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Mon, 08 Feb 2016 18:55:04 -0500
(Reuters) - Gamblers wagered a record $132.5 million at Nevada casinos on Super Bowl 50 with an upset win for the Denver Broncos over the Carolina Panthers giving sportsbooks their highest profit in two years on the NFL showpiece. Unaudited figures showed the value of bets made in Nevada's 194 sports books easily surpassed the previous high of $119.4 million bet on the Super Bowl two years ago, the Nevada Gaming Control Board said on Monday.
Mon, 08 Feb 2016 18:43:36 -0500
The Denver Broncos' 24-10 Super Bowl victory over the Carolina Panthers drew some 111.9 million viewers to make it the third most watched show in US television history, Nielsen said Monday. The viewership tracker said preliminary data showed the 50th edition of the NFL's championship extravaganza was viewed in an average of 54.3 million homes. The huge amount of viewers placed it just behind the 114.4 million who watched Tom Brady and the New England Patriots stun the Seattle Seahawks in last year's Super Bowl and the 112.2 million audience that tuned in during Seattle's blowout win over Denver in the 2014 Super Bowl.
Mon, 08 Feb 2016 15:43:21 -0500
(Reuters) - Super Bowl 50 was the third most-watched Super Bowl in U.S. history with 111.9 million Americans watching the game on television, ratings data showed on Monday. The TV audience for Sunday's showdown on CBS between the Denver Broncos and the Carolina Panthers was below the record 114.4 million viewers who watched the Super Bowl in 2015, Nielsen figures showed. The Super Bowl is traditionally the most-watched television event annually in the United States, and TV audiences have risen for five of the last six Super Bowl contests.
Mon, 08 Feb 2016 15:40:31 -0500
By Rory Carroll SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Super Bowl MVP Von Miller etched his place in NFL history but on Monday was full of praise for Peyton Manning, saying the Denver Broncos' triumph was about much more than just his dominant defensive effort. Miller led the way in shutting down the high-octane Carolina Panthers offense in Sunday's Super Bowl but after a late night of celebrations, was grateful for Manning, even if the future Hall of Fame quarterback did not have his best game. "We carry each other," Miller said on Monday during his MVP news conference.
Mon, 08 Feb 2016 15:15:03 -0500
The slumping New York Knicks sacked Derek Fisher on Monday, promoting Kurt Rambis to the job of interim head coach in a bid to reverse their sagging NBA fortunes. "It's time for us to make a change, turn this team around and move forward," Knicks President Phil Jackson said Monday afternoon, hours after the team confirmed the move in a statement posted on its website. The decision to axe Fisher, who was hand-picked by Jackson prior to the 2014-15 season despite his lack of coaching experience, came a day after the Knicks fell 101-96 to the Denver Nuggets at Madison Square Garden -- the Knicks' season-high fifth straight defeat and their ninth defeat in their last 10 games.
Mon, 08 Feb 2016 14:20:02 -0500
By Nelson Acosta HAVANA (Reuters) - Two brothers from Cuba's preeminent baseball family have abandoned a Cuban team traveling in the Dominican Republic, presumably to defect and later seek professional careers in the United States, official Cuban media reported on Monday. Yulieski Gurriel, 31, and Lourdes Gurriel Jr., 22, left the hotel where a Cuban team had been staying "in full attitude of surrender to the merchants of for-profit professional baseball," the report said. There were a record 150 baseball defections in Cuba last year, according to Cuban journalist Francys Romero, but the Gurriel brothers would be an exceptional loss because of their fame and because Yulieski had always been seen as a loyal player who had shunned potential riches in the United States.
Mon, 08 Feb 2016 13:00:57 -0500
The struggling New York Knicks have fired head coach Derek Fisher less than two years after he was brought in to help turn around the once-proud franchise, the National Basketball Association team said on Monday. Fisher was dismissed a day after the NBA's most valuable team (23-31) lost their fifth consecutive outing, falling five games back of the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. Associate head coach Kurt Rambis has been named interim head coach, the Knicks said in a statement.
Mon, 08 Feb 2016 12:59:42 -0500
Two brothers who were stars of Cuba's national baseball team deserted Monday after being poached by international sporting agents while at a tournament in the Dominican Republic, state media said. Yuliesky Gurriel, 31, and his brother Lourdes, 22, deserted from the team in Santo Domingo where they had been playing for Cuba in the Caribbean Series. "In the early hours of this morning they abandoned the hotel where the Cuba baseball team was staying," said a government statement published in state media.
