 points and hit the go-ahead layup with 34.5 seconds to play, winning his third All-Star Game MVP award while his hand-picked team rallied to win an uncommonly entertaining showcase, beating Team Stephen 148-145 Sunday night. For the first time in the 67 editions of the All-Star Game, the league abandoned the traditional East-West format

Connor McDavid’s hat trick, Oilers end Avalanche’s home winning streak

Edmonton captain Connor McDavid produced a hat trick Sunday and Ryan Strome broke a tie with 6:42 remaining to power the Oilers to a 4-2 victory at the Pepsi Center. McDavid’s third goal was an empty-netter with 1:26 to play. The triumph snapped Edmonton’s six-game losing streak and put an end to Colorado’s 10-game winning streak at home. The Avs lost two defensemen to injury during the game. Rookie Anton

‘They are laughing their asses off in Moscow’: Trump takes on the FBI, Russia probe and 2016 election

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – President Donald Trump questioned the intensifying special counsel’s investigation of his campaign and administration while attacking his own national security adviser, the Federal Bureau of Investigation he controls, Hillary Clinton, former President Barack Obama, Democrats in Congress, CNN and others in a nine-hour span of tweets that included profanity and misspellings. Posting from his Florida estate, he seemed most aggrieved that special counsel Robert S.

Indiana slopestyle skier Nick Goepper lands clutch final run to win Olympic silver

BONGPYEONG, South Korea — Before his final run in one of the most competitive slopestyle contests ever, standing atop many called the best slopestyle course ever built, Indiana’s Nick Goepper visualized himself landing the final jump, spreading his arms wide and screaming in celebration. After flipping and spinning one of his runs ever down the Olympic course, he raised his arms  and soon was crowned with a silver medal, becoming

Colorado College shocks DU to snap 17-game winless skid in Gold Pan series

Colorado College ended four years of frustration Saturday, defeating the University of Denver to end a 17-game winless skid (15-0-2) in the Gold Pan series. A night after losing the traveling trophy to DU for the fourth consecutive year, the Tigers used tremendous team defense to pull off a 1-0 victory at Magness Arena that snapped the Pioneers’ eight-game unbeaten streak (6-2). Denver, the defending NCAA champion, dropped from No.

Nathan MacKinnon cleared to play as the Avalanche begins a 25-game playoff push

The Avalanche will get its best player back Sunday afternoon when it hosts Edmonton at the Pepsi Center. Center Nathan MacKinnon, who was the NHL’s second-leading scorer when he went down with a shoulder injury Jan. 30 at Vancouver, completed a full practice Saturday and was cleared to return from an eight-game absence. He will return playing with wingers Gabe Landeskog and Mikko Rantanen in what has been one of

People can now turnover bump stocks to Denver police after the device was banned

People looking to turn over their bump stocks now that the city of Denver has implemented a local ban on the device, which is attached to guns to increase firepower, can do so at any Denver police station. The local ban makes bump stocks illegal to sell, carry, store or otherwise possess within the city. Violators can be hit with a fine, which could range from $100 to $999, and/or incarceration from

Montana’s Maggie Voisin just misses podium in the most progressive Olympic slopestyle contest ever

BONGPYEONG, South Korea — Montana’s Maggie Voisin, competing in her second Olympics at age 19, finally landed the run of her life on Saturday, linking three huge 900s in a row on the PyeongChang Olympic slopestyle course. After squeaking into the final as the last qualifier and scratching on her previous two attempts on the jumps, her final of three runs was enough to put her in third. But with

Key players in the Trump-Russia probe

WASHINGTON — A look at some of the key players in the Trump-Russia probe after a federal indictment charged 13 Russians in a plot to interfere in the 2016 US presidential election: PUTIN’S CHEF One of the key figures indicted with plotting to interfere in the 2016 U.S. presidential is a Russian restaurateur believed to have ties to President Vladimir Putin. An entrepreneur from St. Petersburg, Yevgeny Prigozhin has been

Lindsey Vonn’s PyeongChang debut delayed due to high winds

She’s waited eight years since her last race in the Olympics, what’s another hour? Vail’s Lindsey Vonn will need to wait at least an extra hour to make her PyeongChang Olympics debut in the super-G, due to strong winds. The U.S. Ski Team announced the delay on its Twitter account. Jeongseon Women’s Super-G Update: Due to strong winds at the top of the gondola, the entire women’s SG program is

