Mar 17, 2014

Broncos keep up spree with free agent Sanders

Before John Elway headed out to the golf course to take advantage of a sunny Sunday in the Rocky Mountains, the Denver Broncos general manager made yet another splash in free agency by signing wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders to a three-year, $15 million contract. ...

Champion Seahawks looking toward future

Feb 4, 2014

Champion Seahawks looking toward future

Less than 12 hours after winning the Super Bowl, Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll already was talking about getting started on next season. “The first meeting that we’ll have will be tomorrow. . . . Our guys would be surprised if we didn’t,” Carroll ...

Various miscues doom Broncos at Super Bowl

Feb 4, 2014

Various miscues doom Broncos at Super Bowl

The seeds of Denver’s stunning Super Bowl self-destruction were planted during last Wednesday’s practice when coach John Fox decided to turn down the speakers that simulate crowd noise because “it’s not an away game.” A silent snap count would have been so much better ...

Seahawks dismantle Broncos

Feb 3, 2014

Seahawks dismantle Broncos

The Seattle Seahawks’ mantra all season was to make each day a championship day. They made Super Bowl Sunday the best day of all with one of the greatest performances in an NFL title game — sparked by a defense that ranks among the ...

Seahawks rout Broncos in Super Bowl

Feb 3, 2014

Seahawks rout Broncos in Super Bowl

Russell Wilson and the Seattle Seahawks had their way with the Denver Broncos. And, with help from their relentless top-ranked defense, the Seahawks won their first Super Bowl title, beating Peyton Manning & Co. 43-8 on Sunday night. Linebacker Malcolm Smith returned an interception ...

Denver's Manning named MVP for record fifth time

Feb 2, 2014

Denver's Manning named MVP for record fifth time

Peyton Manning’s record-setting season earned him his fifth Associated Press NFL Most Valuable Player award Saturday night in a landslide. No other player has won more than three. Denver’s record-setting quarterback, who threw for 55 touchdowns and 5,477 yards in leading the Broncos to ...

Thomas' mother, grandmother lend support from prison

Jan 31, 2014

Thomas' mother, grandmother lend support from prison

Demaryius Thomas’ mother and grandmother will cheer for the Broncos receiver around the prison TV Sunday, both wearing No. 88 jerseys they crafted with strips of tape. The two women have never seen Thomas play in person. He was 11 when police burst through ...

Peyton won't address legacy

Jan 29, 2014

Peyton won't address legacy

Peyton Manning is not interested in talking about where his career stands in football history. Not right now, anyway. Not when he’s still playing. And certainly not less than a week from playing in the Super Bowl for the Denver Broncos. As collected and ...

Cold greets Super Bowl teams in N.J.

Jan 27, 2014

Cold greets Super Bowl teams in N.J.

An icy wind made its way through the Meadowlands, cut across the Hudson River and into frigid Manhattan. Looks like Mother Nature is taking seriously the NFL’s slogan for the upcoming Super Bowl: Best Served Cold. One week before kickoff, on the day the ...

Manning has shot at Super Bowl history

Jan 26, 2014

Manning has shot at Super Bowl history

For all the NFL records Peyton Manning owns — and there are plenty — he is one victory away from the one accomplishment that eventually might define his legacy more than any other. If Manning’s Denver Broncos beat the Seattle Seahawks next weekend, he ...

Manning guides Broncos past Pats, into Super Bowl XLVIII

Jan 20, 2014

Manning guides Broncos past Pats, into Super Bowl XLVIII

Peyton Manning stuffed the football into his helmet and handed it to an equipment man for safekeeping. The connection: Flawless, as usual. The keepsake: Certainly one he’ll want to hang on to. The Broncos quarterback had an answer for everyone Sunday — from Tom ...