Sports: Super Bowl in the Books; Pistons and Wings tonight
The Broncos defense carried Denver to its third Super Bowl triumph, 24-10 over the mistake-prone Carolina Panthers. In what may have been his final game, 39-year-old Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning did just enough to manage the victory to give him a 2-2 record lifetime in Super Bowls. This was Manning's 200th career victory. Manning was 13 of 23 for 141 yards with one interception. Carolina QB Cam Newton, finished 18 of 41 for 265 yards, no touchdowns and one interception. He fumbled twice, leading directly two touchdowns, and was sacked six times. One of Newton's fumbles was recovered in the end zone by Malik Jackson for the first TD of the game that gave Denver a fast 10-0 lead. Carolina battled back to make it close, trailing 16-10. But Denver capitalized on another Carolina mistake and put it out of reach with a touchdown and two-point conversion to make it 24-10. The game MVP was Denver linebacker Von Miller. Denver has now won three Super Bowls. They won back to back in 1998 and 1999, with John Elway at the helm. They added Super Bowl 50 with Elway as Denver's vice president of football operations and GM. Elway dedicated the win to Broncos owner Pat Bowlen, who suffers from Alzheimer’s disease.
Aerial Powers scored 25 points and had a key steal and two free throws in the closing seconds, Tori Jankoska hit four free throws in the final 23 seconds and No. 17 Michigan State held off Iowa 74-69 on Sunday.
The Pistons host the Raptors tonight, following an 8-point loss to the Pacers on Saturday. Detroit will take on the Nuggets on Wednesday at the Palace.
The Red Wings host the Panthers on tonight, following Saturday’s 5-1 pounding of the Islanders.
Big Ten Basketball
The MSU Spartans are 20-4, and 7-4 in the Big Ten and head to Purdue tomorrow on the heels of their big win over Michigan on Saturday. The Tom Izzo Show airs tonight at 7pm on WBCK. MSU is at Purdue on Tuesday. Hear the game at 6pm on WBCK.
The KCC Men’s team lost to Muskegon Community College, 99-86 on Saturday to fall to 5-15 and 2-8 in the conference. The KCC Women lost to Muskegon by 5 points. Both teams head to Indiana on Wednesday to play Ancilla College.
High School Boys Basketball Tonight
Parma Western at Pennfield
Marshall at Homer
Union City at Centreville
Girls Basketball Tonight
Colon at St. Philip
Pennfield at Parma Western
Bronson at Coldwater
Olivet at Manchester
Tuesday Boys Basketball
Portage Northern at Battle Creek Central
St. Joseph at Lakeview
St. Philip at Colon
Tekonsha at Athens
Bellevue at Hillsdale Will Carleton Academy
Climax-Scotts at Concord
Gull Lake at Niles
Delton at Maple Valley
Olivet at Quincy
Tuesday Girls Basketball
Battle Creek Central at Portage Northern
Lakeview at St. Joseph
Eaton Rapids at Pennfield
Athens at Springport
Maple Valley at Delton
Jonesville at Homer
Niles at Gull Lake
Quincy at Reading
Concord at Union City
A company called Golf Laboratories showed off its robot golfer at a golf tournament in Scottsdale, Arizona last Wednesday by having it tee off on a par three and it got a hole-in-one.
Hideki Matsuyama earned an unexpected victory in the Waste Management Phoenix Open on the fourth playoff hole when Rickie Fowler hit two balls into the water on the par-4 17th hole.
10 Days until pitchers and catchers report to Lakeland. (Mon)
The Associated Press (AP) and Michigan Radio Network contributed to this report.