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Todd McKernan, son of late Broncos Barrel Man Tim McKernan, rallies fans as they wait for the team to board a plane at Denver International Airport on its way to Super Bowl 50. (Associated Press)

Mile High anxiety: Broncos fans fear yet another Super Bowl blowout

- The Washington Times

Fans of the Denver Broncos are reeling from a bad case of Mile High anxiety. With this year’s game, the Broncos now share the NFL record for most Super Bowl appearances with eight. But the team has also lost more championship games than any other team with five, none of them close, most recently the nightmare 43-8 blowout against the Seattle Seahawks two years ago.

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The plane carrying the Denver Broncos arrives at Mineta San Jose International Airport for the NFL Super Bowl football game Sunday, Jan. 31, 2016, in San Jose, Calif.  The Broncos play the Carolina Panthers on Sunday, Feb. 7, 2015, in Super Bowl 50. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

Super Bowl's Broncos, Panthers excel at defense differently

- Associated Press

Sometime late last season or early this season - depends on whom you ask - Josh Norman and the Carolina Panthers' other defensive backs were heading toward a drill as part of their weekly "Turnover Circuit," when assistant coach Eric Washington yelled out a spur-of-the-moment greeting.

NBA Capsules

- Associated Press

Stephen Curry scored 26 points, Harrison Barnes added 19 and the Golden State Warriors won their 41st straight regular-season home game, beating the Oklahoma City Thunder 116-108 on Saturday night.

Dayton guard Charles Cooke (4) dunks during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against George Mason, Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016, in Fairfax, Va. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

Cooke scores 24 as No. 24 Dayton beats George Maso

- Associated Press

If there was ever a doubt as to how No. 24 Dayton would respond with its leading scorer coming off the bench for the first time this season, those concerns were erased early as Charles Cooke scored 18 of his game-high 24 points in the first half of the Flyers' 98-64 victory over George Mason on Saturday night.

KC safety Berry recovers from lymphoma, wins comeback award

- Associated Press

Kansas City safety Eric Berry, who missed 10 games the previous season battling lymphoma, then returned to the Chiefs to become an All-Pro, has won The Associated Press NFL Comeback Player of the Year award.

Rams RB Gurley wins top offensive rookie award

- Associated Press

St. Louis Rams running back Todd Gurley, who came off knee surgery in college to rush for 1,106 yards, has won The Associated Press Offensive Rookie of the Year award.