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Broncos sale to Walton group unanimously OKed by NFL owners

Aug. 09, 2022 18:26 PM EDT

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (AP) — The record $4.65 billion sale of the Denver Broncos to Walmart heir Rob Walton and his daughter and son-in-law was unanimously approved Tuesday by NFL owners, the expected final step in the transfer from the family of the late Pat Bowlen. The vote was...

Formula One's Lewis Hamilton joins Broncos ownership group

Aug. 02, 2022 14:45 PM EDT

Rob Walton is adding seven-time Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton of Britain to the Denver Broncos' new ownership group. Hamilton, 37, who drives for the Mercedes team and whose 103 career victories are the most in F1 history, is the third limited partner brought aboard by...

NFL finance group supports Broncos sale to Walmart heir

Jul. 27, 2022 17:16 PM EDT

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — NFL owners will decide on Aug. 9 whether to approve the proposed $4.65 billion sale of the Denver Broncos to the Waltons, heirs to the Walmart fortune and America's richest family. The league's finance committee met Wednesday and unanimously recommended the...

Russell Wilson ushers in new Broncos era, in a hurry to win

Jul. 27, 2022 16:48 PM EDT

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Hurry! Hurry! Russell Wilson is reprising Peyton Manning's signature demand in Denver. “We've got a championship-caliber football team,” the Broncos' new quarterback declared Wednesday after what he termed a “ great first day ” at...

Broncos sport fresh outlook after extreme offseason makeover

Jul. 26, 2022 16:26 PM EDT

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Justin Simmons reported to the Denver Broncos' training camp on Tuesday flashing his usual big smile and sunny disposition just like he has each of the last six summers. Only this time it didn't feel like that optimism will disappear in short order like it...

Denver Broncos feature new QB, new coach and new ownership

Jul. 15, 2022 10:23 AM EDT

DENVER BRONCOS (7-10) CAMP SITE: Englewood, Colorado LAST YEAR: The Broncos extended their playoff drought to six seasons since winning Super Bowl 50, a record dry spell following a championship. That cost Vic Fangio his job as head coach and Teddy Bridgewater his job...

Condoleezza Rice added to new Broncos ownership group

Jul. 11, 2022 13:00 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has been added to the new Broncos ownership group. Rob Walton announced the inclusion of Rice in a statement issued Monday on behalf of the Walton-Penner family ownership group. The group agreed to buy the franchise from...

Walmart heir Rob Walton agrees to buy Broncos in record deal

Jun. 08, 2022 01:04 AM EDT

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The Waltons, heirs to the Walmart fortune and America's richest family, have won the bidding to purchase the Denver Broncos in the most expensive deal for a sports franchise anywhere in the world. The Broncos announced late Tuesday night they had entered...

Denver Broncos sale could come as early as this month

Jun. 06, 2022 19:18 PM EDT

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The Denver Broncos could have a new owner as soon as this month in what's expected to be the most expensive deal in sports history at around $4.5 billion. A second round of bids for the franchise was due Monday from prospective buyers. The...