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OIT hoops teams gain preseason national nods

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Both Oregon Tech basketball teams are in the awareness of coaches throughout the nation, as the men’s team debuted at No. 21 and the women in the receiving votes section of their respective NAIA Div. II Preseason Top 25 poll. It’s the first time both teams have received votes in the...
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Thirteen seasons have come and gone without the Portland Trail Blazers winning a playoff series, a drought that isn’t lost on general manager Neil Olshey with the franchise coming off another disappointing campaign. Portland, though, seemingly has the talent to contend in the loaded Western Conference this season unlike the rebuilding Phoenix Suns, who host Wednesday night’s...
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Harvin’s return imperative with Rice out

Getting wide receiver Percy Harvin back on the field as soon as possible just became a lot more important for the Seattle Seahawks.  The team announced Tuesday that wide receiver Sidney Rice is out for the season after suffering a torn ACL in the Monday night game at St. Louis. Rice wasn’t having the best season among the Seattle receiving corps,...
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Stat attack! Some Week 9 Pac-12 numbers

Some Pac-12 numbers for your review.  Number to the left is national rank.  2. Oregon, 55.6 points per game 6. Arizona State, 45.4 15. Oregon State, 40.1  Total offense 2. Oregon, 632.1 yards per game 14. Arizona State, 509.1 15. Washington, 501.9 22. Oregon State, 487.4 30. UCLA, 469.1  Rushing offense  2. Oregon, 331.5 yards per game 11. Arizona, 288.0 22. Washington, 218.1 
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Hustlin’ Owls scrimmage at Chiloquin for fundraiser tonight

Chiloquin High School is hosting an Oregon Tech men’s basketball scrimmage tonight at its big gym. The game starts at 7:30 p.m. and all proceeds from tickets sold will go toward Chiloquin athletics. It’s the final scrimmage of the year for the Hustlin’ Owls, which play on Sunday at Danny Miles Court against Pacific...
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Postseason begins for high school soccer

The NSCIF soccer playoffs begin today with two games in the Basin. The No. 4 Butte Valley Bulldogs welcome in No. 5 Redding Christian, while second-seeded Tulelake hosts No. 7 Etna. Both games start in the 3 p.m. hour. Top seed Mt. Shasta has a bye in the first round, with the other game...
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Seahawks turn back feisty Rams on game-ending goal-line stand

ST. LOUIS — The Seattle Seahawks struggled on offense against the scrappy St. Louis Rams, so they had to leave Monday night’s game in the hands of one of the NFL’s most stingy defenses. With its back on the goal line, the defense answered the challenge. The Seahawks stuffed Daryl Richardson on third-and-goal and then caused Kellen Clemensto overthrow his...
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49ers will be forced to make tough cuts

LONDON – The San Francisco 49ers roster is about to change.  The 6-2 49ers — who have won five straight games going into their bye week — are poised to get much better. They have six players who are likely to come off various different injury/illness lists including linebacker Aldon Smith, receivers Mario Manningham and Michael Crabtree, cornerback Eric Wright, rookie...
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Seahawks win, but O-line must improve

ST. LOUIS — No team can win this way. No team should win this way, not with an offensive line this bad. The Seattle Seahawks have won ugly several times this season. This one was beyond ugly.  It was hideous Monday night, but it was a victory – 14-9 over the outmanned St. Louis Rams at a half-empty Edward Jones...
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Tide, Ducks show little difference vs. Vols

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Saturday’s game at Bryant-Denny Stadium was a dud. It seemed likewho was watching was of greater concern than what they were actually watching at times. In the end, Alabama walloped Tennessee 45-10 for the school’s 50th all-time win over its SEC East rival.  But the greater context of the game was more...
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