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When you are in the NBA Draft Lottery, your main hope is that things don't get worse. "We were preparing as if we wouldn't get the pick," Los Angeles Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak said ...(full article)

Brock Osweiler had just wrapped up an offseason practice Thursday afternoon when he was advised to return home quickly. Severe thunderstorms were moving through the Houston area an...(full article)

On Wednesday, the Twittersphere saw some spirited squabbling between the team accounts of the Raiders and Broncos. It was an entertaining, comical, good old-fashioned trash talk-of...(full article)

Oh, this will tick off everybody in Broncos Country. The proud men on the NFL's No. 1 defense are certain to cry disrespect. But try not to get your orange knickers in a knot as I ...(full article)

Two years ago, San Francisco-area sophomore football player Lucas Kehs was at a dinner table with his cousin, Nels Thoreson, the head coach at Justice High School in Lafayette. He ...(full article)

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Broncos Need to Ease Up on Lynch

Follow the sound. Click. Click. Click. Cameras provide an audible bread crumb trail to Broncos rookie quarterback Paxton Lynch. He took his first snaps on Friday at Dove Valley. Ye...

How Draft Night Evolved for Top 3 QBs

It was as if Paxton Lynch knew something. The genial and power-forward-sized quarterback out of Memphis politely declined the NFL’s invitation to spend the first night of the dra...

Elway Nails It in Getting QB of the Future

Weird night, wasn’t it? Myles Jack, undrafted. The two first-round-lock Alabama defensive tackles, Jarran Reed and A'Shawn Robinson, undrafted. Keanu Neal and Joshua Garnett (who...

Broncos Grab "Our Guy" Lynch for QB

The Denver Broncos addressed their need at quarterback in the first round Thursday. The defending Super Bowl champions traded with the Seattle Seahawks to move up to the ...

Elway Looking to Pull Out Another Late Victory

As difficult as it is winning the Super Bowl, repeating is far more daunting. Now that the Broncos have added hardware, they have begun their defense the hard way. General manager ...

On Safari With Ware and Thomas

WARE: Demaryius and I thought of the idea to go to South Africa way back during training camp. I usually try to find something to plan during the season to take my mind away from f...

"Gift-Wrapped Opportunity" Awaits Sanchez

On a warm April day, Mark Sanchez walks into ProSport Performance & Therapy, his local gym, and straight into conversation. He talks with employees before heading to an open traini...

Did Jets Open Broncos' Path to Their QB?

The Jets still want Ryan Fitzpatrick as their quarterback, but at their price. Yet their budget might not be as big a problem as the trade that solved their left tackle problem ...

Story's Fairy Tale Rooted in Rough Start

The breakout star of this early season “crapped all over himself at Modesto.” Former Rockies general manager Dan O’Dowd said those words about Trevor Story. He also explained...

Paxton Lynch Could Be Broncos' Savior

Peyton Manning waved. And the crowd of 49,360 at Coors Field for the home opener went wild. Manning pointed to the Rockies cap on his head, and I immediately thought: "Hey, there's...

Elway Courting Disaster at Quarterback

Sometimes you can win so much and so consistently that reality doesn't feel like a daunting challenge. That probably explains what has been happening over the last few weeks with t...

Broncos Flirt With Manziel, Insult Griffin

The world champion Denver Broncos checked into the availability of Johnny Manziel, reports say. That's the same franchise that checked into Robert Griffin III and rejected him be...

This 'C' Draft Class Actually an 'A+'

In 2012, critics panned the Denver Broncos' draft class, calling it the definition of mediocrity. Defensive end Derek Wolfe over Devon Still or Jerel Worthy was a mistake. Quarterb...

Money-Seeking Kaepernick No Villain

Money. It's at the top of the list for NFL players. Free agency, contract negotiations, status in the locker room. You play for the cash, for the security that comes with guarantee...

49ers Hold Kaepernick's Fate

A half-concession over here, a partial-unclenching over there, and this whole 49ers-Colin Kaepernick impasse could be settled in a flash.   Exhale, cool down, sign some paperwor...

Elway Playing QB Market Like Stradivarius

John Elway has options. Plenty of them. You might not think so. Many Broncos fans might be panicking, or totally freaking out, to continue to look at a depth chart with the draft...

Prescott Could Soothe Broncos' Worries

If the Broncos don't consider drafting Dak "The Quarterbak" Prescott at the end of the second round, the decision will be made for a specific reason. But it won't be because he rec...

