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Niners Top Packers in Battle of NFC Powers

Posted: September 09, 2012 8:00 PM ; Updated: September 09, 2012 8:09 PM

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -- San Francisco's defense smothered Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay offense for most of the game, then made one last stand to stop a late rally as the 49ers beat the Packers 30-22 on Sunday.

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RG3 Shines as Redskins Upset Saints 2

Posted: September 09, 2012 4:58 PM ; Updated: September 09, 2012 8:11 PM

NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Robert Griffin III brought his Heisman Trophy swagger to New Orleans and made his NFL debut look like a Big Easy.

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Romo Leads Cowboys Past Giants in Season Opener 1

Posted: September 05, 2012 10:48 PM ; Updated: September 05, 2012 10:48 PM

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) -- Tony Romo threw for three touchdowns, two to new-found favorite receiver Kevin Ogletree , and the Dallas Cowboys beat the Super Bowl champion New York Giants 24-17 on Wednesday night in the NFL season opener.

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Wallace Ends Holdout, Joins Steelers 2

Posted: August 28, 2012 5:29 PM ; Updated: August 28, 2012 5:29 PM

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- With less than two weeks before the start of the regular season, Pro Bowl wide receiver Mike Wallace reported to the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Wallace was at the team facility Tuesday morning. A restricted free agent, he had yet to sign his one-year contract tender worth approximately $2.7 million.

He also will undergo routine medical exams, but will not practice with his teammates until next week.

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Aaron Hernandez Gets Contract Extension

Posted: August 28, 2012 5:22 PM ; Updated: August 28, 2012 5:25 PM

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) -- The New England Patriots gave Pro Bowl tight end Aaron Hernandez a new, five-year contract on Monday.

The deal is worth $40 million, according to reports, and comes just months after the team locked up another All-Pro tight end, Rob Gronkowski, through 2019.

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Eagles Star Westbrook Officially Retires 2

Posted: August 28, 2012 5:19 PM ; Updated: August 28, 2012 5:20 PM

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Brian Westbrook will officially retire as a member of the Eagles on Wednesday and will be honored during a game against Washington in December.

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Tomlinson Announces His Retirement 12

Posted: June 18, 2012 11:06 AM ; Updated: June 18, 2012 11:18 AM

SAN DIEGO (AP) -- LaDainian Tomlinson's brilliant NFL career will officially end when he ceremoniously rejoins the San Diego Chargers for a day.

The Chargers said Sunday that Tomlinson, who was the NFL MVP in 2006 with San Diego and is the fifth-leading rusher in league history, will re-sign with the team on Monday and then announce his retirement.

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