BRONCOS’ PARADIS MEDICALLY CLEARED AFTER HIP SURGERIES
Broncos center Matt Paradis has been medically cleared after undergoing surgery on both hips earlier this year, putting him well ahead of schedule in his recovery. 9News first reported Paradis’ impending return.
Paradis played every snap of every game the last two seasons, but was held out of the majority of practices late last year because of the pain in his hips.
His agent, Brian McLaughlin, said the problem has been known since Paradis’ college days at Boise State, and was even brought up by a few teams ahead of the NFL draft in 2014, when the Broncos selected him in the sixth round.
At the conclusion of last season, Paradis headed to Vail to first have his right hip arthroscopically repaired by Dr. Marc Philippon of The Steadman Clinic. A month later, he returned to have the same procedure done on his left hip.
The goal then was to simply to have him physically ready by the start of the regular season. But now he is expected to practice — though likely not in full initially — when Broncos training camp begins July 27.
• Former Bronco Terrell Davis’ welcome to the Pro Football Hall of Fame will be presented by his agent and friend Neil Schwartz.
• Police said Dallas Cowboys linebacker Damien Wilson was arrested on two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
Frisco police said Wilson was arrested Tuesday outside of Toyota Stadium during the city’s Fourth of July celebration.
Wilson was released from jail after posting bond.
Veron leads rally over Revolution.
FOXBOROUGH, MASS.» Gonzalo Veron scored in the 90th minute to give the New York Red Bulls a 3-2 victory over the New England Revolution in the I-95 rivalry in an MLS game.
New York (8-8-2) is the first away team in the series to win since June 8, 2014. New England (5-9-5) lost its fourth consecutive game.
• Sebastian Giovinco scored twice and set up Jozy Altidore’s goal to help Toronto FC beat Orlando City 3-1.
BMX to build arena, world headquarters. TULSA, OKLA.»
Officials in Tulsa said a downtown site was chosen for the national arena and headquarters of USA BMX.
Mayor G.T. Bynum said that the city and USA BMX have identified the Evans Fintube industrial site in north Tulsa as the preferred site for the future home of the Olympic sport.
A sales tax renewal package known as Vision Tulsa that was approved by voters last year included $15 million to lure the USA BMX facility. Officials believe that more than 100,000 visitors will attend more than 100 local, state and national events in the first five years of operation, including the Olympic trials in 2020.
The BMX events are expected to help generate nearly $11 million in economic impact for the city of Tulsa over a five-year period.
British Open to pay out in U.S. dollars.
ST. ANDREWS, SCOTLAND» The British Open is paying its prize money this year in American dollars.
Golf’s oldest championship announced that the total purse will be $10,250,000, with $1.845 million going to winner. The British Open is July 20-23 at Royal Birkdale along the Lancashire coast in England.
R&A chief Martin Slumbers says the Open will not be using the British sterling this year because of what he called an increasingly global marketplace. He says the prize fund is in U.S. dollars because it is the most widely adopted currently for prize money in golf.
Gene Conley, one of the only players in history to win championships in two major professional sports, has died. He was 86. He pitched against Willie Mays and defended Wilt Chamberlain.