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3hBill Barnwell

Barnwell: Ranking the reasons for a Super Bowl 50 upset

No team in the NFL scored more points during the regular season than the Carolina Panthers. But on Sunday their offense was reduced to shambles. How? Bill Barnwell has many explanations.

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Stephen A.: Phil Jackson is not playing games (1:22)
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Emotions make sense, but Newton needs to answer questions (1:10)
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Top Cuban Gourriel leaves team in Dominican

Star Cuban infielder Yulieski Gourriel and his younger brother slipped away from their hotel in the Dominican Republic early Monday in an apparent effort to launch careers in Major League Basebal

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Wisdom in Cam Newton not saying anything (1:06)
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Thomas: Dream come true to have mother at Super Bowl (2:25)
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Bracketology: Texas is rising to the occasion

Texas jumps to a 5-seed in Joe Lunardi's latest projection. Shaka Smart's Longhorns can state their case even louder with a win at No. 1 Oklahoma on Monday (9 p.m. ET, ESPN and WatchESPN).

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Warriors at the White House (1:37)
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Stephen A.: Newton still has growing up to do (1:44)
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Sunday Blitz: Broncos' D seventh-best ever (1:16)
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14hGreg Garber

Best and worst of Super Bowl 50

When it was all said and done, the Broncos simply shut down the Panthers in a defensive affair. The best and worst of it? Greg Garber shares.

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Stewart goes airborne for 1-yd TD (0:20)
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Newton fumbles in fourth quarter (0:33)
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12hJohn Clayton

Clayton: Wade Phillips finally kicks down that door

Von Miller got the MVP award, but the architect of Denver's defensive domination in Super Bowl 50 is a coach who was out of work not long ago. Wade Phillips finally broke through on a big stage.

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Clippers going full Lob City against Heat (0:24)
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Sefolosha banks in buzzer-beater from beyond half-court (0:15)
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Mexico wins Caribbean Series on walk-off HR (0:51)
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Isaiah Thomas blocks... DeMarcus Cousins? (0:15)
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Must See Moments: Leicester living the dream (1:58)
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6hDoug McIntyre

McIntyre: Altidore still the man for U.S.

Jozy Altidore is still the man for Jurgen Klinsmann and the U.S., while the national side's MLS contingent also impressed during training camp.

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ICYMI: Lynch hints at retirement
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Adam Schefter reported Sunday that Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch had told people close to him he plans to retire. Then, during the Super Bowl, Lynch posted this tweet on his verified Twitter account.

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Lynch retirement best for both parties
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Marshawn Lynch probably wasn't playing for the Seahawks next year anyway so if he is truly retiring, Michael Smith and Jemele Hill think it is a win-win situtation.

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Jimmy Butler out again on Monday
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The Bulls' All-Star swingman will miss another game with a left knee strain he suffered on Friday. Chicago coach Fred Hoiberg is unsure when Butler would return and said he likely would also miss Wednesday's game, the last one before the All-Star break.

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Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Asked about trading Carmelo Anthony, Phil Jackson says it's a known fact that Carmelo has a no-trade clause.

Where does Tom Brady rank himself?

Brady doesn't think he's one of all-time great QBs, but he does laud former Niners great Joe Montana. 'Michael Jordan of football'

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Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Asked about Tom Thibodeau, Phil Jackson said he respects Thibs but isn't soliciting for coaches. Kurt Rambis will coach rest of season.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Phil Jackson said he informed Derek Fisher of the firing this morning. It was a short exchange and he expects to be in touch with Fisher in the future.

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Asked if next coach needs to be a triangle guy, Phil Jackson cites having a system. Adds "not for 1 second" did he think about returning to coach.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Phil Jackson says that the decision to fire Fisher was his and that he'll look for a coach with a philosophy similar to his, which we can assume means a coach who runs the triangle.

Stephen A.: Cam still has growing up to do
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Stephen A. Smith agrees Cam Newton's post-game actions "passed the buck" but feels we shouldn't forget his contributions on and off the field this season.

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Ranking the reasons for the SB upset
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No team in the NFL scored more points during the regular season than the Panthers. But on Sunday, their offense was reduced to shambles. How? Bill Barnwell has many reasons. A ranking

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Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Phil Jackson cites losing 9 of last 10 and need for change in firing Derek Fisher. Also said Matt Barnes situation was "embarrassing" but not factor

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Phil Jackson says that it was a relief for Derek Fisher that he was let go today due to the pressure associated with the job.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Derek Fisher (40-96, .294) finished with the 2nd-worst record by a head coach in Knicks history behind Larry Brown (23-59, .280).

Tony Romo: Return was worth the risk
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Romo spent much of the Cowboys' season on the sideline, but he doesn't regret his return from injury and getting hurt a second time.

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McCoy in altercation with off-duty cops
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Bills RB LeSean McCoy and former NFL RB Curtis Brinkley were involved in an altercation with off-duty Philadelphia cops this weekend, according to multiple reports. Story

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Heather Burns ESPN.com 

Broncos coach Gary Kubiak and Von Miller talked about QB Peyton Manning with Sal Paolantonio. Miller: "Of course I'd like him back. He got us to where we are now."

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Phil Jackson (far right) watching Knicks' first practice after Derek Fisher firing. Phil will meet with reporters shortly.

Dream come true for Demaryius Thomas
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Despite not having his best day on the field, Thomas got to celebrate a Super Bowl victory with his mother, and he couldn't have asked for a better day.

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Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

On the Fisher firing: Expectations grew for this team early in the season. The Knicks going 1-9 over the past two weeks played heavily into the decision.

Von Miller's Super Bowl MVP defense
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How did Von Miller win Super Bowl MVP? As ESPN Sport Science explains, the Broncos LB used a rare combination of speed and power.

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Stephen A.: Phil not playing games
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As a Knick fan, Stephen A. Smith believes Derek Fishers firing is a sign that Knicks president Phil Jackson is committed to winning.

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How did Denver fans react to Super Bowl?
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Shelley Smith got a first-hand look at Broncos fans' celebration in Centennial, Colorado.

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