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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.
Sports Blazers win against Knicks,103-99 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.

AP Headlines Test

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  • "content" value is Front-runners for assistant coach awards Associated Press - 20 December 2014 00:02-05:00 News Topics: Sports, Coaching, Athlete injuries, Journalism awards, Professional football, Football, NFL football, Athlete health, Journalism, News media, Media People, Places and Companies: Bruce Arians, Pete Carroll, Jason Garrett, Peyton Manning, Aaron Rodgers, Eddie Lacy, David Bakhtiari, Corey Linsley, Rod Marinelli, Scott Linehan, DeMarco Murray, Tony Romo, Darren Sproles, Josh Huff, Chris Maragos, Cody Parkey, Bryan Braman, Ben Roethlisberger, Antonio Brown, Le'Veon Bell, Gary Kubiak, Ray Rice, Justin Forsett, Joe Flacco, Jim Schwartz, J.J. Watt, Austin, Detroit, Dallas Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
  • "summary" value is Bruce Arians, Pete Carroll, Jason Garrett, familiar names likely to get support for the AP's Coach of the Year honor.
  • "title" value is Front-runners for assistant coach awards
  • "link" value is
  • "published" value is 2014-12-19T19:02:00-05:00

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  • "content" value is Only thing even Rahm Emanuel can't fix: Da Bears Associated Press - 20 December 2014 14:36-05:00 News Topics: General news, Sports, NFL football, Municipal governments, NFL Draft, Professional football, Football, Local governments, Government and politics, Events People, Places and Companies: Rahm Emanuel, George Lucas, Jay Cutler, John Cullerton, Chicago, Illinois Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
  • "summary" value is CHICAGO (AP) — Rahm Emanuel traded Washington politics for the City of Big Shoulders because here, at least, he figured he could actually fix things.
  • "title" value is Only thing even Rahm Emanuel can't fix: Da Bears
  • "link" value is
  • "published" value is 2014-12-20T09:36:00-05:00

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  • "content" value is New video shows Rice and fiancee in aftermath of punch Associated Press - 20 December 2014 00:37-05:00 News Topics: General news, Sports, Crime, NFL football, Professional football, Football People, Places and Companies: Ray Rice, Roger Goodell, New Jersey Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
  • "summary" value is ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A video released Friday shows Ray Rice's then-fiancee crying and kissing him while they are both handcuffed and being taken to jail by police officers after Rice punched her in a casino elevator.
  • "title" value is New video shows Rice and fiancee in aftermath of punch
  • "link" value is
  • "published" value is 2014-12-19T19:37:00-05:00

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  • "content" value is Novak's 40-yard FG lifts Chargers past 49ers Associated Press - 21 December 2014 01:24-05:00 News Topics: Sports, Athlete injuries, NFL football, NFL Playoffs, Athlete health, Professional football, Football, Events People, Places and Companies: Nick Novak, Philip Rivers, Mike McCoy, Antonio Gates, Eddie Royal, Malcom Floyd, Phil Dawson, Quinton Patton, Keenan Allen, Ryan Mathews, Jim Harbaugh, Colin Kaepernick, Frank Gore, Antoine Bethea, Ray McDonald, Alex Rodriguez, Bruce Ellington, Eric Reid, Shareece Wright, Leon McFadden, Steve Williams, Chris Watt, Anthony Davis, Perrish Cox, Raymond Ventrone, Brandon Lloyd, San Diego, 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) — Philip Rivers looked at the 21-point deficit on the scoreboard at halftime and even he wondered whether the San Diego Chargers had it in them to come back. The season depended on it, so Rivers took charge.
  • "title" value is Novak's 40-yard FG lifts Chargers past 49ers
  • "link" value is
  • "published" value is 2014-12-20T20:24:00-05:00

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  • "content" value is Eagles near elimination, fall 27-24 to Redskins Associated Press - 20 December 2014 21:37-05:00 News Topics: Sports, Athlete injuries, NFL football, Football, Athlete health, Professional football People, Places and Companies: Mark Sanchez, DeSean Jackson, Malcolm Jenkins, Kai Forbath, Jeremy Maclin, Riley Cooper, Zach Ertz, Robert Griffin III, Robert Griffin, Colt McCoy, Jay Gruden, Cody Parkey, Darrel Young, Brandon Graham, Vinny Curry, Nate Allen, Bashaud Breeland, Trent Murphy, Trent Williams Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
  • "summary" value is LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — The Philadelphia Eagles have proved themselves to be a mirage, a team that got away with its faults until it couldn't any longer. Leaders in the NFC East as recently as a week ago, they're now just about done in the playoff race, and they're in no position to argue that they deserve any better.
  • "title" value is Eagles near elimination, fall 27-24 to Redskins
  • "link" value is
  • "published" value is 2014-12-20T16:37:00-05:00