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1mBill 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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Emotions make sense, but Newton needs to answer questions (1:10)
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Newton fumbles in fourth quarter (0:33)
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Broncos' defense scores first touchdown (0:27)
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Wisdom in Cam Newton not saying anything (1:06)
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12hGreg 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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51mSheil Kapadia

Expected to retire, Lynch tweets pic of cleats

Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch might've hinted at retirement by tweeting a photo of hanging cleats Sunday during the fourth quarter of Super Bowl 50.

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3hESPN Photo

Behind the scenes of Super Bowl 50

Super Bowl 50 is seen by hundreds of millions of people worldwide, but only a select few get a view from the inside.

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9hJohn 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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Sunday Blitz: Broncos' D seventh-best ever (1:16)
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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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Vucevic becomes hero with fadeaway buzzer-beater (0:41)
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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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Rashad Smith's dunk fires up the crowd (0:32)
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Must See Moments: Leicester living the dream (1:58)
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3hDoug 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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1hDavid Schoenfield

Five free agents worth the gamble

Dexter Fowler's consistency puts him on David Schoenfield's list of five free agents teams should consider signing.

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Jonathan Stewart: Big man, big air
NFL 

The first offensive TD of the Super Bowl featured 235 pounds of man hurdling the line of scrimmage.

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ICYMI: Lynch hints at retirement
NFL 

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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Bracketology: Texas making a move up
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Texas jumped two lines in Joe Lunardi's latest look at the field. Think about how much more the Longhorns could climb if they go on the road and drop Oklahoma on Monday night. Bracketology

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Newton walks out of postgame presser
NFL 

After saying little in response to a number of questions, Cam Newton abruptly left the podium.

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Rogers: Heyward just one of the guys now
MLB 

Jason Heyward signed a mammoth contract with the Cubs in the offseason, but he doesn't have to carry this team. Not face of the franchise

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Parker: I will be at Olympics if we qualify
NBA 

Spurs PG Tony Parker was possibly going to miss France's Olympic qualifying tourney because of the expected birth of his son in July, but he said his wife is making a "big sacrifice" and told him he "better bring a medal back."

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NBA 

Best and worst of Super Bowl 50
NFL 

The best? That's easy: Von Miller put on an MVP-worthy show. The worst? Ball security that saw the teams combine for four lost fumbles. More Super Bowl superlatives

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NFL 

NFL draft order set
NFL 

The NFL season is over and the first-round draft order from 1-31 has been set.

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Ranking the reasons for the SB upset
NFL 

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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NFL 

Miller: Super Bowl MVP 'not about me'
NFL 

Von Miller shared the credit with teammates for winning the Super Bowl MVP award.

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Peyton Manning: 'I don't have a plan'
NFL 

Moments after winning Super Bowl 50, Manning and Sal Paolantonio discussed the Broncos QB's future.

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Way-too-early 2016 NFL power rankings
NFL 

Cheer up, Panthers: You've landed the top spot in the way-too-early 2016 NFL power rankings. Ranking the 32

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OTD: 1st NFL draft of college players held
NFL 

On Feb. 8, 1936, the first NFL draft was held. The University of Chicago's Jay Berwanger was taken first overall by the Philadelphia Eagles -- but he never played in the NFL.

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NFL 

Kevin Durant ... Super bowl photographer?
NFL 

Kevin Durant was at Super Bowl 50, but not as just a fan. No, he was working the sidelines as a photographer. The MVP takes pics

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Odds to win next year's title
NFL 

This year's championship game is in the books, but the odds are ready for next year's big game.

  • Seattle: 8-1
  • New England: 8-1
  • Pittsburgh: 8-1
  • Green Bay: 10-1
  • Arizona: 10-1
  • Carolina: 10-1

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Our 2016 NFL crystal ball
NFL 

The NFL season ended yesterday, but you miss it already. Never fear -- Dan Graziano has looked into his crystal ball and has some really bold predictions for next fall. Mario Williams to NE?

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NFL 

Clippers go full Lob City against Heat
NBA 

What do you do down the stretch of a close game with Blake Griffin out? Just throw it up to DeAndre Jordan. He'll take it from there.

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Von Miller's Super Bowl MVP defense
NFL 

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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