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Seahawks’ impressive defense getting attention

RENTON, Wash. – Expectations are so high in the Seattle Seahawks locker room that what’s impressive to others is merely acceptable to them. In two games, the Seahawks’ swarming defense has surrendered only 10 points, shutting down Carolina and San Francisco. They’ve made Cam Newton and Colin Kaepernick look confused, created game-changing turnovers and shown...
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49ers determined to get the run going

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – No matter that opponents are stacking extra defenders next to the line of scrimmage. The San Francisco 49ers are determined to run the football successfully, a key element of their offense that has been missing through the first two weeks of the season. But offensive coordinator Greg Roman doesn’t believe in...
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High School Schedules – Sept. 19-21

Join 960 the Sports Legend at Oregon First Community Credit Union at 4 p.m. today for the High School Gameday show, where we preview the weekend in prep athletics including a visit from Lost River and Chiloquin football. Thursday VolleyballLost River at Illinois Valley – 6:15 p.m.Mazama vs Henley – 6:30 p.m.Lakeview vs Chiloquin...
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Oregon State will be without Woods this week

CORVALLIS, Ore. — The Oregon State Beavers are on the road for the second-straight week, but will be without starting running back Storm Woods, who suffered a concussion in OSU’s 51-48 overtime win against Utah. Head coach Mike Riley says junior Terron Ward will start for Woods. Oregon State football head coach Mike Riley...
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Raiders-Broncos Preview

Ryan Clady hasn’t missed a game since being selected 12th overall by the Denver Broncos in the 2008 draft, and he’s been a key member of an offensive line that has helped quarterback Peyton Manning begin 2013 on a record-setting pace. That will change Monday night when Denver hosts the Oakland Raiders, who will...
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Raiders GM says vindication comes with playoffs

ALAMEDA, Calif. – Reggie McKenzie heard all the preseason predictions from the pundits that had his Oakland Raiders pegged as one of the worst teams in the NFL. After a tight road loss at Indianapolis and a home win over Jacksonville to start the season, the Raiders general manager is not ready to crow about...
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49ers’ Ian Williams goes on injured reserve

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – San Francisco 49ers nose tackle Ian Williams was placed on injured reserve Tuesday with a broken left ankle. Williams, who was scheduled to undergo surgery on the ankle, was injured on by a block by J.R. Sweezy early in the 49ers’ 29-3 loss to the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday.
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Seahawks LT Okung likely out vs. Jags

RENTON, Wash. – Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said Monday that left tackle Russell Okung is unlikely to play on Sunday against Jacksonville after suffering a toe injury against San Francisco. Carroll would not give specifics on the severity of Okung’s injury, saying the team is still awaiting more information before coming to a determination...
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No. 2 Oregon’s defense holds its own

EUGENE, Ore. – Oregon defensive coordinator Nick Aliotti is a perfectionist. That 59-14 victory over Tennessee last Saturday? ”We did OK,” he said. How about a 66-3 win over Nicholls State in the opener? Or that 59-10 rout of Virginia in Game 2? With Aliotti, it’s almost as if the defense has fallen short if...
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Jaguars-Seahawks Preview

Considering how Seattle has dominated defensively and the Jacksonville Jaguars have struggled on offense, it seems that the Seahawks have an excellent chance to start 3-0 for the first time since 2006. They’ll look to accomplish that while trying for a 10th consecutive home victory Sunday against the lowly Jaguars, who hope to avoid...
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