John Elway sticks up for Joe Ellis (and, in turn, for himself)

With the daughter of Broncos owner Pat Bowlen hoping to take control of the franchise in a manner that would seem to run afoul of the meticulous plans made by Bowlen before he relinquished control to a group of trustees, Broncos G.M. and president of football operations John Elway has issued a statement supporting team president and CEO Joe Ellis.

The fact that Ellis and Elway have publicly pushed back against Beth Bowlen Wallace could make their ouster much more likely, if she ever gets in. Ghe fact that they’ve publicly engaged her suggests that they have a high degree of confidence that, if push comes to lawsuit (and it feels like that’s where this is heading), Beth Bowlen Wallace won’t be taking over.

He was released on bail on April 8 under the condition he’d have no contact with Jahzi McCree, following charges of simple assault and aggravated battery with a deadly weapon. He’s been taken into custody twice more since them, with a warrant on May 2 followed by an arrest on May 12, and a second warrant issued on May 23, the same day as a scheduled hearing.

The only thing that vindicated my name is the fact that I was in custody, he said, explaining that his ex-wife is accusing him of contacting her with phones that are not his. I have one phone, you can search the records.

On May 23, she sent an email to prosecutors saying He just sent me two text messages. McCree was in handcuffs at the time. She sent another email to the prosecutor later in the day saying she spoke too soon.

Other allegations include telling authorities he was stalking her because his phone number popped up on the Bluetooth screen in her vehicle while she was getting gas, though he was filling up at the next pump at the same gas station.

Bears’ Miller won’t set limits on recovery from leg injury

All Zach Miller knows is he’s not setting any limits on his recovery — and his doctors aren’t either.

Whether the Chicago Bears’ tight end can play again after a gruesome injury last season nearly cost him his left leg still is to be determined.

There has not been a definitive ‘You can never do this again,’ Miller said.

That hasn’t been talked about. It’s approach this as you are planning to get back to where I can be myself and play football, and then when that time comes some of that is out of my hands. So, I’m just going to do as much as I can to get to that point and see what happens.

It’s tough for me to put it into words what it means to me, but very thankful and just grateful to be a part of this family, he added.

Defensive end Akiem Hicks was glad to see the organization taking care of his teammate.

That’s what it said to me, that they’re willing to make sure that we’re all right and give us the opportunity to get better and just loyalty, he said.

He could hear her being told that under the airline’s policy, she had to pay $25 for each of two carry-ons that wouldn’t fit under her seat. She had cash but it wasn’t accepted at the gate so she was in danger of missing her flight. So Gresham pulled out his credit card and paid, a random act of kindness.

That’s pretty much what it was, he said. I hope anyone would have done that. I don’t know. I just felt that’s how I was raised, my core values. Somebody in distress, just help them out. Nothing more, nothing less.

To say Cassidy was grateful is an understatement.

She was very nice, Gresham said. She was very, very, very appreciative. She thanked me I want to say maybe 20 times.

She told that she was in tears as she boarded the plane.

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The Cowboys released Bryant, saving them $8 million against the salary cap.

Bryant, 29, has not had a 1,000-yard season since 2014, and he has gone 23 games without a 100-yard game.

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Free agent wide receiver Dez Bryant may have just tipped his hand on where he’d like to resume his NFL career.

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Watt raised more than $37 million for Harvey relief after setting an initial goal of $200,000 and was awarded the Walter Payton Man of the Year award for his accomplishment.

The four-time All-Pro was also named the Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year and included on the TIME 100 list of the most influential people in the world.

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Doc Rivers gets contract extension from Clippers

The LA Clippers announced Wednesday that they have agreed to a contract extension with coach Doc Rivers.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Rivers was entering the final season of his contract, which pays him more than $11 million.

The Clippers are undergoing a rebuild of sorts. They traded Chris Paul to the Rockets last June and then dealt Blake Griffin to the Pistons in January. They have the 12th and 13th picks in the June 21 draft.

Rivers is 846-624 in his career as a head coach with Orlando, Boston and Los Angeles, including an 82-79 playoff record with two trips to the NBA Finals and an NBA championship in 2008 with the Boston Celtics.

“The way I felt when I was playing in Montreal, I was comfortable there,” Niemi said on a conference call. “I didn’t need to change that.

“It wasn’t about getting the most money.”

Niemi was 0-3-0 with a 7.49 goals-against average when Pittsburgh placed him on waivers on Oct. 24, and he was 0-1-1 with a 5.11 GAA — allowing five goals on 39 shots in two appearances — when he was put on waivers again by the Panthers on Nov. 14.

