PEYTON Manning powered the Denver Broncos to within one victory of the Super Bowl and San Francisco advanced beating Carolina in Sunday's playoff games.
THE New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks each moved within one victory of the Super Bowl after NFL home playoff triumphs on Saturday in wet and windy conditions.
ALEX Rodriguez was given a record 162-game Major League Baseball doping suspension banning him for the entire 2014 season and playoffs.
MARSHAWN Lynch ran for 148 yards and two touchdowns to spark the Seattle Seahawks over the New Orleans Saints 23-15 in the NFL playoffs on Saturday.
COLIN Kaepernick threw for 227 yards and ran for another 98 to lead San Francisco past the Green Bay Packers 23-20 on Sunday in an NFL wildcard game.