Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Sports

Manning set to retire, unless he isn't just yet

Conflicting reports emerged Saturday on whether Peyton Manning is retiring.

Manning, 39, who ended his 18th season with Denver's Super Bowl title this month, will announce his retirement this week, the Denver Post reported.

But profootballtalk.com said the Broncos have not been told of Manning's plans. General manager John Elway said last week that the team expects to know of Manning's intent by March 9, when his $19 million salary for 2016 would be guaranteed. He is the league's only five-time MVP.

Tebow for CFL? Former Florida Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow would consider playing in the Canadian Football League, his former UF coach Urban Meyer said. Meyer, now coach at Ohio State, said Tebow still has work to do as a passer.

Cruise ship rescue: A Carnival Cruise Line ship hosting a tour centered on Pittsburgh sports rescued 16 migrants in the Gulf of Mexico. Carnival spokeswoman Jennifer de la Cruz said the Carnival Sensation found the 15 men and one woman about 50 miles north of Cuba and brought them aboard. Coast Guard Petty Officer Jon-Paul Rios said they would be turned over to Mexican immigration officials. The rescue got notice when Steelers linebacker James Harrison posted rescue photos online. The cruise started Thursday in Miami.

Ex-Buckeye pulls up lame: Ohio State quarterback Cardale Jones appeared to pull his hamstring during his second 40-yard dash at the scouting combine in Indianapolis and withdrew from drills before the throwing portion began. Former Florida quarterback Jeff Driskel, who finished his college career at Louisiana Tech, ran the best time among quarterbacks at 4.56 seconds.

Romo decision: Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo is leaning toward having a plate inserted into his collarbone to help stabilize it, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported.

Cox incident: Falcons defensive line coach Bryan Cox said he intended to apologize after shoving a Cardinals scout over a scheduled interview with a prospect at the combine, profootballtalk.com reported. Cox played 11 NFL seasons at linebacker.

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