Mon, 08 Feb 2016 09:24:54 -0500
McCrory, who was a passenger in a California Highway Patrol vehicle, reported minor pain from the accident Sunday night but continued to his destination in another car, his office said in a statement. “We were very fortunate, and while I am still proud of the Carolina Panthers, this puts the game in proper perspective,” McCrory said.
Mon, 08 Feb 2016 06:29:03 -0500
The architect of Denver's upset Super Bowl 50 win was basking in the glow of victory on Sunday, a year after being without a job in the National Football League. Denver's defensive co-ordinator Wade Phillips is credited with constructing the unit which has become the meanest defense in the NFL. Against Carolina in Super Bowl 50, the Broncos' defense proved the difference, with Panthers quarterback Cam Newton sacked six times.
Mon, 08 Feb 2016 06:10:22 -0500
By Steve Keating SANTA CLARA, Calif. (Reuters) - The Denver Broncos shocked the Carolina Panthers 24-10 as the Super Bowl closed out its first half-century on Sunday with an upset and a cliffhanger as Peyton Manning left everyone guessing about his future. As a glittering shower of golden confetti fell on Levi's Stadium, Manning appeared to have penned the fairytale ending to a Hall of Fame career ready to ride off into the sunset holding the Vince Lombardi trophy, the oldest quarterback to win a Super Bowl and the first to win championships for two franchises. "It's certainly been an emotional week for everybody," said Manning, amid the post-game celebrations.
Mon, 08 Feb 2016 06:10:22 -0500
By Deborah M. Todd SANTA CLARA, Calif. (Reuters) - After basking in the spotlight of a career season, the Carolina Panthers and quarterback Cam Newton fell flat under the glare of the world's biggest stage. The jovial squad known for a high-powered offense and upbeat victory dances was somber in the locker room as media arrived following the 24-10 loss to the Denver Broncos. "This can't turn into the 'what happened to Cam Newton' show.
Mon, 08 Feb 2016 06:10:22 -0500
By Larry Fine SANTA CLARA, Calif. (Reuters) - Peyton Manning crowned a brilliant NFL career on Sunday as he helped steer the Denver Broncos to a Super Bowl victory but put his retirement decision on hold. The 39-year-old Manning, who revolutionized the position while winning a record five NFL most valuable player awards, said he wanted some time to reflect after playing in what many expect to be the final game of his storied career. When he took his turn on the winner's podium to hoist the championship Vince Lombardi Trophy, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said: "I don't know if this is your last rodeo, but we all want to thank you for the ride." But Manning was in no mood to overshadow his team's victory celebration, saying instead that a former coach of his had advised him never to make an emotional decision.
Mon, 08 Feb 2016 06:10:22 -0500
The speedy Broncos defense set the tone early when outside linebacker Vonn Miller barreled into Newton and stripped the ball from his hands before defensive end Malik Jackson fell on the ball in the end zone for the game's first touchdown. Constant pressure and smothering secondary coverage kept Newton and his top-ranked offense from establishing a rhythm. Newton, the regular season's Most Valuable Player, completed 18 of 41 passes and finished with a quarterback rating that was well nearly half of his season average of 99.4.
Mon, 08 Feb 2016 05:57:36 -0500
Whatever he decides about his future, Peyton Manning's second Super Bowl victory represents the crowning achievement of an 18-year career that had looked to be in terminal decline. Plagued by poor form and hobbled by a foot injury, Manning's season hit rock bottom in November after a career worst performance against Kansas City that led to him being benched in favor on young back-up Brock Osweiler. Against Carolina on Sunday, Manning was a pale imitation of the prolific quarterback who was named National Football League Most Valuable Player five times between 2003 and 2013.
Mon, 08 Feb 2016 03:11:03 -0500
A tearful address by Peyton Manning on the eve of the Super Bowl laid the foundation for Denver's upset victory over the Carolina Panthers, the veteran quarterback's Broncos team-mates revealed Sunday. Just hours before kick-off of Sunday's National Football League season showpiece, it emerged that Manning had choked back tears as he addressed the Broncos with veteran defensive star DeMarcus Ware on Saturday. Manning, 39, spoke to the team about their rollercoaster route to the Super Bowl, which saw him battle through injury and loss of form before finally securing a second Super Bowl triumph.
