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Champ Bailey hopes he’s ready to finish season strong

Champ Bailey hopes he’s ready to finish season strong

profootballtalk.com denverpost.com Updated Dec 20, 2013
Champ Bailey has tried coming back from his preseason foot injury twice before. This time, the Broncos cornerback hopes to get through a game. Bailey’s expected to play Sunday against the Texans, hoping to shore up a secondary that will be without Kayvo…
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  • Ten Before Tip: News from Friday night

    Ten Before Tip: News from Friday night

    nba.com Dec 20, 2013
    ? Newly acquired point guard Kendall Marshall will be active tonight when the Lakers host the Timberwolves at Staples Center, and L.A. coach Mike D'Antoni said Marshall could see some minutes. Marshall was signed out of the D-League after it was learned…
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  • Avs goalie Varlamov has charges dropped

    Avs goalie Varlamov has charges dropped

    ESPN.com Dec 20, 2013
    Prosecutors are dropping a domestic violence case against Colorado Avalanche goalie Semyon Varlamov, saying they have new information leading them to believe they couldn't win a conviction.
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  • Peyton Manning's 2013 leads top 10 seasons in Colorado sports h…

    Peyton Manning's 2013 leads top 10 seasons in Colorado sports history

    denverpost.com Dec 20, 2013
    Lunch Special: Each weekday near noontime, a Denver Post sports writer dares to dish. In this installment, Patrick Saunders ranks the best individual seasons in the history of Colorado sports.
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  • Broncos' Welker, Wolfe, Webster to be ruled out for game vs. Te…

    Broncos' Welker, Wolfe, Webster to be ruled out for game vs. Texans

    Slot receiver Wes Welker (concussion), cornerback Kayvon Webster (fractured thumb) and defensive lineman Derek Wolfe (seizure symptoms) didn't practice for the Broncos on Friday.
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  • Comparing the top free-agent pitchers: Garza, Jimenez and Santa…

    Comparing the top free-agent pitchers: Garza, Jimenez and Santana

    CNNSI.com Dec 20, 2013
    Among the three main domestic starting pitchers -- Garza, Jiminez and Santana -- there is no clear No. 1.
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  • Former Broncos coach Mike Shanahan whiffs on QBs in D.C.

    Former Broncos coach Mike Shanahan whiffs on QBs in D.C.

    denverpost.com Dec 20, 2013
    If these are indeed Mike Shanahan's final days with the Washington Redskins, his legacy will be the inability to make things work at quarterback.
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  • Broncos-Texans matchup of the day

    Broncos-Texans matchup of the day

    ESPN.com Dec 20, 2013
    ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- When you're in your 15th NFL season and have been named to 12 Pro Bowls as a guy covering the league's best wide receivers, people will often ask you to rank players, to add some perspective to what has happened along the way. And wh…
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  • Even at 11-3, Denver Broncos still seeking balance on offense

    Even at 11-3, Denver Broncos still seeking balance on offense

    denverpost.com Dec 20, 2013
    After the Broncos' Nov. 24 loss at New England, C.J. Anderson called that night the coldest he'd ever been.
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  • Video - Record smashers: Which records will Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning break? 05:06

    Record smashers: Which records will Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning break?

    Dec 20
    Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning could break three single-season NFL records. By breaking actual records, the "NFL Total Access" crew picks which ones will fall.
  • Video - 'Playbook': Denver Broncos vs. Houston Texans 04:39

    'Playbook': Denver Broncos vs. Houston Texans

    Dec 20
    The Denver Broncos have had a great season, but there are some major signs that this team is in trouble. See why the Broncos might need to lose one of their final two games in order to go to the Super Bowl.
  • Video - Free agent grades 02:13

    Free agent grades

    Dec 20
    There were a ton of big names that switched teams during the offseason, but which team had the best find? Daniel Jeremiah grades the signings of Reggie Bush, Mike Wallace and Wes Welker.
  • Video - Welker Likely Out Until Playoffs 00:54

    Welker Likely Out Until Playoffs

    Dec 20
    Adam Schefter reacts to the report that Broncos WR Wes Welker is expected to miss the final two regular-season games due to a concussion.

Sports Columnists

  • The Saints’ Deadly Déjà Vu

    Dec 20
    The Saints have struggled against physical defenses. They play another one this Sunday, with the division on the line. (Chris Graythen/Getty Images) So how long have we handed the NFC South to the Saints? Early October, at least for me. After Week 5, th…
  • Bill Simmons on Week 16 in the NFL

    Dec 20
    The return of the unholy marriage of the Sports Guy's mailbox and NFL picks — Week 16 edition.