49ERS

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FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) Michael Turner's trademark high-pitched laugh filled the Falcons' locker room.

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OK, so the name Tom Brady probably rings a bell. Ray Lewis, too. If either makes a key play in the AFC championship game Sunday, no one would be shocked one bit.

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SAN FRANCISCO (12-4-1) at ATLANTA (14-3)

Sunday, 3 p.m., Fox

OPENING LINE - 49ers by 3

RECORD VS. SPREAD - San Francisco 10-7; Atlanta 9-7-1

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Some of the sports stories The Associated Press is covering Thursday. A full Sports Digest will be sent about 3 p.m. All times EST:

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) DeMario Mayfield scored 18 points off the bench to help Charlotte beat Fordham 74-68 Wednesday night in an Atlantic 10 matchup.

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