Mon, 08 Feb 2016 02:08:13 -0500
By Nick Mulvenney CAMPBELLTOWN, Australia (Reuters) - The numbers were modest and the hour a lot less sociable than in California but Australian NFL fans had themselves a proper Super Bowl party in the hometown of San Francisco 49ers punt returner Jarryd Hayne on Monday. Australia has traditionally had one of the highest viewing figures pro rata for the Super Bowl outside the United States with some 200,000 out of a population of 23 million tuning in for the 2014 showpiece. The NFL received huge exposure Down Under last year when Hayne made the audacious decision to cut short his career as one of the biggest stars in the country's National Rugby League (NRL) and head stateside to play for the 49ers.
Mon, 08 Feb 2016 01:36:58 -0500
Peyton Manning refused to be drawn on his possible retirement on Sunday after clinching an emotional second Super Bowl crown after the Denver Broncos upset the Carolina Panthers. The 39-year-old all-time record passing leader -- the oldest quarterback to star a Super Bowl -- is widely expected to call it quits after struggling with form and fitness throughout this season. "I had some good advice from my former coach Tony Dungy and he said don't make an emotional decision," Manning said.
Mon, 08 Feb 2016 01:32:20 -0500
Cam Newton arrived in Sunday's Super Bowl after a record-breaking season which left long-time observers of the National Football League declaring that he had redefined the role of quarterback. Newton ended up coming off second best in his duel with Broncos defensive star Von Miller, the man who had been chosen behind the Panthers quarterback as the second overall pick in the 2011 draft. Twice Miller stripped Newton of the ball close to the Carolina goal line, and on both occasions it led to Denver touchdowns.
Mon, 08 Feb 2016 01:27:07 -0500
Mon, 08 Feb 2016 01:03:40 -0500
By Anjali Athavaley and Lisa Richwine NEW YORK/LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Advertisers played it safe and light with the most expensive ever Super Bowl ad slots on Sunday, shunning previous years' attempts to be outrageous, emotional or thought-provoking. Mountain Dew rolled out a creature made from a puppy, a monkey and a baby while Doritos had a fetus on ultrasound reaching for a chip, in two of the most unusual spots. The commercial which drew the most tweets was shown by Allstate Corp's Esurance unit before the game, promising viewers a chance to win $250,000 if they tweeted.
Mon, 08 Feb 2016 00:31:19 -0500
Peyton Manning cemented his place in the pantheon of quarterback greats as the Denver Broncos produced a magnificent defensive display to stun the Carolina Panthers with an upset 24-10 victory in Super Bowl 50. Manning, 39, sealed the second Super Bowl title of his 18-year National Football League career on the back of a phenomenal display by the Denver defense, who racked up a record-equalling seven sacks at Levi's Stadium. "I'm just glad we didn't have to play against our defense," said a delighted Manning, the NFL's all-time passing yards record holder.
Mon, 08 Feb 2016 00:15:42 -0500
Tens of millions of people tune in to watch the Super Bowl every year -- and the ad blitz during the breaks in play is part of the fun. Here's the rundown on the commercials that ran during Super Bowl 50 on Sunday -- hits and misses, stars and slogans. Matt Damon is back as amnesiac super-spy Jason Bourne, and Super Bowl viewers got the first glimpse at the highly-anticipated fifth movie in the blockbuster action franchise.
Sun, 07 Feb 2016 22:58:05 -0500
By Larry Fine SANTA CLARA, Calif. (Reuters) - Denver Broncos outside linebacker Von Miller was named the Most Valuable Player of Super Bowl 50 following his team's 24-10 triumph over the Carolina Panthers on Sunday. Miller forced a pair of fumbles from Carolina quarterback Cam Newton that led to touchdowns to boost the Broncos to their third Super Bowl triumph and first in 17 years.
