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No. 20 Colorado beats Oregon State 64-58

BOULDER, Colo. — Struggling to get on track offensively, No. 20 Colorado instead leaned on its defense and scored just enough to come out on top.  Josh Scott, Askia Booker and Jaron Hopkins all had 13 points, and the Buffaloes hung on to beat Oregon State 64-58 on Thursday night in the Pac-12 opener for both teams.  ”It...
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Damyean Dotson’s last-second OT dunk lifts No. 10 Ducks over Utah

SALT LAKE CITY — One possession changed the game for No. 10 Oregon, and Damyean Dotson played the most important role in letting it unfold. Faced with Utah setting up a potential game-winning shot in the waning seconds of overtime, Dominic Artis tipped a pass intended for Dallin Bachynski to Dotson, and he raced down the court for a breakaway...
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Blazers Rally Past Thunder

OKLAHOMA CITY — After dropping two straight games on last-second shots, the Portland Trail Blazers were determined not to let it happen again on Tuesday night against theOklahoma City Thunder. LaMarcus Aldridge had 25 points and 14 rebounds and the Blazers rallied from a 13-point second-half deficit to beat the Thunder 98-94 in a showdown of Western...
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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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