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Demaryius Thomas excused from Broncos camp 

Demaryius Thomas excused from Broncos camp 

“He had a tragic loss. His grandmother in the Atlanta area passed away from Alzheimer’s,” Fox said. “That combined with the news of (Broncos owner Pat) Bowlen is pretty devastating stuff. That woman basically raised D.T. He’s back there in Georgia and left last night. He’s where he needs to be right now. We expect him back when the services are over.”

Manning getting used to new faces on Broncos

Manning getting used to new faces on Broncos

“Just because you did certain things last year means nothing as far as this upcoming season,” Manning said.

BRONCO'S REPORT: Elway wants better balance from team

BRONCO’S REPORT: Elway wants better balance from team

“I think that we’ve got to get to be where we’re a complete football team. We can’t rely on 18 to win it because he can’t win it by himself,” Elway said of Manning, who threw for more yards and touchdowns than anyone in NFL history in 2013.

Rockies snap 7-game skid, beat Nationals 6-4 

Rockies snap 7-game skid, beat Nationals 6-4 

“All my pitches were working really good today,” said De La Rosa, who allowed two runs — one earned — before being lifted for a reliever with one out in the eighth. “My command of all my pitches was really good today.”

Avalanche sign F Ryan O’Reilly to 2-year deal

O’Reilly led the team with a career-high 28 goals last season and won the Lady Byng Memorial Trophy, which is awarded to a player who best exemplifies gentlemanly conduct.

Big league batting leader Troy Tulowitzki on DL

Big league batting leader Troy Tulowitzki on DL

“That ’08 injury really put me behind the eight-ball because when you completely tear a muscle, it never gets the same again,” he said.

Bullpen falters as Rockies fall to Nationals, 7-4

Bullpen falters as Rockies fall to Nationals, 7-4

“We had a nice game early,” manager Walt Weiss said. “We didn’t put the game away. We need to play a complete game to win.”

Broncos owner giving up control due to Alzheimer's 

Broncos owner giving up control due to Alzheimer’s 

“As many in the Denver community and around the National Football League have speculated, my husband, Pat, has very bravely and quietly battled Alzheimer’s disease for the last few years. He has elected to keep his condition private because he has strongly believed, and often said, ‘It’s not about me,’” Annabel Bowlen said in a statement Wednesday

Survey finds sharp increase in teen use of HGH 

Survey finds sharp increase in teen use of HGH 

“It’s what you get when you combine aggressive promotion from for-profit companies with a vulnerable target — kids who want a quick fix and don’t care about health risk,” Tygart said in an interview. “It’s a very easy sell, unfortunately.”

T.J. Ward hearing on Denver assault charge delayed

Ward faces misdemeanor assault and disturbing the peace charges for allegedly throwing a glass mug at a female bartender May 10 at PT’s All Nude Club.