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Sports Blazers defeat short-handed Spurs 108-95: 'It's going to be tough' Blazers defeat short-handed Spurs 108-95: 'It's going to be tough' (Photo Gallery)
Portland was dealt a tough blow in what should have been a straightforward win against short-handed San Antonio. Starting center Robin Lopez broke his right hand in the third quarter and will be out for "a while," coach Terry Stotts said after the Blazers defeated the Spurs 108-95 on Monday night.
Sports Portland finishes off Indiana for 95-85 win Portland finishes off Indiana for 95-85 win
LaMarcus Aldridge and Damian Lillard provided the 1-2 punch Portland needed Saturday night, helping to fend off Indiana's desperate rally for a 95-85 victory that snapped the Trail Blazers' two-game losing streak.

Blazers

Blazers Blazers win against Knicks,103-99 (Photo Gallery)
Aldridge scored 24 points, including six in the final 2:46, and the Trail Blazers regrouped after blowing a 11-point lead in the fourth quarter to beat the New York Knicks 103-99 on Sunday night for their fourth straight victory.

Ducks

Oregon Ducks Mariota first Oregon player to win Heisman (Photo Gallery) (Video)
Marcus Mariota put up nearly flawless numbers this season in leading Oregon to a spot in the first College Football Playoff.

At the College Football Awards Show on Thursday night, he went a perfect 3 for 3.

On Saturday night, we won college football's most prestigious honor for an individual player: the Heisman trophy.

Beavers

Timbers

Sports Union takes NFL to court over Adrian Peterson Union takes NFL to court over Adrian Peterson
The NFL Players Association filed a federal lawsuit Monday for Adrian Peterson, asking the court to dismiss an arbitration ruling that upheld the NFL's suspension of the star running back.
Sports Surging Seahawks host slumping rival 49ers Surging Seahawks host slumping rival 49ers
Richard Sherman and Russell Wilson sat at a table placed on the San Francisco 49ers logo at the 50-yard-line, chomping down on turkey in a made-for-TV moment.
Sports Here comes that word again: CLINCH Here comes that word again: CLINCH
It creeps into everyone's conversation and thoughts as the NFL season winds down. It's a word most coaches and players try to avoid uttering, yet always are aware of.
Sports Adrian Peterson's appeal denied, suspension upheld Adrian Peterson's appeal denied, suspension upheld
An arbiter appointed by the NFL to hear Adrian Peterson's appeal has ruled that the Minnesota Vikings running back will remain suspended until at least next spring.
Sports Obama: NFL 'behind the curve' on Rice case Obama: NFL 'behind the curve' on Rice case
President Barack Obama says the Ray Rice domestic violence case showed that the National Football League was "behind the curve" in setting policies about athlete behavior. He says new policies now in effect will send a message that there is no place for such behavior.
Sports Arians: Stanton won't need surgery on injured knee Arians: Stanton won't need surgery on injured knee
Arizona Cardinals coach Bruce Arians says quarterback Drew Stanton will not require surgery on his injured right knee and "definitely has a chance" to play again this season.
Sports Upon review, no replay for disputed Oklahoma game Upon review, no replay for disputed Oklahoma game
The ruling on the field stands: A high school football team from a tiny Oklahoma town is moving on to the state semifinals, having topped an Oklahoma City powerhouse after an improperly enforced penalty with 64 seconds left.
Sports NFL players sporting 'I Can't Breathe' message NFL players sporting 'I Can't Breathe' message
The slogan refers to Eric Garner, who died after a New York police officer placed him in a chokehold during an arrest for selling loose cigarettes. A grand jury decided last week that it would not indict the officer. A video of the arrest showed Garner gasping, "I can't breathe."
Sports Alabama, Oregon, FSU, Ohio State are in playoff Alabama, Oregon, FSU, Ohio State are in playoff
Alabama is the top seed and will play No. 4 Ohio State in one semifinal at the Sugar Bowl in New Orleans. Oregon is the second seed and will play third-seeded Florida State in the other semifinal at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California. Both games will be played New Year's Day.

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  • "content" value is Key dates in US relations with Cuba Associated Press - 17 December 2014 14:03-05:00 News Topics: General news, International relations, Prisoner exchange, Government and politics, War and unrest People, Places and Companies: Fidel Castro, Fulgencio Batista, Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, Alan Phillip Gross, Barack Obama, Raul Castro, Cuba, United States Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
  • "summary" value is LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A brain-injury treatment program originally designed for military veterans injured on the battlefield has been updated to include professional athletes.
  • "title" value is Brain-injury program working with NFL players
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  • "published" value is 2014-12-16T14:30:00-05:00

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  • "content" value is Obama: US re-establishing relations with Cuba Associated Press - 17 December 2014 14:29-05:00 News Topics: Business, Government and politics, International relations, Human rights and civil liberties, Travel laws and regulations, Diplomacy, Political issues, Foreign policy, Legislature, Economy, Social issues, Social affairs, Government regulations, Government policy People, Places and Companies: Barack Obama, Raul Castro, Pope Francis, Alan Phillip Gross, John Kerry, Ban Ki-Moon, Marco Rubio, Harry Reid, Kendall Myers, Gwendolyn Myers, Fidel Castro, Cuba, Havana, United States, Florida Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
  • "summary" value is CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Panthers quarterback Cam Newton has returned to practice eight days after an automobile accident left him with two fractures in his lower back.
  • "title" value is Panthers' Newton practicing 8 days after crash
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  • "published" value is 2014-12-17T07:58:00-05:00

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  • "content" value is A look at 'Cuban 5' agents who were jailed in US Associated Press - 17 December 2014 14:31-05:00 News Topics: General news, Crime People, Places and Companies: Cuba, Havana, United States, Florida Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
  • "summary" value is Nearly 500 employees at NFL headquarters in New York turned over phone and email records to investigators looking into how Commissioner Roger Goodell and his staff pursued and handled evidence in the Ray Rice case, two people familiar with the situation told The Associated Press on Tuesday.
  • "title" value is AP sources: NFL employees turn over phone, email records
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  • "content" value is Obama: US re-establishing relations with Cuba Associated Press - 17 December 2014 14:29-05:00 News Topics: Business, Government and politics, International relations, Human rights and civil liberties, Travel laws and regulations, Diplomacy, Political issues, Foreign policy, Legislature, Economy, Social issues, Social affairs, Government regulations, Government policy People, Places and Companies: Barack Obama, Raul Castro, Pope Francis, Alan Phillip Gross, John Kerry, Ban Ki-Moon, Marco Rubio, Harry Reid, Kendall Myers, Gwendolyn Myers, Fidel Castro, Cuba, Havana, United States, Florida Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
  • "summary" value is SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Northern California authorities said Wednesday that they are investigating San Francisco 49ers defensive lineman Ray McDonald on suspicion of sexual assault.
  • "title" value is 49ers' McDonald investigated for sexual assault
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  • "content" value is Cuba releasing spy for US in move to restore ties Associated Press - 17 December 2014 13:02-05:00 News Topics: Government and politics, Espionage, International relations, Intelligence agencies, Crime, General news People, Places and Companies: Barack Obama, Fidel Castro, Alan Phillip Gross, Kendall Myers, Cuba, United States Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
  • "summary" value is If the NFL wanted its Thursday night prime-time package to go out with a bang, it couldn't have made a worse choice.
  • "title" value is Could NFL come up with worse Thursday game?
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  • "published" value is 2014-12-17T08:10:00-05:00