• James Holmes appears in court for the sentencing phase in his trial, Monday, Aug. 24, 2015, at Arapahoe County District Court in Centennial, Colo. Victims and their families were given the opportunity to speak about the shooting and its effects on their lives. Holmes was convicted Aug. 7 of murdering 12 people when he opened fire on a crowded movie theater in 2012. (RJ Sangosti/The Denver Post via AP, Pool)

    Theater shooting victims speak freely at gunman’s sentencing

    CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — The mother of Colorado theater shooter James Holmes gave an impromptu public apology Tuesday, telling a judge during his sentencing hearing that her son feels remorse but his mental illness and medications made it hard for him to express it.

  • Ronnie Hillman on the move in Denver’s new offense

    ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Ronnie Hillman and the zone-blocking scheme are proving a perfect fit in Denver.

  • Colorado Rockies' Charlie Blackmon, left, is tagged out at the plate by Atlanta Braves catcher Christian Bethancourt, right, as he tried to score on a Brandon Barnes base hit in the eighth inning of a baseball game Monday, Aug. 24, 2015, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

    De La Rosa gives up 2 HRs in Rockies’ 5-3 loss to Braves

    ATLANTA (AP) — A fat first-inning pitch to Jonny Gomes set the stage for Jorge De La Rosa’s struggles with his command.

  • Atlanta Braves' Jonny Gomes follows through on a two-run home run in the first inning of a baseball game against the Colorado Rockies Monday, Aug. 24, 2015, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

    Gomes drives in 3 runs, Braves beat Rockies 5-3 to end skid

    ATLANTA (AP) — Jonny Gomes drove in three runs with two hits, including a two-run homer in the first, and the Atlanta Braves beat the Colorado Rockies 5-3 on Monday night to end their seven-game losing streak.

  • Son of Broncos owner pleads not guilty

    CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — John Bowlen, the 29-year-old son of Denver Broncos owner Pat Bowlen, pleaded not guilty Monday to domestic violence charges stemming from a June 3 altercation with his girlfriend.

  • Denver Broncos' Peyton Manning (18) throws against the Houston Texans during the first half of an NFL preseason football game, Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015, in Houston. (AP Photo/George Bridges)

    Peyton Manning ditches the glove for now

    ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — No glove on his throwing hand. No feeling in his fingertips.

  • James Holmes appears in court for the sentencing phase in his trial, Monday, Aug. 24, 2015, at Arapahoe County District Court in Centennial, Colo. Victims and their families were given the opportunity to speak about the shooting and its effects on their lives. Holmes was convicted Aug. 7 of murdering 12 people when he opened fire on a crowded movie theater in 2012. (RJ Sangosti/The Denver Post via AP, Pool)

    At least 100 people may speak at James Holmes’ sentencing

    CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — The grandfather of the youngest victim in the Colorado theater shootings suggested Monday that one juror might have improperly blocked the death penalty for James Holmes by being untruthful about her beliefs, drawing a forceful rebuke from the judge.

  • Australia’s Rohan Dennis wins USA Pro Challenge

    DENVER, Colo. (AP) — Australia’s Rohan Dennis won the USA Pro Challenge on Sunday, finishing in the main pack to take the overall title by 40 seconds over teammate Brent Bookwalter of the United States.

  • Colorado Rockies relief pitcher Rafael Betancourt heads to dugout after retiring the Washington Nationals in the eighth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2015, in Denver. Batancourt gave up a two-run triple to Nationals' Jayson Werth, which carried Washington to a 4-1 victory. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

    Rockies designate RHP Rafael Betancourt for assignment

    DENVER (AP) — Colorado Rockies veteran Rafael Betancourt has been designated for assignment, possibly signaling the end of the right-hander’s 11-year major league career.

  • New York Mets' Lucas Duda connects for an RBI-single off Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Jon Gray in the first inning of a baseball game Friday, Aug. 21, 2015, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

    Mets put Duda on the DL with back injury

    DENVER (AP) — The New York Mets have placed first baseman Lucas Duda on the 15-day disabled list with a back injury and recalled left-handed pitcher Dario Alvarez from Triple-A Las Vegas to fill his roster spot.