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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.

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 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.

AP Headlines Test

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  • "content" value is Seahawks, Packers, Cowboys, Steelers in playoffs Associated Press - 22 December 2014 04:24-05:00 News Topics: Sports, NFL Playoffs, Athlete injuries, Sports team and league operation, Professional football, NFL football, Events, Athlete health, Sports industry, Media and entertainment industry, Industries, Business, Sports business, Football People, Places and Companies: Russell Wilson, Luke Willson, Marshawn Lynch, Tony Romo, Troy Aikman, Jason Garrett, Aaron Rodgers, Eddie Lacy, Jordy Nelson, Randall Cobb, Calvin Johnson, Joique Bell, Ndamukong Suh, Jay Cutler, Jimmy Clausen, Antonio Brown, Ben Roethlisberger, Le'Veon Bell, Alex Smith, Julio Jones, Matt Ryan, Devonta Freeman, Jimmy Graham, Cam Newton, Jonathan Stewart, Johnny Manziel, Jonas Gray, Geno Smith, Tom Brady, Rob Gronkowski, Nick Folk, Arian Foster, Randy Bullock, Case Keenum, C.J. Fiedorowicz, Joe Flacco, Derek Carr, Sebastian Janikowski, Joe Philbin, Terrence Fede, Ryan Tannehill, Odell Beckham Jr., Kenny Britt, Tre Mason, Nick Novak, Philip Rivers, Malcom Floyd, Quinton Patton, Kai Forbath, Mark Sanchez, Robert Griffin III, Robert Griffin, Seattle, Missouri, Texas, Oakland, Dallas, San Diego, Houston, Washington, Cincinnati, Kansas City, St. Louis, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, New York Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
  • "summary" value is Now that they've qualified for the postseason, there's no relaxing for the Packers, Lions, and Steelers.
  • "title" value is Seahawks, Packers, Cowboys, Steelers in playoffs
  • "link" value is
  • "published" value is 2014-12-21T23:24:00-05:00

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  • "content" value is Jones' return helps Falcons eliminate Saints, 30-14 Associated Press - 22 December 2014 04:31-05:00 News Topics: Sports, NFL football, Professional football, Football People, Places and Companies: Julio Jones, Keenan Lewis, Mike Smith, Eric Weems, Devonta Freeman, Matt Ryan, Jimmy Graham, Dezmen Southward, Kemal Ishmael, Drew Brees, Desmond Trufant, Robert McClain, Osi Umenyiora, Junior Galette, New Orleans Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
  • "summary" value is NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Julio Jones needed only two offensive snaps to dispel any notion that he'd be merely a decoy for the Atlanta Falcons, too hampered by his injured hip to be truly effective.
  • "title" value is Jones' return helps Falcons eliminate Saints, 30-14
  • "link" value is
  • "published" value is 2014-12-21T23:31:00-05:00

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  • "content" value is ICYMI: Ravens, Saints stumble; 3 titles to decide Associated Press - 22 December 2014 04:28-05:00 News Topics: Sports, NFL Playoffs, NFL Super Bowl, Professional football, NFL football, Events, Football People, Places and Companies: Joe Flacco, Drew Brees, Andy Reid, Jamaal Charles, Marshawn Lynch, Richard M. Sherman, Richard Sherman, Russell Wilson, Luke Willson, Tony Romo, Troy Aikman, Joe Philbin, Dominic Raiola, J.R. Ferguson, Zach Moore, Pittsburgh Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
  • "summary" value is Count Joe Flacco's Ravens and Drew Brees' Saints among the playoff candidates that came out completely flat.
  • "title" value is ICYMI: Ravens, Saints stumble; 3 titles to decide
  • "link" value is
  • "published" value is 2014-12-21T23:28:00-05:00

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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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  • "published" value is 2014-12-22T02:01:00-05:00

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  • "content" value is Dolphins are keeping coach after 37-35 win over Vikings Associated Press - 22 December 2014 04:48-05:00 News Topics: Sports, NFL football, Coaching, NFL Playoffs, Professional football, Football, Events People, Places and Companies: Joe Philbin, Jim Harbaugh, Ryan Tannehill, Mike Zimmer, Terrence Fede, Cullen Loeffler, Jeff Locke, Teddy Bridgewater, Chad Greenway, Miami Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
  • "summary" value is MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — The Miami Dolphins are out of the market for a new coach, even though they're also out of the playoff race for the sixth year in a row.
  • "title" value is Dolphins are keeping coach after 37-35 win over Vikings
  • "link" value is
  • "published" value is 2014-12-21T23:48:00-05:00