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Puig’s big hit lifts LA over Phils

LOS ANGELES – Yasiel Puig is just 22 years old, and already has established himself as one of the most dangerous hitters in the major leagues as well as a role model for his teammates who enjoy his gung-ho style in the outfield and on the base paths. Puig singled home the tying and go-ahead...
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Babe Ruth loses both on Thursday in Reno

RENO, Nev. — After winning the first game at Josh Anderson Memorial Tournament, the Crater Lake Babe Ruth team lost both on Wednesday. The Reno Sun Devils beat Crater Lake 15-3 in the first game. Dylan Smith was the losing pitcher, according to coach Joe Tacchini. In the evening, despite a 4-3 loss to...
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Gems crush Cowlitz to stay undefeated in WCL series at home

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — The Klamath Falls Gems cruised to a 7-1 win over the Cowlitz Black Bears on Wednesday night at Kiger Stadium in the finale of the three-game series. Voice of the Gems Mike Coleman summarizes the Klamath Falls-Cowlitz series Nick Sabo (3-0) scattered four hits in five innings as Jackson Lockwood...
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Column: NCAA lets Oregon off the hook

If it walks like a duck, and if Willie Lyles says it can quack like a duck, it probably could run for 1,000 yards under Chip Kelly. The NCAA released its sanctions against Oregon on Wednesday, and the report was a doozy. According to the NCAA, is Oregon now a repeat offender? Yes. Did...
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Timbers beat FC Dallas 3-2 in US Open Cup

FRISCO, Texas – Darlington Nagbe had a goal and an assist to lead the Portland Timbers to a 3-2 win over FC Dallas in the quarterfinals of the U.S. Open Cup on Wednesday night. Portland scored all three of its goals in an 11-minute span in the second half to take a 3-1 lead. Dallas’...
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LA sweeps Giants, wins 5th straight

LOS ANGELES – Clayton Kershaw outpitched a familiar foe for his first win in more than a month. Kershaw was a bit better than Tim Lincecum in the seventh regular-season matchup between former Cy Young Award winners, rookie Yasiel Puig had three more hits and the Los Angeles Dodgers rallied to beat the San Francisco...
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Pirates hit 5 HRs to smack Mariners

SEATTLE – Starling Marte got the Pirates started with a triple – and it only got better after that. Marte hit two of Pittsburgh’s five home runs and Jeff Locke pitched seven sharp innings to lead the Pirates past the Seattle Mariners 9-4 on Tuesday night for their fifth straight victory. Marte opened the game...
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Oregon placed on probation by NCAA

EUGENE, Ore. – Oregon will lose one scholarship each of the next three seasons and was placed on probation for three years for recruiting violations under former coach Chip Kelly, but avoided a bowl ban under NCAA sanctions issued on Wednesday. The NCAA Division I Committee on Infractions found that Kelly and the university failed...
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Gems snap losing streak in extras

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – An RBI single by Ryan Clark brought in Austen Brand from second base with the winning run in the bottom of the 10th inning, breaking a three-game losing streak for Klamath Falls Gems with a 6-5 win over the Cowlitz Black Bears on Tuesday night at Kiger Stadium. Voice of the...
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Dodgers take second straight from Giants

LOS ANGELES – Matt Kemp was insistent about getting back into the Los Angeles Dodgers’ lineup Tuesday night after three frustrating weeks on the disabled list, and the last thing on his mind was whether his troublesome right hamstring would hold up. So when it came time to test his leg, it passed with flying...
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