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49ers-Seahawks Preview

Aldon Smith may think it’s just another game, but the verbal sniping between the San Francisco 49ers and Seattle Seahawks proves otherwise. A primetime matchup between two of the NFL’s top young quarterbacks only adds to the attention. Colin Kaepernick and Russell Wilson are both looking to build on the best statistical performances of...
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Oakland Raiders

Pryor ready to make first home start for Raiders

ALAMEDA, Calif. – Even as a backup, Oakland Raiders quarterback Terrelle Pryor would write notes to wide receivers and leave them in their lockers after seeing something on video he thought might help. The former Ohio State standout studied the NFL’s best quarterbacks and tried to learn something from each of them – Tom Brady’s...
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Seahawks to have undercover police in 49ers gear

RENTON, Wash. – In an effort to weed out unruly fans, the Seattle Seahawks say they will have undercover police officers wearing opposing team apparel beginning with Sunday night’s highly anticipated matchup against the San Francisco 49ers. The Seahawks announced the plan Wednesday, saying the goal is to ensure a safe environment for all fans,...
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Football in Mid-Air

Opposing coaches preview weekend’s Basin football games

When the Lost River Raiders beat Gold Beach in the 2004 OSAA 2A Football State Championship game, the two head coaches of the programs were introduced. Now, nearly ten years later, Lost River’s Dennis Dunlea and Gold Beach’s Kevin Swift are still coaching their teams to the highest levels of small school football, and...
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Thomas Tyner off to a running start at Oregon

It’s fitting that Thomas Tyner’s nickname is Dash. The freshman running back made his highly anticipated debut for No. 2 Oregon last weekend against Virginia and scored the first time he was handed the ball. Oregon went on to defeat the Cavaliers 59-10 and Tyner had a coming out party as the latest speedster...
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Beavers back suspended for late hit

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Oregon State running back Jovan Stevenson has been suspended for the first half of the Beavers’ game at Utah on Saturday. The Pac-12 Conference suspended Stevenson for a late hit on a defenseless opponent during Oregon State’s 33-14 victory over Hawaii last Saturday. The foul occurred on a punt return late in...
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Tennessee-Oregon Preview

While Oregon hasn’t relinquished its place among the most prolific scoring teams in the nation, the Ducks insist there’s still room for improvement offensively. That’s a scary thought for unbeaten Tennessee, which faces the difficult challenge of slowing the second-ranked Ducks. Oregon looks to win its 22nd straight home game against an unranked opponent...
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49ers’ Smith off to another fast start

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Quarterback Colin Kaepernick and linebacker Patrick Willis engaged in a friendly game of one-on-one with a miniature basketball at one end of the San Francisco 49ers’ locker room Across the room, Aldon Smith leaned back on a stool and waved off a suggestion this week’s game against Seattle is any more...
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Oakland Raiders

Jaguars’ Gabbert out vs. Raiders

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Blaine Gabbert is a sideline spectator again. The Jacksonville Jaguars ruled out Gabbert for Sunday’s game at Oakland after he sliced open the back of his throwing hand in the season opener. Gabbert caught his right hand on a defender’s facemask while scrambling for a 4-yard gain the closing minutes against Kansas...
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Astros rally for four runs in ninth for 6-4 win over Seattle

SEATTLE – By the time Trevor Crowe came to the plate in the ninth inning, everything was going right for the Houston Astros. So much so that even a simple foul pop up to the first baseman turned into a run. Houston’s four-run rally in the ninth inning to beat the Seattle Mariners 6-4 on...
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