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49ers hope to Cash-in with another road win

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — The San Francisco 49ers are rolling with the Man in Black.  Leave it to coach Jim Harbaugh to make late country singer Johnny Cash a figure in this week’s NFC championship game at the Seattle Seahawks.  This will be the 49ers’ third straight road playoff game. They won at the Green Bay Packersand at the Carolina Panthers....
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Ducks: Don Pellum to be Oregon DC

What had been rumored for days became official when Oregon announced the promotion of longtime assistant Don Pellum to defensive coordinator on Tuesday. Pellum replaces another Oregon institution, Nick Aliotti, who retired after 17 seasons following the Ducks’ 30-7 victory against Texas in the Valero Alamo Bowl.
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Cavaliers-Trail Blazers Preview

With a four-game road trip against some of their top Western Conference competition looming, the Portland Trail Blazers will have to be careful not to look past their next opponent. The way the new-look Cleveland Cavaliers have played lately, that would be a huge mistake. The Trail Blazers seek a third straight win Wednesday night when they face...
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Seattle worried about ticket brokers

RENTON, Wash. — The Seattle Seahawks say their decision to limit ticket sales for the NFC Championship Game to certain states was due to concerns over ticket brokers. The Seahawks sold out a small allotment of available tickets — less than 3,000 — in less than 30 minutes Monday. The team has taken heat for excluding...
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Seahawks: Wright could play; Harvin still uncertain

RENTON, Wash. — Seahawks outside linebacker K.J. Wright had surgery to repair a fractured foot only a month ago, but he could play in Sunday’s NFC Championship Game against the 49ers.  “He has a chance,” Seattle coach Pete Carroll said Monday. “He ran well . We’ll take a look at him Wednesday and see...
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49ers: Dilfer has high praise for Colin Kaepernick

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Count Trent Dilfer in.  He is a Colin Kaepernick believer.  Earlier this season, the former NFL quarterback and current ESPN analyst made some news with his criticism of Kaepernick’s game. He said the second-year San Francisco 49ers‘ quarterback was “remedial” in his reads.  However, now with Kaepernick leading the 49ers to the NFC title game...
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Kaepernick, 49ers Top Panthers

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Colin Kaepernick raced into the end zone, then pretended to rip open his shirt with both hands imitating Cam Newton‘s Superman touchdown celebration. Three years of frustration had come to a head.
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Stanford gives No. 17 Oregon its third straight loss

EUGENE, Ore. — In the hours that followed Stanford’s nine-point loss to Oregon State on Thursday, Anthony Brown looked his teammates in the eye and vowed to be better than his 1-for-10 shooting performance. It took the junior guard one game to live up to his words. Brown scored a career-high 24 points and the Cardinal...
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Seahawks top Saints to reach NFC title game

SEATTLE — When he got around the edge, there was no one for Marshawn Lynch to hit. Directly ahead was open field, the end zone and the Seattle Seahawks‘ place in the NFC Championship Game. Once again, Lynch overpowered the New Orleans Saints in the postseason.
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Blazers Hand Celtics Eighth Straight Loss

PORTLAND, Ore. — For a second consecutive game, the Portland Trail Blazers wiped out a poor first-half performance with a big rally after the break. For the time being, Blazers coach Terry Stotts is all right with that formula. LaMarcus Aldridge had 21 points and 13 rebounds Saturday night as the Portland Trail Blazers handed the Boston Celtics their...
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