Broncos name their starting quarterback

Denver Broncos quarterback Trevor Siemian smiles as he jokes with reporters while fielding questions during a news conference after the team's NFL football practice at the Broncos' headquarters, Monday, Aug. 29, 2016, in Englewood, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Trevor Siemian beats out Mark Sanchez and Paxton Lynch to take the job last held by Peyton Manning

NFC overview: Few contenders, more pretenders

FILE - In a Friday, Aug. 26, 2016 file photo, Carolina Panthers' Cam Newton (1) looks to pass against the New England Patriots during the first half of a preseason NFL football game in Charlotte, N.C.. The last four teams to play for the NFC championship have the same goal: Super Bowl or bust. Reigning NFL MVP Cam Newton led the Panthers to a 17-1 record before Von Miller and the Broncos stifled them in the Super Bowl. (AP Photo/Bob Leverone)

Panthers, Cardinals, Packers and Seahawks are all good, but each of them have flaws

AFC overview: New leaders could step forward

FILE - In a Friday, Aug. 26, 2016 file photo, Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown (84) runs against New Orleans Saints cornerback P.J. Williams (25) during the first half of an NFL preseason football game, in New Orleans. Brown, arguably the most dynamic offensive player in the league, broke his own franchise records last season by catching 136 passes for 1,834 yards. The Steelers went 10-6 and won a playoff game last season despite a down year for their playmaking quarterback because of injuries. (AP Photo/Butch Dill, File)

With Broncos, Patriots flawed, no clear favorite in AFC

Reed gets off the bubble and into victory mode

Patrick Reed kisses the trophy after winning The Barclays golf tournament in Farmingdale, N.Y., Sunday, Aug. 28, 2016. (AP Photo/Kathy Kmonicek)

FARMINGDALE, N.Y. (AP) — Patrick Reed occupied the eighth and final spot in the Ryder Cup standings going into the final qualifying event, which brought him the attention no one wants. He was the guy on the bubble, and most of the chatter was negative.

Osweiler solid in Texans’ 34-24 win over Cardinals

Houston Texans quarterback Brock Osweiler (17) passes against the Arizona Cardinals during the first half of an NFL preseason football game, Sunday, Aug. 28, 2016, in Houston. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

HOUSTON (AP) — Pro Bowl receiver DeAndre Hopkins couldn’t quit smiling Sunday after the Houston Texans’ 34-24 exhibition victory over the Arizona Cardinals.

Watch Djokovic’s, Nadal’s left wrists at U.S. Open

Novak Djokovic, of Serbia, speaks during a media availability for the U.S. Open tennis tournament at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, Friday, Aug. 26, 2016 in New York. (AP Photo/Bryan R. Smith)

NEW YORK (AP) — All eyes will be on a very important pair of left wrists during Day 1 of the U.S. Open — those belonging to Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal.

Chukars crumble in 11-5 loss to Orem

Courtesy of Steve Thayer Idaho Falls Chukars bat boy Derik Johnson congratulates Joe Dudek after Dudek’s two-run home run in the bottom of the fourth inning against the Orem Owlz Saturday at Melaleuca Field.

The Chukars’ 6-5 deficit ballooned to 11-5 after a disastrous top of the ninth inning. I.F. now sits five game back of Ogden, which comes to Melaleuca Field for a four-game series starting Sunday.

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