Stories by Arnie Stapleton

Monday, March 7, 2016

Peyton Manning officially retires after 18 years

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. - His voice cracking with emotion, Peyton Man­ning said good bye to the game he loved at a news conference packed with friends, family and laughter.
By Arnie Stapleton

Sunday, March 6, 2016

Peyton Manning to announce his retirement Monday

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. - Peyton Manning surveyed the landscape of his brilliant career and called one last audible. He's retiring a champion.
By Arnie Stapleton

Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016

Broncos' Miller now free to be himself

SAN JOSE, Calif. - When the NFL turned its anvil into a carrot, giving Von Miller a way out of its drug program, Denver's star linebacker was free to be himself this season - and was he ever.
By Arnie Stapleton

Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016

Broncos safety makes up for poor start

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. - Safety Shiloh Keo made a bad first impression when he joined Denver's dominant defense. He's more than made up for it with big plays that helped the Broncos reach the Super Bowl.
By Arnie Stapleton

Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016

Manning might be saddling up for 'last rodeo'

DENVER - Peyton Manning isn't saying that Super Bowl 50 is his grand finale. He's just saying it could be.
By Arnie Stapleton

Friday, Jan. 22, 2016

Denver receivers go back to the fundamentals

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. - After dropping seven of Peyton Manning's passes against Pittsburgh, the Denver Broncos wide receivers found themselves running the "gauntlet" drill this week.
By Arnie Stapleton

Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016

Denver duo is back for rematch two years later

DENVER — Von Miller and Chris Harris, Jr., the backbone of Denver's dominant defense, are ready for the rematch Sunday.
By Arnie Stapleton

Monday, Jan. 18, 2016

'Battle-tested' Broncos are comfortable in big games

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. - The Denver Broncos don't get tight when their games get that way.
By Arnie Stapleton

Sunday, Jan. 17, 2016

Manning, Denver earn another shot at Brady, New England

Peyton Manning earned one more and possibly final game against his rival by leading the Denver Broncos to a come-from-behind 23-16 win over Ben Roethlisberger and the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday.
By Arnie Stapleton

Monday, Jan. 11, 2016

Broncos ready for rematch with Steelers

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. - The Denver Broncos are still smarting from their most recent encounter with the Pittsburgh Steelers.
By Arnie Stapleton

Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2015

Turnarounds, letdowns part of intriguing NFL season

The 2015 NFL season has had plenty of flops, such as Jimmy Graham's move to the Northwest, the "lose-lose" LeSean McCoy-Kiko Alonso trade and the Ndamukong Suh-Miami Dolphins marriage. It's also ...
By Arnie Stapleton

Monday, Dec. 28, 2015

Belichick's blunder might keep Patriots sharp

It was hard to make heads or tails out of some of the baffling calls in the NFL's Week 16, notably Bill Belichick's decision to kick at the start of overtime.
By Arnie Stapleton

Monday, Nov. 30, 2015

Broncos stun Patriots in OT

DENVER - C.J. Anderson scored on a 48-yard run with 12:32 left in overtime, powering the Denver Broncos past the New England Patriots 30-24 on a snowy Sunday night.
By Arnie Stapleton

Monday, Nov. 2, 2015

Broncos' defense stymies Packers

DENVER - The Denver Broncos found some offense to go with all that defense, powering their way past the Green Bay Packers 29-10 on Sunday night.
By Arnie Stapleton

Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2015

NFL's unbeaten teams have big tests upcoming

The knock on both the Packers and Broncos, 6-0 teams with byes this weekend before their showdown in Denver on Nov. 1, is that they've fattened up on the league's bottom-feeders. 
By Arnie Stapleton

Monday, Oct. 19, 2015

Pagano has to ask himself some hard questions

"Why'd you snap that?" Chuck Pagano demanded when wide receiver Griff Whalen plodded to the sideline following one of the wackiest botched gadget plays in NFL history.
By Arnie Stapleton

Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015

Denver's Thomas trying to get the hang of new offense

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. - Demaryius Thomas still thinks he can break Calvin Johnson's single-season yardage record, slow start and all.
By Arnie Stapleton

Saturday, Aug 1, 2015

NFL's woes continued through off-season

The NFL's endless aggravation raged through an off-season marked by more crime and punishment, rules violations by owners, and the never-ending "Deflategate" saga.
By Arnie Stapleton

Monday, July 27, 2015

Donovan returns to sidelines to take part in MLS' All-Star Week

COMMERCE CITY, Colo. - There's nothing like a visit to the field to get Landon Donovan's competitive juices flowing again.
By Arnie Stapleton

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Ex-Jacket's life coming together

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. - Demaryius Thomas hit the jackpot this week - 48 hours BEFORE signing his $70 million contract.
By Arnie Stapleton
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