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More signs are pointing toward Super Bowl 50 being Peyton Manning’s final game. NFL Network reports the 39-year-old Bronco quarterback has told close friends that he expects Sunday’s game against the Panthers to be his last.

The Broncos have sent practice squad safety Ryan Murphy home after he and his brother were questioned as part of a prostitution sting. Murphy was not charged and released after deputies determined he wasn’t involved in the sting.

Colts owner Jim Irsay said Tuesday that there is a “good chance” that the franchise will extend quarterback Andrew Luck this offseason. Indianapolis picked up Luck’s fifth-year option for the 2016 season last year. The former number-one overall pick is expected to be one of the highest-paid players in the NFL once he gets a new deal.

Johnny Manziel’s [[ man-ZELL ]] days in Cleveland are numbered. Multiple reports say the Browns will release “Johnny Football” when the new league year begins March 9th. Manziel has been involved in a string of off-field incidents in recent months.

Corey Crawford stopped all but one of the 23 shots he faced as the Blackhawks edged the Avalanche, 2-1. Richard Panik and Artemi Panarin scored in the first for Chicago, which leads the Western Conference with 72 points. The ‘Hawks visit the Coyotes tomorrow.

Troy Brouwer’s goal with 1:05 left in the third gave the Blues a 1-0 win over the Predators. Brian Elliott made 16 saves to log his first shutout of the season. St. Louis has won six of its last nine games. The Blues are back home to host the Sharks tomorrow.

The Lakers ended their franchise-record-tying 10-game losing streak with a 119-115 win over the Timberwolves. Kobe Bryant poured in a season-high 38 points. He hit seven three-pointers, grabbed five rebounds and dished out five assists.

Illinois has a road date tonight at Rutgers. The Fighting Illini have lost back-to-back home games to Ohio State and Wisconsin to slip to 10-and-12 on the season and 2-and-7 in the Big Ten. The Scarlet Knights have dropped nine straight games to fall to 6-and-16 and 0-and-9.

It’s National Signing Day in college football. Top high school seniors from around the country will sign National Letters of Intent with the schools they intend to play for. Notre Dame’s incoming class is ranked eighth according to, which also lists Northwestern’s 39th. Illinois is ranked 58th. Rivals ranks Illinois class at 61st overall.

Lady Gaga will sing the National Anthem at this weekend’s Super Bowl 50. Lady Gaga joins a star-studded list of music performers surrounding the big game’s festivities. Coldplay along with Beyonce are among the artists set to perform during the halftime show.

Coming up tonight on Talk 101FM, it’s Millikin University Women’s Basketball as the ladies host Illinois Weslyan looking for their first C-C-I-W conference win on the season in The Annual Pink Zone Game presented by St Mary’s Hospital. Pregame at 6:45p.m. and the tipoff off follows at 7:00p.m. Join Scott Busboom and Kevin Hale with the call tonight on Talk 101, and online at decatur radio dot com.

Coming up Friday night on Talk 101FM, it’s High School Basketball as the Talk 101 High School Game of the Week presented by World of Powersports makes it’s way to Lincoln High School as the Railsplitters play host to the MacArthur Generals. The Dale’s Southlake Pharmacy Pregame Show gets underway at 7:15p.m. and the tipoff follows at 7:30p.m. Join Scott Busboom and Glenn Purvis with all the action Friday night from Lincoln on Talk 101, and online at decatur radio dot com.

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