Denver Nuggets president of basketball operations on social issues: “We’ll never be an organization that suppresses individuality”

Mike Malone and Tim Connelly. Denver Nuggets media day, Sept. 25, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) nuggets; basketball; sports; pepsi center; denver; denverite; kevinjbeaty; colorado;
Nuggets president of basketball operations and head coach Michael Malone both say they’re supportive of players who speak out on social issues. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Hours after a wave of protests swept through the NFL in response to President Donald Trump saying he hoped “son of a bitch” football players who kneeled during the national anthem were fired, Denver Nuggets coach Michael Malone sent a text to four of his most trusted players.


How the Denver Broncos lost to the Buffalo Bills, by the numbers

Trevor Siemian was bad. Jamaal Charles was … good? And 32 Broncos took a knee.

Trevor Siemian tossed two picks in Denver's Week 3 loss in Buffalo. (Mark Konezny/USA Today Sports)
Trevor Siemian tossed two picks in Denver’s Week 3 loss in Buffalo. (Mark Konezny/USA Today Sports)

The Denver Broncos looked vulnerable in a 26-16 loss to the Buffalo Bills on Sunday. After eking by the Chargers and then blasting the Cowboys at home, Denver struggled in its first road game of the season.




Arenado powers Rockies to slump-ending win over Padres

“That’s Nolan,” Story said. “He does big things in big spots.”

Colorado Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado (28) singles during the eighth inning in front of San Diego Padres catcher Austin Hedges (right) at Petco Park. Sep 22, 2017; San Diego, CA. (Jake Roth/USA TODAY Sports)
Colorado Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado (28) singles during the eighth inning in front of San Diego Padres catcher Austin Hedges (right) at Petco Park. Sep 22, 2017; San Diego, CA. (Jake Roth/USA TODAY Sports)

SAN DIEGO — Nolan Arenado trotted out his home run and looked up as he crossed home plate.

With one swing from their cleanup man, the Colorado Rockies buried a long scoreless streak Friday night, then went on to a 4-1 victory over the San Diego Padres.

Ian Desmond and Trevor Story also homered for Colorado, which had dropped consecutive shutouts and was sputtering again before Arenado’s leadoff homer, his 35th, ended a 23-inning drought in the fifth.

“That’s Nolan,” Story said. “He does big things in big spots.”