Irving, Cavaliers snap Nuggets' win streak 98-88
CLEVELAND (AP) - Kyrie Irving scored 23 points and the Cleveland Cavaliers snapped the Denver Nuggets' seven-game winning streak with a 98-88 victory Wednesday night.
Tristan Thompson had a career-high 21 rebounds and 17 points for the Cavaliers, who won back-to-back games for the first time this season.
The Nuggets were playing the third game of six-game road trip and lost for the first time since Nov. 18. The trip began with a 14-point win in Toronto on Sunday and a 24-point victory in Brooklyn on Tuesday.
Randy Foye led Denver with 16 points, while J.J. Hickson had 15 points and 11 rebounds.
Anderson Varejao scored a season-high 18 points and had 13 rebounds for Cleveland, which recorded its largest margin of victory this season.
No. 11 Colorado slips past Wyoming 63-59 on road
LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) - Jasmine Sborov made two free throws with 5 seconds left to clinch No. 11 Colorado's 63-59 win at Wyoming on Wednesday night.
Brittany Wilson, who had a game-high 19 points, put Colorado (7-0) up 59-57 with 55 seconds left. After a miss by Wyoming (4-2) Lexy Kresl had two free throws at 17 seconds.
However, Sborov fouled Fallon Lewis, who made two free throws with 11 remaining. Sborov made up for it with her clutch free throws and despite a 1-10 night from the field.
Kayla Woodward led Wyoming with 17 points. Kaitlyn Mileto had 12.
Arielle Roberson had 13 points and 12 rebounds for Colorado.
The Buffs trailed 27-21 at the half but used an 11-0 run for a 32-20 lead. Colorado built an 11-point lead before Wyoming charged back to tie the game at 57 on a Chelan Landry jumper with 57 seconds left.
Decker makes up for season's worth of frustrations
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - Before his out-of-the-blue four-touchdown breakout at Kansas City last weekend, the only starring role Eric Decker enjoyed this year was in his reality TV show about his wedding to country and pop singer Jessie James.
"Eric & Jessie: Game On" was filled with tantalizing shots of the beautiful couple.
In between the pillow talk and steamy hot tub scenes, Decker was shown fretting over his future with the Denver Broncos last summer as he approached the final year of the contract he signed as a rookie four years ago.
By the time the show debuted in September, Decker had a gold ring on his finger but no extension in hand.
On Wednesday, he insisted his mind this season hasn't been on his bank account but on the business of football.
Facing Manning painful reminder of QB Titans lost
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Tennessee has no time to think about what could have or would have been if Peyton Manning had chosen to be a Titan in March 2012.
They're too busy preparing to defend him once again.
This week provides a painful reminder of what might have been if the Titans had been able to successfully sign Peyton the free agent. At their owner's bidding, they wooed the four-time NFL MVP hard with a Hall of Fame offensive lineman as head coach leading the way only to lose out to Denver and another Hall of Famer in John Elway.
Coach Mike Munchak says the Broncos being atop the AFC shows what a difference Manning can make to a team.
Meanwhile, the Titans (5-7) are struggling - again - to put together wins.
Knee on mend, Bode Miller feeling fit on course
COPPER MOUNTAIN, Colo. (AP) - These days, Bode Miller's progress from a surgically repaired left knee isn't the only thing weighing on his mind.
The U.S. skier is involved in a very public custody case over his young son. The birth mother, Sara McKenna, with whom Miller had a brief relationship, currently has custody of the child in New York.
Another court hearing is set for Monday, after Miller's races at Beaver Creek this weekend.
Miller said: "I'd love him to be here. ... It's tough to think about him sitting in an apartment in New York."
He worries that he's been perceived by some as the bad guy in a back-and-forth that has received plenty of media attention.
CarGo headed back to center field
DENVER (AP) - The Colorado Rockies already have their replacement for Dexter Fowler, who patrolled center field at cavernous center field for the last six seasons. It'll be Gold Glove left fielder Carlos Gonzalez.
Rockies general manager Bill Geivett said Wednesday that the team plans to shift Gonzalez to center. The GM says Gonzalez has played all three outfield spots and will be a good fit.
The Rockies traded Fowler to the Houston Astros on Tuesday for pitcher Jordan Lyles and outfielder Brandon Barnes.
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