Elway Still Knows How to Handle Pressure

OCA RATON, Fla. — John Elway walked into huddles with Prestone running through his veins. With the crowd at full throat, Elway navigated goosebump drives for improbable victories...

Rockies' Arenado is the Real Deal

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Colorado Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado, shoving a forkful of pancakes in his mouth, barely looks up from his cell phone when the question was posed. “...

Broncos Must Trade Up, Then Draft QB

John Elway is on a mission. He's looking for the next great Broncos quarterback. And guess what? Mark Sanchez is not it. But Carson Wentz could be. And Paxton Lynch might be. How a...

Denver Has Plenty of Admirers

If the bankruptcy reorganization of Sports Authority forces the Englewood-based retailer to yank its name off the stadium where the Denver Broncos play, it won't be hard to find a ...

Broncos Blew It by Losing Osweiler

Moving on from a legendary quarterback and finding his replacement without skipping a beat is one of the toughest tasks for any GM. In the last eight years, it has been done twi...

Once the Predator, Elway Now the Prey

For every Super Bowl-winning architect, there is the inevitable raid of that builder's work. It comes from the NFL's birds of free agency, circling overhead and strategically in...

Sanchez Simply a Backup Plan for Broncos

The Denver Broncos now, at least, have a quarterback who has thrown a regular season pass in the NFL. But they’re not done restocking the position. The defending Super Bowl champ...

Butt-Fumble Man Is Better Than Peyton

The Denver Broncos just traded for Mark Sanchez. Pretty funny, right? Just a month ago, the Broncos won the Super Bowl with a Hall of Fame quarterback at the helm. He retired, thei...

Suggestion for Broncos: What About Tebow?

No, this isn’t click bait or trolling or whatever other term the cool kids have come up with. It’s a legitimate question given the current state of the Denver roster....

No Manning or Osweiler? Good Riddance

The biggest hole in Colorado? It used to be the Royal Gorge. Now it's the void the Broncos have at quarterback. But do not cry for general manager John Elway. Yes, he's going to ...

Osweiler Made the Right Move

So much for passing the torch. When Peyton Manning retired Monday, it was a foregone conclusion that Brock Osweiler would step into the starting role. He'd shown enough in relief o...

Texans Invest in What Osweiler Didn't Do

Three hundred and five pass attempts are an awfully small number of pass attempts on which to base a quarterback investment of $18 million per year, with $37 million guaranteed. ...

Broncos Must Stock Bare QB Cupboard

The 2015 Denver Broncos proved to be one of the rare NFL teams with a roster strong enough to carry a pair of subpar quarterbacks to the Super Bowl title. Now that Peyton Manning h...

Vilifying Manning for Long-Ago Prank Silly

The vigilante journalists, social justice warriors and feminist media personalities determined to stain Peyton Manning’s legacy won a fleeting victory Monday. During the most mem...

QB Market Will Pivot Around Osweiler

It's foolish to believe too much of what any team says, or whispers, this time of year, with free agency on the horizon. There's a high-stakes game of leverage and bluffing underwa...

Manning's Impact Stretches Beyond Records

"Can I come in," Peyton Manning asked, approaching the office of the Indianapolis Colts president. "Of course," Bill Polian responded. It was the summer of 2011. The quarterbac...

18 Years for No. 18: 'God Bless Football'

This was about Peyton Manning's life in pro football in Denver on Monday afternoon. This was about the 18 seasons that No. 18 played for the Colts and then for the Broncos. This wa...

Manning's Impact Just Beginning to Be Felt

The greatest quarterback in NFL history from the (surgically-repaired) neck up is not retiring. Life is just beginning at age 40 for Peyton Williams Manning. He will continue to be...

Peyton Strides Into Lucrative Future

Peyton Manning is calling it quits after a historic 18 seasons in the NFL and two Super Bowl rings, the second of which he won last month and should have “I LOVE YOU VON MILLER...

As He Leaves, Do We Really Know Peyton?

There was a time, many years ago, when the Colts had a choice:Peyton Manning or Ryan Leaf. It seems, all this time later, such an absurdity. But then, in 1998, there was real disa...

No Debate: Manning the Best to Lace 'Em Up

Maybe he needed the second Super Bowl ring, the one he won just over a month ago thanks to a stout defense, and not because of his arm and mind, two of the greatest weapons footbal...

Super Bowl 50 Makes Manning No. 3 All Time

My best memories of Peyton Manning, believe it or not, are what happened to him in the 2015 season. Age, four back surgeries and plantar fascia gradually robbed him of his ability...

