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ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) – Tony Romo shook off a horribly
inefficient first half to throw for a pair of touchdowns, leading
the Dallas Cowboys to a 23-13 victory over the Seattle Seahawks
yesterday. Romo had no trouble moving the ball from the start, but
the Cowboys settled for field goals on consecutive drives that
stalled at the 2-yard line and inside the 1. On the next series,
Dez Bryant was inside the 1 when a hit he never saw coming caused
him to fumble the ball away. Tied at 6 coming out for the second
half, Dallas pulled away behind Romo’s touchdown passes of 33 yards
to Jason Witten and 6 yards to Laurent Robinson.

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) – Dallas Cowboys receiver Miles Austin
aggravated a hamstring injury in the second quarter against Seattle
and was not expected to return. Austin began limping at the end of
a 37-yard completion. He wasn’t putting weight on his right leg and
immediately received an ice pack on the hamstring that’s bothered
him much of the season. He’s already missed two games because of
the injury and could miss more depending on the severity.

SEATTLE (AP) – The belief was that if Washington was going to
threaten Oregon and ruin the prospects of a Pac-12 North showdown
against Stanford, they needed to take advantage of a perceived
vulnerability with the Ducks’ defense. One problem: Oregon’s
defense showed up with one of its more impressive performances of
the season Saturday night. The Ducks’ 34-17 win over the Huskies –
their eighth consecutive in the series – again featured plenty of
offensive highlights. LaMichael James looked fully healed from an
elbow injury suffered early last month, running for 156 yards and a

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Trail Blazers forward LaMarcus Aldridge
put on a sold-out charity basketball game last night with the NBA’s
tense labor situation as a backdrop. The event came a day after a
marathon bargaining session between the NBA owners and the players
union to resolve the labor dispute that has already resulted in the
cancellation of the start of this season. The league said early
yesterday that it offered players up to 51 percent of
basketball-related income, which the union disputes. Commissioner
David Stern says players have until Wednesday to accept the deal or
it will drop to 47 percent.

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