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Peyton's chance to bury silly fan debate vs. Eli

Peyton Manning

(Credit: Peyton Manning set records for passing yards and touchdowns this season. (Getty))

In my mind, there's never been a real debate over which of Archie Manning's sons is the better NFL quarterback.

It's Peyton Manning.

Not Eli Manning. Peyton.

"But Eli has two Super Bowl rings and Peyton has only one."

Yeah, so does Jim Plunkett. Nothing against the former Raiders quarterback, but he pales in comparison to the Broncos quarterback.

As ridiculous...

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It's Broncos vs. Seahawks in this year's Super Bowl

Peyton Manning

(Credit: Peyton Manning (Getty))

The Seattle Seahawks turned up the defensive heat on the San Francisco 49ers to win the National Football League's NFC Championship 23-17 on Sunday and earn a place in next month's Super Bowl against the Denver Broncos.

The Seahawks advanced to the NFL title game for the only the second time in their 37-year history, while the Broncos sealed their place with a 26-16 win over the New England...

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Ivanovic upsets ailing Serena Down Under

Serena Williams

(Credit: Serena Williams is a five-time Australian Open champion. (Getty))

A resurgent Ana Ivanovic shook off her girl-next-door image and revealed a delicious mean streak on Sunday as she dumped an injury-hampered Serena Williams from the Australian Open fourth round in one of her finest victories in years.

A one-slam wonder long derided as brittle in the clinches, the 26-year-old Serbian overhauled the favorite, 4-6, 6-3, 6-3, in a dazzling display of power hitting...

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Budding QB rivals tangle for NFC title

Colin Kaepernick

(Credit: Colin Kaepernick has earned four career playoff wins in two seasons as a starter. (Getty))

While Manning-Brady Bowl XV represents what is likely one of the final meetings between two great quarterbacks, Sunday's NFC Championship Game in Seattle is the fourth meeting of another budding QB rivalry between the Seahawks' Russell Wilson and the 49ers' Colin Kaepernick.

The two passers are each in their second season as an NFL starter, and both have played well in the postseason in their...

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Brady, Manning meet again for AFC crown

Tom Brady

(Credit: Tom Brady has faced Peyton Manning 14 times entering Sunday. (Getty))

There's a very underreported story relating to Sunday's AFC Championship Game between the Patriots and Broncos: Quarterbacks Tom Brady and Peyton Manning will be squaring off for the 15th time.

Oh, wait. That's just about the only thing that's been talked about leading up to the game which decides who will represent the AFC in New York at Super Bowl XLVIII.

It's not without warrant....

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Super Bowl security will be massive, NJ law enforcement officials say

meadowlands

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Law enforcement officials said Wednesday they have looked at every possible contingency to prepare for the threat of crime, severe weather or attack during the Super Bowl in New Jersey, one of the largest and most-watched sporting events in the world.

More than 80,000 fans are expected to attend the Feb. 2 football extravaganza at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., deemed to be the...

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Lundqvist gets rare start against Red Wings

Henrik Lundqvist

(Credit: Henrik Lundqvist last faced the Red Wings during the 2011-12 season. (Jim McIsaac))

Henrik Lundqvist will start in goal for the Rangers tonight against the Detroit Red Wings, his sixth start in a row. Due in part to the lockout-shortened season of 2012, however, he hasn't faced the Red Wings since March 21, 2012.

Lundqvist stopped 26 shots en route to a 2-1 overtime win in that game. Still, Lundqvist is just 1-3-1 in his career against Detroit, with a pedestrian .902 save...

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USADA: A-Rod drug program 'sophisticated'

Alex Rodriguez

(Credit: Alex Rodriguez is suspended for the 2014 baseball season. (Jim McIsaac))

Travis Tygart, the CEO of the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency, put Alex Rodriguez's drug regimen in perspective, telling The Associated Press it is "probably the most potent and sophisticated drug program developed for an athlete that we've ever seen."

The Yankees third baseman, whose 211-game suspension by Major League Baseball for his links to the now-shuttered Biogenesis clinic was reduced Saturday...

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Pair of Yankees exhibition games in Panama still an option

Mariano Rivera

(Credit: Former Yankees closer Mariano Rivera is a native of Panama. (Thomas A. Ferrara))

The Yankees are still exploring the idea of playing one or two spring training games in Panama as a tribute to former closer Mariano Rivera, according to Jon Morosi of MLB Network and Fox Sports 1.

"Yankees, MLB officials still discussing possibility of playing 1 or 2 games in Panama this March, as a Mariano Rivera tribute," Morosi tweeted.

Rivera, the all-time MLB saves leader, is a...

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A-Rod suing MLB to overturn his 162-game suspension

Alex Rodriguez

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Alex Rodriguez has filed a federal lawsuit against Major League Baseball, the Office of the Commissioner and the MLB Players’ Association seeking to overturn his 162-game suspension.

The lawsuit, filed Monday afternoon in Manhattan, will also make public arbitrator Fredric Horowitz’s decision to reduce Rodriguez’s suspension from 211 games. Horowitz found that there was “clear and convincing...

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