Sports, July 22nd

BRONCOS LB SUSPENDED FOR A MONTH

ENGLEWOOD (AP) — Faced with a possible four-game suspension for violating the NFL’s drug policy, Broncos linebacker Von Miller insists he did nothing wrong. He said through Twitter that he is confident “this’ll be resolved fairly.”A person with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press that Miller will miss four games for violating NFL drug policy, pending an appeal. The person spoke to AP on condition of anonymity because the league hasn’t announced any punishment.Miller went to his Twitter account and said he was seeing reports about the suspension. He tweeted: “I know I did nothing wrong. I’m sure this’ll be resolved fairly.”The Broncos open training camp Thursday and Miller is expected to be in attendance.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL MOUNTAIN WEST CONFERENCE

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Boise State and Fresno State are projected to finish on top of the two new divisions of the Mountain West Conference this season. The Broncos are picked to finish first in the Mountain Division, while the Bulldogs are the favorites in the West Division among members of the media who cover the league’s teams. It is the league’s first season of divisional play. The two division leaders will meet in the inaugural Mountain West championship game, set for Dec. 7. The league on Monday also announced its preseason all-conference team. Fresno State quarterback Derek Carr was named preseason offensive player of the year, while fellow Bulldog Derron Smith, a defensive back, earned defensive honors and New Mexico kick returner Chase Clayton was selected top special teams player.

ELSEWHERE IN SPORTS…

GULLANE, Scotland (AP) — Phil Mickelson woke up today as champion of the British Open. The winner of four previous major tournaments added another major title to his belt by blitzing the field in the final round yesterday. Mickelson needs just the U.S. Open to become the fifth man to have a personal Grand Slam of all four majors.

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The National League has a 13-game winner. Adam Wainwright of the Cardinals worked eight sharp innings to get the win yesterday in his team’s 3-2 win over San Diego. Allen Craig made a game-ending leaping catch at the left field wall to help preserve the win for the NL Central leaders.

BOSTON (AP) — In case you missed last night’s game; the Red Sox outlasted the Yankees 8-7 in 11 innings. Boston took two of three in their weekend series at Fenway Park. Mike Napoli (NAP’-oh-lee) of the Sox ended it with his second home run of the night in the 11th.

BOSTON (AP) — There’s been another setback for the New York Yankees and third baseman Alex Rodriguez. The club says Rodriguez has suffered a strain of his left quadriceps muscle and that he is headed back to Tampa, Fla., “for rest and treatment.”

PARIS (AP) — The three-week Tour de France came to an end yesterday where it always ends, in Paris. The winner was Britain’s Chris Froome, by a decisive margin. He took over the yellow jersey, symbolic of being the race leader, in the eighth stage and never relinquished it.

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