Wednesday, January 17, 2018
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broncos lb miller nixes $114.5M deal

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Super Bowl MVP Von Miller's camp rejected a contract proposal that would have made the Broncos linebacker the highest-paid non-quarterback in NFL history, media reports said Wednesday.

Miller's representatives rejected a six-year, $114.5 million offer that included $39.8 million in guarantees in the first two years, reports said.

Joby Branion, who represents Miller, didn't return a message left by the Associated Press seeking comment.

Though the NFL's collective bargaining agreement gives teams until July 15 to work out long-term contract extensions with players with franchise tags, Broncos general manager John Elway imposed a Tuesday night cutoff because he wanted Miller to attend this week's mandatory minicamp and not miss the entire offseason program.

MORE BRONCOS: Cornerback Aqib Talib returned to team headquarters in Englewood, Colo., so doctors could evaluate his gunshot wound after a bullet pierced his right thigh and calf during a shooting in Dallas last weekend. Talib, who was forced to miss the Super Bowl champs' visit to the White House on Monday, will have to stay in Denver to rehabilitate, Coach Gary Kubiak said.

soccer

Brazil gets big Copa America win

Philippe Coutinho scored his first international hat trick and Brazil routed Haiti 7-1 in the Copa America tournament at Orlando. Brazil leads Group B with four points and completes group play Sunday against Peru.

Euro WARMUP: Cristiano Ronaldo's two first-half goals in 10 minutes helped Portugal to a 7-0 demolition of Estonia in Lisbon in the hosts' last warmup game before this month's European Championship.

Trial stage set for Solo: Hope Solo, goalkeeper for the U.S. women's team, has lost her bid to have a two-year domestic violence case thrown out of court, setting the stage for a trial, Seattle TV station KOMO reported. No trial date has been set, and Solo can appeal the decision to the state Supreme Court. Solo, 33, is accused of assaulting her nephew and half-sister in 2014 in Kirkland, Wash., and was charged with two counts of fourth-degree domestic violence. The case was dismissed in January 2015 after prosecution witnesses ignored a court order and refused to be interviewed by defense attorneys. Kirkland prosecutors appealed that decision, and the charges were reinstated in October.

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Autos: Chad Johnston became the fourth crew chief suspended this season by NASCAR over loose lug nuts on a car. Kyle Larson's crew chief was also fined $20,000 for what happened at Sunday's Axalta 400 Sprint Cup race at Pocono. He will miss Sunday's FireKeepers Casino 400 at Michigan.

Tennis: Roger Federer was up a break in the first set against Taylor Fitz when steady rain halted his first match back from a back injury at the Mercedes Cup in Stuttgart, Germany. Top seed Federer was up 4-3 against the American teenager when organizers stopped play for the day.

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