49ers ready for road to Seattle, NFC Championship game – San Jose Mercury News

San Jose Mercury NewsNearly 10,000 miles more will be soared through these NFC playoffs, with victorious stops in Green Bay and Carolina en route to Sunday’s connection in Seattle for…

Juan Pablo’s Bachelor Castoff Kylie Lewis: Producers Set Me Up to Be Humiliated – E! Online

E! OnlinePerhaps Kylie Lewis should have tuned in to a bit more reality TV before signing up to the Bachelor. One of the eliminated contestant from Monday night’s show is…

Disney’s ‘Frozen’ Back in Box Office Lead in 7th Week – Bloomberg

Bloomberg“Frozen,” Walt Disney Co.’s animated movie about two princesses in an icy world, returned to the top spot in ticket sales in its seventh weekend in U.S. and Canadian theaters.…

49ers’ Michael Crabtree faces familiar foe – San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco ChronicleOn his third snap of his first career game against the 49ers in 2011, Cardinals rookie cornerback Patrick Peterson was done in by a Michael Crabtree specialty: the…

Spotlight belongs to NFC – ESPN (blog)

ESPN (blog)The NFC North will be determined when the Green Bay Packers visit the Chicago Bears in a 4:25 p.m. ET start. NBC flexed the Dallas-Philadelphia game to determine the…

Spotlight belongs to NFC – ESPN

ESPNThe NFC North will be determined when the Green Bay Packers visit the Chicago Bears in a 4:25 p.m. ET start. NBC flexed the Dallas-Philadelphia game to determine the NFC…

Sources: James Dolan talked to team – ESPN

ESPNKnicks chairman James Dolan told New York players in a meeting Thursday that there are no trades or changes to the coaching staff forthcoming, ESPN.com has learned. Sources close to…

Opportunity knocks now for Lakers – ESPN

ESPNLOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Lakers may have achieved a mythical moral victory with their 101-95 loss to the Miami Heat on Christmas Day. In reality, they’re as bad…

Preview: Spurs at Mavericks – Reuters

ReutersThe Dallas Mavericks got a break from the Christmas Day NBA slate and had a chance to enjoy the holiday on a strong note after knocking off the Houston Rockets…

Woodson questions Knicks’ effort – ESPN (blog)

ESPN (blog)One thing the coach has going for him is that New York, somehow, is just three games behind the Atlantic Division-leading Celtics. If everything breaks right for the Knicks…

Clippers overcome Kevin Love’s 45 points to beat Wolves in OT – ESPN

ESPNLOS ANGELES — The situation looked bleak at best for the coach Doc Rivers’ Clippers — down by four points with 18 seconds left in the fourth quarter. Then a…

Ben there, done that: LeBron James teaches a posterizing lesson – FOXSports.com

FOXSports.comSacramento Kings rookie forward Ben McLemore learned the hard way that when LeBron James is driving to the basket and has a chance to dunk, trying to draw a charge…

Jamaal Charles scores 4 touchdowns in first half versus Raiders, finishes with … – SI.com

SI.comIn the first half of Kansas City’s game against the Oakland Raiders, Charles tied a league mark with four touchdowns, a total that also ties the franchise record for scores…

Suns-Lakers Preview – ESPN

ESPNThough Kobe Bryant’s return to the court didn’t pay immediate dividends in the standings, the Los Angeles Lakers are sure glad to have him back. Following a nine-point, eight-rebound debut…

Celtics rout Knicks in New York – Boston Globe

Boston GlobeNEW YORK (AP) — Jordan Crawford scored 23 points and the Boston Celtics posted the most lopsided victory in the NBA this season, bursting out to another sizzling start…

Public art project elicits the profound, profane – Sacramento Bee

Public art project elicits the profound, profaneSacramento BeeIn a phenomenon spreading across the globe, oversize blackboards, painted on buildings and freestanding displays, invite passers-by to complete the sentence: “Before I…

Aldon Smith: SF 49ers DE / LB Stabbed; Shootings At Party

Aldon Smith, the San Francisco 49ers Defensive End and Linebacker who racked up 14 sacks in 2011, and who I interviewed last year at the 2011 NFL Draft… …was stabbed…