Manning Owns Future; Why Not Own Team?

It's not a question of how much Peyton Manning loves football. Without a love for the game that will never quit, how could Manning have endured a painful foot injury and the humili...

Manning Should Go Out on Top

Before March gets any older, an unsolicited memo to Peyton Manning: Don’t do it, Peyton. Don’t give in to the urge. After three-plus weeks off and some time to think, d...

Elway Must Navigate Tricky Offseason

The Denver Broncos won the Super Bowl little more than three weeks ago, barely enough time to pick the confetti from their hair and get the Champagne smell out of their clothes...

As QB Carousel Spins, Osweiler Wins Big

After the dust settled from Tuesday's franchise tags, Denver's Brock Osweiler was the last big name left among the quarterbacks. Washington placed the nonexclusive franchise tag on...

If Manning Plays, Where Will He Land?

As it turns out, Peyton Manning isn't as ready to retire as many of us thought he was. According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, Manning would like to continue his playing career in 20...

Hint From Manning? 'I Really Like to Play'

Ever since Peyton Manning walked off the field at Super Bowl 50, everyone has been wondering the same thing about the Broncos quarterback: Will he retire? The Manning retirement sp...

Nuggets Must Get Tougher vs. Lakers

It wasn't just a hard pick. It wasn't just a vicious collision. It was — dare it be said in this city — a Steve Atwater-esque hit. The Lakers' Pau Gasol leveled th...

McGee Gives Nuggets Big Boost

Friday was the holiday called Star Wars Day ("May the Fourth be with you"), so it was fitting that Denver's own Sky-walker stole the show. In the biggest game of the season, r...

Moyer Wins One for the Ages

Jamie Moyer sat by his locker Tuesday afternoon, looking through wire-rim glasses at his composition book. It includes copious notes, reminders of how he wants to attack hitters...

A Comfortable Feeling in Denver

When it came down to his Decision, Peyton Manning "wanted someone to tell me what to do." But, he told The Denver Post on Tuesday afternoon, "nobody would." I asked Peyton if he h...

Does Anyone Want Tebow?

As soon as word came through that Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos were ironing out a contract, the Tim Tebow questions began to fly. The likeliest of outcomes seemed to be a ...

Cowboys Should Deal for Tebow

Tim Tebow is available, which means the next time he "Tebows" it needs to be in a Dallas Cowboys uniform. Monday's news that Peyton Manning plans to sign a free agent deal to beco...

Chance to Win Fueled Decision

For Peyton Manning, creature of habit that he is, no doubt the easiest thing would have been becoming a Tennessee Titan. The familiar and the comfortable have always held particu...

Tough Schedule Will Limit Team

Look, I love the NFL Network, but if I had the money, I would leave to start the Peyton Football Network. I'd just broadcast every game the Denver Broncos play this season and my...

What Does This Mean for Tebow?

The clock has likely struck midnight on Tebow Time. With Peyton Manning in discussions to sign a blockbuster deal with the Denver Broncos, the NFL future of incumbent quarterback ...

AFC West Should Fear Broncos

Peyton Manning has been used to dominating the AFC South. Now that he has agreed to join the Denver Broncos, he can take control of the AFC West. With Hall of Famer John Elway gu...

Elway Hoping to Make QB Magic

Will John Elway stick it to the Colts twice in 30 years? Could the Denver offense become the Broncolts with former Pro Bowlers Peyton Manning, Reggie Wayne, Dallas Clark, Jeff ...

Quinn Sorry for Comments on Tebow

Broncos quarterback Brady Quinn was not pleased with how his comments were portrayed in a GQ article on Tebowmania that was released today. The article on Tim Tebow's 2011 seaso...

4 Teams in Trouble Amid Short Season

The Pacers have lost six of eight to drop to 18-12, ceding that “feel-good threat to Miami and Chicago” status to Philadelphia and falling to a point where New York, ...

Lakers' Trip Starts on Mile-High Note

The Lakers arrived here ahead of the winter storm that blanketed the area with more than a foot of snow, causing near-whiteout conditions amid swirling winds and frigid temperatu...

Pitching Is Rockies' Unknown

The Rockies – meaning GM Dan O’Dowd, manager Jim Tracy, veteran first baseman Todd Helton, otherworldly shortstop Troy Tulowitzki, all of them – left spring train...

