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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.
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."

AP Headlines Test

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  • "content" value is Jags' Marks caps 21-13 win over Titans with sack Associated Press - 19 December 2014 03:54-05:00 News Topics: Sports, NFL football, Professional football, Football People, Places and Companies: Sen'Derrick Marks, Andy Levitre, Charlie Whitehurst, Gus Bradley, Blake Bortles, Jordan Todman, Telvin Smith, Johnny Manziel, Red Bryant, Ken Whisenhunt, Ray Horton, Cecil Shorts III, Ryan Davis, Eric Garner, Jacksonville Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
  • "summary" value is JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Sen'Derrick Marks slipped by Andy Levitre, grabbed Charlie Whitehurst around the legs and dragged him to the ground.
  • "title" value is Jags' Marks caps 21-13 win over Titans with sack
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  • "content" value is 1 thing even Rahm can't fix: Da Bears Associated Press - 19 December 2014 17:16-05:00 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 1 thing even Rahm can't fix: Da Bears
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  • "published" value is 2014-12-19T12:16:00-05:00

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  • "content" value is Browns' Thomas accused of environmental violations Associated Press - 19 December 2014 15:00-05:00 News Topics: General news, Sports, NFL football, Professional football, Football People, Places and Companies: Joe Thomas, Walter Payton, Wisconsin, Madison, Richmond, Cleveland Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
  • "summary" value is MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin officials have accused Cleveland Browns lineman Joe Thomas of committing nearly a dozen environmental violations on his hunting land west of Madison.
  • "title" value is Browns' Thomas accused of environmental violations
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  • "published" value is 2014-12-19T10:00:00-05:00

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  • "content" value is New video shows Rice and fiancee in aftermath of punch Associated Press - 19 December 2014 22:03-05:00 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
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  • "content" value is St. Louis Rams 'Hands Up' players give back at holiday event Associated Press - 19 December 2014 19:03-05:00 News Topics: Sports, Police shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, NFL football, Events, Professional football, Football People, Places and Companies: Jared Cook, Tavon Austin, Kenny Britt, Stedman Bailey, Chris Givens, Mark McGwire, Darren Wilson, Edward Jones, Benny Cunningham, Austin Davis, T.J. McDonald, Missouri, Ferguson, St. Louis Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
  • "summary" value is JENNINGS, Mo. (AP) — The St. Louis Rams players who did the "Hands Up, Don't Shoot" gesture treated residents of nearby Ferguson to some holiday cheer on Friday.
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  • "published" value is 2014-12-19T14:03:00-05:00