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54mBill 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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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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Newton fumbles in fourth quarter (0:33)
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10hJohn 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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Stephen A.: Newton still has growing up to do (1:44)
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Broncos' defense scores first touchdown (0:27)
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4hESPN 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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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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4hDoug 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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2hDavid 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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Fisher firing big move by Phil Jackson
NBA 

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)

NBA 

Knicks fire Derek Fisher
NBA 

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

Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports
NBA 

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.

ESPN Stats & Info

Skip not buying Peyton retirement talk
NFL 

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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McCoy in altercation with off-duty cops
NFL 

Bills RB LeSean McCoy and former NFL RB Curtis Brinkley were involved in an altercation with off-duty Philadelphia cops this weekend, according to a police report obtained by CSNPhilly. Story

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NFL draft order set
NFL 

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

NFL 

Stephen A.: Cam still has growing up to do
NFL 

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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Knicks struggle is real

Through January 20, the Knicks were 22-22 and just a half game back of the Celtics for the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. Since then, New York enters Monday an NBA-worst 1-9 including an 0-7 mark against teams with a winning record.

Brian Windhorst @WindhorstESPN

Kurt Rambis is Knicks interim coach but league sources believe Brian Shaw and Luke Walton are top long-term replacement candidates

Ian Begley @IanBegley

The Knicks have fired Derek Fisher, ESPN has learned. Management was disappointed with team's performance, decided change was needed.

Marc Stein ESPN Senior Writer 

ESPN sources say that the Knicks have fired coach Derek Fisher

NBA 

Age is just a number

Peyton Manning became the oldest quarterback in NFL history to win the Super Bowl, eclipsing John Elway's previous mark by more than a full year.

Stats & Info

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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NFL 

Bracketology: Texas making a move up
NCAAM 

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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MLB 

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

Matthew Emmons/USA TODAY Sports
NFL 

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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