- Associated Press - Monday, January 27, 2014

PRO FOOTBALL

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) - Peyton Manning might have a few years left in his record-breaking right arm.

Riding into retirement with another Super Bowl ring? Well, that’s not even a thought for the Denver Broncos quarterback.

“If I can’t produce, if I can’t help the team, that’s when I’ll stop playing,” Manning said Sunday. “If that’s next year, maybe it is, but I certainly want to continue to keep playing.”

The AFC champion Broncos arrived in New Jersey on Sunday night for the start of preparations for the big game next week against the Seattle Seahawks at MetLife Stadium. Manning, at a news conference aboard the Cornucopia Majesty cruise ship docked outside the team hotel, said he has no plans beyond next Sunday’s Super Bowl.

HONOLULU (AP) - DeMarco Murray caught a 20-yard pass for a touchdown and Mike Tolbert plunged into the end zone for a 2-point conversion with less than 1 minute to give Jerry Rice a win over Deion Sanders in the first schoolyard-style Pro Bowl.

Baltimore’s Justin Tucker missed a 67-yard field goal on the game’s final play after missing a 66-yarder earlier in the game.

MIAMI (AP) - Tampa Bay Buccaneers executive Dennis Hickey was hired as general manager of the Miami Dolphins, ending an arduous search that lasted nearly three weeks.

Hickey has been with the Buccaneers for 18 seasons, including the past three as director of player personnel.

The hiring came after the Dolphins were rebuffed by several candidates.

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TENNIS

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) - After winning the Australian Open, some players have jumped for joy into the Yarra River. Many pop champagne and indulge in late-night celebrations. Most set new goals and start thinking about the Grand Slams they want to win next.

Not so for Stan Wawrinka, who woke up Monday morning groggy but sober and still stunned he had beaten Rafael Nadal 6-3, 6-2, 3-6, 6-3 to win his first Grand Slam title.

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