But the Finnish veteran settled down nicely when claimed that day by Montreal, where he was reunited with goalie coach Stephane Waite. The two had worked together when Niemi backstopped the Chicago Blackhawks to a Stanley Cup in 2010.

One good beating per series is plenty for Draymond Green and Golden State.

The Warriors got it in Game 2 at Houston, and now the defending champions plan to do what they seem to do best: bounce back with brilliance.

As the Western Conference finals showdown shifts to Oracle Arena for Sunday’s Game 3, tied at one game apiece, the Warriors have spent the past few days discussing their Game 2 troubles –a 127-105 loss and what they’re striving to do in order not to be dominated again.

It’s time to play.

“I think we’re at our best when we feel threatened,” Green said Saturday. “Game 1 we felt threatened, we came out with a sense of urgency. Game 2 we maybe didn’t feel as threatened and the sense of urgency wasn’t there. I think you’re allowed one of those a series. We’ve had our one, now it’s time to lock in for the remainder of the series.”


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He now has 22 30-point playoff games and four 40-point playoff games against the glorious Celtics franchise, moving into Wilt Chamberlain and Jerry West territory. He passed Kareem Abdul-Jabbar for most baskets in postseason history (in five fewer games). He already has the most points and steals among anyone in playoff history.

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In the locker room as he iced his body after yet another 40-minute outing, James was talking to his 3-year-old daughter, Zhuri, on FaceTime when she asked to talk to Kevin Love. James passed the phone to Love and Zhuri complimented Love on his game, which included 3-of-12 shooting, five turnovers and five fouls.

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Incognito said last month that issues with his liver and kidneys were behind his decision to retire, although the later twists and turns suggest that it may have been more about a lack of desire to play on the reduced salary he agreed to take earlier in the year. We’ll see if he finds a bigger offer somewhere else or if his willingness to play for less increases outside of Buffalo.

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According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, Jerry Richardson’s sale of the franchise to hedge fund manager David Tepper could be completed on Tuesday.聽A vote would then take place at the NFL’s spring league meeting in Atlanta next week.

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Tepper has long been the favorite to buy the Panthers. The sale is expected to come in just above $2 billion. As a minority owner of the Pittsburgh Steelers since 2009, league owners are familiar with Tepper. Also key to the purchase is the hedge fund manager’s plan to keep the Panthers in Charlotte.

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Another year in a professional facility will also allow him to add more strength in order to fight through blockers and stop the run. Cunningham doesn’t play at a premium position, but he’s going to jump out as an all-around playmaker in the upcoming term.

The season hasn’t opened.

At stake in the rehearsals is nothing less than the future of the Democratic Party, which has yet to congeal around a positive vision. Party leaders privately talk about the next two years as a potential pivot point for what it means to be a Democrat, like the tumultuous 1968 Democratic convention or the business-friendly realignment that followed President Bill Clinton’s nomination in 1992.

My theory of this election is you are going to basically have a swing back, said Julián Castro, the former mayor of San Antonio and secretary of Housing and Urban Development, who has been traveling the country talking aboutexpanding opportunity.People are going to look for someone who can unite the country instead of divide it, someone they can trust.

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, who will speak Sunday at a graduation in the first primary state of New Hampshire, has ­focused on another theme, the wisdom that can be brought to Washington from those working outside the dysfunctional city.

Manning will do for Lauletta what he did for Davis Webb and all the quarterbacks the Giants have added to their roster over the years. He’ll act as a mentor, both on and off the field, with the full knowledge that he might be grooming the player who will take his job someday.

He’s been a champion, he’s been a really successful player and I’m looking forward to learning from him, Lauletta said.

But coming in behind Manning works in his favor in another way, one that the Giants are unlikely to admit. The 37-year-old quarterback’s play, with with exceptions, has been somewhere between mediocre and lousy over the last few years. The addition of Saquon Barkley to the backfield, the return of Odell Beckham Jr. from an injury and the rebuilt offensive line should certainly help.

I was hoping to at least get a job — a chance to coach third base or first base, work with the infielders, Pedrique said. But like I was saying, you’ve got to stay positive. It happened for a reason. I’m happy where I am right now. But I always pay attention to what those kids are doing because, for me, they’re all like my kids. I had them since 2013 and now to see all those guys playing together up in the big leagues, it’s a great feeling.