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Josh Allen, Bills rout Broncos to clinch 1st AFC East crown in 25 years

The Buffalo Bills captured their first AFC East title in a quarter-century Saturday when 24-year-old quarterback Josh Allen threw for two touchdowns and ran for two more in a 48-19 rout of the Denver Broncos.
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Broncos GM, former NFL star John Elway latest staffer to contract coronavirus

The coronavirus has reached the highest levels of the Denver Broncos organization with general manager John Elway and team president Joe Ellis testing positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday.

NFL hands more than $1 million US in fines against 3 teams, coaches who didn't wear masks during games

NFL coaches thumbed their collective, and exposed, noses at the NFL's mask mandate in Week 2. The league responded with fines of $100,000 US per coach and $250,000 per club to Denver's Vic Fangio, San Francisco's Kyle Shanahan and Seattle's Pete Carroll, according to The Associated Press.

NFL cutting pre-season in half, pushing back start: report

The NFL will cut its pre-season in half and push back the start of exhibition play so teams have more time to train following an all virtual off-season made necessary by the coronavirus pandemic, a person with knowledge of the decision told The Associated Press.

Toffoli's hat trick leads Kings over Avalanche in Stadium Series

Tyler Toffoli scored twice in the final minute to complete a hat trick and the Los Angeles Kings beat the Colorado Avalanche 3-1 Saturday night at the Air Force Academy in the third and final outdoor game in the NHL this season.
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Jamal Murray, Nuggets fall to Blazers in Game 7

CJ McCollum scored 37 points and the Portland Trail Blazers overcame a 17-point first-half deficit to beat the Denver Nuggets 100-96 on Sunday to advance to the Western Conference Finals for the first time since 2000.

Russell Westbrook lights up history books with 42nd triple-double

Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook has broken Oscar Robertson's NBA record with his 42nd triple-double of the season.

Broncos coach Kubiak steps down over health concerns

Denver Broncos coach Gary Kubiak stepped down from his dream job on Monday because of health concerns, saying "the demands of the job are no longer a good fit for me."

Report: Broncos' DeMarcus Ware has Super Bowl 50 ring stolen

Police are investigating a burglary at the home of Denver Broncos outside linebacker DeMarcus Ware that occurred while he was at Monday night's football game with the Houston Texans.

Backing Colin Kaepernick's protest comes at a cost

Standing, kneeling or gesturing in support of Colin Kaepernick's national anthem protests has come at a cost for the dozen NFL players who have joined the cause against social injustices. They've faced vitriolic, sometimes racist reactions, forfeited some of their fan base, and at least one has lost endorsements.

Anthem protest costs Broncos' Marshall endorsement deal

Broncos linebacker Brandon Marshall says standing up for social justice by kneeling during the national anthem before Denver's season opener was worth it even though it cost him an endorsement deal.

Von Miller, Super Bowl MVP, signs $114.5-million US deal with Broncos

Von Miller has agreed to a blockbuster $114.5 million US contract with the Denver Broncos that includes $70 million in guarantees and makes him the highest-paid nonquarterback in NFL history.

Von Miller turns down $114.5M deal with Denver Broncos

The 2016 Super Bowl MVP has rejected a contract proposal that would have made him the highest-paid non-quarterback in NFL history.
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Peyton Manning, Broncos get past Steelers to reach AFC title game

Peyton Manning rescued the butter-fingered Broncos with a late touchdown drive and Denver advanced to the AFC championship game with a 23-16 win over Ben Roethlisberger and the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday.

Peyton Manning furious over Al-Jazeera reports he used HGH

Peyton Manning said a report by Al-Jazeera that suggests he used performance-enhancing drugs was "completely fabricated, complete trash, garbage."

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