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49ers-Packers Preview

While the return of Aaron Rodgers has the Green Bay Packers feeling confident offensively, the challenge falls on their much-maligned defense to contain Colin Kaepernick and the San Francisco 49ers. That’s something the unit has failed to do against the dual-threat quarterback, who hopes to lead the defending NFC champions to their seventh straight victory Sunday in a wild-card game at...
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49ers: Kaepernick to enter Lambeau on hot streak

No quarterback in the NFL has been as effective as Colin Kaepernick over the course of the past six weeks.  Heading into Sunday’s wild-card game at Green Bay, Kaepernick has thrown 10 touchdowns and just one interception in his past six games. It’s the best touchdown-interception ratio in the NFL over that span. 
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Oregon crushes Texas in Mack Brown’s finale, wins Alamo Bowl

SAN ANTONIO — No. 10 Oregon first felt overlooked by the BCS, and then came to the Alamo Bowl overshadowed by Mack Brown’s final game at Texas. But the Ducks are flying home with an attention-getting blowout.
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Pelicans best Blazers on Tyreke Evans’ late jumper

NEW ORLEANS – Tyreke Evans hit the final shot. Jrue Holiday made every big play before that to put the New Orleans Pelicans in position to win. Evans sank a mid-range, pull-up jumper with 1.2 seconds left, and Holiday scored 15 of his season-high 31 points in the fourth quarter as the Pelicans beat the Portland Trail Blazers110-108 on Monday night....
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Niners lock up No. 5 seed on Phil Dawson’s game-winning FG

GLENDALE, Ariz. – Phil Dawson‘s franchise-record string of 27 consecutive field goals ended with a missed 24-yard chip shot. The San Francisco kicker made up for it, to say the least, at the end of a wild 23-20 victory over the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday that clinched the NFC’s No. 5 playoff seed. Now the 49ers take...
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Seahawks clinch NFC’s top seed with rout of Rams

SEATTLE — Once the doors to the Seattle Seahawks‘ locker room opened, the music came blaring out. Players danced while still in uniform and donned hats reading “NFC West Champions.” On their third try, the Seahawks finally got to celebrate after wrapping up the division title and home-field advantage in the playoffs with a 27-9...
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Oregon-Texas Preview

While the Alamo Bowl will be the last game Mack Brown coaches at Texas, it won’t be the final time quarterback Marcus Mariota takes the field for Oregon. Set to resign after 16 seasons in Austin, Brown guides the Longhorns against Mariota and the No. 10 Ducks on Monday night in San Antonio. From 2001-09, Brown’s teams at...
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No. 12 Oregon thwarts Morgan State, continues stellar start

EUGENE, Ore. — Oregon coach Dana Altman said there probably isn’t a team in the country satisfied with how it’s playing right now and his is no different. The 12th-ranked Ducks just look better doing it than most. Joseph Young scored 24 points and Oregon continued its best start in eight seasons with a 97-76...
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Chris Bosh’s 37 points, late 3-pointer lead Heat over Blazers

PORTLAND, Ore. – Chris Bosh made his case: He wanted to go for the win. So with 0.5 seconds left Saturday night, he sank the 3-pointer that gave Miami a 108-107 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers. Playing without LeBron James because of injury, the Heat acquiesced to Bosh’s wishes on the play that won it. “My call at...
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Blazers overcome Clips in OT, top NBA at 24-5

PORTLAND, Ore. – LaMarcus Aldridge wasn’t even sure he was going to play against the Clippers. Portland’s top scorer and rebounder had his wisdom teeth removed Sunday. So on Thursday night, he was still in some pain. Worse, he hadn’t had much to eat. But Aldridge came out and had 32 points and 10 rebounds for...
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