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2hBill 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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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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13hGreg 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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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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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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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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5hDoug 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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Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

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

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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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Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

A look at Kurt Rambis running his first practice as Knicks interim head coach:

Happy birthday, Klay Thompson!
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The Splash Brother turns 26 today. And on Tuesday, he and the Warriors will go for win No. 47.

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Dave McMenamin ESPN Staff Writer 

LeBron James said he didn't see Cam Newton's postgame press conference after Super Bowl 50, but shared what it's been like for him to talk to the media after an NBA Finals loss: "I know it's very difficult to play in one of the biggest games of your life and come out on the wrong side of it and then have to automatically answer questions. And we also know as professionals that's part of the business. We also know that you guys are part of the reason that help (make) the game as great as it is, so you got to, as difficult as it is to answer some of the questions that you know this is the last thing you want to talk about, you have to go up there and take the onus, and take the good with the bad. Like I said I didn't see the Cam interview, but I can only imagine what happened. But I've been in that situation before on both sides, so, it's difficult."

Heather Burns ESPN.com 

Von Miller: "The celebration is still going. I asked coach Kubiak if the plane could do back flips on the way home."

10 interesting prop bets that cashed
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If prop bets are your thing, you could have bet on the following outcome: Who would have more -- Kevin Durant points or Peyton Manning completions? Wasn't even close

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Is Luke Walton the Knicks' top candidate?
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If the Knicks want to hire Luke Walton in the offseason, they could face stiff competion from other teams, according to Ramona Shelburne.

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Heather Burns ESPN.com 

Von Miller, with his MVP trophy, says the Broncos win was truly a team effort.

Way-too-early 2016 NFL power rankings
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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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Our 2016 NFL crystal ball
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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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ICYMI: Peyton Manning: 'I don't have a plan'
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Moments after winning Super Bowl 50, Manning and Sal Paolantonio discussed the Broncos QB's future.

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NHL injury updates
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Evgeni Malkin's lower body injury is expected to keep him out of the Peguins' lineup tonight. Also the Rangers will be without captain Ryan McDonagh who suffered a concussion from being punched in Saturday night's win over the Flyers. More on McDonagh

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Heather Burns ESPN.com 

Awaiting Super Bowl MVP Von Miller and Broncos coach Gary Kubiak.

Fisher firing big move by Phil Jackson
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Ramona Shelburne explains why the Knicks decided to part ways with Derek Fisher and how safe Phil Jackson is in his position as team president.

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Marc Stein ESPN Senior Writer 

Five coach firings this season: K. McHale (Houston), L.Hollins (Brooklyn), D.Blatt (Cleveland), J.Hornacek (Phoenix) and D.Fisher (New York)

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Knicks fire Derek Fisher
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The Knicks have fired the head coach, and Kurt Rambis will serve as interim coach. New York is 23-31 this season, and it has lost 9 of its last 10 games. Story

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Bracketology: Top seeds unchanged

Even after losses by Oklahoma and North Carolina over the weekend, there is no change to Joe Lunardi's projected No. 1 seeds.

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Skip not buying Peyton retirement talk
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With most people believeing that last night's Super Bowl win is Peyton Manning's last game, Skip Bayless wouldn't be surpised to seem him return to the NFL next year and beyond.

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