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Broncos cut ties with their leading tackler Todd Davis

first_imgBroncos cut ties with their leading tackler Todd Davis Follow Arnie Melendrez Stapleton on Twitter: http://twitter.com/arniestapleton___More AP NFL: https://apnews.com/NFL and https://twitter.com/AP_NFL The Broncos have retooled their linebacker corps of late despite not spending big money on the position in free agency or targeting linebacker in the early rounds of the NFL draft this spring.When rookie linebacker Justin Strnad, a fifth-round pick, underwent season-ending wrist surgery last month, the Broncos signed Barron, a ninth-year veteran who shined in Pittsburgh last season. Barron collected 82 tackles, three sacks, an interception, a fumble recovery and three pass breakups in 2019, but the Steelers released him in a salary cap move.Calitro is a third-year pro from Villanova who has 79 tackles in 29 career games with the Seattle Seahawks (2018) and Jacksonville Jaguars (2019). He had been claimed off waivers by the Bengals earlier this year.“Calitro is a guy that we’ve liked,” Fangio said. “He became available because Cincinnati needed a defensive linemen, so we made a trade there. Our personnel people have had feelings for him in the past and we acquired him.”___ Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditDENVER (AP) — The Denver Broncos have released inside linebacker Todd Davis, their leading tackler in three of the last four seasons.“I’m going to miss Todd,” coach Vic Fangio said following a Friday night practice at Empower Field, where the Broncos will open the season against Tennessee. “Todd was a great player here for many years, and I’m wishing him nothing but the best. We’re going to miss him.”Fangio said Davis became expendable when the Broncos acquired a pair of veterans in Mark Barron and Austin Calitro, and he indicated Josey Jewell with start alongside Alexander Johnson in the team’s revamped inside linebacker corps. “I think we just have a lot of great communication out there,” Jewell said. “We vibe really well together out there.”Davis’ departure came on the same day the Broncos acquired Calitro from the Cincinnati Bengals in exchange for defensive lineman Christian Covington. Davis has been sidelined for a couple of weeks with a strained calf, although not as severe as a similar injury that he sustained last summer.The Broncos claimed Davis off waivers in 2014 and appeared in 82 games, for them, including four playoff contests, in his six seasons in Denver. Davis, who was due $4.5 million this season, is coming off his best season. He had 134 defensive stops last year despite missing the first two games. center_img Associated Press September 4, 2020 Jewell credited Davis with preparing him for this opportunity.“He’s been a great leader ever since I got here. He was like a brotherly figure to me and a father figure, too,” Jewell said. “He led me along in the early years, my first two years, really just showed me the ropes, helped me with defense and really just taught me how to act. He was a great player, great leader and now I have a chance to follow in his shoes.”Fangio said Jewell and Alexander will share the role of relaying defensive play calls depending on the personnel groupings.Jewell started alongside Davis last year and recorded a career-best 14 tackles in the season opener at Oakland, but he popped a hamstring later in September and was supplanted by Johnson, never regaining his starting role in 2019.Now, Jewell and Johnson have developed a good chemistry.last_img read more

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76ers still sound unsure how to expand Ben Simmons’ game

first_imgSimmons has been criticized by those within and outside the Philadelphia organization for not evolving his game to include long-range shooting, which continues to be his singular but glaring weakness.He played well against the Thunder following Brown’s public message, scoring 17 points, grabbing 15 boards and dishing eight assists. The effort kept him on an All-Star trajectory.But Simmons did not attempt a 3-pointer in Monday night’s game. Before the contest, Brown shouldered blame for the lack of jumpers by Simmons but did not provide a plan to correct course.”Evidently I have failed, and it’s something that we’re all mindful of, and this is one of these things that is never gonna go away,” Brown told reporters. “The attention this has received is remarkable. But I guess I helped fuel it, and I own it. I’ve got to help him find this, and most importantly, he has to help himself.”#Sixers coach Brett Brown responds to Ben Simmons not shooting a three-pointer per game after Brown suggested in a post-game press conference last month that he do so: pic.twitter.com/1tI2uExTRI— Keith Pompey (@PompeyOnSixers) January 6, 2020MORE: Bleakest NBA franchises Brett Brown has said on multiple occasions he wants Ben Simmons to shoot regularly from behind the arc. Simmons has attempted five 3-pointers this season.The apparent disconnect between the 76ers coach and skilled ball handler looms over an otherwise successful team. Philadelphia improved to 24-14 with its 120-113 win over the Thunder on Monday night.last_img read more

