Sports World: Manning up against Brady in next game

Denver Broncos' Peyton Manning signals to the sideline during the AFC Divisional Playoff Game on Jan 17, 2016.
Denver Broncos' Peyton Manning signals to the sideline during the AFC Divisional Playoff Game on Jan 17, 2016.PHOTO: AFP

Manning up against Brady in next game

LOS ANGELES • Peyton Manning set up a new installment of his 15-year rivalry with Tom Brady on Sunday after steering the Denver Broncos to a hard-fought National Football League play-off win over Pittsburgh.

The 39-year-old Denver quarterback will face New England Patriots superstar Brady for the fourth time in an American Football Conference championship game next week after a gritty 23-16 win over the Steelers.

It will be the 17th meeting between the pair, when a place in Super Bowl 50 will be the prize for the victor.

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Hayatou backs off ahead of Fifa polls

CAIRO • Fifa's acting president Issa Hayatou has given up some of his powers as Confederation of African Football leader, ahead of the increasingly controversial election campaign to head football's world body.

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Wilkinson to assist England kickers

LONDON • England great Jonny Wilkinson, whose drop goal won the 2003 Rugby World Cup, has agreed to help coach the England rugby team on an occasional basis throughout the Six Nations Championship.

England have no kicking coach for the forthcoming campaign, which starts on Feb 6.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 19, 2016, with the headline 'Sports World: Manning up against Brady in next game'. Print Edition | Subscribe