Peyton Manning retires, NFL free agency begins

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Predicting the top free-agent target for all 32 teams – ESPN
Today is the start of the “legal tampering” period of NFL Free Agency, where teams can begin talking to prospective unrestricted free agents and come to handshake agreements before the official start of Free Agency, which is Wednesday afternoon. Take a look at who ESPN thinks the San Diego Chargers will go after this week.

Chargers set to ring in free agency – San Diego Union-Tribune
On Monday, teams are permitted to initiate contract negotiations with impending unrestricted free agents from other clubs. Damon Harrison, Alex Mack, Broncos defensive end Malik Jackson and Bengals wide receiver Marvin Jones are among the high-profile available names. While not to rule out San Diego being in on someone like Harrison, the past three years under General Manager Tom Telesco have shown big names don’t define this time of year.

Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning to retire –
Weeks after capturing his second Super Bowl title, the storied career of the NFL’s all-time passing leader has come to an end. Peyton Manning will announce his retirement on Monday at 1 p.m. ET after 18 seasons in the league.

Shields doesn’t hold back during spring debut –
James Shields essentially emptied his entire repertoire on Sunday, which isn’t something you usually see from a pitcher who is making his first start of the spring.

Not willing to merely work on fastball command against the A’s at the Peoria Sports Complex, Shields leaned on the stuff that will serve him during the regular season — his fastball, changeup and curveball.

Aztecs’ Seniors Sent Off With 92-56 Blowout Win Over UNLV
San Diego State sent off its seniors Winston Shepard, Skylar Spencer, and Angelo Chol with a blowout 92-56 win over UNLV.


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Lakers hand Warriors sixth loss with stunning rout – USA Today
The Golden State Warriors tossed out a clunker against the Los Angeles Lakers, losing 112-95 on Sunday while shooting a season-worst 13% from 3-point range.

MLB drops two-game suspension of Dodgers’ Chase Utley for controversial slide – Los Angeles Times
Major League Baseball has dropped its two-game suspension of Dodgers infielder Chase Utley for his controversial slide that broke the leg of New York Mets shortstop Ruben Tejada last October, Chief Baseball Officer Joe Torre said Sunday.


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