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Healthy 49ers defense ready for playoff run

...year. The 49ers lost All-Pro defensive tackle Justin Smith to a torn triceps in Week 15, and he wasn't the same dominant player when he returned for the team's playoff opener four weeks later.Beginning with Smith's injury, the 49ers allowed...
Falcons draw familiar foe

...50-36 in the semifinals of the Dimond Lady Lynx Prep Shootout in February. The Wolfpack boast one of the most dominant players in the state in 6-2 sophomore forward Ruthy Hebard.The other first-round matchups in the 4A girls tournament...
With history in sight, Park keeps her cool

...year at Kraft Nabisco Championship, which helped her to regain her spot at No. 1 in the world ranking.But the dominant player of her sport?She sure didn't look that way, especially if anyone happened to be watching a stretch of holes at...
Juneau-Douglas, North Pole enter Southeast football conference

...opponents, football is a sport that requires players to go hard. Not playing hard could result in an injury for a dominant player who lets his guard down, just as much as if an average athlete is overwhelmed on a play.Offensively, powerful...
Team USA's Seth McBride shares Paralympic moments put a lot of pressure on defensively and create turnovers."Team USA ran double teams as Japan had just two dominant players, which forced the ball into the hands of their weaker members. Against Great Britain they ran a lot of straight...
Cary goes from walk-on to starter at NAU

...the bench at a bigger school. "There's a lot of room for him to grow, and he's in a strong position to be a dominant player in the Big Sky next year," Wiesehan said. "I've told him (his potential) is in your control and what you're...
Juneau spikers cap undefeated season with first state title

...and the whole team filled in and knew what their roles were. This has been an amazing group of kids." With four dominant players, opposing teams couldn't focus their defense on one player. If they concentrated on one spot, there was another...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...Saturday, while Craig Moore added 16 against Skagway and 15 against Angoon. Noatak's offense didn't rely on one dominant player, with E.J. Howarth, Kevin Luther and Jeff Luther all hitting for low double-figures in the Lynx's losses...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...when he was named player of the month. For the first time since college, Iverson knows what it's like to be the dominant player on a winning team instead of a sideshow. ``That meant a lot,'' said Iverson, who was averaging 28.8 points...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...said. "In Elton's case, he was potentially a dominant player. We did a little more adjusting to him in that setting...way we're going to do it this time is better. Our dominant players are Shane and Jason and Carlos will come in and rebound...


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