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Fresno vs. Boise? Expect a Punch-You-in-the-Mouth Game.

On Saturday, the Fresno State and Boise State football teams will meet for the fourth time in 371 days. Both have standout players and are superbly coached. I doubt that either team will manage much in the way of artful subterfuge. And that means the Mou...
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The Real Measure of Tiger vs. Phil Is How Many Watch

The winner between Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson might be the least relevant aspect of their Friday night match in Las Vegas. Far more compelling was the outcome of a 72-hole exhibition played over two courses for an obscene amount of money — Harry Vardon ...
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49ers 2017 Draft Class Struggles in Second Year in NFL

SANTA CLARA — As Eli Manning drove the New York Giants down the field for the game-winning touchdown in the latest loss for San Francisco, two players expected to be foundation pieces for the 49ers defense were only spectators. Reuben Foster missed his 10th...
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Court Urged to End Rule That Erased Hernandez’s Conviction

BOSTON — A legal principle that erased former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez's murder conviction after he killed himself in prison is outdated, unfair and should not stand, a Massachusetts prosecutor told the state's highest court Thursday. "He...