Rick Brisse

Vernon Davis: I’ve been dreaming about Peyton since I left college

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Vernon Davis’s first day in a Denver Broncos uniform was Wednesday. It was also his first practice with quarterback Peyton Manning. “Peyton is one of those guys that every wide receiver dreams about having. I’ve been dreaming about Peyton since I left college,” Davis said after concluding his first practice. Dreams do come true. “I don’t know if [Manning] knows, ...

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Mike Mularkey says protecting Marcus Mariota is a priority

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Mike Mularkey’s first priority as interim head coach of the Tennessee Titans is to win football games.  His second priority is to keep rookie quarterback Marcus Mariota healthy. “Amy (Adams Strunk)…has repeatedly mentioned Marcus (Mariota)’s health to me,’’ said Titans interim president/CEO Steve Underwood, speaking of the team’s controlling owner, via the team’s website. “I think she actually spoke to ...

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NASCAR suspends Matt Kenseth 2 races for wrecking Joey Logano

Joey Logano

NASCAR suspended Matt Kenseth for the next two Sprint Cup Series races on Tuesday for wrecking Joey Logano late in Sunday’s race at Martinsville Speedway. NASCAR officials issued no other penalties, but did place Kenseth on probation for the next six months. Joe Gibbs Racing has announced that Kenseth would appeal the penalty. “The appeal will challenge the severity of the penalty which is believed to be inconsistent with previous penalties for ...

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49ers coach comments on Colin Kaepernick situation

Colin Kasperncik

According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the San Francisco 49ers are swapping quarterback Colin Kaepernick for Blaine Gabbert for this week’s home game against the Atlanta Falcons. Earlier, 49ers coach Jim Tomsula said he was still evaluating everything. “Again, we’ll make those decisions when we’ve got those things done in every position.” Tomsula said. “Every position. “I know where we’re going with this with this questioning. I’m not ...

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Tyler Lockette out of surgery, but will remain in Dallas

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Seattle Seahawks receiver Ricardo Lockette underwent successful neck surgery Monday at Baylor Medical Center in Dallas. According to the team, Lockette is expected to remain in the hospital for a few days. Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch and left tackle Russell Okung have visited Lockette in the hospital and coach Pete Carroll spoke to the rookie’s father before the surgery. “We are really grateful that our medical staff and ...

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LeBron James youngest to score 25,000 points

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LeBron James became the youngest player in NBA history to score 25,000 points after scoring on an alley-oop dunk in the fourth quarter of a 107-100 win against the Philadelphia 76ers on Monday. James, who is 30 years, 307 days old, passed Kobe Bryant, in doing so. Bryant reached the plateau at 31 years, 151 days old. “It just means that I’ve played with ...

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John Elway explains how Vernon Davis trade came together

Vernon Davis

Denver Broncos executive vice president and general manager John Elway said Monday that  the trade for Vernon Davis came about after the tight end proved he was healthy. “That was obviously the important thing: that he was healthy,” Elway said in an interview with the team’s website. “He’s played the last three weeks, so I think he’s in good shape. ...

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Joey Logano calls Matt Kenseth a ‘coward’ and ‘chicken’ after wreck

Joey Logano

The Matt Kenseth-Joey Logano feud continued Sunday as the two drivers crashed hard in the final laps of the Goody’s Headache Relief Shot 500 Chase race at Martinsville Speedway. Kenseth, who was running 10 laps down, ran into Logano, the race leader, and pushed Logano hard into the outside wall. Kenseth turned up the track and hit Logano, who had won three straight races ...

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Mike McCarthy: ‘I haven’t had my ass kicked like that in a while’

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Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy said Sunday’s 29-10 loss to the Denver Broncos was ‘very humbling.’ “I’ll start with congratulations to the Broncos. Clearly the better team. For us, a humbling loss. Gary Kubiak had his team playing a lot faster than I had my team playing. I was not happy about the way we performed. A very humbling loss,” McCarthy ...

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Peyton Manning, Broncos beat Packers: ‘Our execution was sound’

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The Denver Broncos cruised to a 29-10 win over the NFC leading Green Bay Packers Sunday night to improve to a 7-0 record. Peyton Manningthrew for 340 yards while running backs C.J. Andersonand Ronnie Hillman combined for 161 yards on the ground and three touchdowns. Two weeks earlier, Denver squeaked out an overtime road win against Cleveland.  But they entered their bye-week determined to ...

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