Elway says he'll surely sign extension by season opener

ARNIE STAPLETON, AP Pro Football Writer br /> DENVER (AP) — John Elway insists he'll sign a new contract with the Denver Broncos before the start of the season. Entering the final year of his contract as general manager and executive vice president of football operations, Elway said there were no hang-ups in negotiations. 'We're continuing to work at it. I don't see any problems with that. I look forward to being here with the Broncos for a long time,' Elway said before receiving the 2017 Community Enrichment Award at the Mizel Institute's annual dinner. Elway said, 'I don't think there will be any doubt' that the deal will get done by the time the Broncos begin the season Sept. 11 against the Chargers. That would mark nearly a year since the club first approached Elway about an extension in October. The issue came up throughout last season and again over the winter. Team president Joe Ellis had hoped to get a deal done earlier this year, saying at the league's winter meetings that his wish was that 'we can get this thing resolved sooner rather than later.' Elway, however, was focused on hiring a new coach following Gary Kubiak's surprise retirement and replenishing his roster after Denver's five-year reign as AFC West champs ended with a playoff-less 9-7 season in 2016. Asked about his contract at the NFL combine, Elway said, 'it's just not a huge rush.' He then sidestepped questions about his contract status when pressed during the NFL draft last month, insisting he was focused on improving his roster and not dealing with his own situation. Elway was honored for his 'outstanding contributions in sports, business and philanthropy and his work to significantly enhance the lives of others,' according to the Denver-based Mizel Institute, which consists of a Jewish art, culture and history museum and the Counterterrorism Education Learning Lab. Previous winners include Broncos owner Pat Bowlen in 2013. Bowlen stepped away from the team a few years ago while battling Alzheimer's. His family, including wife Annabel, was in attendance Wednesday night, which Elway said was 'a treat and very humbling for me.' 'The fact that for the last 34 years they've given me the opportunity to be able to do what I do in football and the Broncos have given me that opportunity as well as the whole Bowlen family, I'm thrilled that they're here,' Elway said. Elway, who joined the Broncos front office in 2011, played for Denver from 1983-98 during a Hall of Fame career capped with back-to-back Super Bowl titles. He was drafted No. 1 overall by the Baltimore Colts, who traded him to Denver. 'Edgar Kiser at the time was able to make the deal with the Colts and bring me here to Colorado and that's why I'm so blessed,' Elway said. 'Colorado has been so great to me and my family. The opportunity that the Bowlens have provided me as a football player and now as a general manager is beyond belief. I'm very blessed to be able to be in Colorado.' He insisted he's 'not going anywhere.' 'This will always be my home,' Elway said. .....»»

