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