Last Update on February 08, 2016 01:36 GMT
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) -- So far the savvy veteran quarterback is getting slightly the better of the young upstart QB in what is a surprising defensive struggle in Super Bowl 50.
Peyton Manning has completed 9 of 16 passes for 76 yards and one interception in helping the Denver Broncos take a 13-7 halftime lead in a low-scoring Super Bowl. Cam Newton has been sacked three times with one of those resulting in a lost a fumble recovered in the end zone by Malik (mah-LEEK') Jackson for the first TD of the game that gave Denver a 10-0 lead.
Special teams are doing their part to help Manning in what be his final game of a glorious NFL career. Manning is 1-2 lifetime in Super Bowls.
Jordan Norwood set up Brandon McManus's 33-yard field goal with the longest punt return in Super Bowl history.
Norwood fielded a short punt that appeared to be deflected. After a Panthers player bumped into him, Norwood bounced it outside and went 61 yards down the right sideline before being caught.
Newton, the Carolina QB, was 8 of 19 for 95 yards in the first half. He also was the Panthers leading rusher with five carries for 46 yards.
This is Denver's eighth trip to the big game while the Panthers are appearing for the second time. They lost in Super Bowl 38 to New England. The Broncos have won twice, back to back in 1998 and 1999, with John Elway at the helm.
The Broncos entered the game 14-4 while Carolina is 17-1.
UNDATED (AP) -- Four games were on the Top-25 men's basketball schedule today. In Champaign, Illinois, the fifth-ranked Iowa Hawkeyes got 23 points from Peter Jok in a 77-65 win over Illinois. Jarrod Uthoff added 18 points and 12 rebounds for the winners, who are now 19-4 overall and 10-1 in the Big Ten. Adam Woodbury added a double-double for the Hawkeyes with 10 points and 14 rebounds.
-- Shake Milton scored 22 points and Nic Moore added 17 as No. 12 SMU rebounded from its second loss of the season with a 92-58 rout of struggling South Florida. The win gives the Mustangs 20 wins in 22 games. They never trailed, scoring the game's first 11 points.
-- Sheldon McClellan scored 22 points as No. 17 Miami beat Georgia Tech 75-68. The win is Miami's fifth in six games. In a game that was tight all the way, the Hurricanes, who are 18-4 and 7-3 Atlantic Coast Conference play, made nine straight free throws in the final minute. All eight of Tech's conference defeats have been by less than 10 points.
-- And 16th-ranked Oregon had an easy time of things beating Utah 76-66. The Ducks are now 20-4. Dillon Brooks had 30 points and nine assists, both career highs, in the win.
UNDATED (AP) -- In deference to the Super Bowl the NBA had only four games on the Sunday schedule. In Boston the Celtics won their fourth straight, beating the Kings 128-119. Avery Bradley scored 25 points in the win while Isiah Thomas added 22. The Celts have won nine of their last 10 games.
DeMarcus Cousins led Sacramento, which has lost seven of eight, with 31 points.
In other NBA:
-- Nik Vucevic (VOOCH'-uh-vich) hit an 18-footer at the buzzer and the Orlando Magic beat the Atlanta Hawks 96-94. Elfrid Payton, who set up Vucevic's winning shot with an inbounds pass, scored or assisted the Magic's final six baskets as they won for only the third time in 18 games in 2016. Vucevic led Orlando with 22 points and nine rebounds while Evan Fournier added 21 points. Jeff Teague scored 24 for the Hawks, who had won three straight and had beaten Orlando in 17 of their 20 preceding meetings.
-- Rookie Emmanuel Mudiay scored nine of his 15 points during a decisive fourth-quarter run as Denver beat the Knicks in New York 101-96. The Nuggets have won three of their last four outings. For New York, rookie Kristaps Porzingis had 21 points and 13 rebounds. The Knicks have lost five in a row and nine of 10 since they were 22-22.
-- Consecutive 3-pointers in the final minutes by Chris Paul proved to be the difference in the Clippers win over the Heat in Miami 100-93. He finished with a game high 22 points. It was a balanced attack for the Clippers as J.J. Redick scored 14 points, Wesley Johnson had 10 and DeAndre Jordan and Cole Aldrich grabbed 11 rebounds each for L.A. The Heat had three players scoring 17 points, Chris Bosh, Dwyane Wade and Goran Dragic (GOHR'-uhn DRAH'-gitch).
MIAMI (AP) -- Clippers coach Doc Rivers has another hole to fill as his son, guard Austin Rivers, is expected to miss four to six weeks with a broken left hand. The younger Rivers joins Blake Griffin on the sideline. He is out with a broken right hand as well as other injuries.
