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49ers: Greg Roman pins blames on himself

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — The San Francisco 49ers‘ offense, especially quarterback Colin Kaepernick, has been criticized this week after settling for three field goals in a 10-9 home loss to Carolina.  Naturally, offensive coordinator Greg Roman blamed himself Thursday for issues with the unit last Sunday.  “Anytime we don’t have success, it definitely starts with me,...
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Seahawks: Percy Harvin closer to returning

RENTON, Wash. – Seattle Seahawks receiver Percy Harvin was a full participant in practice Thursday for the first time since his hip surgery Aug. 1, increasing the likelihood that he will play Sunday against his former Minnesota Vikings teammates. Harvin did not speak to reporters, but he is expected to talk Friday. If he plays Sunday, it will be his...
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Warriors Win Thriller Over Thunder At Buzzer

OAKLAND, Calif. — Silence one moment, pandemonium the next. In 2.3 seconds, Andre Iguodala flipped the script on the Oklahoma City Thunder by hitting the biggest shot of his Golden State Warriors tenure. Iguodala made a baseline fadeaway as time expired to lift the Warriors to a thrilling 116-115 victory over the Thunder on Thursday night, capping a back-and-forth game...
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Blazers edge Suns 90-89 on Lillard’s late layup

PORTLAND, Ore. – Damian Lillard couldn’t believe it. He had a clear path to the hoop. Last season’s Rookie of the Year hit a layup with 6.5 seconds left to give the Portland Trail Blazers a 90-89 victory over the Phoenix Suns on Wednesday night. “I turned the corner and I was like, it’s wide open so I’m going to...
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Young leads No. 18 Oregon to rout of W Carolina

EUGENE, Ore. — One quick 3-pointer was all it took to spark a career-night for Joseph Young.  The junior guard scored 28 of his career-high 36 points in the second half to help No. 18 Oregon rout Western Carolina 107-83 on Wednesday night.  Young, a transfer junior guard from Houston, made all seven of his...
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HS Sports: Henley athletics excelling in OSAA postseason

The first OSAA Boys Soccer State Championship final since the 1990s for the Henley Hornets is on Saturday at Liberty High School in Portland. Henley will play Sisters for the 4A crown in a rematch from mid-September when Sisters was victorious 2-1. Henley beat La Salle 2-0 in the quarterfinals and North Bend 4-0...
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Nelson leads Oregon State past Portland 79-73

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Roberto Nelson scored 24 points and tied a career high with seven assists as Oregon State beat Portland 79-73 Wednesday night.  Angus Brandt added 13 points and 10 rebounds for the Beavers (1-1), and Devon Collierhad 11 points and 11 rebounds.  Ryan Nicholas had 14 points and 13 rebounds for the Pilots (1-1), but shot 5...
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49ers-Saints Preview

The last time the San Francisco 49ers took the field at the Superdome, they made a gutsy second-half comeback before falling short in the Super Bowl. Based on New Orleans’ home dominance, the challenge for the 49ers to come out ahead could be even tougher when they return to the Big Easy on Sunday to face...
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Vikings-Seahawks Preview

While the NFC-leading Seattle Seahawks have proven nearly unbeatable, they figure to become all the more formidable when Percy Harvin is able to contribute. Facing his former team could provide extra motivation to finally take the field. The Seahawks are hoping to have Harvin available for the first time when they go for a sixth consecutive win Sunday...
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Marcus Thornton’s 24 points power Kings to blowout win over Nets

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Fed up and frustrated at the lack of effort and energy, Sacramento Kings coach Michael Malone shook up his lineup, hoping to find some kind of spark. The move turned out to be exactly what his team needed. Marcus Thornton scored a season-high 24 points after losing his starting spot to rookie Ben McLemore, and...
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