Review Category : National Sports

Scoreboard Roundup — 2/1/16

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Here are the latest scores and winners:

NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION

OT Cleveland 111, Indiana 106
Detroit 105, Brooklyn 100
Atlanta 112, Dallas 97
Memphis 110, New Orleans 95
Oklahoma City 114, Washington 98
San Antonio 107, Orlando 92
OT Utah 105, Chicago 96
Denver 112, Toronto 93
Sacramento 111, Milwaukee 104

TOP-25 COLLEGE BASKETBALL

(19) Louisville 71, (2) North Carolina 65
Houston 71, (12) SMU 68
Texas 67, (15) Baylor 59

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Peyton Manning Trying to ‘Stay in the Moment,’ No Retirement Decision

Ezra Shaw/Getty Images(SAN JOSE, Calif.) — Will Super Bowl 50 be Peyton Manning’s last game?

At a press conference on Monday, the 39-year-old Denver Broncos quarterback was asked that very question at the Super Bowl 50 media night.

“I’ve tried to stay in the moment, tried not to look back. … Just tried to stay in the moment,” Manning said according to ESPN.

This season marks Manning’s 18th regular season and this weekend’s game will be his fourth title game.

The quarterback has had issues this season with a foot injury and problems with his arm. Manning had to miss seven games this season because of his left foot.

“My arm is what it is,” Manning said according to ESPN. “Honestly my having a little time off to heal my foot helped some of the other parts. … My arm feels OK.”

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Broncos Team Bus Involved in Minor Bus Accident After Practice

Doug Pensinger/Getty Images(SANTA CLARA, Calif.) — The Denver Broncos were involved in a minor bus accident less than a week away from the Super Bowl.

According to ESPN, the accident happened in the southbound lanes of U.S. Route 101 when the Broncos left practice on Monday as they headed to their hotel in Santa Clara.

Broncos linebacker DeMarcus Ware tweeted a photo of the scene and said, “To keep the day interesting, we have a small wreck. Looks like everyone is ok though.”

Details of the accident were not immediately available.

To keep the day interesting, we have a small wreck. Looks like everyone is ok though. 👀 #SB50 pic.twitter.com/CjXTG5d6gx

— D-Ware (@DeMarcusWare) February 1, 2016

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Check Out Some of This Year’s Super Bowl Ads

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — It’s almost time for Super Bowl 50, which means one thing (besides football) — commercials!

Here’s a look at some of the commercials you can expect to see on Sunday.

Bud Light

Amy Schumer and Seth Rogen get political as they team up for the “Bud Light Party.”

Shock Top

In this ad, actor T.J. Miller sits at a bar and takes insults from a Shock Top beer tap.

Two of the best lines in the ad are:

“You look like an unemployed Civil War general.”

“You look like you’re about to get evicted from your parents’ basement.”

Kia Optima

The Kia Optima commercial features Christopher Walken in a couple’s walk-in — or “Walken” — closet.

Snickers

Snickers channels Marilyn Monroe for a “Happy 50th birthday” message to the Super Bowl.

Amazon

Amazon’s first-ever advertisement for the big game stars Alec Baldwin and Dan Marino and features Amazon’s Echo speaker, which has been a surprise hit for the company.

The speaker comes with a built-in personal assistant named Alexa, who responds to requests anytime someone in the room says her name.

Check out what happens as Baldwin and Marino brainstorm ideas for their Super Bowl party, with Alexa answering questions like: “What’s a snack stadium?” (Spoiler alert: It’s a stadium made of snacks.)

Colgate

Colgate shows support for water conservation instead of just advertising for toothpaste in its Super Bowl ad.

Doritos

A soon-to-be dad’s love for Doritos causes mayhem at an ultrasound appointment.

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Phoenix Suns Fire Head Coach Jeff Hornacek

Christian Petersen/Getty Images(PHOENIX) — The Phoenix Suns have fired coach Jeff Hornacek.

“The Phoenix Suns have relieved Jeff Hornacek of his duties as head coach following his two-plus seasons in the position,” said a statement from the team on Monday. “…The Suns plan to have an interim head coach in place by Tuesday.”

Last month, the Suns gave Hornacek a second chance to get the team in shape after they dropped to 11th place in the Western Conference, according to ESPN. Sources told ESPN there were also worries that the team was not responding to Hornacek’s coaching.

News of the firing comes after Sunday’s 91-78 loss against the Dallas Mavericks that put the team in 13th place in the Western Conference.

According to ESPN, Suns assistant coaches Corey Gaines, Earl Watson, and Nate Bjorkgren will be interviewed Monday for the interim head coach position.

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Pro Surfer Drops 40 Feet in Maui Wipeout

iStock/Thinkstock(KAHULUI, Hawaii) — Professional surfer Tom Dosland says a wave that caused him to take a 40-foot drop looked “like a sea monster rising out of the ocean.”

Dosland spoke to Surfer Magazine about the monster wave that hit him in Maui, Hawaii, last week, sending him into a terrifying free-fall.

“I was free-falling for a while. It felt like I jumped off a cliff,” Dosland told the magazine of the incident, which was captured on video. “That’s when my leash stretched out all the way and flipped me over head-first.”

