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Denver Broncos’ Von Miller (58) strips the ball from Carolina Panthers’ Cam Newton (1) during the first half of the NFL Super Bowl 50 football game Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016, in Santa Clara, Calif. The Broncos recovered the ball for a touchdown. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Von Miller powers Broncos to Super Bowl 50 win over Cam Newton, Panthers

Sunday, February 7, 2016

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Peyton Manning gave himself a chance to have Super ending to his career, and Von Miller and the Denver defense made the plays to secure the title for the Broncos. Manning and Panthers quarterback Cam Newton were harassed all game Sunday, and the Broncos made enough big plays for the 24-10 victory, Manning’s 200th and perhaps …

Brad Marchand scores on penalty shot in OT, Bruins top Sabres 2-1

Sunday, February 7, 2016

BOSTON — Brad Marchand scored on a penalty shot midway through overtime to lift the Boston Bruins to a 2-1 win over the Buffalo Sabres on Saturday night. Loui Eriksson also scored while the Bruins improved to 7-2-1 in their last 10 games. The Bruins beat Buffalo 3-2 in a shootout in the …

Avery Bradley’s 3-pointer at horn gives Celtics 104-103 win

Friday, February 5, 2016

CLEVELAND — Once he got control of the ball and let his shot fly, Avery Bradley prepared to get mobbed. The Celtics had pulled off the improbable. Bradley made a 3-pointer from the corner at the horn to give Boston a stunning 104-103 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Friday night, the Celtics’ …

True or not, match-fixing reports overshadow Australian Open

Friday, January 29, 2016

MELBOURNE, Australia — The “Happy Slam” got off to a somber start when allegations of match-fixing in tennis overshadowed the opening day of play at the Australian Open. Hours before the tournament started, the BBC and BuzzFeed reported …

Patriots fan gets tattoo declaring Super Bowl win

Friday, January 29, 2016

BOSTON — A New England Patriots fan was a bit premature when he got a tattoo declaring the team champions of a game they never reached — yet he says he has no regrets. Thirty-one-year-old Burke O’Connell says he strongly believed the Patriots would win the AFC Championship …

Serena Williams within 1 win of 7th Australian Open title

Thursday, January 28, 2016

MELBOURNE, Australia — Serena Williams provided another reminder of her dominance in women’s tennis with a 6-0, 6-4 win in the Australian Open semifinals against Agnieszka Radwanska, who is soon to move to the No. 3 ranking. Six-time …

Avery Bradley matches season-high 27, Celtics down Nuggets 111-103

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

BOSTON — If the Celtics are going to be a threat in the playoffs this season, they will need consistent effort on the defensive end. They did that for spurts in their 111-103 victory over the Denver Nuggets …

Cam Newton: ‘I’m an African American QB that scares people’

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Panthers quarterback Cam Newton suggested for the first time Wednesday that race may play a factor in why he’s become a lightning rod for public criticism. “I’m an African-American quarterback that scares people because they …

Broncos learned their lessons from Super Bowl letdowns

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Before his whirlybird spin in the air forever etched him in NFL lore, two-time Super Bowl champion John Elway called his mother on the team flight from Pittsburgh after winning the AFC championship on Jan. …

Kerber, Konta win on another distracting day in Melbourne

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

MELBOURNE, Australia — Angelique Kerber and Johanna Konta advanced to the Australian Open semifinals Wednesday on another day when the integrity of tennis was part of the tournament conversation. The first Grand Slam of the season has been …

Corey Perry, Ducks pull away to beat Bruins 6-2

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

BOSTON — The Anaheim Ducks aren’t exactly itching to take a breather right now. Corey Perry scored his 20th goal and added an assist and the Ducks continued their recent surge with a 6-2 win over the Boston …

Peyton Manning to Bill Belichick: ‘This might be my last rodeo’

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

DENVER — Peyton Manning isn’t saying that Super Bowl 50 is his grand finale. He’s just saying it could be. NFL Network cameras caught an intriguing exchange between Manning and New England coach Bill Belichick after Denver’s 20-18 …

Ex-sailing CEO: I was fired for trying to move Rio event

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

RIO DE JANEIRO — The former CEO of World Sailing says he was fired for pushing to get rid of polluted Guanabara Bay as the sailing venue of the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. Peter Sowrey tried to …