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Henry Williams was once one of the country’s top college basketball players and is still the 49ers’ all-time leading scorer. He had a plan and he’s stayed the course, even when it brought challenges he never imagined.

Al Jefferson had 21 points and 14 rebounds for the Charlotte Hornets on Wednesday, but the Portland Trail Blazers rallied from an 11-point halftime deficit to beat the Hornets 105-97.

Carolina Panthers running back DeAngelo Williams has dealt with the loss of his mother and two injuries this season. In a rare moment of openness, he reflected on what 2014 has been like for him.

Today, on Thanksgiving Day, I’m thankful for home, health, happiness and the occasional putt that stumbles into the cup. I’m also thankful for, among other things:

UNC coach Roy Williams blamed himself after the No. 5 Tar Heels fell to Butler in the team’s Battle 4 Atlantis opener. The loss left Williams questioning his coaching and his team’s preparation, and it left players questioning their toughness.

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