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Broncos owner Bowlen has Alzheimer's

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ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) Even as dementia began to rob him of some of his fondest memories over the past few years, Denver Broncos owner Pat Bowlen reported to work every day to oversee multimillion-dollar upgrades to the team's training facilities and roster.

So his absence from Dove Valley headquarters on Wednesday as players reported for physicals on the eve of training camp was as jarring as the announcement that the 70-year-old Bowlen was giving up control of the team because of Alzheimer's disease.

"This place will never be the same," a choked-up general manager John Elway said. "... It's going to be very hard to not see him walk through the front doors every day."

Chiefs extend RB Charles through 2017

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Pro Bowl running back Jamaal Charles has agreed to a contract extension with the Kansas City Chiefs.

The Chiefs announced the deal Wednesday night. (MORE)

Tigers acquire closer Soria from Rangers

NEW YORK (AP) The first-place Detroit Tigers reinforced the back end of their shaky bullpen Wednesday night, acquiring closer Joakim Soria from the Texas Rangers for pitching prospects Corey Knebel and Jake Thompson.

The trade was completed during Texas' rain-shortened 2-1 loss to the New York Yankees. Soria said he was informed of the pending deal during the delay, and the Rangers announced the move after the game. (MORE)

Wolves weigh Love offers by Cavs, Bulls

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) The summer of LeBron has quickly turned into the summer of Love. When it ends is anybody's guess.

The Minnesota Timberwolves are weighing their options when it comes to trading All-Star Kevin Love, with the Cleveland Cavaliers and Chicago Bulls both trying to land the versatile forward. But any talks are complicated by an NBA rule that requires a 30-day waiting period to trade any rookie that signs his contract. (MORE)

Cespedes has 2 HRs, 5 RBIs but gets hurt

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) What should have been a runaway win for the Oakland Athletics ended with questions and concerns.

Yoenis Cespedes homered twice and tied a career high with five RBIs before leaving with a sprained right thumb. Brandon Moss got a painful stinger to his left bicep, and reliever Jim Johnson had another meltdown on the mound as the A's held off the Houston Astros 9-7 on Wednesday night. (MORE)

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 Cobb Ks 10 in 3-0 win, Rays' run at 7

 Colon perfect for 6 2-3, wins in Seattle

 Sterling testimony ends, wife not called

 Niners TE Davis reports to training camp


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