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December 13, 1985 | MARC APPLEMAN, Times Staff Writer
The Chargers exchanged bravado for humility when rookie John Hendy replaced Wayne Davis as the starting left cornerback. Davis' brashness was replaced by Hendy's modesty. "I'm not an outward type of person," Hendy said, "but I have confidence. I know what I can do and can't do. On the field, I play with a little cockiness, but I don't talk to opposing players. I think I'm a smart player and try to use that to my advantage."
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April 23, 2014 | By Sam Farmer
Picking up where they left off in February, the two teams in Super Bowl XLVIII, Seattle and Denver, open the 2014 NFL season with blockbuster games. The league released its schedule Wednesday, revealing the defending champion Seahawks will play host to Green Bay in the opener Thursday, Sept. 4, and Indianapolis will play at the Broncos in the opening Sunday night game. Packers-Seahawks is a rematch of a 2012 "Fail Mary" game won by Seattle on the final play, a controversial touchdown pass that from every camera angle looked to be an interception by Green Bay. Replacement officials called it a touchdown for the Seahawks, however, and that game proved to be the final straw that ended the officiating lockout.
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February 21, 2010
Southwest has Denver on sale from LAX, Burbank, Ontario and Orange County for $138 round trip, plus taxes. It requires a 14-day advance purchase and is for travel Mondays through Thursdays and Saturdays through May 26. Restrictions apply. Tickets must be purchased by March 7. Info: (800) 435-9792, www.southwest.com. Source: Airfarewatchdog.com
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April 20, 2014 | By Paresh Dave, This post has been updated, as indicated below.
Like St. Patrick's Day in Boston or New Year's Eve in New York City, April 20 seems to have a found an epicenter in Denver. The annual global celebration of marijuana drew tens of thousands of people this weekend to festivals in Denver, the capital of the first U.S. state to make the drug available for recreational use to anyone 21 and older. The annual celebration has fallen on April 20, or 4/20, because a group of rebellious California teenagers in the 1970s supposedly decided to meet up at 4:20 p.m. each day after school to smoke marijuana.
SPORTS
January 28, 2012 | By Baxter Holmes
When: 5 PST. Where: Pepsi Center. On the air: TV: Prime Ticket; Radio: 980. Records: Clippers 10-6, Nuggets 14-5. Update: The Nuggets lead the NBA in scoring (105.8 points a game) and are 7-2 at home. That doesn't bode well for the Clippers, who are 1-4 on the road and are a middle-of-the-road defensive team, giving up 95.8 points. The Nuggets have six players averaging double-digit points, led by forward Danilo Gallinari (17.9). Clippers guard Chris Paul is the only player in the NBA averaging at least 16 points, eight assists and two steals.
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May 10, 2012 | By Mike Bresnahan
Kobe Bryant will play tonight in Game 6 against Denver after missing the morning shoot-around because of intestinal flu-like symptoms. "He's holding down fluids and stuff like that," Lakers Coach Mike Brown said 90 minutes before tip-off. "He'll play. " The Lakers lead the first-round series against the Nuggets, 3-2. Bryant averaged 31.2 points in the first five games of the playoffs, including a 43-point outburst in Game 5. "They said there's no minute restriction," Brown said of Bryant.
NEWS
October 3, 2012 | By Kathleen Hennessey
DENVER -- Done with most of the reading, the staged sparring and reviewing the video, President Obama emerged from his three-day debate camp on Wednesday to see if all the practice would do the trick. The president was due to land in Denver at around 2 p.m. local time for his first matchup against GOP challenger Mitt Romney. Once there, his campaign said, he'll walk through the debate site at the University of Denver to make himself comfortable with the stage, the lectern and the overall scene of what could be a turning point in his pursuit of a second term.
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November 18, 2013 | By Sam Farmer
The Kansas City Chiefs swaggered into Denver with a defense that had averaged an NFL-best four sacks per game. After four quarters, Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning emerged virtually untouched. No sacks, no knockdowns. And that despite his mobility being limited by a high-ankle sprain. “I think to go sackless against the leading sack defense in the NFL, that is a great testament to those guys,” Manning said of his offensive line. “We play them again in two weeks at their place.
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October 3, 2012 | By Mark Z. Barabak
DENVER -- Need more hype? Still convinced tonight's first presidential debate won't matter? A newly released survey of undecided voters in four Western states -- two of them battlegrounds -- suggests the import the University of Denver matchup has for those still persuadables. More than seven in 10 respondents in Arizona, Colorado, Nevada and New Mexico said they would tune in for the 90-minute session, belying the image of undecideds as inattentive or turned off by politics. Fully 76% of those surveyed said they would definitely vote Nov. 6 and more than four in 10 said the debates would have the single greatest influence on their decision.
