|_______________||1 || Elway says no pressure on Manning over future |
Denver Broncos general manager John Elway said Tuesday Peyton Manning will not be pressured into a quick decision over his future, hinting that the quarterback may still have a role with the franchise if he plays on. Manning said in the aftermath of Sunday's win over the Carolina Panthers he planned to take his time before making a decision. Elway said Tuesday the Broncos would allow Manning as long as he needed.
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|_______________||2 || 'Sore loser' Newton defends Super Bowl sulk |
Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton on Tuesday defended his sulky post-Super Bowl press conference display, justifying his behavior on the grounds he was a "sore loser". Newton has attracted widespread criticism for his conduct before reporters after the Panthers' upset loss to the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl 50 on Sunday. The 26-year-old National Football League Most Valuable Player gave a series of one-word answers before abruptly leaving after three minutes.
|1h 17min 20sec ago|
|_______________||3 || Clippers suspend Griffin four games for punching incident |
(Reuters) - The Los Angeles Clippers have suspended forward Blake Griffin four games and will withhold his pay for an additional contest for punching an equipment manager last month, the NBA team said on Tuesday. The Clippers said the Jan. 23 incident in Toronto, which left the five-time All-Star with a broken hand and was expected to keep him sidelined four to six weeks, has no place in its organization. "Blake is remorseful and has apologized for his actions," the Clippers owner Steve Ballmer and head coach Doc Rivers said in a joint statement.
|1h 51min 7sec ago|
|_______________||4 || Griffin suspended four games for punch |
Los Angeles Clippers star Blake Griffin was suspended for four games and fined on Tuesday for his part in a punch-up that left him with a broken hand. Clippers owner Steve Ballmer and head coach Doc Rivers said in a statement Griffin would be suspended for four games while having his pay docked for five matches. The money from the fine would be donated to charities which help disadvantaged youths in Los Angeles.
|2h 1min 49sec ago|
|_______________||5 || Denver streets run orange to welcome Super Bowl-winning Broncos |
By Keith Coffman DENVER (Reuters) - Hundreds of thousands of cheering, orange-clad Denver Broncos fans lined the city's streets on Tuesday for a parade and rally to welcome home the team after their upset victory in Super Bowl 50 over the Carolina Panthers. A roar from the sun-splashed crowd went up around noon when the first fire truck, carrying Super Bowl Most Valuable Player Von Miller and quarterback Peyton Manning, kicked off the parade through downtown Denver. The Broncos captured their third NFL championship on Sunday with a stunning 24-10 victory over the favored Panthers behind a stifling defense, led by linebacker Miller, who stymied Carolina's vaunted high-powered offense Molly Nichols, an 11-year-old fifth-grader from the Denver suburb of Parker, secured a front-row spot along the parade route with her parents and aunt after getting an excused absence from school.
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|_______________||6 || League bars violent offenders from rookie scouting combine |
The National Football League has decided individuals who have convictions for domestic violence, sexual assault or weapon offenses will no longer be allowed to participate in the NFL Scouting Combine. The new policy for the combine, an annual event used by clubs to evaluate draft-eligible players, was sent in a memo to teams from the league's executive vice president of football operations Troy Vincent last month. In the memo, obtained by Reuters on Tuesday, Vincent said prospects invited to the Feb. 23-29 combine in Indianapolis would be barred from attending if a background check revealed a felony or misdemeanor conviction.
|5h 9min 55sec ago|