Sun, 07 Feb 2016 22:50:32 -0500
By Deborah M. Todd and Rory Carroll SANTA CLARA, Calif. (Reuters) - Coldplay headlined at Sunday's Super Bowl halftime show, but it was R&B super stars Beyonce and Bruno Mars who delivered the sizzle with a lively, upbeat production that paid homage to previous halftime performers. After Coldplay crowd-pleasers "Paradise" and "Adventure of a Lifetime," a black-leather-clad Mars, who headlined the halftime show in 2014, bounced through "Uptown Funk!," with producer Mark Ronson on DJ decks on stage. Prior to the game, some fans speculated on social media that Beyonce would deliver a politically charged performance.
Sun, 07 Feb 2016 22:39:00 -0500
Coldplay and Beyonce went both retro and inspirational on Sunday as they put on a colorful Super Bowl halftime show full of flowers and happy children. While Coldplay was nominally the headliner at the American football championship game, it was Beyonce who made news -- moments after the show finished, a brief television advertisement announced that she will head on a world tour. With more than 100 million people estimated to be tuning into the Super Bowl, likely the top US television event of the year, Beyonce was ensured of maximum exposure.
Sun, 07 Feb 2016 21:24:16 -0500
Japan's Hideki Matsuyama outlasted Rickie Fowler by tapping in for par on the fourth hole of a marathon sudden-death playoff to win the US PGA Tour's Phoenix Open. The 23-year-old Matsuyama grabbed his second US tour title and improved on his runner-up finish to Brooks Koepka at last year's tournament in the Arizona desert. In his first appearance in Phoenix two years ago he finished in tie for fourth.
Sun, 07 Feb 2016 20:24:43 -0500
Feb 8 (Infostrada Sports) - Scores from the U.S. PGA Tour Phoenix Open at the par-71 course on Sunday in Scottsdale, Arizona PLAY-OFF 1 Hideki Matsuyama (Japan) after 4 2 Rickie Fowler (U.S.) after 4 REGULAR ROUNDS -14 Hideki Matsuyama (Japan) 65 70 68 67 Rickie Fowler (U.S.) 65 68 70 67 -12 Harris English (U.S.) 68 67 71 66 -11 Danny Lee (New Zealand) 67 66 67 73 -10 Boo Weekley (U.S.) 71 68 65 70 -9 J.B. Holmes (U.S.) 73 67 68 67 Bryce Molder (U.S.) 67 73 64 71 Shane Lowry (Ireland) 65 70 72 68 John Huh (U.S.) 69 70 67 69 Will Wilcox (U.S.) 68 73 69 65 -8 Phil Mickelson (U.S. ...
Sun, 07 Feb 2016 20:12:08 -0500
(Reuters) - Hideki Matsuyama edged American Rickie Fowler in a playoff at the Phoenix Open on Sunday to become only the second Japanese player with multiple wins on the PGA Tour. Matsuyama displayed supreme poise in the clutch, overcoming a late two-stroke deficit in regulation as he finished birdie-birdie to catch Fowler at the TPC Scottsdale. "It's been a while since the first one and I'm just really happy today," Matsuyama told Golf Channel via an interpreter.
Sun, 07 Feb 2016 19:55:33 -0500
By Steve Keating SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - In 2066 when the Super Bowl celebrates its 100th anniversary fans will not just watch the National Football League's championship game - they will live it in all its bone-jarring virtual reality glory. Football fans will look back on Super Bowl 50 in much the same, quaint way people today reflect on Super Bowl I, a simple sporting event with halftime marching bands that did not sell out.
Sun, 07 Feb 2016 19:54:57 -0500
By Steve Keating SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - With a Super Bowl 50 party circuit that could bring rock stars to their knees hitting overdrive on Saturday the Denver Broncos and Carolina Panthers may be the only ones well-rested for the NFL's title game. Private jets have crowded into Bay Area airports unloading their precious cargo of A-list celebrities and billionaires who have joined locals for a party-packed week of celebrations big and small in the lead-up to Sunday's Super Bowl. The NFL Experience and Super Bowl City have provided plenty of interactive family fun for an affordable price.
Sun, 07 Feb 2016 19:54:23 -0500
By Rory Carroll SANTA CLARA, Calif. (Reuters) - Fans arriving at Super Bowl 50 between the Denver Broncos and Carolina Panthers were greeted by tight security on Sunday as soldiers stood guard beside beige armored Humvees and security aircraft buzzed overhead. Thousands of fans mostly in Broncos orange and blue colors went through bag checks, metal detectors and pat downs in their approach to Levi's Stadium. "I understand their presence," said Melissa Rutledge, 49.
