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Durant Leads Thunder Past Blazers

OKLAHOMA CITY — The Portland Trail Blazers braced themselves for a late onslaught fromKevin Durant. They still failed to stop him. The 6-foot-9 forward scored 11 of his 46 points in the final 3:23 to help the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Trail Blazers 105-97 on Tuesday night.
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Seahawks: Carroll no stranger to a ‘bowl’ game

RENTON, Wash. — Seahawks coach Pete Carroll is going to his first Super Bowl as a head coach, but he’s no stranger to big games that have the word “bowl” in the title.  Carroll was 7-2 in postseason games while the head coach at Southern Cal, including 1-1 in BCS national championship games.  “I’ve...
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Rockets Fly By Blazers

HOUSTON — The last time the Houston Rockets scored more than 70 points in a first half they followed it with a franchise-low 19 points after halftime. They had no such letdown Monday night against the Portland Trail Blazers. Chandler Parsons scored a season-high 31 points and Dwight Howard added 24 to lead the Rockets to a 126-113 win over...
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Small 49ers’ Pro Bowl group

There will not be a big San Francisco 49ers‘ contingent at this weekend’s Pro Bowl.  Linebacker Ahmad Brooks told the San Jose Mercury News he expects to be the only 49er there. Eight 49ers made the team, which was announced in December. It was tied for the most with Kansas City.  Linebacker NaVorro Bowman (knee) and guard Mike Iupati (leg) were seriously injured...
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Seahawks: Baldwin has a hip-pointer, but he’s OK

RENTON, Wash. – Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said receiver Doug Baldwin suffered a hip pointer in the NFC Championship Game, but he believes Baldwin will be OK in time for the Super Bowl against the Denver Broncos on Feb. 2.  “He’s banged up a little bit,” Carroll said. “He’ll be a little bit slow on Wednesday and...
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Seahawks Top 49ers, On To Super Bowl

SEATTLE – Richard Sherman did a CenturyLink Leap. Golden Tate grabbed a 12th Man flag and circled the field with it. Even team owner Paul Allen made an appearance and gave a victory speech. The Seattle Seahawks are headed to the Big Apple for the Super Bowl. “To see all our work that we put in — the mornings,...
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Beavers Win Battle Of Oregon

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Roberto Nelson scored 13 of his 22 points in the second half and anchored a stellar defensive effort that carried Oregon State to an 80-72 victory over Oregon Sunday night. Eric Moreland added 15 points, 11 coming from the free throw line, and had 13 rebounds for Oregon State (10-7, 2/3 Pac-12). The Beavers...
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Blazers Coast To Fifth Straight Win

DALLAS — The Portland Trail Blazers no longer are chasing the San Antonio Spurs in the NBA’s Western Conference. LaMarcus Aldridge had 30 points and 12 rebounds, and the Trail Blazers beat the Dallas Mavericks 127-111 on Saturday night to pull even with the Spurs at 31-9. The Trail Blazers have won five consecutive games, including a 109-100 victory at San...
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49ers-Seahawks Preview

Riding an eight-game winning streak, it’s easy to understand why the San Francisco 49ersfeel they can perform better than they did in their last two visits to Seattle. Whether they’re good enough to end their road struggles against the Seahawks and reach the Super Bowl for a second straight season will be determined Sunday with...
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Trail Blazers-Spurs Preview

The Portland Trail Blazers already appear destined to end a brief playoff drought. How far they can advance, however, remains to be seen. A challenging road trip could provide a glimpse of their potential. Portland opens a stretch of four road games against Western Conference contenders in five days Friday night against the red-hot San Antonio Spurs....
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