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Sports The ins and outs of the NFL playoff races (New) The ins and outs of the NFL playoff races
With five of the six playoff slots in the NFC and four in the AFC decided, some would think much of the drama of the schedule's final week has been removed. Think again.

Blazers

Blazers 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.
Blazers 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.

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 7 hurt when lightning strikes near Tampa Bay game 7 hurt when lightning strikes near Tampa Bay game
Officials with Tampa Fire Rescue say seven people have been taken to the hospital with minor injuries after a lightning strike in a parking lot near the Tampa Bay Buccaneers stadium.
Sports Muhammad Ali hospitalized with pneumonia Muhammad Ali hospitalized with pneumonia
Boxing great Muhammad Ali was hospitalized with a mild case of pneumonia that was caught early and should result in a short hospital stay, an Ali spokesman said Saturday night.
Sports Tiebreakers and scenarios take center stage Tiebreakers and scenarios take center stage
Already in are AFC division winners Denver (West), New England (East) and Indianapolis (South). Arizona owns at least a wild-card spot in the NFC and will take the West title by beating Seattle on Sunday.
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.

AP Headlines Test

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  • "content" value is Seattle could be back in Arizona for Super Bowl Associated Press - 22 December 2014 07:01-05:00 News Topics: Sports, NFL Super Bowl, NFL football, Professional football, Events, Football People, Places and Companies: Pete Carroll, Russell Wilson, Marshawn Lynch, Patrick Peterson, Larry Foote, Luke Willson, Carson Palmer, Drew Stanton, Ryan Lindley, Arizona Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
  • "summary" value is GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The way they are playing, the Seattle Seahawks could well be back in Arizona in a month or so.
  • "title" value is Seattle could be back in Arizona for Super Bowl
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  • "content" value is The ins and outs of the playoff races Associated Press - 22 December 2014 14:45-05:00 News Topics: Sports, NFL Playoffs, Professional football, NFL football, Events, Football People, Places and Companies: Patrick Peterson, Greg Olsen, Matthew Stafford, Seattle, Houston, Dallas, Washington, Cincinnati, Kansas City Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
  • "summary" value is With five of the six playoff slots in the NFC and four in the AFC decided, some would think much of the drama of the schedule's final week has been removed.
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  • "content" value is A dozen football fans injured in lightning strike WFLA-TV - 22 December 2014 08:13-05:00 News Topics: General news, Sports, Athlete injuries, Accidents, NFL football, Football, Athlete health, Accidents and disasters, Professional football, NHL hockey, Professional hockey, Hockey, Men's hockey, Men's sports People, Places and Companies: Tampa Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
  • "summary" value is TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A dozen people are recovering after they were injured by an indirect lightning strike at Raymond James Stadium after a game between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Green Bay Packers.
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  • "content" value is Cutler to start finale for Bears with Clausen out Associated Press - 22 December 2014 15:57-05:00 News Topics: Sports, Sports transactions, Athlete injuries, Wildlife health, NFL football, Sports business, Athlete health, Wildlife, Environment, Environment and nature, Animal health, Health, Professional football, Football People, Places and Companies: Jay Cutler, Jimmy Clausen, Ezekiel Ansah, Marc Trestman, Illinois, Chicago Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
  • "summary" value is LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — Quarterback Jay Cutler is returning to the Chicago Bears' lineup and will start the final game of the season after Jimmy Clausen suffered a concussion.
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  • "content" value is Records detail allegations against Ray McDonald Associated Press - 22 December 2014 15:12-05:00 News Topics: General news, Sports, Sexual assault, Athlete injuries, NFL football, Violent crime, Crime, Athlete health, Professional football, Football People, Places and Companies: Ray McDonald, San Francisco, California, San Jose Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
  • "summary" value is SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — New documents detailing sexual assault allegations against former San Francisco 49er Ray McDonald show that a woman claims the attack happened at his home after they drank together and she injured her head in a fall near the player's swimming pool.
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