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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.

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