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No. 23 Oregon 77, Stanford 66

EUGENE, Ore. – Johnathan Loyd’s performance in a loss to California on Thursday was so dismal it spurred a late-night call of concern from his coach. ”I was worried about him,” Oregon coach Dana Altman. ”But he bounced back tough.” He certainly did. Loyd had his best game of the season with 15 points and...
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Trail Blazers 92, Celtics 86

PORTLAND, Ore. – The pain in his left leg barely tolerable, Trail Blazers guard Wesley Matthews hoped he wasn’t asking for trouble with a step-back 3-pointer at the end of a close game against the Boston Celtics. ”As I was stepping back, I was like, `Oh, my God, what am I doing?’ Matthews said. ”Instincts...
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California 60, Oregon St. 59

CORVALLIS, Ore. – California Coach Mike Montgomery didn’t necessarily like how the Golden Bears had to outlast Oregon State, but he liked the bottom line. ”Hey, it shows up on the left side of the column and that’s what you want,” Montgomery said. Justin Cobbs had 18 points and surging California won its fifth straight...
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Report: 49ers set to deal Alex Smith

Colin Kaepernick‘s ascension in San Francisco has put Alex Smith out of a job. It was widely speculated that the 49ers would either trade Smith, who was leading the NFL in completion percentage when he went down with a concussion in Week 10, or grant him his release this offseason. The Niners are reportedly...
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Basketball Recap: Crane runs away in fourth to beat Triad

CRANE, Ore. — By the end of the night, Triad Timberwolves boys basketball coach Jason Young admitted that this is why you prefer to play at home in the postseason. In front of an impressively supportive crowd, the home team Crane Mustangs outscored Triad by 13 in the final half of the fourth quarter...
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Basketball Preview: OIT looks for national tourney bid

The Oregon Tech Lady Owls could seal a bid to the NAIA Div. II Women’s Basketball National Championship tournament with a win in Friday night’s Cascade Collegiate Conference semifinals at the College of Idaho (5:30 p.m. – 92-5 KLAD). OIT needs a win and have Eastern Oregon win its semi against Southern Oregon. If...
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Cobbs lifts Cal at No. 23 Oregon

EUGENE, Ore. – Even after an uneven performance, Justin Cobbs got his wish. With the score tied and time running out, Cobbs drained a long jump shot with 0.7 seconds left to send California past No. 23 Oregon 48-46 on Thursday night. The shot, which came after the Golden Bears (17-9, 9-5 Pac-12) ran nearly...
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Stanford 82, Oregon St. 72

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Josh Huestis had 20 points and 11 rebounds and Stanford pulled away down the stretch to beat Oregon State 82-72 Thursday night. Dwight Powell had 14 points and 11 rebounds. His driving dunk with 1:09 to go gave the Cardinal (16-11, 7-7 Pac-12) a 78-69 lead.
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Afternoon News & Notes

The OSAA Wrestling State Championships begin on Friday and Lakeview is well-represented at the 3A level. Honkers coach Greg Kelley is impressed with his squad entering the tournament. Lakeview wrestling coach Greg Kelley High School Basketball Emily Vanover scored 24 points to help Triad defeat Adrian 46-31 in the opening round of the 1A...
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No. 12 Arizona 70, Washington 52

TUCSON, Ariz. – Arizona has had trouble getting out of the gates at times this season and a late start combined with a rare desert snowstorm didn’t help any against Washington. Once they got rolling, the Wildcats put any thought of another home loss well out of reach. Solomon Hill had 19 points, Mark Lyons...
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