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Joaquin Benoit (1-2) pitched a scoreless eighth for Philadelphia and Hector Neris finished for his fourth save. Bryce Harper hit his 12th homer for NL East-leading Washington and Trea Turner added a two-run shot. RANGERS 6, ATHLETICS 4 ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Nomar Mazara had the go-ahead hit for the second game in a row as the Rangers extended their winning streak to a majors-best six in a row. Mazara hit a tiebreaking RBI single with two outs in the seventh right after Elvis Andrus' RBI double, both off Ryan Madson (0-3). Carlos Gomez had three hits, including a single to start the Texas seventh, but left the game with a right hamstring strain after scoring from second on Delino DeShields' two-out infield single. Dario Alvarez (2-0) got two outs for the win and Matt Bush the save. CARDINALS 5, CUBS 0 ST. LOUIS (AP) — Yadier Molina homered twice for the Cardinals and Adam Wainwright threw seven sparkling innings. Molina recorded the third multihomer game of his career. He drilled a two-run homer off Jake Arrieta (4-3) in the second inning and added a solo drive in the eighth. Matt Carpenter also homered for St. Louis while Wainwright (3-3) allowed four hits, struck out three and walked four. ROCKIES 9, DODGERS 6 DENVER (AP) — Pat Valaika homered twice and drove in four runs and Antonio Senzatela got the win in an emotional Mother's Day start for Colorado. Senzatela (6-1) was pitching on Mother's Day for the first time since his mom died of breast cancer last July. Like many around the league, Senzatela used a pink bat to raise awareness about the disease. The rookie right-hander is tied for the major league lead in wins. Nolan Arenado also went deep as the Rockies salvaged a split of the four-game series. Los Angeles led 4-3 before Valaika hit a two-run homer in the fourth off Julio Urias (0-1). Greg Holland struck out the side in the ninth for his 16th save. ANGELS 4, TIGERS 1 ANAHEIM, California (AP) — Angels star Mike Trout homered in his third straight game and Alex Meyer pitched three-hit ball into the seventh inning. Danny Espinosa hit a tiebreaking homer off Justin Verlander while Andrelton Simmons added an RBI single to chase Verlander (3-3) in the seventh. With a first-inning shot to left for his 11th homer, Trout homered in three straight games for the third time in his career, also accomplishing the feat in September 2013 and June 2016. Meyer (2-1) struck out seven in 6 1/3 innings. Bud Norris got the save. BREWERS 11, METS 9 MILWAUKEE (AP) — Manny Pina hit a three-run homer with two outs in the eighth inning, capping Milwaukee's comeback from a six-run deficit. Pina hit a 3-2 slider from Addison Reed (0-2) over the wall in left. The Brewers scored 10 runs over their final three innings, teeing off on the Mets bullpen after a solid start by Jacob deGrom. Neftali Feliz (1-4) got the win and Corey Knebel picked up his first save. ROYALS 9, ORIOLES 8 KANSAS CITY, Missouri (AP) — Mike Moustakas homered and drove in four runs to help Kansas City rally for the win. Jorge Soler and Drew Butera also connected for the Royals. Soler's 464-foot shot to center leading off the seventh was the longest by a Kansas City player this season. The Orioles' Chris Davis reached five times on a solo homer, RBI single and three walks. Caleb Joseph hit a two-run shot in Baltimore's four-run fourth. BLUE JAYS 3, MARINERS 2 TORONTO (AP) — Kevin Pillar homered with two outs in the ninth inning to give Toronto a sweep of the four-game series. Pillar sealed the win with a blast to left off Edwin Diaz after Justin Smoak hit a two-run homer for Toronto. The Blue Jays have won five straight and seven of eight and lead the majors with 21 homers in May. RAYS 11, RED SOX 2 BOSTON (AP) — Steven Souza Jr. hit a three-run homer and Jesus Sucre drove in three runs as Tampa Bay beat Boston. The Rays won for the second time in three games, a day after striking out 16 times in a loss. At 4 hours, 32 minutes, it was the longest nine-inning game in Rays history. Souza went deep during Tampa Bay's seven-run ninth inning. Boston starter Drew Pomeranz (3-3) came out with left triceps tightness before the fourth inning. He gave up two runs and three hits. INDIANS 8, TWINS 3 CLEVELAND (AP) — Jason Kipnis homered twice and drove in four runs to help the Indians snap a three-game losing streak. Kipnis finished with four hits. Carlos Santana and Lonnie Chisenhall also homered for Cleveland, while Indians right-hander Trevor Bauer (3-4) allowed three runs in six-plus innings. Jorge Polanco hit a solo shot in the seventh, giving the Twins a home run in 15 straight games, one short of the club record. MARLINS 3, BRAVES 1 MIAMI (AP) — Tyler Moore hit a three-run homer in the seventh inning to spoil a shutout bid by R.A. Dickey as the Marlins broke a five-game losing streak. It was Moore's first homer of the year and the fourth pinch-hit shot of his career. Kyle Barraclough (1-0) pitched out of a bases-loaded situation in the seventh by retiring Kurt Suzuki. A.J. Ramos pitched around a leadoff walk in the ninth for his fourth save. Atlanta had eight hits and six walks but stranded 12 runners. Atlanta's Nick Markakis hit a two-out single in the fifth to drive home the game's first run. Dickey (3-3) allowed five hits in seven innings. WHITE SOX 9, PADRES 3 CHICAGO (AP) — Pinch hitter Melky Cabrera had a key two-run single in Chicago's eight-run eighth inning. Cabrera, whose hit went through the right side of the infield, was one of 14 batters in the inning against three San Diego relievers. The rally denied Jered Weaver his first win with the Padres after his best outing of the season. Ryan Buchter (2-2) took the loss, walking three batters while recording only one out. Michael Ynoa (1-0) earned the win with a scoreless eighth. The White Sox got their second straight victory after a six-game slide. GIANTS 8, REDS 3 SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Brandon Belt homered again, helping San Francisco to its first three-game winning streak of the season. Belt hit his third home run in four games. Joe Panik and Eduardo Nunez each drove in two runs and Buster Posey had two hits for the Giants. Scooter Gennett drove in two runs for the Reds, who lost their third straight. PIRATES 6, DIAMONDBACKS 4, 10 INNINGS PHOENIX (AP) — Jose Osuna hit a two-run homer for Arizona with two outs in the 10th inning and Tony Watson escaped a bases-loaded jam in the bottom of the inning. Osuna hit a 3-1 pitch from Tom Wilhelmsen (0-1) out to right-center field, forcing a split of a four-game series. It was Osuna's second career homer. Watson (2-0) pitched two scoreless innings. He got Jake Lamb out on a ground ball to second with the bases loaded to end the game. Josh Bell and Andrew McCutchen also went deep for the Pirates. .....»»

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During the follow-up period, which lasted six years on average, the researchers looked at the records to see whether the participants had been diagnosed with any of 12 heart problems , including heart attack, heart failure and chest pain linked to heart disease. The researchers focused on the first heart problem that each person developed. The medical records also included information about how much alcohol the patients reported drinking, according to the study. Based on their drinking habits, the people in the study were each placed in one of five groups: nondrinkers, former drinkers, occasional drinkers, moderate drinkers and heavy drinkers. The researchers defined moderate drinking using the National Health Services (NHS) guidelines , which means drinking no more than 14 &'8220;units&'8221; of alcohol a week. One unit of alcohol is defined as 8 grams of pure alcohol, according to the NHS. 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However, heavy drinkers were more likely to be diagnosed with conditions such as heart failure, cardiac arrest, peripheral artery disease and stroke compared with moderate drinkers , the study found. So, this supports the idea that heavy drinking is probably not good for your heart health. Interestingly, the researchers found that heavy drinkers were less likely to be diagnosed with a heart attack than moderate drinkers were. But the researchers noted that this finding does not mean that heavy drinkers are not at risk for having a heart attack; rather, it's just less likely for this to be the first heart problem these individuals have. So, really, this finding doesn't detract from the idea heavy drinking is probably not good for your heart health. On the other side of the coin, the former drinkers were more likely that current moderate drinkers to be diagnosed with certain heart conditions, the researchers found. 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