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Seahawks Dominate Super Bowl XLVIII

ABC News Radio(EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J.) --  The Seattle Seahawks are Super Bowl champions for the first time in franchise history.

The Seahawks dominated from start to finish, and it all culminated in a 43-8 thrashing of the Denver Broncos at MetLife Stadium.

Seattle took a quick 2-0 lead, scoring on a safety on the first play from scrimmage.  A high snap from Broncos center Manny Ramirez sailed over Manning's head and rolled into the end zone.  On the ensuing possession, Steven Hauschka drilled a 31-yard field goal to give the Seahawks a 5-0 advantage.

The Broncos were held without a first down in the first quarter.  Kam Chancellor picked off Manning with less than a minute remaining.  The Seahawks converted the interception into points when Marshawn Lynch barreled into the end zone on a 1-yard touchdown run to begin the second quarter.

Things got even worse for Denver when Malcolm Smith returned a Manning interception 69 yards for a score to make it 22-0.  The Seahawks headed into the break with a comfortable three-score lead.

Percy Harvin wasted no time in increasing Seattle's lead when he returned the second-half kickoff 87 yards for a touchdown to blow the game open.

The Seahawks were the first team with no players with Super Bowl experience since the 1990 Bills, who lost Super Bowl XXV.  They became the 19th NFL franchise to win the big game.

In the loss, Peyton Manning threw for 280 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions.  Demaryius Thomas set a Super Bowl record with 13 receptions.

Seahawks linebacker Malcolm Smith was named Super Bowl MVP.

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Peyton Manning Says Goodbye to Indianapolis Colts

Andy Lyons/Getty Images(INDIANAPOLIS) -- Peyton Manning said farewell to the only NFL team he has ever known in an emotional press conference Wednesday in Indianapolis.

The Colts released Manning, ending his 14-year career with the team. His time with them included 11 trips to the playoffs, ten 4,000-yard passing seasons, four MVP awards and one Super Bowl victory.

“This town and this team mean so much to me. It truly has been an honor to play in Indianapolis. I do love it here,” Manning said Wednesday during a press conference with Colts owner Jim Irsay. “I love the fans and I will always enjoy having played for such a great team.”

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During the press conference Irsay announced that Manning’s number 18 jersey will be retired and broke down as he spoke about their time together.

“As difficult as this is, I know our journey hasn’t ended, it’s really just begun,” Irsay said. “I look down the road and see the many decades going forward that we’ll share together and how he’s always a part of the horseshoe.”

Manning missed last season with a neck injury that he suffered in the preseason. In his absence the Colts won only two games, earning them the number-one pick in the NFL draft.

The Colts will likely use that pick to sign either Andrew Luck or Robert Griffin III, both star quarterbacks in college.

“I’ve been a Colt for almost all of my adult life, but I guess in life, and in sports, we all know nothing lasts forever,” Manning said. “Times change, circumstances change and that’s the reality of playing in the NFL.”

Despite no longer being with the Colts, Manning said he has no plans to leave Indianapolis.

“This city has been so great to me and it’s still a huge part of my life,” he said. “It’s kind of a departure from the Colts, but it’s certainly not from the great city of Indianapolis.”

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Players Association Decertifies, NFL Declares Lockout

Jonathan Ernst/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Federal courts will have to decide what happens next in the labor impasse situation involving the NFL and its players. On Friday evening, the NFL Players Association opted not to agree to a new collective bargaining agreement, choosing instead to go the decertification route.

Decertification means the Players Association has dissolved itself as a union, making it possible for 10 players to file an antitrust lawsuit against the league. The plaintiffs in the lawsuit include Indianapolis Colts quarterback Peyton Manning, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees. The lawsuit by the players claims the league is denying them the ability to market their services. The NFL has responded by declaring a lockout.

Friday’s actions came following 17 days of negotiations between the two sides to try to reach a new collective bargaining agreement, as football fans wait to see if football will be played next season. Following the decertifying action, both sides continue to point fingers, blaming each other for why a deal hasn’t been reached. The main issue splitting the two sides deals with revenue and how it is to be divided.

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