Make us your home page

Get the quickest, smartest news, analysis and photos from the Bucs game emailed to you shortly after the final whistle.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Sports in brief


Related News/Archive

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.


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.

et cetera

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.

Times wires

Sports in brief 06/08/16 [Last modified: Wednesday, June 8, 2016 10:45pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times


Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

  1. Storm routs Cleveland


    TAMPA — Alvin Ray Jackson intercepted two passes, returning one for a touchdown, and recovered two fumbles as the Storm routed Cleveland 57-27 Saturday night in its home regular-season finale at Amalie Arena.

  2. Miscue sends Rays to another stinging loss to Rangers (w/video)

    The Heater

    ST. PETERSBURG — The Rays gave away DJ Kitty onesies Saturday night. Then they gave away the game.

    Rays centerfielder Mallex Smith misses a drive hit by Adrian Beltre with two outs in the sixth, allowing the tying runs to score. Beltre puts Texas ahead 4-3 when he scores after two wild pitches.
  3. Rowdies shut out Charleston


    ST. PETERSBURG — The Rowdies know a thing or two about stalemates, with five of their past 10 games ending in a draw.

    Rowdies in the first half during the game between Tampa Bay Rowdies and the Charleston Battery at Al Lang Field in St. Petersburg, Fla., on Saturday, Jul 22, 2017.
  4. Rays journal: Former closer Sergio Romo acquired from Dodgers

    The Heater

    ST. PETERSBURG — The Rays made a move to help the bullpen Saturday night when they acquired RHP Sergio Romo, who had been designated for assignment last week by the Dodgers.

    Reliever Sergio Romo has 84 career saves, including 38 in 2013, but has struggled this season with the Dodgers, posting a 6.12 ERA in 25 innings before being designated for assignment.
  5. Dale Earnhardt Jr. backs wife's "not worth risk'' opinion on Daytona

    Auto racing

    INDIANAPOLIS — Dale Earnhardt Jr. on Saturday defended his wife's Twitter post — and blamed himself for putting her in a position where she believed she had to speak out and upset some of his fans.

    Amy Earnhardt worries about Dale Jr.’s concussions.