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DENVER - Andrew Luck displaced Peyton Manning in Indianapolis, and now he might have sent his predecessor into retirement, too.

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DENVER - Andrew Luck displaced Peyton Manning in Indianapolis, and now he might have sent his predecessor into retirement, too. Niklas Hjalmarsson Jersey .Manning was murky about his future following Denvers 24-13 loss to the Colts in the AFC divisional round Sunday, the Broncos first loss at home in 13 months.After saying last month that he planned on coming back for an 18th season, the five-time MVP wasnt so certain after his latest playoff fiasco.I guess I just cant give that simple answer, Manning said. Im processing it. So, I cant say that.Luck, the top pick in the 2012 draft following Mannings tearful divorce from the Colts, has Indy one win away from its first Super Bowl since 2009. And hes not the least bit surprised the team has gone from 2-14 in 2011 to the cusp of a conference championship in three short years.I think there were high expectations, Luck said. I remember the first day I walked in the building. Its a winning franchise and it seems to be in the DNA of the Colts that you win.The Colts (13-5) visit New England (13-4) Sunday.Its good for us to be here now, but theres more work to do, Luck said. To come on the road against a very good team in this round of the playoffs and get a win, thats huge and thats awesome.This was the third time Denvers season ended in ugly fashion since Manning switched teams in 2012.While Manning ponders his future, GM John Elway might also be thinking about coach John Foxs status. Hes won four straight AFC West crowns but keeps coming up short in what he calls the real season.Im the head coach, the buck stops here, Fox said.Manning got off to another terrific start this season but once Julius Thomas sprained an ankle and lost his mojo, the Broncos werent the same, either. Manning, bothered by a thigh injury, had just three TDs and six interceptions in December.Yet, C.J. Andersons emergence gave the Broncos (12-5) confidence they finally had the ingredients to avenge last years wrenching Super Bowl loss to Seattle. That grinding ground game didnt show up Sunday. Neither did their star-studded defence that was unable to pressure Luck all afternoon.Luck threw TD passes to Dwayne Allen and Hakeem Nicks and Daniel Herron ran for a score.Manning, meanwhile, kept overthrowing Emmanuel Sanders and Demaryius Thomas deep.You never see Peyton overthrow guys, Colts defensive tackle Jean Francois said. He usually puts the ball right on the numbers. And when we he kept overthrowing it, we knew we had him.The seasons over. Its a huge disappointment, said Sanders. Its sad because we definitely had the potential to be a Super Bowl-winning team.Other takeaways from Denvers second home playoff loss in three years coming off a first-round bye:SWEET VINDICATION: This win validated Jim Irsays decision to cut Manning so he could draft Luck.I knew it was the right thing to do for the Colts, Irsay said. I saw Archie (Manning) last night. We had a nice conversation. Happened to be at Elways Restaurant at the Ritz Carlton. It was a decision that it was the right move to make. Peyton and I had talked about it. He said it best in the press conference. I didnt decide. He didnt decide. The football gods laid the cards out. We both knew it as best for him and us.PLAYOFF PRATFALLS: The Broncos were the AFCs only unbeaten team at home and the only team in the NFL with a top-five offence and a top-five defence. But Manning has gone one-and-done in the playoffs a record nine times.Each of his three seasons in Denver has ended in humbling losses, to the Ravens and Colts at home after first-round byes, and to Seattle in last years Super Bowl.This was one of his worst playoff performances ever. He never found a rhythm, constantly overthrew his receivers and finished 26 of 46 for 111 yards, one TD and no interceptions.Its just disappointing, Manning said. Everyone would like to win their last game of the season.LUCK vs. MANNING: Its now Luck 2, Manning 1.Manning lost his emotional homecoming in 2013 but beat his former team 31-24 in the opener this season.Luck completed 27 of 43 passes for 265 yards with two TDs and two interceptions or sacks in the rubber match.We needed to win the game for us. It wasnt about Peyton or Andrew or anything like that, Irsay said.BRING ON BRADY: The Colts can relish beating Manning but come Monday, its time to start thinking about how to knock off Tom Brady.Everybody we play is big time, safety Mike Adams said.It wasnt so much Brady who led the Patriots to a 42-20 win over Indy on Nov. 16. It was Jonas Gray, who ran for 201 yards and four touchdowns. He ran for just 80 yards the rest of the season and was inactive for New Englands 35-31 win over Baltimore Saturday.DEFUSED Defence: Elway doled out $60 million in guarantees last off-season to sign Aqib Talib, T.J. Ward and DeMarcus Ware, and none came up big against the Colts.The first round of the playoffs turned into the last game of the season, Talib said. Thats as bad as it gets.Notes: There were no significant injuries. ... Luck improved to 5-1 in temperatures 40 or below. ... 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Oilers centre Sam Gagner suffered a broken jaw after getting hit with a high stick from Kassian in Edmontons 5-2 win.(CCA) - Braden Calvert and his Winnipeg team notched two more wins on Saturday, including a 6-5 victory over first-place Norway at the World Junior Curling Championships in Flims, Switzerland. "I guess well take the win after a game like that," said Calvert, who handed Norwegian skip Eirik Mjoeen his first loss of the round robin. "We got off to a bad start. I threw a really bad rock in five and we had to come back from that. Luckily, we did and we pulled through." After giving up consecutive steals and trailing 3-0 at the break, Calvert and his team of Kyle Kurz, Lucas Van Den Bosch, Brendan Wilson, alternate Matt Dunstone and coach Tom Clasper fought back in the sixth. Calvert made a tricky angle raise double to score two and followed that up with a steal of two in the seventh to go ahead. "That was huge in terms of the momentum we got from that shot," Calvert said about the double in the sixth end. "We gained a lot of confidence and basically got back at them." Against Switzerland, the Canadians "came prepared to play," according to Canadian Team Leader Andrea Ronnebeck. "The Swiss fans, as always, were enthusiastic but so were the Canadian fans," said Ronnebeck. "The arena was rocking (pun intended) with a full house of Norwegians, Swiss, Scots, Italians, Americans and Canadians. It was awesome. Cow bells and all!"& And the Canadian supporters had a lot to cheer for as Calvert led the team to a 7-2 win over Switzerlands Yannick Schwaller, improving Canadas record to 4-3 and moving them into a three-way tie for third place (with Scotlands Kyle Smith and Schwaller). Michael Stone Jersey. "Were starting to get on a bit of a roll," said Calvert after the game. "Were starting to gain some momentum and confidence. We were really sharp out of the gate tonight and grabbed an early deuce. That was definitely the turning point in the game and we kept fighting and were able to pull it off. All the teams here are tough and each game is going to be a battle." On Sunday, the Canadian men will take on USAs Jake Vukich (2-5) and Austrias Sebastian Wunderer (3-4) to finish up the round robin. On the womens side, Kelsey Rocque defeated USAs Cory Christensen 8-4 to move into first place in the standings, tied with Korea, Switzerland and Russia, all with 5-2 records. Rocque and her Edmonton team of Keely Brown, Taylor McDonald, Claire Tully, alternate Alison Kotylak and coach Amanda-Dawn Coderre led the USA 6-4 after eight ends and scored a deuce in the ninth to put the game away. The Canadian women have now won three in a row and will try to keep the momentum going in their final games of the round robin on Sunday against Scotlands Gina Aitken (2-5) and Denmarks Christine Svensen (0-7). 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