Talk Back: Water bond
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Former boxing world champion sentenced for bank robberies

The tragic life of James Page, a one-time boxing world champion known more recently for his criminal escapades, emerged in an Oakland courtroom Tuesday as he received a seven-year prison sentence for a string of East Bay bank robberies.  
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Son fulfills mom's dying wish

As a struggling single mother, Falelima Puaauli embraced her children with unconditional love amid sometimes dire conditions while impressing upon them the importance of generosity, community and family. Her values seeped in. When metastatic cancer claimed her life at age 46 two years ago, her then-teenage son and his girlfriend stepped up to care for his younger siblings and fulfill Puaauli's wish the family stay together. ( 
Raiders build continuity on offensive line

Oakland Raiders offensive line counting on center Stefen Wisniewski, guards Khalif Barnes and Austin Howard and tackles Donald Penn and Menelik Watson 
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NFL asking artists to pay to play Super Bowl?

Report says Rihanna, Katy Perry and Coldplay may have been asked to contribute to play halftime show. 
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Giants lose to Cubs in controversial finish

The San Francisco Giants lose 2-0 to the Chicago Cubs after a mistake by the Wrigley Field grounds crew during a rain delay results in an unplayable infield.
 
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NFL asking artists to pay to play Super Bowl?

Report says Rihanna, Katy Perry and Coldplay may have been asked to contribute to play halftime show. 
 
 
 
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Kawakami: Kaepernick shoulders blame for loss

Colin Kaepernick's late-game interception allows the Seattle Seahawks to hold off the San Francisco 49ers and advance to the Super Bowl against the Denver Broncos
 
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Purdy: Brutal heavyweight fight went way of Seahawks

This was a wicked, awful, exhausting game for both the 49ers and the Seattle Seahawks. 
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Thompson: 49ers defense shows fight even after Bowman injury

The San Francisco 49ers defense was not as dominant as it needed to be Sunday. But when things looked most bleak against the Seattle Seahawks in the NFC Championship game, the defense got the ball back to the offense with a chance to win. Twice. Even without the unit's best player.