Following is a summary of current sports news briefs. Angelique Kerber moved into the fourth round of the Australian Open on Saturday with a 6-2 6-7(4) 6-3 win over Camila Giorgi, extending her unbeaten record against the Italian to 5-0. Not one for flash or grandstanding, New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning announced his retirement from the NFL on Friday quoting the time-worn wisdom of Frank Sinatra, another New York icon who sang: "I did it my way." Call him plain-spoken or even low-energy, Manning has heard it all in his 16 seasons with the Giants, along the way picking up two Super Bowl championships while never trying to match the big personalities of the big city he would come to represent.

With James Lofton's rookie season off to a strong start in 1978, another member of the Green Bay Packers casually tossed some praise his way in the locker room one day in early December. Keep up the production, his pal said, and he might find himself in the Pro Bowl. ''I said, 'That would be great.' Then I had to ask another teammate, 'What's the Pro Bowl?''' Lofton recalled this week with a laugh.

Eli Manning said farewell to the New York Giants on Friday in an emotional retirement ceremony at the team's training facility. Joined by his wife, their four children and his parents, Manning reflected on a 16-year career that included Super Bowl championships following the 2007 and 2011 seasons. --San Francisco 49ers running back Tevin Coleman is making slow progress in his bid to return to the field against the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl LIV.

NFL great Tom Brady took one last shot at his longtime rival, New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning, ahead of his retirement announcement Friday. Brady tweeted well wishes to Manning just before he took the stage for his final press conference. He also made reference to Manning's crowning achievement, a pair of Super Bowl victories – both of which came at the expense of Brady's New England Patriots.

Call him plain-spoken or even low-energy, Manning has heard it all in his 16 seasons with the Giants, along the way picking up two Super Bowl championships while never trying to match the big personalities of the big city he would come to represent. "Undoubtedly, I would have made the fans, the media, even the front office more comfortable if I was a more 'rah-rah guy', but that's not me," Manning told reporters on Friday. A subdued figure on the field and in the locker room, the four-time Pro Bowler carved out his role as an omnipresent figure in one of New York sports' most storied institutions, playing 236 games during his tenure, the most of any player in team history.

Call him plain-spoken or even low-energy, Manning has heard it all in his 16 seasons with the Giants, along the way picking up two Super Bowl championships while never trying to match the big personalities of the big city he would come to represent. "Undoubtedly, I would have made the fans, the media, even the front office more comfortable if I was a more 'rah-rah guy', but that's not me," Manning told reporters on Friday. A subdued figure on the field and in the locker room, the four-time Pro Bowler carved out his role as an omnipresent figure in one of New York sports' most storied institutions, playing 236 games during his tenure, the most of any player in team history.

Eli Manning ended his 16-year NFL career on his own terms. In a roughly seven-minute speech touched with a little humor and almost no emotion, the 39-year-old Manning officially ended his career Friday at a packed news conference surrounded by family, friends and former teammates and coaches and the two Super Bowls he delivered to the storied franchise. “From the very first moment I did it my way,” said the low-key Manning, who followed in steps of father Archie and brother Peyton, as NFL quarterbacks.

Peyton Manning either is a very supportive brother or delights in seeing his long-time rival fail. In a tribute to younger brother Eli Manning, who announced his retirement from the New York Giants on Friday, Peyton insisted his "favorite Super Bowl memory" was watching Eli defeat the undefeated New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLII. "I think people don't really believe me or are surprised [when I say] my greatest Super Bowl memory is watching my little brother take the New York Giants down the field in a two-minute drill and beat the undefeated Patriots and all that came with that," Peyton said in an interview with Broncos.com's Aric DiLalla.

Eli Manning says he is "at peace" with his decision to retire as he had no plans to represent anyone other than the New York Giants. The Giants confirmed on Wednesday that the two-time Super Bowl-winning quarterback would retire from the NFL, ending a 16-year spell with the team. Manning joined the Giants in a controversial draft-day trade after being selected by the San Diego Chargers in 2004 and led them to Super Bowl success in 2007 and 2011, both victories coming against the New England Patriots.

Eli Manning said farewell to the New York Giants on Friday in an emotional retirement ceremony at the team's training facility. Joined by his wife, their four children and his parents, Manning reflected on a 16-year career that included Super Bowl championships following the 2007 and 2011 seasons. Manning was the No. 1 pick of the 2004 draft, selected by the San Diego Chargers even though he said he'd never play for the team.

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