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Some special teams not so special

If it’s true, as the saying goes, that “defense wins championships,” the NFL’s conference title games offered ample evidence that special teams can lose them. “You’re going to need special teams. A...

DATE: Jan. 23, 2012 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Australian Open

MELBOURNE, Australia – A look at Monday’s eighth day of the Australian Open tennis championships:WEATHER: Sunny with a high of 93.ATTENDANCE: Day session: 26,019; Night: 16,503. TOTAL: 42,522.MEN’s...

DATE: Jan. 23, 2012 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Overtime fumble costs Niners

SAN FRANCISCO – The New York Giants have their own Super Bowl formula: in overtime and on the road.And with Lawrence Tynes' foot.Five plays after the 49ers' Kyle Williams fumbled a punt, Tynes...

DATE: Jan. 22, 2012 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Wide left: Pats avoid OT, head to Super Bowl

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Tom Brady got all the help he needed to get the New England Patriots into the Super Bowl.Thank you, Billy Cundiff.The Baltimore Ravens kicker shanked a 32-yard field goal with...

DATE: Jan. 22, 2012 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Last man standing? Novak again

MELBOURNE, AustraliaNovak Djokovic ripped off his shirt and let out a primal scream, flexing his torso the way a prize fighter would after a desperate, last-round knockout.This was the final act in...

DATE: Jan. 22, 2012 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

This No. 1 vs. that No. 1

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – The Giants’ Eli Manning has been forced to escape the shadow of superstar big brother, Peyton. San Francisco’s Alex Smith? He only has a pair of Hall of Famers in Joe Montana...

DATE: Jan. 21, 2012 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Who wins when O collides with D?

FOXBOROUGH, Mass.Tom Brady and the New England Patriots made it to the AFC championship game with a high-powered offense that piled up points and yards.Ray Lewis and the Baltimore Ravens got there...

DATE: Jan. 21, 2012 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Baltimore Ravens (13-4) at New England Patriots (14-3)

Time: 1 p.m. today, KREZOPENING LINE: Patriots by 7½RECORD VS. SPREAD: Baltimore 8-8-1; New England 10-7 SERIES RECORD: Patriots lead 6-1 LAST MEETING: Patriots beat Ravens 23-20, OT, Oct. 17,...

DATE: Jan. 21, 2012 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

New York Giants (11-7) at San Francisco 49ers (14-3)

Time: 4:30 p.m. today, KASA OPENING LINE: 49ers by 1RECORD VS. SPREAD: New York 10-8; San Francisco 12-4-1 SERIES RECORD: 49ers lead 18-17LAST MEETING: 49ers beat Giants 27-20, Nov. 13, 2011LAST...

DATE: Jan. 21, 2012 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Melo regretting the trade?

NEW YORKCarmelo Anthony sat silently at his locker, wondering if it was time to rest his aching body, or even shoot less.Wishing he still was in Denver never crossed his mind.“Expectations are...

DATE: Jan. 21, 2012 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Australian Open

MELBOURNE, Australia – A look at Friday’s fifth day of the Australian Open tennis championships:WEATHER: Cloudy, high of 72 degrees.ATTENDANCE: Day session: 46,135; night: 28,009; total:...

DATE: Jan. 20, 2012 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Day 4 at Australian Open

MELBOURNE, Australia – A look at Thursday’s fourth day of the Australian Open tennis championships:WEATHER: Mostly sunny, high of 75 degrees.ATTENDANCE: 68,524.Men’s WINNERS: No. 1 Novak Djokovic,...

DATE: Jan. 19, 2012 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

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