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Broncos' Von Miller named MVP of Super Bowl 50

NFL: Super Bowl 50-Carolina Panthers vs Denver BroncosBy 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 22:58:05 -0500
Beyonce, Bruno Mars heat up Coldplay's Super Bowl halftime show

Beyonce, Martin and Mars perform during the half-time show at the NFL's Super Bowl 50 between the Carolina Panthers and the Denver Broncos in Santa ClaraBy 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 22:50:32 -0500
Beyonce, Coldplay 'believe in love' at Super Bowl show

(L-R) Beyonce, Chris Martin and Bruno Mars perform during Super Bowl 50 in Santa Clara, California, on February 7, 2016Coldplay 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 22:39:00 -0500
Broncos defense dominates Panthers to win Super Bowl

NFL: Super Bowl 50-Carolina Panthers vs Denver BroncosBy Steve Keating SANTA CLARA, Calif. (Reuters) - The Denver Broncos won their third National Football League championship with a 24-10 upset victory over the top-seeded Carolina Panthers in Super Bowl 50 on Sunday. The Broncos scored early and never trailed as they held the league's highest-scoring offense in check en route to capturing their first Super Bowl title in 17 years. Denver's Peyton Manning, 39, playing in what could be the final game of his storied NFL game, added another line in the record books as he is now the oldest quarterback to play in a Super Bowl and first to reach 200 wins in the NFL.

Sun, 07 Feb 2016 22:37:30 -0500
Denver Broncos win Super Bowl 50

Denver Bronco Danny Trevathan (59) celebrates during Super Bowl 50 against the Carolina Panthers in Santa Clara, California, on February 7, 2016Santa Clara (United States) (AFP) - The Denver Broncos beat the Carolina Panthers 24-10 on Sunday to win Super Bowl 50 and claim the National Football League championship.

Sun, 07 Feb 2016 22:30:06 -0500
Doritos, Esurance early ad winners on social media during Super Bowl

A U.S. military helicopter flies over Levi's Stadium before NFL Super Bowl 50 in Santa ClaraBy Anjali Athavaley and Melissa Fares NEW YORK (Reuters) - PepsiCo Inc's Doritos brand and Allstate Corp's Esurance unit were early winners on social media in the annual high-stakes battle of Super Bowl commercials. The Doritos ad, which featured a man crunching on chips while his wife gets an ultrasound, prompted 140,040 posts associated with the brand on Twitter in the first quarter, the most around any brand advertising during the game, according to Amobee Brand Intelligence, a marketing technology company. Meanwhile Esurance, which opted for a spot before kickoff, drew 221,319 tweets thanks to the company's push on social media to promote a sweepstakes under the hashtag #EsuranceSweepstakes.

Sun, 07 Feb 2016 21:31:42 -0500
Matsuyama wins dramatic four hole playoff in Phoenix

Hideki Matsuyama of Japan reacts after winning the Phoenix Open at TPC Scottsdale on February 7, 2016 in Scottsdale, ArizonaJapan'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 21:24:16 -0500
Golf-U.S. PGA Tour Phoenix Open scores

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 20:24:43 -0500
Matsuyama rallies to beat Fowler in Phoenix Open playoff

PGA: Waste Management Phoenix Open - Final Round(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 20:12:08 -0500
Future fans will live the Super Bowl, not watch it

Police patrol downtown San Francisco before NFL Super Bowl 50 in San FranciscoBy 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 19:55:33 -0500
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