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Paul Klee

Denver Sports Columnist

Paul covers the Broncos and Rockies, with an eye on the Nuggets, Avalanche and other Denver-area topics.
  • Klee: If Denver Nuggets feel bold, here's their NBA draft move

    Updated: Fri, May 30, 2014

    DENVER - A few years back, a Big Ten head coach called me with a question. He wanted the scoop on a high school junior, from Chicago, who looked like he might be, could be, should be a high-major prospect. Find out which schools he likes, the coach said. "Cleveland State," Nuggets...

  • Klee: Talented? When healthy, these Broncos are loaded

    Updated: Wed, May 28, 2014

    CENTENNIAL — With a bleached-white smile that lit up for the cameras, DeMarcus Ware told the story of his first practice as a teammate of Peyton Manning. "He tried to do that bootleg play he did on me when I played with the Cowboys," Ware said. "It didn't work this time." There you...

  • Klee: Rain, rain go away - at least from Coors Field

    Updated: Fri, May 23, 2014

    DENVER — After 2 hours, 46 minutes in weather delays, Rockies manager Walt Weiss ambled over to the Giants dugout for a chat with counterpart Bruce Bochy. Hey, at least the Giants and Rockies can agree on one thing: playing baseball under tornado warnings, lightning strikes and...

  • Klee: Rockies have just about everything, except one thing

    Updated: Tue, May 20, 2014

    DENVER — As the setting sun dipped below the mountain backdrop, Rockies CEO Dick Monfort dug into his pocket for a wad of cash. He ordered a pop. Patting the pop guy on the back, the team owner handed over a tip, sizable enough that the pop guy returned before the bottom of the...

  • Klee: For Ben Garland, it's philanthropy, Air Force and Broncos

    Updated: Tue, May 20, 2014

    DENVER - As an Air Force cadet, Ben Garland flew F-16 fighter jets. How cool is that? As a Broncos offensive lineman, he would be expected to protect another national treasure: "Nobody gets to Peyton," Garland said with a laugh. Flying fighter jets is in Garland's past. He's on...

  • Fun Guide: Baseball tunes (Hear)

    Updated: Sun, May 18, 2014

    DENVER - The first sounds echo through the hallway. They are easily recognizable, the harmonic rhythm of violins and guitars and trumpets. They are the sounds of mariachi music. The first sounds lead to a dance party. In a far corner of the baseball clubhouse, one of the Latin...

  • Klee: Chasing shadows, TCA's Conner Wilburn wins state title

    Updated: Fri, May 16, 2014

    LAKEWOOD - Before he won the Class 3A state title in the 3,200 meters, he did something he's not supposed to do. He chased shadows. That's so Conner Wilburn. His track coach at The Classical Academy calls him a "free spirit." Superstitions? Conner has none, because everyone else has...

  • Klee: What is Denver Broncos' identity? Same as it ever was

    Updated: Thu, May 15, 2014

    DENVER — Emmanuel Sanders wasn't here last year. He was over there, in Pittsburgh, playing with the Steelers and a different Hall of Fame quarterback. "They're both winning organizations. The difference is, Pittsburgh (and Ben Roethlisberger) is more smash mouth," said Sanders, the...

  • Colorado anglers don't want to miss these 9 fly-fishing events

    Updated: Tue, May 13, 2014

    CARBONDALE — Where are the bugs? Where are the fish? Maybe this is the July when the green drakes don't happen, you wonder. Maybe you've picked the wrong beat on the Roaring Fork to test its favorite hatch. Maybe the drakes are farther downstream, or upstream. Maybe they're not...

  • Klee: Broncos take leap of faith with Bradley Roby character concerns

    Updated: Mon, May 12, 2014

    DENVER - Bradley Roby might develop into a Pro Bowl cornerback for the Broncos. Or he might be a first-round bust. If, as Roby suggested, he was the best cornerback in this NFL draft, folks will wonder how the Ohio State product dropped to the Broncos in the second-to-last pick of...

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