Interview with Tom Dosland about his Jaws wipeout. “It felt like I jumped off a cliff.” https://t.co/uoIjKSExIn pic.twitter.com/coRh61cnJR

— SURFER (@SURFER_Magazine) February 1, 2016

“From there, I hit the face and it was just a brutal beating, like I was in a car crash. It was so intense that I basically froze and forgot to pull my vest,” he said. “Toward the end of it, I realized I hadn’t pulled the chord, so I finally did and popped to the top of the water. But yeah, it was rough, man.”

Dosland told the magazine he had no injuries in the wipeout, other than a stiff neck, and was back out on the water the next day.

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Super Bowl 50: Teddy Bear the Porcupine Picks the Winner

Zooniversity/YouTube(NEW YORK) — If this porcupine’s prediction is correct, Peyton Manning will add another Super Bowl ring to his collection after Sunday’s big game.

The porcupine, named Teddy Bear, has predicted the winner of Super Bowl 50 and it is Manning’s Denver Broncos over the Carolina Panthers.

Teddy Bear, a viral star with over 45,000 Facebook fans and 24,000 YouTube subscribers, has accurately predicted the Super Bowl winner three out of four times.

The popular porcupine’s winning streak was broken last year when he picked the Seattle Seahawks over the New England Patriots. The Patriots pulled out a victory in a close game.

In this year’s pick, posted Sunday on YouTube by the Dallas-based Zooniversity where Teddy Bear lives, the porcupine is seen behind a Panthers helmet and a Broncos helmet, each stuffed with corn.

After some deliberation, Teddy Bear dives right into the Broncos helmet.

The Denver Broncos and Carolina Panthers will face off this Sunday in Santa Clara, California, at Levi’s Stadium.

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Super Bowl 50: Cam Newton Dons Gold-Accented, Zebra-Stripe Pants

Joe Amon/The Denver Post via Getty Images(SANTA CLARA, Calif.) — Cam Newton may soon be wearing a Super Bowl ring but on his way to this Sunday’s Super Bowl 50 game, the Carolina Panthers quarterback stood out for wearing zebra-stripe pants.

Newton, 26, was spotted in the pants — complete with gold accents — as he and his teammates left North Carolina for Santa Clara, California. The Panthers will face the Denver Broncos in the championship game at Levi’s Stadium.

A similar-looking pair of pants that sold for $975 on eBay are identified as Versace Digital Barocco Jeans. A pair of Barocco Accent Print Jeans with a different print than the ones worn by Newton are currently listed on the Versace website for $1,545.

Versace did not reply to ABC News’ request for comment.

Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning traveled to California on Sunday in decidedly less flashy fare than his competitor.

The Broncos tweeted a photo of Manning in an orange tie and blue suit, complete with a pocket square, as he and his teammates prepared to board their flight.

#Vols #SB50 pic.twitter.com/fWpQYyGtzE

— Denver Broncos (@Broncos) January 31, 2016

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Scoreboard Roundup — 1/31/16

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Here are the latest scores and winners:

NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE PRO BOWL

AFC 49, NFC 27

NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION

L-A Clippers 120, Chicago 93
Miami 105, Atlanta 87
Orlando 119, Boston 114
Dallas 91, Phoenix 78
Golden State 116, New York 95
Portland 96, Minnesota 93
Charlotte 101, L-A Lakers 82

NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE

Brynas IF 9, Team Lidstrom 6
Team Staal 4, Djurgarden IF 3
Brynas IF 1, Team Staal 0

TOP-25 COLLEGE BASKETBALL

(3) Iowa 85, Northwestern 71
(6) Villanova 68, St. John’s 53
(8) Maryland 66, Ohio St. 61
(12) Michigan St. 96, Rutgers 62
(22) Wichita St. 78, Evansville 65
(23) Oregon 91, Arizona St. 74
(25) Notre Dame 85, Wake Forest 62

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John Scott Named MVP, Scored Twice, and Led Team to Win All-Star Game

Dave Sandford/NHLI via Getty Images(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) — It was a true underdog story at the NHL All-Star Game this weekend when an AHL player became an NHL All-Star MVP.

A few weeks ago, the NHL let fans vote for its All-Star Game. Unlikely All-Star candidate John Scott was then thrown into the game when social media made #VoteJohnScott go viral.

Scott, who was a member of the Arizona Coyotes during voting, was traded to the Montreal Canadiens and then to the AHL team the St. John’s IceCaps when he was announced as the winner and the Captain of the Pacific Division.

The 33-year-old quickly became a fan-favorite after rumors surfaced that the NHL tried to push Scott out of the game. On Thursday, Scott wrote a piece for the Player’s Tribune detailing how the NHL pressured him not to play. One NHL official reportedly asked Scott, “Do you think this is something your kids would be proud of?”

Scott scored two goals and helped the Pacific Division win 9-6 against the Central Division. In the same game, Scott and Patrick Kane staged a mock fight after Kane scored for the Central Division.

His team ended up winning 1-0 in the Championship game against the Atlantic Division. He walked off the ice with his young kids in his arms after the game.

Later, the underdog was voted the Most Valuable Player at the All-Star Game.

At a news conference on Friday, Scott said he was hoping for a “nice, new contract” if all went well.

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