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ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- Demaryius Thomas used the Denver Broncos celebratory White House visit in June to deliver a handwritten note to President Barack Obama thanking him for commuting Thomas mothers drug sentence last year and then asked him to do the same for his grandmother.The Broncos wide receiver is ready to pen another thank you note after he was told the president fulfilled his wish. Minnie Pearl Thomas was among 214 federal inmates whose sentences were cut short Wednesday by Obama.Im kind of jacked up right now. I dont really know what to say, Thomas said after the Broncos morning workout. I kind of just want to talk to my granny. I havent talked to her in a couple of weeks. Im excited for her.Thomas grandmother, who was serving life for a drug offense, is to be released on Dec. 1.Last year, Obama commuted the sentence of Thomas mother, Katina Smith, as part of his push to reduce the prison population of non-violent drug offenders. She was in attendance when the Broncos defeated Carolina 24-10 in Super Bowl 50, and she was on Thomas mind when Obama hosted the champions in June.After briefly talking with the president, Thomas had a sense his grandmother had a chance to have her sentence shortened.I still remember when we were at the White House, I was talking about my mom and I was saying thank you, Thomas said. The fact that he mentioned my grandmother, I knew something was going to happen.Smith was convicted on drug trafficking charges for her role in a crack cocaine ring she and her mother operated out of their Georgia home.Minnie Pearl Thomas, 60, and Smith shared a cell in a federal prison in Florida before Smiths sentence was commuted last summer. Smith spent time in a halfway house before being released in November.She was sad when my moms left, Thomas said of his grandmother. She used to cry when she was in there by herself. Im excited for her and I want to thank Obama for what he did for her and everyone else.Patrick Smyth, the Broncos vice president of public relations, gave Thomas the news after he finished lifting weights.It was a shock. I had to go to my phone and make sure it was true, he said. He showed me the text messages, `Minnie Pearl Thomas, Demaryius Thomas grandmother, got commuted.Thomas said he believes his grandmother will spend time in a halfway house before going back to Georgia on Dec. 1.Game notes Coach Gary Kubiak said G Max Garcia didnt practice after rolling his ankle in Mondays walkthrough. Kubiak said Garcia may practice Thursday. ... WR Marlon Brown was having his back evaluated and didnt practice. Brown dealt with back issues while with Baltimore last year and Kubiak said the team wants to find out why his back continues to flare up on him.---AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org and www.twitter.com/AP-NFL Cheap Jerseys . -- Timbers coach Caleb Porter didnt stray from his business-like approach to the season even after Portland downed the two-time defending league champion Los Angeles Galaxy to gain crucial playoff position. Wholesale Jerseys .Y. -- The Buffalo Sabres have placed centre Cody Hodgson on injured reserve and recalled two players from their AHL affiliate in Rochester. DETROIT -- Brian Doziers two-run single highlighted a four-run second inning, and the Minnesota Twins handed the Detroit Tigers a crucial loss by beating them 5-1 on Thursday.The Tigers split four games with lowly Minnesota, hurting them in the crowded AL wild-card race. Detroit came into the series with a 10-2 record against the Twins.Hector Santiago (12-8) got the win, holding the Tigers to one run in 5 2/3 innings.Mike Pelfrey (4-10) lost in his first major league appearance since July 31. He started the game with a 60-pitch limit but lasted only 36, giving up four runs and five hits in 1 2/3 innings.WHITE SOX 2, INDIANS 1CHICAGO -- Jose Abreu extended his hitting tear with a home run and a single,, and Carlos Sanchez singled home the winning run in the ninth inning to lift Chicago over Cleveland.ddddddddddddThe White Sox took three of four games in the series to conclude a 6-4 homestand against three playoff hopefuls. The first-place Indians remained six games ahead of Detroit in the AL Central.David Robertson (5-3) pitched a scoreless inning for the win. Chicago starter James Shields gave up one run and three hits in six innings but remained winless in his last nine starts. He was 0-5 with a 10.75 ERA in his previous eight appearances.Bryan Shaw (2-5) took the loss. ' ' '

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