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Showing his heartache isn't a bad thing for Cam Newton

Cam Newton wore his emotions on his sleeve after falling short in Super Bowl 50. That same emotion is what makes him such a special QB, writes David Newton.

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Phil, Thibs or Walton for next Knicks coach?

What happens now in Gotham with Derek Fisher fired? Is Luke Walton a coaching candidate? Or will Phil Jackson return to the sidelines?

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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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Stephen A.: Phil Jackson is not playing games (1:22)
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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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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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15hJohn 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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Mexico wins Caribbean Series on walk-off HR (0:51)
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Must See Moments: Leicester living the dream (1:58)
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Leicester keep passing title tests

Marcotti's Musings: When will we finally take Leicester seriously in the title race? Plus: Barca win ugly and Gary Neville's situation at Valencia get

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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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The Cavs hand out their Chinese New Year celebration T-shirts against DeMarcus Cousins and the Kings of all teams.

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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Fantasy: Best, worst parks for hitters
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Tristan H. Cockcroft ranked all 30 MLB stadiums in terms of their hitter-friendliness, based on data from the past 5 seasons. Ballparks are shrinking

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Did Chris Harris cause Cam's walkout?
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Following the Panthers' Super Bowl 50 loss, Cam Newton appeared to be listening to the Broncos cornerback's comments before saying, "I'm done" and walking out on reporters.

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Ethan Sherwood Strauss ESPN Staff Writer 

Steph Curry on Cam Newton's press conference: "I can't really say how I would have responded in that moment"

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Attorney: Manziel ruptured client's eardrum
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Johnny Manziel hit Colleen Crowley so hard it ruptured her left eardrum in an alleged assault that took place Jan. 30, Crowley's attorney told Dallas-Forth television station KXAS-Channel 5 on Monday. Story

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Moving Hearthstone into new directions

Whats better for a growing esport than new ways to play? Taking a page, or card, from Magic: The Gathering, Red Bull introduced Team Brawl, which is similar to MTGs draft format. Mayhem ensued. Story

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For those who missed it: Eagles will not use franchise tag on QB Sam Bradford and they are expected to inquire about adding QB Nick Foles.

Chiefs catch Royals wishing Panthers Luck

As the condolences rolled in to the Panthers' Twitter feed, one note of encouragement from the Royals -- who bounced back from a World Series loss to win a title in 2015 -- didn't slip by Kansas City's football team. Got 'em

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Jon Jones won't face probation violation
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The former UFC champion received three traffic citations Jan. 31. However, Kayla Anderson with the New Mexico DA office said it would not file a probation violation against him. Jones is under supervised probation after pleading guilty to leaving the scene of an accident. Story

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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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Jets sign Byfuglien to 5-year extension

All-Star defenseman Dustin Byfuglien, who was set to be an unrestricted free agent and was a potential trade-deadline target, signed a 5-year extension worth $7.6M per season. He has 32 points in 52 games this season.

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5 up, 5 down: Michigan State will be back
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At certain times this season, it was easy to love Michigan State. Then there were times to worry about the Spartans. Now? Jeff Goodman is back on board. Believe in Sparty (Insider)

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Top Cuban players attempting to defect
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Yulieski Gourriel and his brother Lourdes left their hotel in the Dominican Republic following the Caribbean Series, and they may be looking to play in the majors. Yulieski is a highly sought-after player who has played in Japan in addition to the Cuban leagues. Story

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6 different teams get first-place votes
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This is the first time 6 different teams received first-place votes in the men's college basketball AP poll since the Feb. 21, 2011, poll.

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This week's AP Top 25

  • 1. Villanova (32 first-place votes)
  • 2. Maryland (13 first-place votes)
  • 3. Oklahoma (7 first-place votes)
  • 4. Iowa (11 first-place votes)
  • 5. Xavier
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Agent confirms Lynch is retiring
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Marshawn Lynch's agent, Doug Hendrickson, confirmed to the Associated Press on Monday the Seahawks RB's plans to retire. Lynch indicated he would be retiring Sunday after tweeting photos of hung-up cleats.

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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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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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10 interesting prop bets that cashed
NFL 

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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OF Young arrested for alleged battery
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Free-agent outfielder Delmon Young faces a battery charge after he was was arrested Sunday in Miami after he allegedly choked and threatened to kill a valet attendant. Story

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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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