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Gisele Bundchen: Husband Tom Brady had a concussion last year

BOSTON – Tom Brady played through a concussion last year on his way to a fifth Super Bowl title, according to his wife, supermodel Gisele Bundchen. The injury, which was not reported by the team,...

DATE: May 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

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Broncos’ Derek Wolfe ready to howl in 2017

ENGLEWOOD – Derek Wolfe has never been accused of holding back his opinions. The Denver Broncos defensive end, however, said he didn’t speak up enough last season when the Broncos missed the...

DATE: May 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

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Peyton Manning to host ESPY Awards in July

LOS ANGELES – Peyton Manning will take the stage to host the ESPY Awards. The retired two-time Super Bowl champion quarterback will preside over the July 12 show honoring the past year’s best...

DATE: May 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Sports

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CFP title game adds halftime concert, but bands will play on

The College Football Playoff is bringing a Super Bowl-style halftime show to the national championship game without bumping the marching bands. ESPN and the College Football Playoff say that a...

DATE: May 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: College Sports

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Butt out to prove he’s the best tight end in ‘17 draft class

ENGLEWOOD — Jake Butt has no regrets and one thing to prove. The former Michigan star and Denver Broncos rookie wants to show he’s the best tight end of the 2017 NFL draft class even though six...

DATE: May 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

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Broncos coach declares running back job wide open

DENVER — Broncos coach Vance Joseph said Friday for the first time that his running backs are in an open competition for the starting job just like his quarterbacks are. The difference is that his...

DATE: May 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

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AP Explains: Why ex-NFL star’s murder conviction was erased

BOSTON — The ruling this week by a Massachusetts judge erasing the murder conviction of Aaron Hernandez, the former New England Patriots player who took his life in prison, has angered the victim’s...

DATE: May 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Broncos’ Garcia moving from left to right to make room for Leary

ENGLEWOOD – Broncos guard Max Garcia is moving from the left side of the O-line to the right to accommodate free agent newcomer Ron Leary, one of several additions GM John Elway made to toughen up...

DATE: May 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

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Panthers say rookie RB McCaffrey’s NFL bloodline ‘huge’ edge

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Christian McCaffrey was only 4 years old when his father retired from the NFL following a distinguished 13-year professional career as a wide receiver. But although he doesn’t...

DATE: May 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

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Bittersweet promotion

ENGLEWOOD – DeMarcus Ware’s retirement is both a blessing and a burden for Denver Broncos third-year pass-rusher Shane Ray. “Not a lot of guys get to come into the league and have guys like that...

DATE: May 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

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Tony Romo to try qualifying for golf’s U.S. Open

ALEDO, Texas – Tony Romo’s next pursuit of a championship will be in golf. And it’s a long shot. A month after the Dallas Cowboys quarterback retired, Romo is among nearly 9,500 players who signed...

DATE: May 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

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Ex-NFL players find benefits in cannabis as a pain reliever

BOULDER – One by one, they entered a nondescript building on the eastern edge of town, 18,000 square feet with no signage out front. They came looking for relief. These nine former professional...

DATE: May 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports