Sports, July 23rd


Broncos’ Von Miller says he did nothing wrong

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (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.


Koehler goes 7 strong, Marlins top Rockies 3-1

DENVER (AP) — Tom Koehler tossed seven strong innings, Ed Lucas homered and the Miami Marlins scored for the first time in four games in a 3-1 win over the Colorado Rockies on Monday night.Giancarlo Stanton reached base three times and Steve Cishek notched his 18th save for Miami, which snapped a four-game losing streak.Troy Tulowitzki hit his 17th home run and D.J. LeMahieu had three hits for the Rockies.The Marlins’ scoring drought reached a franchise-record 37 innings after suffering a three-game sweep at Milwaukee over the weekend.Koehler (2-5) looked sharp in his first start since July 2. His only blemish was Tulowitzki’s homer to lead off the fourth that made it 3-1.Drew Pomeranz (0-4) allowed three runs on five hits and walked four in 4 1-3 innings.


NEW YORK (AP) — Baseball fans are asking the question this morning, who is next? Milwaukee’s Ryan Braun was suspended for 65 games yesterday as part of baseball’s investigation of players reportedly linked to a clinic accused of distributing performance-enhancing drugs. He was cited by commissioner Bud Selig (SEE’-lihg) for multiple “violations” of baseball’s drug program.

BASEBALL (AP) — The red-hot Tampa Bay Rays moved to within a half-game of first place in the American League East last night with a 3-0 win over the division-leading Red Sox. The Rays have won six straight and 18 of their last 20 games. Winning pitcher Matt Moore tossed a two-hitter and James Loney drove in two runs for the Rays.

TORONTO (AP) — Not too long ago, the Dodgers were among the bottom dwellers in the National League West. This morning, after last night’s 14-5 win in Toronto, they are in first place. L.A. has won 21 of its last 26 games to edge past Arizona in the divisional race.

CHICAGO (AP) — Baseball has a 14-game winner. Detroit’s Max Scherzer improved to 14-1 last night as the team from the Motor City beat the White Sox in Chicago. There’s bad news for the Tigers however as reigning Triple Crown winner Miguel Cabrera left the game with a sore hip flexor muscle that will be evaluated today.

NEW YORK (AP) — Projected as a first-round pick in the NFL draft, Geno Smith fell to the second round and was chosen by the Jets. On Monday the two sides announced that he had signed a four-year package worth about $5 million. He’s competing with incumbent Mark Sanchez for the starting quarterback job.