• Denver Broncos kicker Brandon McManus talks with reporters after an NFL football scrimmage at the Broncos' headquarters Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015, in Englewood, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

    Broncos release kicker Connor Barth

    ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The load taken off Brandon McManus’s shoulders was replaced by a heavy heart.

  • Broncos beef up O-line by signing guard Evan Mathis

    ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Not long after praising his young offensive line Tuesday, Broncos coach Gary Kubiak welcomed two-time Pro Bowl guard Evan Mathis to Denver. The 11th-year pro agreed to a one-year deal that could be worth up to $4 million.

  • In this Aug. 15, 2015, file photo, San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Tomsula watches his players during the first half of an NFL preseason football game against the Houston Texans in Houston. Tomsula won't tolerate fighting from his San Francisco players and doesn't expect it when they hold two joint practices with the Denver Broncos on Wednesday and Thursday before the teams play in a preseason game Saturday night. (AP Photo/George Bridges, File)

    49ers, Broncos hope for 2 clean practices minus fighting

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Jim Tomsula won’t tolerate fighting from his San Francisco players when they take the field with the Broncos this week for a pair of joint practices.

  • James Holmes appears in court for the sentencing phase in his trial, Monday, Aug. 24, 2015, at Arapahoe County District Court in Centennial, Colo. Victims and their families were given the opportunity to speak about the shooting and its effects on their lives. Holmes was convicted Aug. 7 of murdering 12 people when he opened fire on a crowded movie theater in 2012. (RJ Sangosti/The Denver Post via AP, Pool)

    Theater shooting victims speak freely at gunman’s sentencing

    CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — The mother of Colorado theater shooter James Holmes gave an impromptu public apology Tuesday, telling a judge during his sentencing hearing that her son feels remorse but his mental illness and medications made it hard for him to express it.

  • Ronnie Hillman on the move in Denver’s new offense

    ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Ronnie Hillman and the zone-blocking scheme are proving a perfect fit in Denver.

  • Colorado Rockies' Charlie Blackmon, left, is tagged out at the plate by Atlanta Braves catcher Christian Bethancourt, right, as he tried to score on a Brandon Barnes base hit in the eighth inning of a baseball game Monday, Aug. 24, 2015, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

    De La Rosa gives up 2 HRs in Rockies’ 5-3 loss to Braves

    ATLANTA (AP) — A fat first-inning pitch to Jonny Gomes set the stage for Jorge De La Rosa’s struggles with his command.

  • Atlanta Braves' Jonny Gomes follows through on a two-run home run in the first inning of a baseball game against the Colorado Rockies Monday, Aug. 24, 2015, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

    Gomes drives in 3 runs, Braves beat Rockies 5-3 to end skid

    ATLANTA (AP) — Jonny Gomes drove in three runs with two hits, including a two-run homer in the first, and the Atlanta Braves beat the Colorado Rockies 5-3 on Monday night to end their seven-game losing streak.

  • Son of Broncos owner pleads not guilty

    CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — John Bowlen, the 29-year-old son of Denver Broncos owner Pat Bowlen, pleaded not guilty Monday to domestic violence charges stemming from a June 3 altercation with his girlfriend.

  • Denver Broncos' Peyton Manning (18) throws against the Houston Texans during the first half of an NFL preseason football game, Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015, in Houston. (AP Photo/George Bridges)

    Peyton Manning ditches the glove for now

    ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — No glove on his throwing hand. No feeling in his fingertips.

  • James Holmes appears in court for the sentencing phase in his trial, Monday, Aug. 24, 2015, at Arapahoe County District Court in Centennial, Colo. Victims and their families were given the opportunity to speak about the shooting and its effects on their lives. Holmes was convicted Aug. 7 of murdering 12 people when he opened fire on a crowded movie theater in 2012. (RJ Sangosti/The Denver Post via AP, Pool)

    At least 100 people may speak at James Holmes’ sentencing

    CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — The grandfather of the youngest victim in the Colorado theater shootings suggested Monday that one juror might have improperly blocked the death penalty for James Holmes by being untruthful about her beliefs, drawing a forceful rebuke from the judge.