National Sports

Peyton Manning, one of the most decorated quarterbacks in NFL history, said Monday that he would retire after 18 seasons.

Ken Belson
Alaska’s first NBA player goes to Brooklyn from the Cleveland Cavaliers, where he had been director of player administration and basketball operations since September.Alaska Dispatch News
Holiday music concerts fill the weekend, a Juneau historian puts vital statistics into digital form, and one of Anchorage's first residents, Eyak Native Nellie Brown, excluded from membership in Pioneers of Alaska during her lifetime, is posthumously inducted into the group.Mike Dunham
Former Bartlett star Mario Chalmers, recently traded from Miami to Memphis, scored 29 points Monday to lead the Grizzlies to a home victory over the Oklahoma Thunder.Associated Press
OK, football fans: Time to decide "Alaska's Team" by voting for your favorite NFL team.Beth Bragg
Yogi Berra, the Hall of Fame catcher renowned as much for his dizzying malapropisms as his record 10 World Series championships with the New York Yankees, has died. He was 90.Mike Stewart
Through more than 120 years of Olympic history, no city has hosted both the winter and summer games. Now, Beijing will be the first do it — and in a span of just 14 years.Stephen Wilson
A Seahawks executive and two players toured Alaska recently, and they found their most enthusiastic fans were the farthest north. Megan Edge
The Tampa Bay Lightning just needed one bounce, one break, one lucky deflection to keep pace with the Chicago Blackhawks.Greg Beacham

With rubble and debris looming nearby, and tempers still smoldering in riot-torn Baltimore, the Orioles played a baseball game on Wednesday. This wasn't for the fans, because there weren't any at Camden Yards.

Associated Press