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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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49ers’ Mike Iupati earns praise in return

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — The San Francisco 49ers‘ offensive line is, once again, intact and it played at a high level Monday night against Atlanta.  Left guard Mike Iupati returned to the lineup after missing four games with a knee sprain. Offensive coordinator Greg Roman said Iupati had a strong night in his return. 
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Controlling Quinn a key for the Seahawks

RENTON, Wash. ­– Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson was sacked a season-high seven times in the first game against the St. Louis Rams earlier this season.  Seattle still managed to win it 14-9, but a similar effort by the Seahawks offensive line on Sunday could prove disastrous to Seattle’s hopes of clinching the NFC West title and home-field advantage in...
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Hawaii takes 5th place; beats Oregon State 79-73

HONOLULU – Isaac Fotu scored 17 points as Hawaii beat Oregon State 79-73 in the fifth place game of the Diamond Head Classic Wednesday.  Garrett Nevels had 16, Christian Standhardinger 15 and Brandon Spearman added 14 for the Rainbow Warriors (9-3). Spearman also grabbed 10 rebounds and Keith Shamburgerchipped in with nine points, 10 assists and six rebounds.  Hawaii, which led by...
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