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Going out on top: Legends who closed with a title

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Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning closed his career in the same manner as John Elway, retiring after winning his second Super Bowl title.

Elway retired after the 1998 season with his two rings, 300 career touchdown passes and a host of memorable postseason victories. Manning leaves with his name atop the NFL’s all-time lists for touchdown passes, passing yards and combined regular-season and postseason wins.

They’re not the only sports legends to leave on top. Here are some of the other memorable athletes to do so:

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What the national media are saying about Bruce Irvin and the Seahawks’ free-agency needs

A sampling of national-media reaction regarding Bruce Irvin and the Seahawks’ free-agent needs.

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Holly Holm choked unconscious as Miesha Tate claims bantamweight belt at UFC 196

Holly Holm was desperate not to be a one-hit wonder, but her reign as UFC bantamweight champion is over after just 112 days.

The former boxing world champion had upset the previously unbeaten Ronda Rousey last November with a stunning second-round knockout.

But she could not repeat the feat against Miesha Tate who executed a rear-naked choke with 90 seconds of their enthralling contest remaining.

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