- Associated Press - Monday, March 7, 2016

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - Peyton Manning has informed the Denver Broncos he’s going to retire.

Just shy of 40, Manning will forgo $19 million and a 19th season in the NFL, where he served as both a throwback and a transformer during a glittering career bookmarked by an unprecedented five MVP awards and dozens of passing records.

Manning leaves as the NFL’s career passing leader and winningest starting quarterback, the only one to win Super Bowls with two franchises.

The Broncos scheduled a news conference for 11 a.m. Monday.

His first Super Bowl win came in 2007 with the Indianapolis Colts, who drafted him No. 1 overall in 1998. The Colts gave up on him after a series of neck surgeries forced Manning to miss all of the 2011 season and left him without feeling in the fingertips of his right hand.

A rare superstar quarterback on the open market in 2012, Manning resettled in Denver, where, despite a right arm weakened by nerve damage, he went 50-15 with his fifth MVP award and two trips to the Super Bowl in four seasons.

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - A former Dallas Cowboys running back has been arrested in his Kansas hometown for failure to appear in court.

Sedgwick County Jail records indicate 24-year-old Joseph Randle of Wichita was booked at 1:44 a.m. on Sunday. Bond is set at $150,000.

Randle was charged Feb. 22 with four counts of aggravated battery and other charges after police say he backed his car into three people the previous day while leaving a party.

Police say he later returned to the Wichita home he’d been asked to leave and forced his way inside.

A judge rejected his request to reduce his $100,000 bond because Randle hadn’t hired an attorney or applied for court-appointed counsel. Randle posted bond and was released early last week.

The Cowboys released Randle last year.

UNDATED (AP) - A day after using his feet to set two NFL regional combine bests, Wendall Williams was trying get “a little grounded.”

The wide receiver/kick returner from NAIA University of the Cumberlands in Williamsburg, Kentucky, ran a hand-clocked time of 4.19 seconds in the 40-yard dash at Winter Park, Minnesota. Chris Johnson’s electronically-timed 4.24 in 2008 remains the record. His vertical jump of 45.0 inches also matched the best shared by Ohio State’s Donald Washington and Georgia’s Chris Conley.

Williams said of his 40 time: “I thought I ran something good, but not that good.”

Williams’ achievements were first posted in tweets from NFLRegionalCombines with hashtags such as #dontstopyafeet and #makingdreamscometrue. The 5-foot-11, 185-pounder is now dealing with sudden fame his speed has created.

BASEBALL

NEW YORK (AP) - A person briefed on the decision tells The Associated Press that the two-game suspension imposed on Los Angeles Dodgers infielder Chase Utley during last year’s playoffs has been dropped.

Major League Baseball and the players’ union reached an agreement that rescinded the ban.

The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because there was no official announcement.

MLB has since reworked the rule on slides to cover the sort of play that resulted in Utley’s penalty. His hard, late takeout slide broke the leg of New York Mets shortstop Ruben Tejada in the NL Division Series.

Utley appealed, allowing him to keep playing in the postseason.

The six-time All-Star second baseman is now eligible to play when the Dodgers open the season April 4 at San Diego.

NBA

MIAMI (AP) - Chris Bosh says he is “feeling good,” the first time the Miami Heat forward has given any hint of a health update since he withdrew from the NBA All-Star Game three weeks ago.

Bosh offered the update on Twitter, along with a separate mention that he worked out Saturday. He also posted a blog about things he wished he knew in his 20s, but made no reference to his health status there.

Bosh was ruled out of the All-Star Game with what was described as a calf strain. A person with knowledge of the situation later told The Associated Press that a blood clot was found in Bosh’s calf, and that he was back on blood-thinning medication - just as he was last year when his season ended at the All-Star break.

Neither the team nor Bosh has confirmed the second clot.

NHL

A person involved in the decision tells The Associated Press that the NHL will announce a Heritage Classic outdoor game between the Winnipeg Jets and Edmonton Oilers at a news conference on Sunday.

The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the event had not been officially announced.

The Jets are expected to host the 2016 Heritage Classic at Investors Group Field, home of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the Canadian Football League. Winnipeg had been scheduled to host an outdoor game during the 2015-16 season, but the NHL couldn’t come to an agreement with the Blue Bombers.

This will be the fourth Heritage Classic and first since the Vancouver Canucks hosted the Ottawa Senators at BC Place in March 2014.

COLLEGE BASKETBALL

WEST POINT, N.Y. - Kelsey Minato had her number retired by Army in a brief postgame ceremony at Christl Arena, making her the first West Point athlete so honored while still active.

Minato, who on Saturday captured her third Patriot League player of the year award, is the leading scorer in school and league history. Her 2,477 career points eclipsed the league record of 2,462 set in 2003 by Bucknell’s Molly Creamer.

And in her four years she has led Army to a 6-2 record against Navy, part of her class’s school-record 97 wins.

All that from a guard generously listed at 5-foot-8 who was lightly recruited in high school at Huntington Beach, California, even though she set the scoring record there, too, and had her No. 5 retired.

“It means a lot to me,” Minato said.

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