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No. 10 Oregon Blasts No. 5 USC Again

  • October 31, 2009, 11:54 PM

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) -- As the T-shirts worn in Oregon's student section proclaimed, it was Fright Night at Autzen Stadium.

It certainly was for USC.

Jeremiah Masoli threw for 222 yards and a touchdown and ran for 164 more yards with another score and the 10th-ranked Ducks trampled No. 4 Southern California 47-20 Saturday night, the Trojans' worst loss since 1997.

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Tebow Sets SEC TD Record as Florida Pounds Georgia

  • October 31, 2009, 10:14 PM

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- Florida receiver David Nelson stared across the field, saw all the Georgia players jumping up and down, hooting and hollering after a touchdown and thought, ''Here we go again.''

''Seeing them do that kind of brought back the memory, just hit us hard,'' Nelson said.

The top-ranked Gators responded pretty much the same way they did last season - by pounding the Bulldogs.

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Gary Gramling

Question of the Week: Franchise Players

Lots of good answers to our franchise player question, as readers tended to lean towards quarterbacks. But what might surprise you is which quarterbacks got picked.

So scroll to the bottom of the page to answer the next Question of the Week, but first read the answers to this week's question:




If you were starting an expansion NFL franchise today, who is the one player you'd want the most for your team?

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Gary Gramling

The NBA Under-25 Dream Team

  • Hoophead
  • Gary Gramling
  • October 31, 2009, 2:56 PM

No sport has more amazing young talent than the NBA. But who's the best of the best of these young superstars? You're about to find out. has assembled a 12-man dream team of young NBA talent. All of these players were under the age of 25 when the season tipped off. Read on to see who made the team...

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Duane Munn Q&A: Mario Williams

Last month, yours truly interviewed Houston Texans Defensive End Mario Williams for a feature in the November issue of Sports Illustrated Kids. The issue with the story is on newsstands now (aka... go buy one if you haven't already!), but Mario and I ended up having such a good back-and-forth, I ended up with a lot of stuff that didn't make it into the magazine.

Keep reading for Mr. Williams' thoughts on naysayers, growing up in a town thisssssss big, and being dubbed a "Peyton Manning-stopper"... 

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Sachin Shenolikar

It's Time For Luol Deng to Step Up

  • Hoophead
  • Sachin Shenolikar
  • October 30, 2009, 3:50 PM

When Ben Gordon signed with the Detroit Pistons in the off-season, Chicago didn't just lose its leading scorer. The team lost a fearless shooter during crunchtime. Forward Luol Deng will need to step into that role this season.

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Daniel Radov

Crabtree and Davis: 49ers' New Firepower

Led by legendary coach Bill Walsh, the San Francisco 49ers of the 1980s were the NFL’s home for dynamic offense. Jerry Rice, Joe Montana, and Roger Craig utilized the innovative West Coast Offense to revolutionize the art of scoring points. In 1994, new head coach George Seifert won Super Bowl XXIX with the lethal combination of Jerry Rice and Steve Young. 

Now in 2009, the 49ers have perhaps found a new arsenal of aerial weapons, spearheaded by rookie wide receiver Michael Crabtree and offensive captain and multi-talented tight end Vernon Davis.

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