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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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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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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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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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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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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.

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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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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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