Saturday, April 21, 2018
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BRONCOS RB to PEYTON: TIME TO GO

Broncos RB C.J. Anderson said it's time for the team's star quarterback, Peyton Manning, to hang it up after 18 seasons and winning his second Super Bowl last week. "I think so, man," Anderson told NFL Total Access when asked if Manning, 39, should retire. "Let him ride off into the sunset in the correct way. What else does he have to do? He's got five MVPs, two Super Bowl rings, he's first in every statistical category. My man 18, man, walk off, man. … It was a pleasure, one-eight."

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

Heisman winner Lattner dies

John Lattner, the 1953 Heisman Trophy winner who helped Notre Dame to a 9-0-1 record and a No. 2 ranking in Frank Leahy's final year as coach, died Saturday at his home in Melrose Park, Ill. He was 83 and battling lung cancer. Mr. Lattner, a two-time All-American, was a halfback, defensive back, punter and kick returner who edged Minnesota's Paul Giel for the Heisman. He won it even though he didn't lead the Irish in rushing, passing, receiving or scoring that season. He had 13 career interceptions, still the third best in school history. Mr. Lattner, the only Chicago native to win the Heisman, served two years in the Air Force and sustained a career-ending knee injury playing in a military game. He owned a restaurant in Chicago. A fire there in 1968 killed three people and destroyed his Heisman.

SOCCER

Lloyd's rebound goal lifts U.S.

Carli Lloyd scored off a rebound of her own penalty kick in the 80th minute and the United States beat Mexico 1-0 in Frisco, Texas, to clinch a spot in the CONCACAF Olympic qualifying semifinals. Her penalty shot, after a Mexico handball in the penalty area, went to the middle of the goal and was blocked by Cecilia Santiago. Lloyd buried the rebound, with Santiago still on the ground. The semifinal winners — set for Houston on Friday — qualify for the Rio Olympics.

More Soccer: Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal said "it will be very difficult now" for his team to qualify for next season's Champions League after a 2-1 loss at Sunderland in the English Premier League. Man U's latest loss was sealed by an own goal by David de Gea in the 82nd minute, with a goal-line clearance from Anthony Martial ricocheting off the back of the goalkeeper and into the net.

ET CETERA

MARATHON: Amy Cragg and Galen Rupp won the U.S. trials in a sweltering midday race in Los Angeles. They were followed by Desiree Linden and Shalane Flanagan for the women and Meb Keflezighi and Jared Ward for the men. The six will represent the United States at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics.

TENNIS: Dominic Thiem upset former top-ranked Rafael Nadal 6-4, 4-6, 7-6 (7-4) in the Argentina Open at Buenos Aires. In today's claycourt final, Thiem faces Nicolas Almagro, who beat David Ferrer. … Taylor Fritz, 18, beat Ricardas Berankis 2-6, 6-3, 6-4 at the Memphis Open, the youngest American to reach a final since Michael Chang in 1989. Berankis faces three-time defending champ Kei Nishikori in today's final.

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