Patrick Smith/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Von Miller is rooting for Johnny Manziel.
After the game on Sunday night, the Super Bowl 50 MVP posted a message on Instagram along with a photo of former Texas A&M teammate Manziel.
"I Love you fam! Grind, get back to Johnny all the ags know and love, Grind bro, 2yrs ago they counted me out, 2yrs frm now you can do the same!! Support no matter what! #love @jmanziel2," the message said.
Manziel, the Cleveland Browns quarterback who has been involved in a number of domestic abuse allegations and is currently being investigated by Dallas police, posted his own message for Miller-- a picture of Miller from Sunday night's win with the message "Champ."
According to ESPN, Miller also told TV cameras after the game, "Hey, Johnny Man, I know it's a hard time. I've been in the same situation. I'm here with you, buddy. Keep grinding, and you, too, can be here in two more years. I love you."
Miller was referring to his NFL six-game suspension in 2013 for violating the league's substance abuse policy.
ESPN reports that Manziel could be released from the Browns in March after two rocky seasons both on the field and off.
The 34-year-old, born Bryan Lloyd Danielson, is a former heavyweight champion who got his big break on the WWE show "NXT." He first won the U.S. Championship in 2010, followed by other belts and honors, including the 2013 Superstar of the Year Slammy Award.
Bryan was also known for his relationship and marriage to fellow WWE star Brie Bella, which was featured on the show "Total Divas." Bryan started to withdraw from matches in 2014 due to injury.
According to WWE.com, Bryan is retiring from "in-ring competition."
ABC News(NEW YORK) — Peyton Manning says he’s “very much at peace” as he contemplates retirement from the NFL just hours after winning his second Super Bowl title.
“I’m very much at peace right now and I think, however it works out, it’ll work out the way it’s supposed to,” the Denver Broncos quarterback said Monday on Good Morning America.
“I’m very grateful for this opportunity and to be playing with a group of special guys.”
Manning, 39, finished 13 for 23 for 141 yards in the Broncos’ 24-10 win over the Carolina Panthers in Sunday’s Super Bowl game at California’s Levi’s Stadium.
The veteran quarterback said he had yet to go to sleep after his team’s victory but is planning to take time away from the game before he makes a decision on returning to the NFL.
“I got some good advice from my old coach Tony Dungy. He told me just to take some time after this game and not make an emotional decision,” Manning said, referring to his former Indianapolis Colts coach. “There’s been a lot of emotion these past two weeks and certainly in the Super Bowl, so to take some time and to get away and kind of reflect on what’s happened this season and maybe a few other things.”
Manning told GMA he would also pray about the decision and talk with his wife, Ashley, with whom he also celebrated his Super Bowl win, along with the couple’s two young kids.
“I’ve been fortunate to be on a Super Bowl team before and I remember how special that was, almost 10 years ago, and it was just as special tonight,” he said. “It’s even better when you can celebrate with your family and your friends and I’ve been doing that tonight.”
Manning and Broncos co-captain DeMarcus Ware each delivered a speech to their teammates beforehand that seemed to ignite a fire in the players, though both players said the real work was done in the weeks and months before the game.
“I think the game is won with your preparation during the course of the season and during the course of these past two weeks and then going out and executing,” Manning said. “DeMarcus has been a great teammate to be a co-captain with on this team. He’s been playing a long time. I’m happy for him getting his first Super Bowl.”
Ware called Manning the “leader” of the Broncos team.
“I mean, we call him the sheriff. That’s what he does,” Ware said Monday on GMA. "It’s just great to be part of this part of history in my career but also, as a team, and everybody just loves him [Manning] for that."
The defensive star also echoed Manning’s claim that preparation was the key to the Broncos victory.
“I think a lot of teams that went in intimidated and we weren’t that way,” Ware said of facing the Panthers. “We had two weeks to prepare and it just felt really good that our preparation, you could see that on a lot of those trick plays and everything that they did, they really helped out that week.”
Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Derek Fisher is only in his second season as the New York Knicks' head coach but already, the team has seen enough.
The Knicksannounced on Monday that Fisher has been relieved of his coaching duties with just 28 games remaining in the season.
So far this year, New York is 23-31. Coupled with the team's record last season, Fisher ends his coaching career with the Knicks at 40-96.
While his overall losing record with the team didn't help, sources tell ESPN that the Knicks decided to fire Fisher because the team felt he was not transitioning well from his role as a former NBA player to a coach.
Associate head coach Kurt Rambis will step in for Fisher until a new coach is hired. ESPN reports Brian Shaw and Luke Walton are in contention for the job.
