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Von Miller’s dancing (with the stars) days are over; time for the MVP to dance on the field
Doing his final DWTS number to Elvis, 'The King' put on a great show. But now Von Miller's football fans need edge rusher to get off the dance floor and come back home. Eventually it had to happen. Von Miller couldn't keep up pretenses as #BlondeMiller too much longer - regardless of the Dancing With The Stars judges - so it's just as well they sent Miller and partner Witney Carson home after Monday's "Icons Night." The Broncos' offseason is over after all, and the Super Bowl champs need their MVP back in the locker room. Plus, John Elway just knocked out his best draft yet, Broncos' new rookie QB is already on the regional cover of Sports Illustrated and the team just started Phase 2 of voluntary workouts, which included getting on the field for the first time in three months. Time to get serious. It's all right mama! Im dancing on the field soon enough https://t.co/9UlTXlIor2 — Von Miller (@Millerlite40) May 3, 2016 Appropriately dressed as The King for what turned out to be Von's finale on DWTS, Miller and Carson glitzed up the salsa to Elvis' "A little less conversation, a little more action." Scoring just 24/30, my favorite DWTS reviewer, Maggie Fremont of Entertainment Weekly, was not impressed by the stingy scores. "Judges, we need to have a frank discussion. If you can give Ginger Zee a perfect score, you can find it in your hearts to reward Von and his sparkling personality higher than a 24. A 24? Did you not see the hips? The pop of the shirt? Those sideburns? Von Miller is having fun, and it is infectious." Right?!?!? (by the way, Maggie, are available to ref some games this year?) Judge Bruno Tonioli compared the dance to Kama Sutra, calling it "different but effective." Not effective enough to stay on the show another week apparently. But Broncos fans will be happy with this because now Miller can turn his attention to football and maybe even his contract - or to his contract and maybe even football. Choose the emphasis you prefer. Currently Miller has an unsigned franchise tag while he holds out for a long-term deal. In Denver a week ago for his Von's Vision event, the edge rusher told reporters he isn't worried about getting a deal done. My teammates know what type of teammate I am. The Broncos know what type of guy I am. I'm expecting a deal any day. That's just the mindset I have.  -Von Miller "My teammates know what type of teammate I am. They know what type of guy I am. It's just the business part of it. There's really no hard feelings or anything like that," Miller said of his holdout. "(The Broncos) know what type of guy I am. I'm expecting a deal any day. That's just the type of mindset I have." The Broncos and Miller striking a deal "any day" is not very realistic, but I think we can all agree that it's time to listen to Elvis - "A little less conversation, a little more action." Wait a minute...now that I think about it...perhaps Miller was sending Elway a subtle message? "C'mon, satisfy me baby!" Poll Which Elvis song best describes the current state of affairs between Elway and Von on reaching a long-term deal? Von: "So close, yet so far" Elway: "Baby what you want me to do?" Elway: "Trying to get to you" Elway: "I want you, I need you, I love you" A deal gets done soon: "Such a night" Von: "Thank you. Thank you very much."   109 votes | Results [...]
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Paxton Lynch's Price Tag Helps The Denver Broncos Defend Their Super Bowl Title
Back in March 2016 the reigning Super Bowl Champion Denver Broncos had to get out of the fast lane and ask for directions, as Peyton Manning announced his retirement and Brock Osweiler accepted $72 million with the Houston Texans — within 48 hours ... [...]
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Rookie reform: Dolphins, Jags make changes to newcomer camps (The Associated Press)
The Dolphins don't even plan to set foot on the practice field. The Sunshine State teams could be starting an NFL trend this week by making significant changes to the way they handle initial training sessions for draft picks and undrafted rookies. The Jaguars are holding a ''rookie orientation,'' in which there will be a lot of meetings and a little time on the field for individual drills. [...]
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[MLS: MLS Insider] – Colorado Rapids sit in first place in MLS for first time since 2012
... er Whitecaps 8 4 2 0 2 3 0   It has been much longer since the last time the Rapids were in first place this deep into a season. Despite winning MLS Cup back in ... [...]
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Martinsen on Team Norway for World Championship
Colorado Avalanche forward Andreas Martinsen will be one of two NHL players on Norway's squad for the 2016 IIHF World Championship. Martinsen and Mats Zuccarello of the New York Rangers were among the players named to the national team by the N... [...]
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The Squeeze: Lynch on Sports Illustrated regional cover
The Broncos' 2016 first-round pick joins the Rams' Jared Goff and Eagles' Carson Wentz on the magazine's draft-recap issue. [...]
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Colorado Rockies Misery Index
We rate how miserable recent events have been and turn that into today's Rockies Misery Index, measured in Rockies mascot Dinger's tears. [...]
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Rockies fall to Padres as Jon Gray still can't get first victory
The Rockies' right-handed starter, a key piece of his club's present and future, pitched a mostly brilliant six innings Monday night against San Diego at Petco Park. And yet, after 12 big-league starts, Gray, the third overall pick in the 2013 draft, still doesn't have a victory next to his name. [...]
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Joey Chott leads Regis Jesuit past Colorado Academy in boys lacrosse
The storms have cleared, at least temporarily, and the regular season ends Saturday. So Regis Jesuit is among the boys lacrosse teams looking for that late push before next week's postseason seeding is announced. [...]
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Stephen Curry out for Game 2; Game 3 status unclear
NBA star Stephen Curry was expected back on the court for more shooting Monday to test his sprained right knee, still with the hope that he could be ready to play in Game 3 of the Golden State Warriors' Western Conference semifinal series at Portland on Saturday. [...]
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Missed call overshadows solid bounce-back game from OKC
San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich argues with officials after the team's loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder in Game 2 of a second-round NBA basketball playoff series on Monday. [...]
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"The Successor" Paxton Lynch on cover of Sports Illustrated
Broncos rookie quarterback Paxton Lynch of the May 9, 2016 cover of Sports Illustrated. [...]
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Sports Authority gets time to sell parts, rather than liquidate all
Sports Authority is still pursuing a "robust" sale process and is not yet ready to settle for liquidation, attorneys for the sporting goods retailer told a federal bankruptcy judge on Tuesday. [...]
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