Stories by Arnie Stapleton

Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016

Protesting national anthem comes at cost for some players

Standing, kneeling or gesturing in support of Colin Kaepernick's national anthem protests has come at a cost for the dozen NFL players who have joined the cause against social injustices. 
By Arnie Stapleton

Friday, Sept. 9, 2016

Broncos rally past Panthers

DENVER - Denver's dominant defense came up big against Cam Newton again and the Broncos escaped with a 21-20 victory over the Carolina Panthers Thursday night when Graham Gano missed a 50-yard ...
By Arnie Stapleton

Monday, Sept. 5, 2016

Miller's Super Bowl torment of Newton was just the start

DENVER - Von Miller's two sack-strips of Cam Newton in Super Bowl 50 were just the start of his torment of Carolina's quarterback.
By Arnie Stapleton

Monday, July 25, 2016

NFL clears Manning of allegations over HGH use

The NFL says it found no credible evidence that Peyton Manning was provided with human growth hormone or other prohibited substances as alleged in a documentary by Al-Jazeera America last year.
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
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