ENGLEWOOD | Trevor Siemian and Paxton Lynch don’t need to worry about anyone but each other. Heading into the zenith of their QB competition next week, they can rest assured the Broncos brass has their backs even as fans fret over the duo’s oft-times ho-hum jockeying for the job.
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. | The Buffalo Bills shook up their roster with two separate blockbuster trades Friday, dealing starting receiver Sammy Watkins to the Los Angeles Rams and acquiring receiver Jordan Matthews from Philadelphia in exchange for cornerback Ronald Darby. The Bills acquired cornerback E.J. Gaines from the Rams.
Emma Coburn led an unlikely 1-2 finish for the United States in the steeplechase at the world championships.
AURORA | The Aurora prep sports scoreboard for Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017.
LITTLETON | Veteran Regis Jesuit boys golf coach Craig Rogers has watched his team get off to slow starts in Continental League play frequently in recent seasons. That was most definitely not the case in Thursday’s league opener at Deer Creek Golf Club.
AURORA | Colorado weather made itself known on Thursday, the first day of the 2017 boys prep golf season. The first EMAC South Minor tournament of the season got off to a fine start in sunny conditions at Springhill Golf Course, only to get cut short by an intense, fast-moving afternoon rain shower.
DETROIT | Dale Earnhardt Jr. said Thursday he’s proud of his accomplishments after Kevin Harvick suggested NASCAR’s growth has been hindered because Earnhardt hasn’t won enough. “I put a lot into this sport, and I know that I might not have met everyone’s expectations, but I certainly exceeded my own,” Earnhardt said while appearing at Chevrolet’s event introducing the Camaro ZL1, a new race car for next year’s NASCAR Cup Series.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. | NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is watching the Patriots’ exhibition opener. It’s his first game in New England since suspending quarterback Tom Brady in the scandal that came to be known as “Deflategate.”
CHICAGO | Mitch Trubisky might have created a quarterback controversy in Chicago. Trubisky threw for 166 yards and led three scoring drives after Mike Glennon struggled, only to have the Denver Broncos score two long touchdowns in the closing minutes to beat the Bears 24-17 in the preseason opener on Thursday night.
SAN DIEGO | One week after the NFL’s Chargers announced they were relocating to Los Angeles, San Diego State gave a five-year contract extension to coach Rocky Long, who said the Aztecs were more than up to the challenge of winning over the suddenly spurned fan base. The best way, naturally, is to continue on the course Long has put them on.