Dan Yager didn’t expect to meet his biological family — until “American Ninja Warrior” connected them

This week, Dan competed in a qualifying round of “America Ninja Warrior,” the NBC show where contestants try to complete a series of obstacle courses of increasing difficulty, that was held at Civic Center Park in Denver.

Dan Yager runs the American Ninja Warrior course during the finals shoot in front of the City and County Building, May 25, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) american ninja warrior; civic center park; denver; denverite; colorado; kevinjbeaty
Dan Yager runs the American Ninja Warrior course at the City and County Building, May 25, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

A little before midnight on Wednesday, Dan Yager stood at the mouth of the giant obstacle course assembled in Civic Center Park.



John Elway still doesn’t have a new contract, but the Broncos GM says he’s “not going anywhere”

“This will always be my home,” Elway said. “I am not going anywhere.”

John Elway doesn't sound worried about his contract expiring at the end of next season. (Brian Spurlock/USA Today Sports)
John Elway doesn’t sound worried about his contract expiring at the end of next season. (Brian Spurlock/USA Today Sports)

The Denver Broncos are among the most successful franchises in professional football since John Elway became the organization’s executive vice president and general manager in January 2011.



Here’s why Albuquerque Isotopes manager Glenallen Hill took his team photo with a tarantula

Allen’s pose was made into a baseball card, which made the rounds on the internet this week.

Glenallen Hill, pictured here when he was the Rockies first base coach, is not afraid of spiders. He can prove it. (Rick Osentoski/USA Today Sports)
Glenallen Hill, pictured here when he was the Rockies first base coach, is not afraid of spiders. He can prove it. (Rick Osentoski/USA Today Sports)

Glenallen Hill developed what he felt was an inaccurate reputation as an arachnophobe over the course of his professional baseball career.

Yeah, there was that one incident in 1989 when Hill was a rookie with the Toronto Blue Jays and had a nightmare about a spider, knocked over a table and suffered various lacerations. But the man whose teammates nicknamed him “Spiderman” never agreed with the characterization that he had an abnormal fear of the eight-legged creatures.