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Another ratings record for Super Bowl

For the fourth time in five years, the Super Bowl has set a record for the most-watched television event in U.S. history, drawing 111.5 million viewers even though the Seattle Seahawks' 43-8 victory over the Denver Broncos wasn't really competitive.

Mistakes, miscalculations doom Denver's chances

After a safety 12 seconds in, the Broncos trailed and never recovered on their way to a humbling 43-8 blowout by the swarming Seahawks, a remarkable rout of the highest-scoring team in NFL history.

Seahawks' big Super Bowl win boosts worn-down sports city

For a city accustomed to losing not just games, but teams, the Seattle Seahawks' dominant Super Bowl win provided a long overdue catharsis, buoying the spirits of a fan base that hasn't always had much to cheer about.

Seattle claims first Super Bowl crown in win against Denver

The Seattle Seahawks gained an early lead against Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos then held onto it throughout the game, ending the night with a 43-8 victory.

Seattle Seahawks take 22-0 halftime lead to stun Denver Broncos

 Malcolm Smith returned Peyton Manning's second interception of the game 69 yards with 3:21 left in the opening half Sunday night to give the Seahawks a stunning 22-0 halftime lead over Denver, the Broncos' biggest deficit of the season

Former Tiger Sheldon Richardson wins NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year

Former Missouri standout Sheldon Richardson of the New York Jets won a close race for the Associated Press honor against Buffalo linebacker Kiko Alonso.

Different quarterback styles clash at Super Bowl

This Super Bowl has just about everything a fan, a player, a coach — and certainly a league — could ask for.

Seahawks' defense dominant but inexpensive

Peyton Manning counts $17.5 million against the Denver Broncos' salary cap this season. For less than double that, the Seahawks pay for their entire starting defense.

5 things to know about the Super Bowl

Here's a quick look at a few Super Bowl story lines from Friday.

 

 

Wes Welker doesn't dwell on costly Super Bowl drop

Wes Welker swears he doesn't dwell on his costly drop in the Super Bowl two years ago that could have sealed New England's win over the New York Giants and made up for losing to them four years earlier.

Los Angeles land bought by company tied to St. Louis Rams

A franchise relocation to Los Angeles would require approval from three-fourths of NFL team owners.

For Kansas City Royals manager, only 2 seasons count

Baseball and deer hunting season, when Ned Yost joins Jeff Foxworthy, a long-time friend, are what matter to Yost.  Along with other friends who hunt together, they divide into two teams and have a season-long competition to see which can find the most success. One team is called the Killbillies. The other is the Thump Monkeys.

Demaryius Thomas' mom, grandmother to watch Super Bowl from behind prison walls

Demaryius Thomas' mother and grandmother will cheer for the Denver Broncos receiver around the prison TV Sunday, both wearing No. 88 jerseys they crafted with strips of tape.

NFL reports 13 percent decline in concussions from 2012 to 2013

The number of concussions in the NFL dropped 13 percent from 2012 to 2013, according to data the league released Thursday and touted as a result of its efforts to better protect players' heads.

Rams fire defensive coordinator Tim Walton

Coach Jeff Fisher, who said after the season ended that he didn't anticipate any coaching changes, announced the move and wished Rams defensive coordinator Tim Walton well. Walton spent four years as the secondary coach in Detroit before he was hired last year by the Rams.

Super Bowl circus takes center stage

Welcome to Media Day, the annual Super Bowl circus. More than 6,000 journalists, pseudo-journalists and other credentialed "media" from all over the world gathered at the home of the NHL's New Jersey Devils on Tuesday to meet the Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks.

Column: Why this Super Bowl will sound different

There was never any shortage of people willing to tell Derrick Coleman what he couldn't do. If there's any consolation to being the latest of three deaf players to ever make it to the NFL, it was that: He didn't have to listen.

Julius Thomas' skills honed on the hardwood

Broncos third-year tight end Julius Thomas began the season with more NCAA tournament trips (two) on his resume than catches in the NFL (one).

Football betting more popular than ever in Vegas

Fans bet an unprecedented $99 million on the Super Bowl last year, and the Nevada gambling industry expects to break the record again Sunday, barring a snowstorm. 

Ex-players fear dementia based on unproven test results

After thousands of hits to his head and confronted with troubling symptoms, NFL Hall of Famer Joe DeLamielleure is sure he has the devastating brain disease CTE — even though the strongest scientific evidence says it can only be diagnosed in the dead.

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