ESPN reported earlier Sunday that Lynch has been discussing his retirement plans with friends. Should he officially hang up his cleats, Lynch would end his nine-year NFL career with 9,112 yards and 74 touchdowns on 2,144 carries.
iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Here are the latest scores and winners: SUPER BOWL 50 Denver 24, Carolina 10 NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION Orlando 96, Atlanta 94 Denver 101, New York 96 Boston 128, Sacramento 119 L-A Clippers 100, Miami 93 NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE Washington 3, Philadelphia 2 2OT Montreal 2, Carolina 1 (SO Montreal 1-0) N-Y Islanders 8, Edmonton 1 TOP-25 COLLEGE BASKETBALL (5) Iowa 77, Illinois 65 (12) SMU 92, South Florida 58 (16) Oregon 76, Utah 66 (17) Miami 75, Georgia Tech 68
ABC News(SANTA CLARA, Calif.) -- The Denver Broncos are Super Bowl Champions for a third time.
On Sunday night, the Broncos defeated the Carolina Panthers 24-10 to win Super Bowl 50. The win marks the team's third Super Bowl title and Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning's second title.
The Broncos' defense were the true winners at Levi's Stadium. They kept Panthers quarterback Cam Newton's power to a minimum and kept the Panthers' offense from gaining any ground with the Panthers only scoring a season-low 10 points.
Leading the team's defense was Broncos linebacker Von Miller who was named Super Bowl 50 MVP. Miller was the No. 2 overall pick in 2011, just behind Newton who was No. 1 overall pick in 2011.
Despite predictions, Manning did not announce any plans for retirement immediately after the game.
iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- There have been a lot of amazing, nail-biting match-ups over a half-century of Super Bowl games, with the New England Patriots, New York Jets, Buffalo Bills, Dallas Cowboys and San Francisco 49ers involved in ones sports fans will remember forever.
The "wide right" kick in Super Bowl XXV, the upset in XXXVI that started a dynasty and the catch in XLII that thwarted a perfect season; all will live on in football lore.
These is by no means an exhaustive list of the classic contests in Super Bowl history, but here are nine, unranked games that are unforgettable.
Super Bowl XLIX – New England Patriots vs. Seattle Seahawks
Looking for their first Super Bowl title since 2004 -- an eternity for New England fans -- the Patriots looked to be dead in the desert. The Seahawks had just completed an unbelievable circus catch and were on the verge of back-to-back Super Bowl titles.
Enter Malcolm Butler, an undrafted rookie free agent out of tiny West Alabama. With second-and-goal from the 1-yard line, the Seahawks inexplicably chose to pass and Butler promptly jumped Russell Wilson’s throw, securing the interception, giving the Patriots their fourth Super Bowl title since 2002. It was a coaching decision that will go down in infamy and a play that will be remembered as one of the greatest in Super Bowl history.
Super Bowl III - New York Jets vs. Baltimore Colts
It was the third Super Bowl and the upstart AFL had yet to win a championship over the old guard NFL. The Colts were highly favored against the Jets, but days before the big game, future Hall of Famer Joe Namath made a guarantee that his team would win. This was unheard of and laughed at during this time period. Baltimore was 13-1, the Jets just 11-3. This seemed like a lock for the Colts.
But Namath came through on his promise and led the team to an amazing 16-7 upset victory. It wasn't even that close, as the Jets were up 16-0 in the fourth quarter and gave up a touchdown towards the end of the game. Namath threw for 200 yards and was named MVP, and classic footage of him wagging that No. 1 finger in the air would be shown for year and years to come. The AFL, soon to be AFC, had arrived and deserved respect. Super Bowl XXXVI – St. Louis Rams vs. New England Patriots
Before they were the NFL’s version of the “Evil Empire,” the Patriots were the underdog team heading to Super Bowl XXXVI, led by their 6th round pick out of Michigan, Tom Brady. The St. Louis Rams or “The Greatest Show on Turf” as they were known, were looking to get two Super Bowl titles in three years. On paper, the gamed seemed like a total mismatch, with the Rams 14-point favorites.
On the field, the Patriots proved to be a worthy match. With a game plan that limited Rams star Marshall Faulk, the Patriots entered the fourth quarter with a 17-3 lead. But Kurt Warner led two touchdown drives to tie the game, and it seemed the safe play for the Patriots would be to play for overtime. But as NFL fans have seen regularly time and time again, coach Bill Belichick and Brady rarely settle for the conventional. Brady came out firing, and got the Patriots into field goal range at the Rams 30-yard line, setting the stage for Adam Vinatieri to attempt a game-winning kick. Vinatieri’s 48-yard field goal went right down the middle, giving the Patriots their first title and completing one of the biggest upsets in Super Bowl history.
