Sports for April 12th, 2018

>>Nuggets Lose To T’wolves, Miss Playoffs

(Minneapolis, MN)  —  The Nuggets will be watching the playoffs from home this year after losing to the Timberwolves 112-106 in overtime in the season finale in Minnesota.  Nikola Jokic posted 35 points and 10 rebounds to pace Denver, which finished a game behind Minnesota for the eighth and final playoff spot in the West.

>>Avs Open Playoffs Tonight In Nashville

(Nashville, TN)  —  The Avalanche begin their first round playoff series with the Predators tonight with Game One in Nashville.  Game Two of the best-of-seven series is also in Nashville on Saturday, before the series shifts to the Pepsi Center for Game’s Three and Four next week.  The Avs grabbed the final wild card in the West with 95 points.  The Preds led the entire NHL with 117 points.

>>Rockies Avoid Sweep By Padres

(Denver, CO)  —  Nate Wolters’ three-run single highlighted a five-run third inning as the Rockies held on for a 6-4 win over the Padres at Coors Field.  Antonio Senzatela picked up the win and Wade Davis posted his fifth save.  The Rockies avoided a three-game sweep and improved to 6-and-7 on the year.

>>Five Ejected Following Benches-Clearing Brawl

(Denver, CO)  —  Suspensions are coming after a benches-clearing brawl that resulted in five ejections during the Rockies-Padres game yesterday.  The incident started after Luis Perdomo threw behind Nolan Arenado, who charged the mound and threw several punches.  Perdomo, Arenado, Padres catcher A.J. Ellis and Colorado’s German Marquez and Gerardo Parra were all ejected.

>>Rockies Begin Road Trip Tonight In DC

(Washington, DC)  —  The Rockies begin a seven-game road trip tonight in DC against the Nationals.  Chad Bettis will start the opener of the four-game series.  The Nats will counter with left-hander Gio Gonzalez.  The Rockies will also visit Pittsburgh on the trek.

>>Broncos’ Preseason Schedule Released

(Denver, CO)  —  The Broncos’ 2018 preseason schedule is out.  The team opens up against Case Keenum’s former team the Minnesota Vikings.  The Broncos will then host the Chicago Bears in Week Two, before traveling to Washington and Arizona to close out the exhibition slate.  Exact dates and times of each game will be released in the coming weeks.

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