Author:

Paul Klee

Denver Sports Columnist

Paul covers the Broncos and Rockies, with an eye on the Nuggets, Avalanche and other Denver-area topics.

Discovery Canyon's Lauren Gale crosses the finish line ahead of TCA's Chantae Steele in the 4A 800 sprint medley for first place Friday, May 20, 2016, during the second day of the Colorado State Track and Field meet at Jefferson County Stadium in Lakewood, Colo.  TCA was second.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Discovery Canyon's Lauren Gale crosses the finish line ahead of TCA's Chantae Steele in the 4A 800 sprint medley for first place Friday, May 20, 2016, during the second day of the Colorado State Track and Field meet at Jefferson County Stadium in Lakewood, Colo. TCA was second. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) and quarterback Brock Osweiler (17) warms up before the start of a NFL football game between the Denver Broncos and the San Diego Chargers at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver, Colorado on Thursday, December 12, 2013. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)
Fountain-Fort Carson’s Christian Lyon, right, and Donovan Williams finishes first and second in the 5A 200 meter dash Saturday, May 21, 2016, during the final day of the Colorado State Track and Field meet at Jefferson County Stadium in Lakewood, Colo. Lyon ran it in 21.49 seconds and Williams in 21.83 seconds.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Fountain-Fort Carson’s Christian Lyon, right, and Donovan Williams finishes first and second in the 5A 200 meter dash Saturday, May 21, 2016, during the final day of the Colorado State Track and Field meet at Jefferson County Stadium in Lakewood, Colo. Lyon ran it in 21.49 seconds and Williams in 21.83 seconds. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Draft Lottery Basketball
Denver Nuggets head coach Michael Malone, left, talks with draft prospect Jamal Murray before the start of the NBA basketball draft lottery, Tuesday, May 17, 2016, in New York. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
Redskins Eagles Football
A Washington Redskins helmet sits on the field during warm ups before an NFL football game against the Philadelphia Eagles, Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Oklahoma guard Buddy Hield (24) shoots over VCU guard JeQuan Lewis (1) in the second half during a second-round men's college basketball game in the NCAA Tournament in Oklahoma City, Sunday, March 20, 2016. Oklahoma won 85-81. (AP Photo/Alonzo Adams)
LSU Arkansas Basketball
Arkansas' Moses Kingsley, right, defends LSU's Ben Simmons (25) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2016, in Fayetteville, Ark. Arkansas won 85-65. (AP Photo/Samantha Baker)
Mets Rockies Baseball
Colorado Rockies' DJ LeMahieu, left, congratulates pinch-hitter Ryan Raburn as he crosses home plate after hitting a two-run home run off New York Mets relief pitcher Jim Henderson in the seventh inning of a baseball game, Sunday, May 15, 2016, in Denver. Colorado won 4-3. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
Super Bowl Broncos Parade Football
A Denver Broncos fan holds up sign at a during a rally following a parade for the NFL football Super Bowl champions, Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, in Denver.(AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
Colorado Rockies relief pitcher Jake McGee, left, is congratulated by catcher Dustin Garneau after retiring Arizona Diamondbacks first baseman Paul Goldschmidt for the final out in the ninth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, May 11, 2016, in Denver. The Rockies won 8-7. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)