Sun, 07 Feb 2016 19:53:04 -0500
By Steve Keating SANTA CLARA, Calif. (Reuters) - Heavy security and brilliant sunshine greeted football fans as they descended on Levi's Stadium for Super Bowl 50 between the Denver Broncos and Carolina Panthers on Sunday. As if it had been specially ordered by the National Football League for the Golden anniversary, Mother Nature delivered perfect party weather with blue skies and unseasonably warm temperatures hovering around 70 degrees Fahrenheit (21 Celsius). The weather helped lighten the mood as thousands of fans passed through heavy security put in place following recent attacks in San Bernardino, Calif. and Paris.
Sun, 07 Feb 2016 19:12:21 -0500
Japan's Hideki Matsuyama parred the fourth extra hole to clinch an unlikely playoff victory over American Rickie Fowler at the Phoenix Open on Sunday. Matsuyama went birdie-birdie over the final two holes of regulation at the TPC Scottsdale to force the playoff as he and Fowler had matching 67s for a 14-under-par 270, two strokes clear of American Harris English. The playoff finally ended at the par-four 17th, where Fowler drove into a water hazard for the second time in barely an hour and could not save par.
Sun, 07 Feb 2016 18:50:29 -0500
President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama, in their first live joint interview since entering the White House seven years ago, shared their Super Bowl rituals with CBS on Sunday hours before America's biggest sporting event. Speaking to CBS This Morning co-host Gayle King, the first couple reflected on the fact that this year's will be their last Super Bowl they will enjoy at the White House. The president said he, like millions of Americans, typically watches the National Football League's championship game with friends, pizza, nachos and chicken wings.
Sun, 07 Feb 2016 18:01:22 -0500
(Reuters) - American Rickie Fowler and Japanese Hideki Matsuyama headed to a sudden-death playoff after finishing the regulation 72 holes locked together at the Phoenix Open on Sunday. Matsuyama finished birdie-birdie, knocking in a 17-foot putt at the last at the TPC Scottsdale, before Fowler forced the playoff by calmly sinking a 10-footer. They finished at 14-under 270, two strokes clear of American Harris English. (Reporting by Andrew Both in Cary, North Carolina; Editing by Frank Pingue)
Sun, 07 Feb 2016 17:59:13 -0500
Feb 7 (Reuters) - American Rickie Fowler and Japanese Hideki Matsuyama headed to a sudden-death playoff after finishing the regulation 72 holes locked together at the Phoenix Open on Sunday. Matsuyama finished birdie-birdie, knocking in a 17-foot putt at the last at the TPC Scottsdale, before Fowler forced the playoff by calmly sinking a 10-footer. They finished at 14-under 270, two strokes clear of American Harris English. (Reporting by Andrew Both in Cary, North Carolina; Editing by Frank Pingue)
Sun, 07 Feb 2016 17:01:27 -0500
Chris Paul scored 22 points and passed out seven assists to spark the Los Angeles Clippers to their sixth victory in seven games, a 100-93 triumph Sunday at Miami. Jamal Crawford added 20 points while J.J. Redick netted 14 points and DeAndre Jordan and Cole Aldrich each grabbed 11 rebounds for the Clippers, who won for the 11th time in their past 13 road games. The Heat (29-23) were denied a seventh win in eight games despite 17 points each from Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh and Slovenia's Goran Dragic plus 15 from Britain's Luol Deng.
Sun, 07 Feb 2016 16:22:01 -0500
An eagerly anticipated quarterback showdown between Peyton Manning and Cam Newton was just hours away on Sunday as excitement built ahead of Super Bowl 50 in California. More than 100 million households across the United States and millions more worldwide are expected to tune in to see if Manning can inspire the Denver Broncos to an upset victory over Newton and the Carolina Panthers.
Sun, 07 Feb 2016 12:42:55 -0500
Britain's Danny Willett kept his nerve to win the Dubai Desert Classic by a stroke from compatriot Andy Sullivan and Spain's Rafa Cabrero-Bello on Sunday. Overnight leader Willett shot a final round 69 at the Emirates Golf Club to finish on 269, 19 under par, after needing to make a 15-foot putt on the last to clinch his fourth European Tour title. Sullivan made up one shot on him and Cabrera-Bello to finish joint second.
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