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SUPER BOWL XLVII: 49ers DB Culliver bashes gays at Media Day on Tuesday --- then backs down from comments Thursday

Not many even knew who Chris Culliver was before Super Bowl Media Day, but following his crude and inflammatory anti-gay remarks, it has been a week the 49ers' cornerback would like to forget.

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SUPER XLVII: Moss: I’m ‘greatest’ receiver ever — but afterthought to 49ers

Always known to speak his mind, 49ers receiver Randy Moss does just that Tuesday at Super Bowl Media Day, saying quite a few things that's likely to ruffle some feathers --- even on his own team.

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Oh, so close

The Falcons build a 17-0 lead, but can’t hang on and fall to the 49ers, 28-24, in the NFC title game Sunday in Atlanta.

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Let's do this!

It all comes down to this for the Falcons and 49ers, who will battle in Atlanta today for the NFC title and a spot in the Super Bowl against either the Patriots or Ravens.

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The new Matty Ice

Matt Bryant’s 49-yard field goal with eight seconds left lifts the Falcons to a 30-28 win against Seattle in the NFC divisional game and now meet the 49ers.

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Now ... or never?

Sure-fire Hall of Fame tight end Tony Gonzalez says this is his last season --- and the Atlanta Falcons would love nothing more than to send him out with the lone item missing on his stellar resume: a Super Bowl ring.

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Falcons trying to avoid the 'D' word heading into Sunday

The 'D' word would be drought -- as in the playoff winless "drought" the Atlanta Falcons' franchise is in --- heading to Sunday's divisional showdown with the Seattle Seahawks.

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Finally, a true classic

Will tonight’s BCS title game between Notre Dame and Alabama live up to the hype that has been building for more than a month?

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COLUMN: Sports can help lead us down a better path

In wake of the tragic school shooting in Newtown, Conn., AP sports columnist Paul Newberry writes about sports and the comfort it can bring.

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PREVIEW: Falcons look to rebound, host Super Bowl champ Giants today

The Atlanta Falcons can clinch home-field advantage throughout the playoffs today with a win against the Giants and some help.

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