0p7BRIDGEND, Wales -- Bernhard Langer made a statement of intent when he opened with a 6-under-par 65 to take a two-stroke lead over American Bob Tway in the British Senior Open at a sweltering Royal Porthcawl on Thursday. Langer, who threw away a two-stroke lead on the final hole at Royal Birkdale last year and then was beaten for the title in a playoff, was out in a best-of-the-day 31. He birdied the third, fourth, sixth and eighth holes, and went 5 under when he birdied the long 13th. He dropped a shot at the 16th but then hit back immediately with birdies at the two closing holes. "Six under is very satisfying," Langer said. "I played smart, some good, some great. "I kept it out of the bunkers and out of the hay, and gave myself some opportunities. And Im pleased with a birdie-birdie finish." Langer is trying to add a second British Senior title to the one he won at Carnoustie in 2010. Tway set the early target at 4-under 67, with birdies at the first, sixth, 12th and 13th, and no dropped shots. "It was a pleasure to play a nice round of golf on a great golf course," Tway said. "I probably should have bogeyed a couple of holes coming in, but I got lucky." Chris Williams of England was alone in third on a bogey-free 68 with birdies at Nos. 2, 4 and 6, while Andrew Oldcorn of Scotland was a stroke behind in fourth. Spains Pedro Linhart and Canadian Rick Gibson were tied for fifth on 70. Mark Wiebe, who beat Langer in last years playoff and played with him in the first round, carded 5-over 76. Colin Montgomerie, bidding for his third successive seniors major, was on 74 with just two birdies, and three dropped shots. Tom Watson had a roller-coaster front nine of 1-over 36, steadied the ship for five holes after the turn, then dropped three strokes on successive holes before birdieing the last for a 3-over 74. 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From Pierre LeBrun While Anaheim GM Bob Murray said earlier this season he was not going to trade Jonas Hiller despite the fact hes an unrestricted free agent on July 1, some sources have told TSN Hockey Insider Pierre LeBrun that Murray might be willing to move another goalie.New York, NY - Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning highlighted the AFCs top players for Week 7 of the NFL season. Jacksonville linebacker Telvin Smith and Patriots defensive tackle Chris Jones also were honored for their efforts. Manning was named the top offensive player after his record-setting performance in Sunday nights 42-17 win over San Francisco. He surpassed Brett Favres record of 508 career touchdown passes and now has 510 after throwing for four scores while completing 22-of-26 throws for 318 yards. In addition, he extended NFL career records with his 87th 300-yard game and 33rd four-TD effort. It was his 27th career weekly award, the most of any player since it was instituted in 1984. Smith picked up the defensive award thanks to four tackles, an interception and a sack-fumble in Jacksonvilles first win of the season, a 24-6 triumph over the Cleveland Browns. His sack-fumble led to a field and goal and his first interception set up a touchdown. Jones was given the special teams nod after his block of a 58-yard fieeld goal attempt on the final play of the game allowed the Patriots to complete a 27-25 win over the New York Jets.dddddddddddd Other offensive candidates included Jacksonville running back Denard Robinson, who ran for 127 yards with a touchdown in the win over the Browns; Miami quarterback Ryan Tannehill, who completed his first 14 passes en route to a 25-of-32 performance for 277 yards with two scores in a 27-14 win over Chicago; and Buffalo receiver Sammy Watkins, who had nine catches for 122 yards and two touchdowns in a 17-16 victory over Minnesota. 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