November 18, 2013 |
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.
October 3, 2012 |
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.
April 17, 2012 |
The Clippers, with 12 wins in their last 14 games, travel to face the NBA's highest-scoring team in the Nuggets, who have won seven of 10. When: 6 PDT. Where: Pepsi Center. On the air: TV: Channel 13; Radio: 980, 1220. Records: Clippers 38-23, Nuggets 34-27. Record vs. Nuggets: 2-1. Update: The Clippers and Nuggets are two of the hottest teams in the NBA. The Clippers have won 12 of their last 14 games, and Denver has won seven of 10. The Nuggets lead the NBA in scoring, averaging 103.6 points per game, and they have two point guards ranked 11th and 12th in the league in assists — Andre Miller and Ty Lawson, both averaging 6.6 per game.
May 8, 2012 |
- -The Times' Mike Bresnahan mentions how the Lakers have a 12-1 record since 2008 in closeout games. -- The Times' Ben Bolch explains why Lakers Coach Mike Brown is satisfied with how Matt Barnes and Devin Ebanks have done filling in for Metta World Peace. -- ESPN.com's Henry Abbott praises the Lakers' ball movement in their Game 4 win Sunday over Denver. -- The Orange County Register's Janis Carr explains how the Lakers have learned to trust one another more.
December 24, 2012 |
The Times' NFL power rankings have been released, and it looks like a Denver vs. Atlanta Super Bowl is in the offing. The Broncos, who are 12-3, retained the top spot after their 34-12 victory over Cleveland on Sunday, while the Falcons moved up on spot to No. 2 thanks to their 31-18 victory over Detroit and Houston's 23-6 loss to Minnesota. The Texans dropped from No. 2 to No. 4. FULL LIST: NFL power rankings The entire top 10: 1. Denver; 2. Atlanta; 3. New England; 4. Houston; 5. Green Bay; 6. Seattle; 7. San Francisco; 8. Washington; 9. Indianapolis; 10. Minnesota.
April 13, 2012 |
-- The Times' Mike Bresnahan talks to Elgin Baylor and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar about Andrew Bynum's 30-rebound performance in the Lakers' win Wednesday over San Antonio. Bresnahan also reports that Kobe Bryant remains a game-time decision Friday against Denver because of a sore left shin. -- The Times' David Ng notes negative reviews for the "Magic/Bird" Broadway show. -- The Orange County Register's Kevin Ding reports Ramon Sessions' shoulder has gotten worse. -- ESPN Los Angeles' Brian Kamenetzky wonders if Bynum will consistently try hard in future games.