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SUPER BOWL

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) Von Miller forced two fumbles to set up Denver's two touchdowns and the Broncos defense frustrated Cam Newton all game to carry Peyton Manning to his second Super Bowl title with a 24-10 victory over the Carolina Panthers on Sunday.

Manning threw for just 141 yards and committed two turnovers in one of the least productive games of his brilliant career that could be coming to an end.

But with Miller leading a defense that recorded a Super Bowl record-tying seven sacks and forced four turnovers for the Broncos (15-4), Manning ended an up-and-down, injury-riddled season with another title to go with the one he won with Indianapolis nine years ago.

Newton's MVP season ended in disappointment for the Panthers (17-2). He lost two fumbles, threw an interception and failed to produce a touchdown for the only time this season.

 

NBA-INTENTIONAL FOULING

NEW YORK (AP) The NBA is reviewing whether the act of jumping on a player's back to intentionally foul him should be interpreted as a flagrant foul.

Dwight Howard and Andre Drummond have both been subjected to the act, when a player jumped on their backs to send the poor free throw shooters to the line. They are frequently fouled intentionally away from the ball, along with the Clippers' DeAndre Jordan, because they are among the league's worst free throw shooters.

Boston Celtics coach Brad Stevens told reporters Sunday that a memo from the NBA said that act would now be ruled as a flagrant 1 foul. But a league spokesman says there has been no rule change, only that league officials are discussing how the play should be interpreted.

If it became a flagrant 1, the team that was fouled would keep possession after the two free throws.

 

HALL OF FAME

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) The first NFL game Brett Favre ever attended, as a teenager growing up in Mississippi, was the final home game of Ken "The Snake" Stabler's career.

Favre, a New Orleans Saints fan, traveled the hour-or-so drive from home to the Superdome on that Sunday in 1984 with his father, older brother and uncle and it was a thrill to watch a guy who electrified a stadium the way Favre himself would one day.

Favre and the late Stabler, a pair of kindred-spirit QBs who each won a Super Bowl, entered the Pro Football Hall of Fame together on Saturday.

Also voted in for the class of 2016 a day before the Super Bowl were modern-day players Kevin Greene, Marvin Harrison and Orlando Pace, coach Tony Dungy, contributor Ed DeBartolo Jr., and senior selection Dick Stanfel.

 

MINNESOTA-NORTHWESTERN

EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) Rachel Banham tied a NCAA record with 60 points with 10 coming in the first overtime and eight in the second to lead Minnesota to a 112-106 win over Northwestern on Sunday.

In matching the 60 points put up by Cindy Brown of Long Beach State against San Jose State on Feb. 16, 1987, the 5-foot-9 guard made 19 of 32 shots, including 8 of 15 from 3-point range, and hit 14 of 16 free throws. She also had eight rebounds, four assists and two steals for the Golden Gophers (16-7, 8-4 Big Ten).

Along the way, the senior from Lakeville, Minnesota, shattered the school (44) and Big Ten records (49). She moved within 47 points of breaking Lindsay Whalen's school record of 2,285 points.

Maggie Lyon had 31 points and 12 rebounds and was the only starter who didn't foul out for the Wildcats (14-10, 3-9). Her 3-pointer from the right wing rimmed out at the end of the first overtime. Banham had tied it with a driving layup with 2.4 seconds left.