Broncos offer $70 million guaranteed to Von Miller

A person with knowledge of the negotiations told The Associated Press on Thursday that the Denver Broncos have upped their offer to Von Miller by offering to guarantee a record $70 million of the six-year deal.

The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity to share candid details of the blockbuster offer, which was also reported by ESPN and the NFL Network.

The sides agreed to the parameters of a $114.5 million deal last month but Miller’s camp rejected Denver’s offer of $38.5 million in guarantees.

General Manager John Elway’s offer now surpasses the $63 million in guarantees that Philadelphia’s Fletcher Cox received last month and represents the most money ever offered a non-quarterback.

The sides have until 4 p.m. Friday to get a deal signed.


LPGA: Hyo Joo Kim bogeyed her final hole for a 5-under 66 and a share of the Marathon Classic lead with fellow South Korean player Mirim Lee and Japan’s Haru Nomura.

Celebrating her 21st birthday, Kim had four birdies in a six-hole stretch on her second nine at Highland Meadows in Sylvania, Ohio.

PGA: Angel Cabrera and Jhonattan Vegas dominated the par-5 holes in steamy conditions in Opelika, Alabama, to share the lead at the Barbasol Championship.


HALL OF FAME CHAMPIONSHIPS: Fourth-seeded Marcos Baghdatis of Cyprus beat seventh-seeded Dudi Sela of Israel 6-2, 7-5 to advance to the semifinals at Newport, Rhode Island.

Third-seeded Gilles Muller of Luxembourg and sixth-seeded Adrian Mannarino of France reached the quarterfinals. Muller topped Victor Estrella Burgos of the Dominican Republic 7-6 (7), 6-4, and Mannarino rallied to edge Australia’s Sam Groth 7-6 (6), 6-3.

SWEDISH OPEN: Top-seeded David Ferrer came back from a set and 2-0 down in beating French qualifier Calvin Hemery 3-6, 7-5, 6-3 in the second round at Bastad.

BUCHAREST OPEN: Top-seeded Simona Halep made her way back to the Bucharest quarterfinals, surviving a late wobble to advance past Bulgarian qualifier Isabella Shinikova 6-4, 6-3 in the event in Romania.


FIFA RANKINGS: European champion Portugal rose two places to No. 6 in the latest rankings, and Copa America winner Chile stays fifth.

Argentina was still No. 1 despite losing to Chile in the final for the second straight year.

Belgium remained second after losing to Wales in the European Championship quarterfinals. Wales climbed 15 places to 11th.

The United States rose six places to 25th.


TRIATHLON: Five-time triathlon world champion Javier Gomez Noya of Spain will miss the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro after breaking his arm during training.


NBA: The San Antonio Spurs made official their signing of Pau Gasol, reportedly a two-year deal worth more than $30 million.

Former No. 1 pick Anthony Bennett got another chance, signing with the Brooklyn Nets. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Bennett averaged 1.5 points and 1.2 rebounds in 19 games last season for Toronto, his third team since Cleveland took him first overall in 2013.