• Denver Broncos general manager John Elway talks with onlookers after the Broncos hosted the San Francisco 49ers in an NFL football scrimmage at the Broncos' headquarters Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015, in Englewood, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

    Elway says rest will be good for Manning _ eventually

    ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The long-term benefit of getting Peyton Manning so much rest this summer is that he should be fresher in December.

  • San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Tomsula, left, chats with Denver Broncos head coach Gary Kubiak before an NFL football scrimmage at the Broncos' headquarters Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015, in Englewood, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

    Old friends Bethea, Manning reunite at 49ers-Denver practice

    ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Antoine Bethea faced Peyton Manning in practice when they were teammates for five seasons, so it was no surprise he intercepted the veteran during Wednesday’s joint session between San Francisco and Denver.

  • 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.

  • Australia’s Rohan Dennis wins USA Pro Challenge

    DENVER, Colo. (AP) — Australia’s Rohan Dennis won the USA Pro Challenge on Sunday, finishing in the main pack to take the overall title by 40 seconds over teammate Brent Bookwalter of the United States.