Seahawks Dominate Broncos For First Super Bowl Win

The Seattle Seahawks are celebrating their first title after beating the Denver Broncos 43-8 in Super Bowl 48 from MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The 'Hawks jumped out to a 22-0 halftime lead and never looked back, cruising to their first Super Bowl win in just their second appearance. Malcolm Smith returned a Peyton Manning interception 69 yards for a score in the second quarter to help Seattle pull away and was named MVP following the game. The Seahawks defense forced Manning into two interceptions and a fumble while Denver turned it over a total of four times. Percy Harvin returned the opening kickoff of the second half 87 yards for a TD. Russell Wilson threw for 206 yards with a pair of touchdown passes to Jermaine Kearse and Doug Baldwin while Harvin ran for 45 yards in the win. Marshawn Lynch had 15 carries for 39 yards and a touchdown. Manning ended up throwing for 280 yards and a touchdown to Demaryius Thomas, who caught a Super Bowl record 13 passes for 118 yards. Denver managed just 27 rushing yards in the loss. The Broncos fell to 2-and-5 in Super Bowls.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

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The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Gus Kleekamp with the Washington Post 218 Junior American Legion Baseball Team. Gus pitches, plays shortstop and bats third on the Junior Legion team that won the state championship in Blue Springs over the weekend. He posted the save in a 4-3 win over Festus in the title game. His batting average is .400 with 47-rbi and 47 runs scored. As a pitcher, he's 5-0 with an ERA of 1.631 and a WHIP of .961.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

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Thomas Jefferson, proponent of the Bill of Rights, could never have conceived just how many venues there are today for First-Amendment protected speech.

What he also could not have conceived is how this phenomenon of pervasive media has actually stymied, not enhanced, the free speech expression of presidential candidates.

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SPORTS CORNER

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Missouri will begin the college football season ranked in the top-25. The Tigers are 23rd in the preseason Coaches' Poll. Defending champion Ohio State is number-one, followed by TCU and Alabama. Mizzou opens the season September 5th at home against Southeast Missouri State.