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La Salle stays in 3rd drops struggling FEU to 5th

first_imgView comments FEU was a picture of inconsistency during the fourth quarter failing to score a single field goal for almost six minutes and this allowed the Green Archers to build a 62-53 lead after Aljun Melecio’s three with more than a minute remaining.Although Kib Montalbo’s numbers of seven points, three rebounds, four assists, and two steals didn’t jump out of the page, La Salle head coach Louie Gonzalez said it was his captain that kept the team together.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“Throughout the game Kib was trying to put everybody on the same page,” said Gonzalez. “I give this game to him for guiding his teammates as a senior and he knows that this is his last year.”“A win tonight was very important for us because it will really help in our campaign in getting to the Final Four.” Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal MOST READ Baldwin says Blue Eagles ‘don’t have killer instinct’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player awardcenter_img LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netDe La Salle tightened its hold of the third spot after fending off Far Eastern University, 65-57, in the UAAP Season 81 men’s basketball tournament Saturday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.The Green Archers climbed to a 6-4 record to maintain their position in the ladder while the Tamaraws, who slipped to a 5-6 record, dropped to fifth, allowing University of the Philippines (5-5) to gain fourth place.ADVERTISEMENT It was Justine Baltazar that led the Green Archers’ offense finishing with 15 points with six rebounds, and two blocks while frontcourt partner Santi Santillan had 12 points and 14 rebounds.La salle also got a big boost from seldom-used big man Brandon Bates who finished with seven points, 10 rebounds, and two blocks.The returning Arvin Tolentino, who finished his two-game suspension, led the Tamaraws with 20 points and four rebounds.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plumlast_img read more

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Around Whittier

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre More fundraisers are being planned to help the family with what they estimate will be $86,000 in expenses. For information or to donate, visit cotaforgregoryr.com, or call (562) 355-4748. Real snow job for La Mirada LA MIRADA – The Granada Heights Friends Church at 12000 La Mirada Blvd. will host its fifth annual Family Snow Day from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 17. The church will kick off the holiday season with 20 tons of real snow, play areas and three sled runs. Admission is free with a small cost for food purchases. For more information contact Teri Elfelt at (562) 943-7255, Ext. 25. Teachers display art in gallery WHITTIER – Rio Hondo College’s visual arts faculty will present “Nice Work if You Can Get It,” a collective show of their creative efforts, at the College Art Gallery, 3600 Workman Mill Road. The exhibit will be on display from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday through Nov. 21. Works represented include paintings, drawings, sculpture, ceramics, photography, digital art and printmaking. For more information, call (562) 789-4047. Deputies raise drug awareness WHITTIER – The West Whittier Community Advisory Committee will host a meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Sorensen Park, 11419 Rose Hedge Drive. Thd guest speaker, Deputy Armando Alvarado of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, will speak on drug awareness. For more information call Lt. Voza at the sheriff’s Norwalk station at (562) 863-8711 or Deputy Zarda at the sheriff’s Pico Rivera station at (562) 949-2421. Patriotic essays shared on Sunday PICO RIVERA – Winners of the annual “Voice of Democracy” Audio Essay Competition will be invited to share their essays at the Veterans Day ceremony at 10 a.m. Sunday at the Veterans Monument at Rosemead Boulevard and Mines Avenue. The theme for this year’s program was “My Role In Honoring America’s Veterans.” The winners were judged on originality of essays, delivery and content. For more information, visit vfw.org. Breakfast with ol’ St. Nick LA HABRA – Families are invited to have breakfast with Santa Claus at the Children’s Museum, 301 S. Euclid St. The breakfast will take place in three seating sessions, 8:30a.m., 9:45 a.m. and 11 a.m. Dec. 1 and 2. Admission costs $8 for children and $10 for adults. Children younger than 2 get in for free. Reservations are required. For more information or to make a reservation, call Jane Ivory at (562) 905-9647. – From staff reports 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! A bake sale, sponsored by the La Mirada Baseball Association, will take place to raise money for Gregory Ramsey, an 11-year-old Pico Rivera boy receiving treatment for a rare blood disease. The bake sale will be from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday at the La Mirada Baseball Association playing fields at Rosecrans Avenue and Beach Boulevard. The community is invited to bring baked goods to donate. Cash and checks will also be accepted. Gregory suffers from Fanconi anemia and must be given a bone-marrow transplant to survive. He, along with his parents and younger brother, Christopher, left Southern California for treatment at Minnesota University Medical Center in October. All proceeds from the bake sale will go to the Ramsey family to help defray the cost of treatment and travel to Minnesota. last_img read more