Von Miller rejects record offer by Denver, per source

Super Bowl MVP Von Miller’s camp rejected a contract proposal that would have made him the highest-paid non-quarterback in NFL history, a person familiar with the matter told The Associated Press on Wednesday.

The person, who spoke anonymously because of the sensitive nature of negotiations, said Miller’s representatives rejected a six-year, $114.5 million offer that included $39.8 million in guarantees in the first two years.

Although teams have until July 15 to work out long-term contract extensions with franchised players, Broncos General Manager John Elway imposed a Tuesday night cutoff because he wanted Miller to attend this week’s mandatory minicamp.

If the sides don’t return to the table, Miller would have to play the 2016 season under the one-year $14.129 million franchise tender.



TRACK AND FIELD: Lewiston’s Isaiah Harris, a freshman at Penn State, advanced to the 800-meter final at the NCAA championships by finishing second in his heat in Eugene, Oregon.

Harris finished in 1 minute, 46.24, just short of his personal best of 1:46.05.

The 800 final is scheduled for 9:47 p.m. Friday.

SOFTBALL: Paige Parker pitched a complete game to help Oklahoma defeat Auburn 2-1 at Oklahoma City for its third national title.



EMPIRE LEAGUE: Dan Gagnon scored on a passed ball and Chris Ray on an error in the first inning, and the host Old Orchard Beach Surge (4-2) went on to a 3-0 win over the New Hampshire Wild (0-5).

Jordyn Van Atta scored on an error in the third.

TWILIGHT LEAGUE: Darren Wood doubled home Kyle Heath in the second inning, and Tim Ross plated Hunter Boyce with a two-out single in the fourth to boost On Target in a 2-1 victory over Aero in an opener at Deering Oaks.

Thomas Fortier struck out eight in three scoreless innings and Dennis Meehan hit a two-run single to lead Edge Academy to a 4-2 win over Patriot Insurance.


MERCEDES CUP: Roger Federer was up a break in the first set against Taylor Fitz when rain set in for the evening in his comeback at Stuttgart, Germany. The break put the top-seeded Federer up 4-3.


NOTTINGHAM OPEN: Caroline Wozniacki lost in her second match since coming back from an ankle injury, falling to Anett Kontaveit of Estonia 6-7 (5), 6-3, 7-5 in England.

Top-seeded Karolina Pliskova beat Anna Tatishvili 6-1, 6-3 to reach the quarterfinals.


NBA: Memphis Grizzlies guard Vince Carter won the Twyman-Stokes Teammate of the Year award.

Utah Jazz guard Alec Burks had arthroscopic surgery on his left knee.



BELMONT STAKES: Preakness winner Exaggerator was made the 9-5 favorite in a field of 13 for Saturday’s $1.5 million race in Elmont, New York, the final leg of the Triple Crown.

Stradivari is the surprising second choice at 5-1. Destin, sixth in Kentucky Derby, is third choice at 6-1. Kentucky Derby winner Nyquist isn’t running the race.


COPA AMERICA: Philippe Coutinho scored his first international hat trick, Renato Augusto added two goals and Brazil routed Haiti 7-1 at Orlando, Florida.

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