Broncos reportedly offer bigger deal to Von Miller

The Denver Broncos have boosted their offer to Von Miller, a person with knowledge of the proposal told The Associated Press. The Super Bowl MVP has threatened to sit out the 2016 season without a long-term deal.

The person, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the new proposal was submitted to Miller’s agent, Joby Branion, on Friday and moves up the date at which more money would be guaranteed.

The sides have a week to work out a deal or Miller would only be allowed to play the 2016 season on the $14.26 million exclusive franchise tag tender, something he’s insisted he won’t do.

A month ago, Miller’s camp agreed to the parameters of the Broncos’ $114.5 million, six-year offer that would have made Miller the NFL’s highest-paid non-quarterback but they wanted more guaranteed money.

The Pennsylvania attorney general’s office has dismissed its investigation of a fight involving Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy in a Philadelphia nightclub that left two off-duty police officers injured.


TOUR DE FRANCE: British rider Steve Cummings won the opening stage in the Pyrenees with a solo attack on the well-known Col d’Aspin, while Greg Van Avermaet of Belgium held on to the yellow jersey he claimed two days earlier.

Overall favorites Chris Froome and Nairo Quintana were slowed when an inflatable arch marking the final kilometer was punctured and fell. They had to lift the arch off the ground and slip their bikes underneath it.


NHL: The Colorado Avalanche signed forward Nathan MacKinnon to a $44.1 million, seven-year deal that runs through the 2022-23 season.

The 20-year-old MacKinnon – the No. 1 pick in the 2013 draft – had 21 goals and 31 assists last season.

The Anaheim Ducks acquired goalie Jonathan Bernier from Toronto in exchange for a conditional draft pick in 2017. Bernier will be the backup to John Gibson.


XFINITY SERIES: Kyle Busch led 185 laps and caught a huge break before surviving a final restart to win the 300-mile race at Kentucky Speedway.

The defending Sprint Cup champion needed overtime to win in his No. 18 Toyota, with the race going one circuit past its scheduled 200 laps after a late caution. Busch then outdueled Daniel Suarez and Austin Dillon in a three-wide restart to earn his first series win at Kentucky since 2004.

Dillon was second in a Chevy with Suarez third in a Toyota.

SPRINT CUP: Storms washed out qualifying at Kentucky Speedway, putting Kevin Harvick on the pole for Saturday night’s race based on owner points.


FIFA: Former president Sepp Blatter’s appearance before the Court of Arbitration for Sport was set for Aug. 25, when he will challenge his six-year ban from football for approving a $2 million FIFA payment to Michel Platini.