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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.

Blazers

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.
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.

AP Headlines Test

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  • "content" value is 49ers release McDonald amid further legal trouble Associated Press - 17 December 2014 17:39-05:00 News Topics: Sports, Criminal investigations, Sexual assault, Domestic assault, Violent crime, NFL football, Sports governance, Crime, Law and order, General news, Assault and battery, Professional football, Football People, Places and Companies: Ray McDonald, Jed York, Jim Harbaugh, Dan Skuta, Colin Kaepernick, California, San Jose, San Francisco Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
  • "summary" value is SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Citing a pattern of behavior and off-field issues, San Francisco 49ers general manager Trent Baalke informed defensive lineman Ray McDonald that he was released Wednesday amid a sexual assault investigation by San Jose police.
  • "title" value is 49ers release McDonald amid further legal trouble
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  • "published" value is 2014-12-17T12:39:00-05:00

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  • "content" value is Pump fake still an old standby tool in QB's belt Associated Press - 17 December 2014 17:58-05:00 News Topics: Sports, NFL football, Professional football, Football People, Places and Companies: Ben Roethlisberger, Antonio Brown, Andrew Luck, Captain Munnerlyn, Tony Carter, Tony Romo, Dez Bryant, Aaron Rodgers, Richard Rodgers, Jordy Nelson, Kroy Biermann, Heath Miller, Bruce Gradkowski, J.J. Watt, DeMarcus Ware, Russell Wilson, John Elway, Troy Aikman, Dan Marino, Earl Thomas, Seattle, Denver Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
  • "summary" value is Ben Roethlisberger and the Pittsburgh Steelers had first-and-goal at Carolina, poised to break open that September game in the third quarter.
  • "title" value is Pump fake still an old standby tool in QB's belt
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  • "published" value is 2014-12-17T12:58:00-05:00

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  • "content" value is Painkillers lawsuit against NFL dismissed; may be appealed Associated Press - 17 December 2014 17:46-05:00 News Topics: General news, Health, Sports, Lawsuits, Sports team and league operation, Legal proceedings, Athlete injuries, Athlete compensation, Pain relievers, NFL football, Law and order, Sports industry, Media and entertainment industry, Industries, Business, Sports business, Athlete health, Medication, Diagnosis and treatment, Professional football, Football People, Places and Companies: Jeremy Newberry Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
  • "summary" value is NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge dismissed a lawsuit by 1,300 former players against the NFL, writing that the collective bargaining agreement between the league and the union was the appropriate forum to resolve claims that teams damaged the players' by routinely dispensing painkillers.
  • "title" value is Painkillers lawsuit against NFL dismissed; may be appealed
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  • "published" value is 2014-12-17T12:46:00-05:00

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  • "content" value is Revis heads back to MetLife Stadium as Jets' enemy Associated Press - 17 December 2014 19:24-05:00 News Topics: Sports, Sports trading, NFL football, Sports transactions, Sports business, Professional football, Football People, Places and Companies: Darrelle Revis, Rex Ryan, Bill Belichick, Marcus Williams, Phillip Adams, New Jersey Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
  • "summary" value is FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Darrelle Revis has been back before, as an opposing player taking on the New York Jets.
  • "title" value is Revis heads back to MetLife Stadium as Jets' enemy
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  • "published" value is 2014-12-17T14:24:00-05:00

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  • "content" value is Correction: Brain Injury Program-NFL story Associated Press - 17 December 2014 18:29-05:00 News Topics: General news, Sports, Athlete injuries, Sports medicine, Head injuries, Athlete health, Traumatic brain injuries, Veterans, NFL football, Legal proceedings, Lawsuits, Health, Injuries, Professional football, Football, Law and order, NHL hockey, Professional hockey, Hockey, Men's hockey, Men's sports People, Places and Companies: Joseph Fauria, Lansing, Michigan Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
  • "summary" value is LANSING, Mich. (AP) — In a story Dec. 16 about the Eisenhower Center, The Associated Press, based on information from the center, reported erroneously that it will be the primary facility used by the NFL Players Association for treating brain injuries and other neurological issues through the After the Impact program. According to the NFLPA, the center is one of the facilities the group uses to treat a number of health-related issues.
  • "title" value is Correction: Brain Injury Program-NFL story
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  • "published" value is 2014-12-17T13:29:00-05:00