Super Bowl XXV - Buffalo Bills vs. New York Giants
In the Empire State showdown, the Bills breezed through the playoffs, crushing the Raiders 51-3 in the AFC Championship to make it to the big game looking to cement their place in history as one of the great all-time NFL teams. But the gritty Giants, led by former backup QB Jeff Hostetler, were up to the challenge and the five future Hall of Famers the '91 Bills boasted at the time, including Jim Kelly, Bruce Smith and Andre Reed.
The Bills took an early 12-3 lead and looked to have the game in hand, before the Giants scored right before the half. In the end, the game was decided by a missed Scott Norwood field goal, which went wide right, helping the Giants top the Bills 20-19 in the closet game in championship history at the time. The Bills would represent the AFC in the next three Super Bowls, only to fall short each year. But their run is still impressive and started against New York.
Super Bowl XXIII - San Francisco 49ers vs. Cincinnati Bengals
This was the game that really solidified Joe Montana as “Mr. Clutch.” The 49ers took home their third Super Bowl win on the back of Montana and MVP Jerry Rice. The Bengals had actually finished the regular season with a better record than San Francisco behind an impressive running game, featuring the likes of Ickey Woods and Boomer Esiason.
But after leading the game 13-6 heading into the fourth quarter, Montana and Rice showed why they were one of the best duos in football history. Down 16-13 with 3:20 left in the game, Montana drove the team 92 yards down the field for the game-winning touchdown with just 39 seconds left.
Super Bowl XLII - New York Giants vs. New England Patriots
It was a game billed as the culmination for the Patriots, who were to be crowned the NFL’s greatest all-time team. The Pats were looking to finish their season 19-0, joining the 1972 Dolphins as the only other team to complete a perfect season. But the Giants, who finished their regular season 10-6, were ready.
The G Men stifled the explosive Pats offense all game long and were down 14-10 when New York QB Eli Manning threw to David Tyree on fourth down, with Tyree making an incredible one-handed catch with only moments left to go. The Giants eventually scored on a pass to Plaxico Burress to take the lead and the game 17-14.
Super Bowl XIII – Dallas Cowboys vs. Pittsburgh Steelers
Two of the NFL’s flagship franchises battled at the Orange Bowl in Miami as they tried to become the first franchise in league history to win three Super Bowls. In a high scoring game that featured fourteen future Hall of Famers, the Steelers, led by Terry Bradshaw’s four touchdown passes, prevailed in a 35-31 victory.
However, the lasting image from Super Bowl XIII would come from Cowboys tight end Jackie Smith. A Hall of Fame player who spent all but one year of his career with the St. Louis Cardinals, Smith was playing in his first Super Bowl. With his team down by seven in the third quarter, Smith dropped what would have been a game-tying touchdown pass in the end zone, a highlight that has been replayed for years. The team settled for a field goal, as Smith and his teammates were left to wonder how the game would have turned out had he caught Roger Staubach’s pass.
Super Bowl XXXIV – St. Louis Rams vs. Tennessee Titans
After Kurt Warner stepped in for injured starting QB Trent Green, the future Super Bowl MVP led the Rams to a surprising 13-3 regular season record. The Titans finished with the same record behind Steve "Air" McNair and their stingy defense.
With the Titans trailing late in the game, they had one final shot with six seconds to go from the Rams' 10-yard line. McNair hit one of his favorite targets -- wide receiver Kevin Dyson -- who looked to be on his way for a last-second score to tie the game. But linebacker Mike Jones tackled Dyson at the 1-yard line, ending in a 23-16 win for the Rams. Super Bowl XXXII - Denver Broncos vs. Green Bay Packers
Broncos quarterback John Elway was a future Hall of Famer but a multiple Super Bowl loser heading into the 1997 season. But led by running back Terrell Davis, the Broncos ended the regular season 13-3 and looked primed to head back to the big game. The Packers were the defending champs, led by another iconic QB -- Brett Favre.
The game was a classic. Elway's determination to win his first championship was shown in one epic play where he helped his team regain the lead early in the second half, running for a first down and jumping in the air, only to get hit and be spun around like a helicopter. The game was later tied with a few minutes to go until Davis scored the go-ahead touchdown, leading the Broncos to a 31-24 win.