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  • Klee: New Broncos offense, Peyton Manning coming in baby steps

    ENGLEWOOD - Peyton Manning took a direct snap from the center and tumbled to the grass turf. Emmanuel Sanders didn't see his quarterback's spill. "I was blocking," Sanders said afterward. One more time - and this will be on the test when the Broncos open against the Ravens - for posterity: Peyton Manning took a snap from under center (not...

  • Klee: Bolder Boulder honors our best on Memorial Day

    BOULDER — He's 92 years young and flew gilders until he was 87. President George W. Bush awarded him a Congressional Medal of Honor, the medal was stolen, and it showed up in a motel's lost and found. As a kid in segregated Colorado Springs, he rode his bicycle across the tracks to the Alexander Aircraft Co. - in the 1920s - and probably saved...

  • Klee: Rugby 7s aiming at 2016 Olympics for boost in popularity

    DENVER - A chunk of her neck is missing. Not a small chunk, a big chunk, big enough that, when she lifts her blonde hair, the back of Lisa Rosen's neck looks like a divot. Peyton Manning probably could relate. But Peyton Manning plays his sport with a helmet and pads. These wild-and-crazy adrenaline junkies at the USA Rugby College 7s national...

  • Klee: Nuggets must make their own luck after NBA draft lottery

    DENVER — It made sense that Josh Kroenke called his own name to represent the Nuggets at the NBA draft lottery. Did you really think the young team president would miss an opportunity to smile for the cameras as a potential Nuggets hero during a happy time? (Ignore the disappearing act during bad times. Fire a coach midseason? The penthouse...

  • Paul Klee's Top 10 NBA Draft prospects

    Columnist Paul Klee ranks the top 10 prospects in the NBA draft, according to how they would fit with the Denver Nuggets:

  • Klee: Time for Lady Luck to smile on Denver Nuggets

    BLACK HAWK — One chip, at least, always goes on No. 27. That's the date of her wedding anniversary, the 27th of October. And the other chips? A couple go on 17, her daughter's birthday; a couple on double-zeroes, because it's green, the color of money; a couple more on 11. "Just because," Carol says, tapping a right knuckle on the edge of...

  • Klee: James Irwin's Miguel Molas wins state titles the old-fashioned way

    LAKEWOOD - Team Miguel is two-deep. No, make that three. There's Elijah Shaw and Emileo Ochoa and another classmate whose name I didn't catch. That's my bad. But she's a proud member of Team Miguel. She made and lugged around the sign at the state track and field championships Saturday: "TEAM MIGUEL," complete with smiley faces and sparkly...

  • Klee: Coronado's Evan Kay short on time, tall on achievement

    Worry for Evan Kay. Not that graduating from Coronado High School and enrolling at Colorado State will be too much. Chances are, the 18-year-old will crash the dean's list, try out for a varsity sports roster and make it, or start his own business by junior year. Worry for Evan Kay because he's about to get bored. Like, I-need-a-hobby bored....

  • Games in contested AFC West will be key

    The most important game on the Broncos schedule? The Patriots game is a fine choice by a wise man, Mr. Ramsey. After watching John Elway go 11-0 against the Patriots as a quarterback, you can bet the Broncos boss is deflated by a 1-4 record against New England as an executive. The Wells Report had it wrong. When it comes to the Patriots,...

  • Klee blog: Denver Broncos' Pat Bowlen, the Ring of Fame and mixed emotions

    I wrote this column a couple days after the Broncos lost to the Seahawks in Super Bowl XLVIII, and it came to mind Wednesday, the day the Broncos elected Pat Bowlen to the Ring of Fame. Mainly, because that column starts like this: When the day comes to induct Pat Bowlen into the Broncos Ring of Fame, a fraternity he...

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