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Luke Willson was a steal for the Seahawks

RENTON, Wash. — The Seattle Seahawks haven’t gotten a lot of production out of their 11 drafts choices in 2013, but one who has stood out is tight end Luke Willson, a fifth-round draft from Rice University.  Willson, 6-foot-5, 250 pounds, has 18 receptions for 265 yards and one touchdown as the team’s No. 2 tight end...
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49ers’ Jim Harbaugh: I want to stay

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Amid separate reports that Texas has interest in Jim Harbaugh as a successor to Mack Brown and that friction exists between Harbaugh and general manager Trent Baalke, the San Francisco 49ers coach said Thursday he’s still happy in the Bay Area. “Absolutely,” he said when asked whether he’d like to stay with the 49ers...
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Oregon State holds off Towson 76-67

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Angus Brandt scored a career-high 27 points as Oregon State withstood a late charge to defeat Towson 76-67 on Wednesday.  Oregon State (6-2) used a 17-3 run — eight by Brandt — to open up a 12-point lead at halftime at 41-29. The Beavers ran the lead to 21 at 55-34 with 10:27...
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Timberwolves Cool Off Trail Blazers

MINNEAPOLIS – Kevin Love worked all summer long to put an injury plagued season behind him and reclaim his spot as the best power forward in the league. LaMarcus Aldridge of the Portland Trail Blazers is one of the players standing in his way. In their first head-to-head matchup of the season, Love pounced on a road-weary Aldridge and...
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Korver’s 3s lead Atlanta past Sacramento

ATLANTA — Atlanta and Sacramento traded baskets for much of the night. When the fourth quarter rolled around, Kyle Korver and Co. put the Kings away. Korver made seven consecutive 3-point attempts on his way to a season-high 28 points, leading the Hawks to a 124-107 victory on Wednesday. “Those are dangerous games,” Korver said. “We...
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Spurs-Warriors Preview

Back at full strength, the Golden State Warriors put it all together their last time out. The San Antonio Spurs, meanwhile, didn’t miss a beat in their first game without their All-Star point guard. Golden State tries to pick up a rare win against visiting San Antonio, which will be withoutTony Parker again Thursday night. The Warriors (14-12)...
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Damian Lillard’s 3-pointer in final seconds lifts Trail Blazers

CLEVELAND — The Portland Trail Blazers kept it real simple with the game on the line. Just get the ball to Damian Lillard, and get out of the way. No need for any fancy calls when Lillard’s on the court. The point guard made a tiebreaking 3-pointer with 0.4 seconds remaining, lifting Portland to a 119-116 win...
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No. 13 Oregon tops UC Irvine 91-63 to move to 10-0

EUGENE, Ore. — The return of Dominic Artis has given Oregon a bounty of talented players, a problem coach Dana Altman is happy to have.  Artis, last year’s starting point guard, returned from a nine-game suspension to score five points and grab eight rebounds in the No. 13 Ducks’ 91-63 win over UC Irvine on Tuesday...
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Walker leads Bobcats past Kings 95-87

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Kemba Walker and the Charlotte Bobcats got off to a fast start, and theSacramento Kings were never quite able to catch up. Walker scored 24 points and the Bobcats used a big first quarter to beat the Kings 95-87 on Tuesday night, snapping a three-game losing streak. Gerald Henderson added 20 points and reserve Ramon Sessions scored 16 for...
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Warriors never trail to thump Pelicans in Andre Iguodala’s return

OAKLAND, Calif. — Maybe it was Andre Iguodala‘s presence in the starting lineup. Maybe it was coach Mark Jackson publicly challenging his players. Or maybe it was simply facing an undermanned opponent at home. Whatever the reason, the Golden State Warriors finally began to look like the team that started off so strong this season. Stephen Curry had...
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