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April 18, 2014 | By Steve Padilla
Passengers on a Delta Air Lines flight questioned by the FBI after a possible security threat were allowed to continue their journeys Friday night after authorities determined there was no real danger to the aircraft. “We currently do not believe a creditable threat existed to the flight," said Dave S. Joly, a spokesman for the FBI Denver office. "Out of an abundance of caution security protocols were implemented and safety measures were closely followed.” Flight 1500, with 151 passengers, had flown to Colorado from Detroit, landing at about 4:39 p.m. without incident.
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April 18, 2014 | By Paresh Dave
In response to a security threat, the FBI was questioning passengers of a Delta Air Lines flight from Detroit after it landed in Denver on Friday afternoon, airport officials said. The plane, a 737, landed without incident in Denver and was moved to a remote location of the airfield, the airport said. The nature of the threat was not disclosed. In an email, an FBI spokesman in Denver said the agency was not planning to immediately comment on the situation. One passenger tweeted from the tarmac: "Getting personal stuff off plane almost 2 hours later.
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April 15, 2014 | By Ben Bolch
The Clippers have never won more games in a season. They've also never been better at home. All of which may not mean much depending on how the next few months go. There was no denying that the Clippers' 117-105 triumph over the Denver Nuggets on Tuesday night at Staples Center gave them franchise records of 57 victories and 34 home wins in the same season. BOX SCORE: Clippers 117, Nuggets 105 Of course, those aren't the ultimate goals for a team seeking to make it past the second round of the playoffs for the first time.
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April 15, 2014 | By Mary Forgione, Daily Deal and Travel Blogger
If you're celebrating Easter this weekend in Denver, you might also ingest a bit of the city's pot-celebrating 420 Rally that has been expanded to a two-day event this year. The 420 Rally , once an underground event but now very much above ground, embraces Colorado's Amendment 64, which legalized recreational marijuana use when it was signed itno law last year. The 420 Rally has been around since the 1970s and describes itself as "a cannabis culture music featival. " It walks a fine line because, despite the law that allows people 21 and older to use pot, public use is still illegal.
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April 15, 2014 | By Paresh Dave, This post has been updated, as indicated below.
Denver police are investigating whether a man suspected of fatally shooting his wife Monday night had been acting strangely because he may have consumed edible marijuana, a law enforcement official said Tuesday. Richard Kirk's wife called 911 to report that her husband was "talking about the end of the world" and hallucinating, behavior that was scaring their three children, according to a Denver Police Department arrest warrant. The woman, whose name was redacted from the warrant, told the dispatcher that Kirk wanted her to shoot him. Eventually, he retrieved a gun from a safe, screamed and then a gunshot is heard on the 911 tape, according to the court document . Officers found the woman lying on the floor of the couple's home, dead from an apparent gunshot to the head.
SPORTS
April 14, 2014 | By Broderick Turner
VS. DENVER When: 7:30. Where: Staples Center. On the air: TV: Prime Ticket, TNT; Radio: 980, 1330. Records: Clippers 56-24, Nuggets 36-44. Record vs. Nuggets: 1-2. Update: The Clippers need one more win to set a franchise record for most victories in a season. The Clippers, playing in their final regular-season home game, are 33-7 at home. The Nuggets are 14-26 on the road. Nuggets point guard Ty Lawson won't play because of a sprained left ankle.
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March 17, 2014 | By Broderick Turner
Playing at Denver on the second night of back-to-back games is considered one of the toughest things to do in the NBA. Even for a streaking team like the Clippers, it figures to be a tall task. The Clippers have won 11 consecutive games, the longest current winning streak in the league. They have tied the 1974-75 Buffalo Braves for the second-longest winning streak in franchise history. The franchise record is 17 games in a row, set by last year's team. But the Clippers play in Denver on Monday night, and they have lost three consecutive games there, the last time on a buzzer-beating three-pointer by Randy Foye.
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March 16, 2014 | By Broderick Turner
The stretch of days the Clippers have off this week may not be enough to help their injured players return any sooner. After the Clippers play Monday night at the Denver Nuggets, Los Angeles has four days off before playing Saturday against the Detroit Pistons at Staples Center. The Clippers won't practice Tuesday or Wednesday. That time off still may not help guards J.J. Redick (bulging disk in back) and Jamal Crawford (strained left calf) return to play. "I don't think it will be because one of them or both of them may not be ready," Clippers Coach Doc Rivers said.
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