Nuggets Thriving with Carmelo Gone

Denver Nuggets coach George Karl was enjoying the last bit of his shrimp salad during a recent off night on the road when some news from the evening’s NBA games piqued his...

Ranking Potential Super Matchups

We're down to the final eight teams in the NFL playoffs, and that means there are only 16 potential matchups remaining for Super Bowl XLVI at Lucas Oil Stadium next month in Indi...

Broncos Lose Moreno to Torn ACL

Knowshon Moreno's season is over. Coach John Fox said today that Moreno will be placed on injured reserve after the running back tore his anterior cruciate ligament Sunday in K...

Possible Big 12 Expansion Targets

1. Brigham Young Pluses: Large fan base, a good tradition and, as a football independent, are most readily available Minuses: 900 miles from Lubbock, the nearest Big 12 school; T...

Rockies' Alfonzo Banned 100 Games

Rockies catcher Eliezer Alfonzo became only the second major league player to test positive twice for a performance-enhancing drug, earning a 100-game suspension today. Alfonzo ...

Update on QB Battles

Alex Smith vs. Colin Kaepernick. Neither Smith nor Kaepernick have stood out under Jim Harbaugh. The 49ers felt the need to audition three-time Pro Bowler Daunte Culpepper, who la...

Broncos Face Issues On D-Line

The Denver Broncos' defensive line depth is about to be tested in a serious way. Starting defensive tackle Marcus Thomas will miss the remainder of the preseason with a strained ...

Rockies Put Gonzalez on 15-Day DL

The Rockies' season, an exercise in wheel-spinning since April, took a turn for the worse today when Carlos Gonzalez was placed on the 15-day disabled list. The move hardly came ...

Rockies Not Shopping Jimenez

The fasting couldn't last any longer. Twitter is a beast that must be spoon-fed hourly. It needs trade rumors, slobbers for them. An interesting link arrived in a retweet Tuesday...

Avalanche Fleeced in Varlamov Deal

The Colorado Avalanche did a very good thing in signing defenseman Jan Hejda(notes) from the Columbus Blue Jackets to a 4-year, $13 million deal. He's a solid pro and was a coveted...

Nuggets Should Deal Felton

If the Nuggets want to improve the team through tonight's NBA draft, they need to make a trade. Do any of these three juicy possibilities catch your fancy? A shutdown defender:...

Rockies' De La Rosa Out for Season

Rockies manager Jim Tracy was talking Tuesday morning about the sun finally shining on Coors Field. "Somewhere," said Tracy, "we'll get the sun to come out, it will stay out for ...

Giambi Hits 3 HRs as Rockies Roll

Todd Helton's back was acting up again, so Rockies manager Jim Tracy didn't hesitate to put Jason Giambi, your basic .115 hitter, in the Rockies' starting lineup. "When the oppor...

Nuggets Will Rely on Lawson

For the past two postseasons, Denver relied on point guard Chauncey Billups, a man with a clutch nickname and an impressive resume. Billups earned his reputation during a career in...

Nuggets Aren't Calling It Quits

Perhaps fittingly, you can't spell insurmountable without mountain. And the mountain the Nuggets are staring at makes a fourteener look like a hill — no NBA team has gone do...

Will Altitude Affect Thunder?

With the lights turned low, the Denver Nuggets' public address announcer bellows to a boisterous building, ‘Can you feel it?' The visitors inside Pepsi Center definitely do....

Nuggets Must Be Better in Clutch

It wasn't just that there were still 11.9 seconds left, an eternity or two in the NBA. It wasn't just that three opponents hovered around Raymond Felton, who clanked a 3-pointer. ...

Rockies' Jimenez Struggles in Return

Inspiration comes from all sources during a six-month season. Nearly four hours before Tuesday's first pitch, Mr. Mister's "Broken Wings" played in the Rockies' clubhouse. The m...

Denver Sports News

Pavelski scores twice; Sharks take

ST. LOUIS — Joe Pavelski scored two goals, including the go-ahead tally in the opening minute ...

Suspension of Brady on hold again

NEW YORK — Tom Brady's lawyers asked a federal appeals court for a new hearing before an expan...

Toronto ties series on backs of Low

TORONTO — Kyle Lowry scored 35 points, including a driving layup in the final minute, and DeMa...

Wawrinka wins five-set struggle

PARIS — Defending champion Stan Wawrinka got off to a shaky start at the French Open, survivin...

Hamilton's season ends with surgery

ARLINGTON, Texas — Josh Hamilton will have another surgery on his left knee and not play a ga...