GiveMeSport brings you the top stories making the headlines in U.S. sport today...
Two of the NFL's elite quarterbacks have been in the news, with Peyton Manning's franchise having to fend of speculation just as Tom Brady is defending his own position.
Meanwhile, ahead of the NBA draft one hopeful prospect appears to be sliding down draft boards. And finally, in Major League Soccer, Andrea Prilo's expected NYCFC move is set to earn hip a very healthy looking contract.
We begin in the NFL where the Denver Broncos have been forced to respond to rumors concerning star quarterback Peyton Manning.
The franchise have today firmly denied reports that broke yesterday, which claimed they had tried to trade away the future Hall of Famer to the Houston Texans earlier this offseason.
The story emanated from Denver radio host Benjamin Allbright who claimed two sources close to the situation had revealed the Broncos front office's intentions.
The claim has since drawn criticism from other more prominent media members including John McClain - one of the most respected Texans beat writers. And the Broncos themselves have been forced to respond as debate escalated.
Denver Broncos Vice President of Public Relations doing the honors:
Those who are inclined to beleive that Denver were looking to offload the veteran have, though, pointed out that Peyton Manning's recent new deal included a no-trade clause unlike his prior contract with the franchise.
Elsewhere in the league, Tom Brady’s appeal hearing concerning his four-game Deflate-gate suspension took place in New York yesterday.
The Patriots quarterback’s testimony lasted 11 hours and he is said to have been as forthcoming as possible when answering questions.
Across to the NBA, and lingering fears over a foot injury could cause one draft star to slip down the board on June 25th.
Kentucky big man Willie Cauley-Stein is said to be worrying teams who believe a 2014 foot surgery has not healed correctly.
And finally, in soccer, details about Andrea Pirlo’s impending move to New York City FC continue to emerge. The latest news suggests the Italian will earn $5 million per season.
Broncos fans: Do you think your team tried to trade away Manning, and would it have been such a bad idea? Have your say in the comments below...
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