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ENGLEWOOD, Colo. - As Peyton Manning ponders his football future, hes concluded one thing: He wont play in the Pro Bowl next weekend in Glendale, Arizona.Manning said his right thigh injury hasnt gotten much better in the week since the Denver Broncos were bounced from the playoffs by Indianapolis.The five-time NFL MVP extended his QB record with his 14th Pro Bowl selection this season, tying centre Bruce Matthews and tight end Tony Gonzalez for the most in NFL history.Manning calls it a great honour to be selected to the game and hes always taken the obligation to play in it very seriously.Ive believed that, if healthy, its a players responsibility to play in the game because of what it means to be voted in by your peers and the fans, Manning said.Im disappointed that Im just not healthy enough this year to be part of it. Its going to be tough not being down there with the other guys, but it hasnt had enough time to heal.The NFL was informed of Mannings decision Sunday. Detroits Matthew Stafford was added to the Pro Bowl to replace him.Manning was injured late in the first half of a 22-10 win at San Diego on Dec. 14 and missed a handful of snaps to get treatment just before halftime. He returned to play the entire second half and didnt miss any more time with the injury.It clearly affected his play, however, culminating with eight overthrows in Denvers 24-13 loss to the Colts last weekend. He also had an incompletion into tight coverage on a third-and-5 play in which he bypassed the run even though he had a 20-yard gap between him and any defender.Manning blamed the thigh injury on dehydration from a nasty flu bug the night before the game.This is the first time Manning is skipping the leagues annual all-star game for a reason other than preparing for an upcoming Super Bowl. He missed it in 2010 with the Colts and again in 2014 with the Broncos. He played in the 2007 all-star game a week after winning his only Super Bowl title.Manning finished second in the league this year with 39 touchdown passes and was in the top five with 4,727 yards passing and a 101.5 passer rating. But he faded down the stretch when he was bothered by both the thigh injury and opponents clogging underneath crossing routes.Manning was one of a league-high 10 Broncos selected to the Pro Bowl, five on each side of the ball. With such a star-studded roster, the Broncos had a Super Bowl or bust mentality as they sought to return to the title game and atone for last years 35-point loss to the Seahawks.Their flat performance in losing 24-13 to the Colts last weekend rocked the organization and led to a split with coach John Fox, who was hired Friday as Marc Trestmans replacement in Chicago.That loss also led Manning to reassess his future. After saying in December that he planned to return for an 18th season in the NFL and fourth in Denver, Manning said after the game that he was unsure about returning or retiring.Manning, who turns 39 in March, has two years and $38 million left on his five-year contract.GM John Elway met with Manning on Monday and asked him not to make a rash decision. Elway said hed check in with Manning during his search for a new head coach but didnt need a decision from his quarterback for a month or so.Elways search for Foxs replacement took him and team president Joe Ellis to Houston on Sunday along with other Broncos officials to meet with Gary Kubiak, the Ravens offensive co-ordinator and former Texans head coach.The sides were hashing out details of a four-year contract Sunday night, a person with knowledge of the negotiations told The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the team wasnt making any announcements Sunday.Two other candidates, Broncos offensive co-ordinator Adam Gase and Bengals defensive backs coach Vance Joseph, met with Elway in Denver last week, Gase on Thursday and Joseph on Friday.Kubiak was Elways backup QB from 1983-91 and Denvers offensive co-ordinator from 1995-2005 under Mike Shanahan, and he helped devise the blueprints for Elways back-to-back Super Bowl championships that capped his Hall of Fame playing career.Hall of Fame finalist and NFL Network analyst Terrell Davis, Elways co-pilot on those title runs, said Oh, man, if its Kubiak, that would be great. 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With just under five seconds remaining - the Raptors having clawed back from a 19-point deficit and pulled within one - DeRozan took the handoff from Chuck Hayes.The St. Louis Blues offense woke up from a brief slump to help them avoid another loss. The Winnipeg Jets would like to see some of their stars do the same. St. Louis seeks its eighth win in nine meetings Sunday when it visits Winnipeg. Viewers in the Jets region can watch the game starting at 3:30pm ct/4:30pm et on TSN3 or listen live on TSN Radio 1290 Winnipeg at 2pm ct. The Jets (10-8-3) fell to 4-4-1 at home with Thursdays 4-3 loss to Detroit. They led 2-0 early in the second period but gave up the tying and go-ahead goals in the third while being outshot 14-9. They claimed a 22-13 advantage in shots through the first 40 minutes. We worked the first 40 (minutes) pretty good as a team, said Dustin Byfuglien, who ended a 14-game goal drought in the second period. There were a few little things that we could have done better. Throughout the whole year weve stuck together and played pretty good as a team. Youre going to have your games where you get a few mistakes and it ends up in the back of the net. Blake Wheeler, who leads the team with eight goals, is without a point in three straight games. Andrew Ladd and Bryan Little are Winnipegs Nos. 2 and 3 point scorers, but Ladd has two points in seven games while Little is stuck in a seven-game drought without a point. Ladd, though, has nine points in his last nine meetings with St. Louis. The Jets are 0 for 21 on the power play during a 2-3-1 stretch after squandering three chances Thursday. They own the leagues second-least efficient power play at 8.6 percent. Wheeler has yet to find the back of the net on the man advantagge after tying for the team lead with eight power-play goals in 2013-14.dddddddddddd Both Ottawa goals surrendered by St. Louis came on the power play. The Blues (13-6-1) are trying to salvage a split of their four-game trip following Saturdays 3-2 win at Ottawa. They had totaled one goal in back-to-back losses after scoring four or more four times during a 4-1-0 stretch. It was good for the boys to get the win, said T.J. Oshie, who is without a point in seven road games. It was good for us to get some goals for our goaltenders as theyve been working hard and playing outstanding all year. St. Louis limited Ottawa to five shots over the final 20 minutes, allowing Alexander Steens second-period goal to hold up as the winner. The Blues have been outscored 20-19 in the third period after creating a plus-11 margin over the first two periods. Weve had that habit in the past where weve sat back on our heels and teams just come at us in waves and waves and waves, captain David Backes told the teams official website. I think we did a better job of getting it in there, not sitting on our heels, getting on our toes and making sure they had to come through 200 feet to score goals. Leading point scorer Vladimir Tarasenko recorded his team-leading 12th goal and will look to be more productive against Winnipeg after posting one point in four previous meetings. Jaden Schwartz, who has 12 points over his last nine games after assisting on Tarasenkos goal, has one point in five matchups with the Jets. Alex Pietrangelo snapped a six-game point drought with two assists Saturday. Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale NFL Jerseys Jerseys From China Wholesale NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys Cheap Jerseys ' ' '

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