>>Nuggets Knock Off Magic In OT
(Orlando, FL) — Jamal Murray scored seven of his game-high 31 points in overtime to lead the Nuggets past the Magic 124-118 in Orlando. Paul Millsap posted 18 points as Denver won its seventh straight to move into first place in the West at 17-and-7. The Nuggets resume their five-game road trip tomorrow in Charlotte.
>>Broncos’ Sanders Out With Torn Achilles
(Englewood, CO) — Broncos leading receiver Emmanuel Sanders is out for the rest of the season with a torn Achilles tendon. Sanders suffered the injury during practice on Wednesday. The 31-year-old led Denver this year with 71 catches for 868 yards and four touchdowns. The Broncos sit at 6-and-6 following three straight wins. Denver travels to San Francisco to face the 49ers this Sunday.
>>Avs Resume Road Trip Tonight In Florida
(Sunrise, FL) — The Avalanche resume their four-game east coast road trip tonight in Florida against the Panthers. Colorado has split the first two games on the trek after Tuesday’s 6-3 loss in Pittsburgh. The Avs sit at 16-7-and-5 on the season. The Panthers enter the tilt with a 11-10-and-5 record.
>>Colorado Names Georgia OC Tucker Head Coach
(Boulder, CO) — Colorado has named Georgia offensive coordinator Mel Tucker as its next head football coach. The deal is for five years and worth 14.75-million-dollars. The 46-year-old Tucker replaces Mike MacIntyre, who was fired after the Buffs lost their sixth straight game after starting the year 5-and-0. Colorado ended the season 5-and-7 and missed a bowl berth.
>>College Basketball Roundup
(Undated) — In local college basketball action, Colorado State was crushed by Arkansas 98-74, while Denver fell at Air Force 73-65. The Rams host Sam Houston State on Saturday, and the Pioneers entertain Western State Colorado University. Colorado is also back in action Saturday hosting UIC.