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Denver's defense dominates Carolina to win Super Bowl 50

Von Miller and the Broncos' defense had seven sacks and forced four turnovers to help deliver Peyton Manning his second Super Bowl title.

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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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Broncos defense dominated for Super Bowl title (1:48)
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Newton walks off stage during news conference (0:11)
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Dilfer: The Panthers did not lose because of Cam Newton (1:37)
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Stewart goes airborne for 1-yd TD (0:20)
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34mSheil Kapadia

Lynch hints at retirement with tweet 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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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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Demaryius Thomas ... meet Luke Kuechly (0:11)
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Clippers going full Lob City against Heat (0:24)
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Vucevic becomes hero with fadeaway buzzer-beater (0:41)
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Sefolosha banks in buzzer-beater from beyond half-court (0:15)
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Rivas flattens Lahat with flying knee KO (0:15)
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Owens: My numbers speak for themselves (2:59)
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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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Cam's Special Gift (4:23)
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Danilo Gallinari or Steph Curry? (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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14hDoug 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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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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Young to Cam: 'Answer the questions'
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Steve Young acknowledged the "hard spot" Cam Newton was put in postgame, but offered some advice to the Panthers QB.

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Peyton Manning still in the middle of a media scrum.

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Marshawn Lynch hints at retirement
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Adam Schefter reported earlier today 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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Dilfer: Loss isn't all on Cam
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Trent Dilfer admits that Cam Newton missed some throws but that the Panthers' loss does not solely fall on his shoes.

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Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

"Easy. Straight easy. Like water." - Broncos Malik Jackson, on Denver beating QBs Ben Roethlisberger, Tom Brady and Cam Newton in successive playoff games.

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

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Newton walks out of postgame presser
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After saying very little to a number of questions, Cam Newton abruptly left the podium.

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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 over a full year.

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Jeff Legwold ESPN Staff Writer 

Peyton Manning on Broncos defense; "I'm just glad I'm on the same team as our defense and glad I don't have play against them ... No question our defense led the way."

Ian O'Connor ESPN Senior Writer 

Archie Manning said he will talk to Peyton hopefully this week or next about retirement. Archie said Peyton "would have to go to another team" and sounded very pessimistic Peyton would do that at his age.

Highlights: Broncos win Super Bowl 50
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Peyton Manning wins his second Super Bowl and the Broncos earn their third title with a 24-10 victory over the Panthers in Super Bowl 50. With 2.5 sacks in the game, Denver LB Von Miller earns MVP honors.

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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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David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers wide receiver Jerricho Cotchery on Cam Newton: "He's hurting. ... We all have areas where we can grow."

Super Bowl MVP-winning linebackers
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  • Super Bowl 50 - Von Miller, Denver
  • Super Bowl XLVIII - Malcolm Smith, Seattle
  • Super Bowl XXXV - Ray Lewis, Baltimore
  • Super Bowl V - Chuck Howley, Dallas

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David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Only line I could hear from Panthers quarterback Cam Newton was: "It was nothing special they did." The player that smiled all week was sulking.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

After saying little Panthers quarterback Cam Newton walks away from reporters. Showed the side of him that hates losing. Wasn't a good side.

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Peyton Manning took a $4 million pay cut in the offseason. He's earned that money back by both making and winning the Super Bowl.

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The Manning brothers have combined to win four of the past 10 Super Bowls. [Credit: Michael C. Hebert/US PRESSWIRE]

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers quarterback Cam Newton giving short, soft spoken answers.

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No stylish outfit for Panthers Cam Newton.

Odds to win next year's title
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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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Jeff Legwold ESPN Staff Writer 

Asked where he thinks Broncos defense ranks among great defenses that have won Super Bowls and Wade Phillips said; "They're my favorite."