Rockies’ Gerardo Parra undergoes hand surgery, will likely miss 4-6 weeks

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Rockies veteran outfielder Gerardo Parra will miss significant time during spring training after undergoing surgery to remove a broken bone in his right hand. Parra, who’s hand was tightly wrapped when he walked into the clubhouse at Salt River Fields Friday morning, had surgery last Friday to remove the broken hamate bone in his hand. The surgery was preformed in Scottsdale by Dr. Donald Sheridan. “I felt

Colorado Buffaloes come up short against Washington State

PULLMAN, Wash. — Malachi Flynn scored a career high 30 points and Washington State rallied late to defeat Colorado 73-69 on Thursday night to end a seven-game losing streak. The Cougars (10-16, 2-11 Pac-12) trailed for most of the second half, but Flynn proved to be clutch. Flynn scored 21 points in the second half and made back-to-back buckets with 1:10 remaining to put the Cougs up 68-66. Colorado’s McKinley

Former Colorado police officer sentenced for insurance fraud

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — A former Colorado police officer has been sentenced to 45 days in jail and five years of probation for felony insurance fraud. The Post Independent reports that ex-Silt police Col. Michael Taylor was also ordered on Tuesday to pay more than $70,000 in restitution — with interest — and serve 100 hours of public service. Between 2010 and 2015, Taylor had reported twice that his New Castle

Bradley Beal has always been a quiet leader. He had to learn to be the voice the Washington Wizards need.

Bradley Beal does things in a meticulous way. He crushes oyster crackers while still in the plastic bag, then dumps them into a bowl of clam chowder. He eats noiselessly, and stops altogether when it’s his turn to engage in lunch conversation. This is his quiet nature. Ask the 24-year-old Washington Wizards guard about what first attracted him to longtime girlfriend Kamiah Adams, and Beal will admit she approached him

Austrian snowboarder Markus Schairer breaks neck in terrifying Winter Olympics crash

PyeongChang current time Austrian snowboarder Markus Schairer broke the fifth cervical vertebra in his neck during a frightening fall in the men’s snowboard cross quarterfinals Thursday at the Pyeongchang Olympics. Schairer landed with full force on his back, with his head snapping back and hitting the ground. His goggles fell off and he lay on the ground for a few moments before rising. After Schairer was examined at a hospital,

American snowboard cross athletes Baumgartner, Dierdorff just miss podium in thrilling PyeongChang Olympic final

BONGPYEONG, South Korea — Steamboat Springs’ Mick Dierdorff was feeling good, racing in his first Olympic snowboard cross semifinals when suddenly he was on his back. “That was a really hard one to get up from,” said the 26-year-old part-time carpenter. “From when I was 12 years old starting this sport, I’ve always been told the race is never over. When you go down, you get back up and finish. That

Boulder-based Conspire goes quietly into that good night

Cliff Grassmick, Daily CameraPaul McReynolds, right, counter-clockwise, Alex Devkar, Sarah Ross, Jeremy Frazao and Ryan Tanner, working at Conspire on Oct. 22, 2014. The Boulder startup shutdown this month. A Boulder-based professional social network meant as an alternative to LinkedIn, is no more, five years after graduating from Boulder’s Techstars accelerator. Conspire has been retired by its parent company, Denver-based FullContact, according to an email obtained by the Camera. “Today,

Martin Truex Jr. ponders breaking out lucky charm for Daytona 500

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Martin Truex Jr. insists he doesn’t believe in lucky charms or superstitions. But the rabbit’s foot he stuck in his pocket before the 2017 season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway has him reconsidering his views. Truex won at Homestead to clinch his first championship. Former NHRA racer Darrell Gwynn gave Truex the lucky charm before the race. Truex brought it with him to Daytona International Speedway, but

Kiszla: Tarnished gold? Shaun White on defensive about sexual misconduct allegations, bad flag etiquette.

PYEONGCHANG — His legend grew. Then the mud flew. Before Shaun White had the third gold medal of his amazing Olympic career placed around his neck, the 31-year-old snowboarder got caught Wednesday in ill-winds of controversy that battered his image as an American hero. Should we celebrate White as the GOAT, whose achievements stack up against New England quarterback Tom Brady and the most dominant athletes of his era? Or

Denver Nuggets use huge fourth quarter to top San Antonio Spurs

Tuesday’s fourth quarter between the Nuggets and Spurs began as a back-and-forth affair, until Will Barton flew in for a follow dunk that gave Denver a one-point lead back with 7:49 to play. Then the Nuggets began stringing together defensive stops, which led to a slew of transition opportunities and open looks all over the floor. Their impressive close swiftly turned a tight contest into a comfortable advantage, yielding a