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Kaepernick-Newton play for first time

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Cam Newton was the No. 1 overall pick of the 2011 draft. The San Francisco 49ers had no chance to move up and get him. They happily took quarterbackColin Kaepernick 35 picks later.  Sunday, the two dynamic young quarterbacks will play against each other in the NFL for the first time as the Carolina Panthers visit San...
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Like old times for Kearse and Trufant

RENTON, Wash. — Going head-to-head with Atlanta cornerback Desmond Trufant Sunday will be nothing new for Seattle receiver Jermaine Kearse.  “I think the first time was fourth grade,” Kearse said. “We were in the same youth football league.”  They’ve been going at it ever since, through their high school years in Tacoma and on to the University...
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HS Sports: Defenses have taken Henley, Banks to OSAA postseason

Last weekend, the Douglas Trojans football team visited Klamath Falls with an average offensive output of 34 points per game.  Against Henley, they scored six. Henley football head coach Wayne Amos Defense has been the staple of Henley’s victories this season, including the 20-6 play-in victory over Douglas. In all seven of the Hornets’...
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Why Stanford can stop Oregon again

Since the start of last season, Oregon is 20-1 and has averaged an FBS-high 51.9 points per game. The Ducks’ only loss during that stretch was a 3-point loss to Stanford. They scored 14 points in that game, their lowest since scoring eight against Boise State in the 2009 season opener in Chip Kelly’s...
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Marshall takes Oregon RB reins

EUGENE, Ore. — When running back Byron Marshall signed to play football at Oregon two years ago, he knew he’d have to compete in a crowded backfield. Kenjon Barner was Oregon’s bona fide star in the backfield last season, and speedy sophomore De’Anthony Thomas was one of the country’s most explosive players. Barner ran for 1,767 yards with...
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Seahawks-Falcons Preview

A dramatic field goal for the Atlanta Falcons ousted the Seattle Seahawks from the playoffs last season. Matt Ryan‘s recent play is a big reason why the potential for a postseason rematch is unlikely. The Seahawks return to the Georgia Dome on Sunday looking to gain a measure of revenge and capitalize on Ryan’s struggles while seriously damaging what’s...
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Manningham, Crabtree work way back

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – The answers to all of the San Francisco 49ers’ receiving troubles were on display on the practice field Wednesday.  Mario Manningham had his first full practice since being activated to the 53-man roster, andMichael Crabtree worked for the first time since being cleared to practice.  Mannigham is expected to play Sunday against Carolina....
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OIT women’s soccer tries again in CCC Championships

The Oregon Tech women’s soccer team plays at Corban this afternoon in the opening round of the Cascade Collegiate Conference tournament. Link: Watch the match at 2 p.m./Corban Athletics The Owls are in the postseason for the second straight year, falling in last year’s tournament 2-1 to Northwest. Oregon Tech women’s soccer senior Rebekah...
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HS Wrap: Henley girls eliminated in shootout; KU girls, Henley boys advance

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – The Henley girls soccer team is out of the OSAA 4A State Championship after a 2-1 opening round, shootout loss to Brookings-Harbor in Klamath Falls yesterday. Britanny Kochenderfer scored Henley’s first half goal. The Hornets season ends with a 10-4-1 record. Klamath Union 2, Sisters 1 (Shootout) SISTERS, Ore. — After...
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Coverage of Oregon-Stanford (6 p.m. Thurs. – ESPN)

Blog coverage of the Oregon-Stanford football game on ESPN television at 6 p.m. on Thursday.
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