Austin Rivers was hurt during the Clippers' game at Minnesota on Wednesday. The coach's son has averaged 8.1 points in about 22 minutes per game this season.
UNDATED (AP) -- Alex Ovechkin (oh-VECH'-kin) became the third player in NHL history to reach 30 goals in his first 11 seasons as the Capitals beat the Flyers 3-2 in their traditional Super Bowl Sunday matchup. Adding to the win was the play of goalie Braden Holtby who had 33 saves. The Caps now top the league with 80 points.
In other hockey:
-- Kyle Okposo scored a hat trick for the Islanders in a lopsided 8-1 win over the Oilers. Thomas Greiss (grys) had 30 saves for the Islanders, who moved within three points of the Rangers for second-place in the Metropolitan Division behind Washington.
-- Sven Andrighetto (SVEHN ahn-dreh-GEH'-toh) was the only player to score in a five-round shootout, leading the Montreal Canadiens past the Carolina Hurricanes 2-1.
Sports Scores & Schedules
February 07, 2016 08:10 GMT
AM Prep-Scores and Skeds
No games scheduled
Sunday - Super Bowl
Carolina vs. Denver at Santa Clara, Calif., 6:45 p.m.
Portland 96, Houston 79
Indiana 112, Detroit 104
Charlotte 108, Washington 104
Cleveland 99, New Orleans 84
Philadelphia 103, Brooklyn 98
Minnesota 112, Chicago 105
Dallas 114, Memphis 110, OT
San Antonio 106, L.A. Lakers 102
Golden State 116, Oklahoma City 108
Utah 98, Phoenix 89
Sacramento at Boston, 1 p.m.
Atlanta at Orlando, 1 p.m.
Denver at New York, 1 p.m.
L.A. Clippers at Miami, 2 p.m.
TOP 25 MEN'S BASKETBALL
Kansas St. 80 ( 1) Oklahoma 69
Notre Dame 80 ( 2) North Carolina 76
( 3) Villanova 72 (11) Providence 60
( 4) Maryland 72 (18) Purdue 61
( 6) Xavier 90 Marquette 82
( 7) Kansas 75 TCU 56
(25) South Carolina 81 ( 8) Texas A&M 78
( 9) Virginia 64 Pittsburgh 50
(10) Michigan St. 89 Michigan 73
(13) Iowa St. 64 Oklahoma St. 59
(14) West Virginia 80 (15) Baylor 69
(19) Louisville 79 Boston College 47
(20) Kentucky 80 Florida 61
Illinois St. 58, (21) Wichita St. 53
Penn St. 68 (22) Indiana 63
(23) Arizona 77 Washington 72
(24) Dayton 98 George Mason 64
( 5) Iowa at Illinois, 1 p.m.
(12) SMU at South Florida, 2 p.m.
(16) Oregon vs. Utah, 4 p.m.
(17) Miami at Georgia Tech, 1 p.m.
Washington 3, New Jersey 2, SO
N.Y. Rangers 3, Philadelphia 2, SO
Montreal 5, Edmonton 1
Detroit 5, N.Y. Islanders 1
Boston 2, Buffalo 1, OT
Ottawa 6, Toronto 1
Pittsburgh 3, Florida 2, OT
St. Louis 4, Minnesota 1
Nashville 6, San Jose 2
Chicago 5, Dallas 1
Winnipeg 4, Colorado 2
Calgary 4, Vancouver 1
Philadelphia at Washington, 12 p.m.
Carolina at Montreal, 2:30 p.m.
Edmonton at N.Y. Islanders, 2:30 p.m.
WOMEN'S TOP 25 BASKETBALL
( 1) UConn 92, East Carolina 46
( 4) Baylor 81, Kansas 49
( 6) Texas 65, Iowa St. 49
Temple 68, (19) South Florida 66
(20) Oklahoma 77, TCU 64
( 3) Notre Dame at (13) Louisville, 2 p.m.
( 8) Arizona State vs. Southern Cal, 4 p.m.
( 9) Oregon State at Washington State, 2 p.m.
(10) Florida State vs. Clemson, 2 p.m.
(11) Mississippi State vs. (21) Missouri, 3 p.m.
(12) Texas A&M vs. (23) Tennessee, 4 p.m.
(14) UCLA at Arizona, 3 p.m.
(16) Miami vs. Duke, 1 p.m.
(17) Michigan State at Iowa, 3 p.m.
(18) Kentucky vs. LSU, noon
(24) Washington vs. Oregon, 3 p.m.
(25) Oklahoma State vs. Texas Tech, 2 p.m.