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Peyton Manning Makes Call To Retire After 18-Year Career

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Jeff Legwold, ESPN Staff Writer | 2:00 p.m., March 6, 2016

 

Peyton Manning‘s Super Bowl 50 victory over the Carolina Panthers was indeed his last rodeo.

The five-time NFL MVP is retiring, the Denver Broncos announced Sunday. The team will hold a news conference at 1 p.m. ET Monday for Manning to discuss stepping away from the game after 18 seasons and two Super Bowl victories.

“When you look at everything Peyton has accomplished as a player and person, it’s easy to see how fortunate we’ve been to have him on our team,” Broncos executive vice president of football operations and general manager John Elway said in a statement. “Peyton was everything that we thought he was and even more — not only for the football team but in the community. I’m very thankful Peyton chose to play for the Denver Broncos, and I congratulate him More >

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Peyton Manning Told Close Friends he Expects to Retire

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By Austin Knoblauch | NFL.com

In the aftermath of the Denver Broncos‘ AFC Championship Game win, quarterback Peyton Manning told New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick “this might be my last rodeo.”

Manning hasn’t elaborated on his conversation with Belichick other than to lament the lack of privacy at the 50-yard line. Still, it would be hard to dismiss the 39-year-old quarterback’s words as anything other than a strong indicator that he likely will retire after Super Bowl 50.

NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reaffirmed that scenario during an appearance on NFL Network’s Super Bowl Live on Monday.

“The reality is he let the cat out of the bag a little bit,” Rapoport said. “I also know he has told close friends that he expects this to be his last game as well.”

Manning, however, didn’t reveal anything on Super Bowl 50 Media Night in San More >

Ken Griffery Jr., left, reverses his cap after donning it backward at a news conference about his and Mike Piazza's election to baseball's Hall of Fame, Thursday, Jan. 7, 2016, in New York. Both men will be inducted into the Hall of Fame this summer. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens) NYKW116

Ken Griffey Jr. (99 percent of vote), Mike Piazza head to Cooperstown

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ESPN.com news services | Jan. 7, 2016

NEW YORK — Ken Griffey Jr. was elected to baseball’s Hall of Fame on Wednesday with the highest voting percentage ever, and Mike Piazza will join him in Cooperstown this summer.

A star slugger during the steroids era who was never tainted by accusations of drug use, Griffey appeared on 437 of 440 ballots in his first appearance on the Baseball Writers’ Association of America ballot. His 99.3 percentage topped the previous mark of 98.84, set when Tom Seaver appeared on 425 of 430 ballots in 1992.

There had been speculation that Griffey could become the first unanimous selection.

“I can’t be upset. It’s just an honor to be elected, and to have the highest percentage is definitely a shock,” Griffey said on a conference call.

Shortly after learning of Griffey’s selection, Seattle raised a giant banner with his number More >

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Hall of Fame Set to Reduce Eligibility Wait Time

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BY SCOTT HOWARD-COOPER | NBA.com | @SHowardCooper | Dec 14, 2015 8:31 PM ET

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Commissioner Manfred Denies Reinstatement for Rose

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By Paul Hagen / MLB.com | December 14th, 2015

Pete Rose, who was given a lifetime ban for betting on baseball, will not be reinstated and will continue to be banned from working in baseball, Commissioner Rob Manfred announced Monday.

“Mr. Rose has not presented credible evidence of a reconfigured life either by an honest acceptance by him of his wrongdoing, so clearly established by the Dowd Report, or by a rigorous, self-aware and sustained program of avoidance by him of the circumstances that led to his permanent eligibility in 1989. Absent such credible evidence, allowing him to work in the game presents an unacceptable risk of a future violation by him of Rule 21, and thus to the integrity of our sport,” Manfred wrote.

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