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Ducks Dominic Artis, Ben Carter suspended

SEOUL, South Korea – Oregon arrived Wednesday afternoon without two key players for the season opener against Georgetown after both were suspended for selling shoes provided to them by the university, according to the school. Sophomores Dominic Artis and Ben Carter could miss anywhere from nine to 12 games for the NCAA violation. The No. 19 Ducks play Georgetown on Saturday morning...
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Power Rankings: No. 4 Seattle Seahawks

A weekly examination of the Seahawks’ ESPN.com Power Ranking:  It’s difficult to judge the Seahawks this week. Do you reward them for earning the biggest comeback win in franchise history, overcoming a 21-0 deficit and defeating the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 27-24 in overtime?  Or do you penalize them for falling behind by three touchdowns at home to...
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HS Agenda: OSAA soccer playoffs start today

The OSAA Soccer State Championship first round gets underway today, with two Basin-area girls and one boys team playing this afternoon. Henley girls soccer head coach Rod Husain Tuesday OSAA Girls Soccer PostseasonKlamath Union at Sisters – 2 p.m.Brookings-Harbor at Henley – 3 p.m.Junciton City at La Grande – 1 p.m.McLouglin-Weston-McEwen at North Bend...
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Oregon RB expects at least 40 points

Oregon running back De’Anthony Thomas doesn’t expect Stanford to derail the Ducks’ national championship hopes for the second year in a row. Last year, Oregon lost its only game of the season 17-14 in overtime to Stanford. But Thomas is confident this year’s team won’t be held to two touchdowns. “I don’t think so,” Thomas told...
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Carroll trusts Golden Tate to take chances

RENTON, Wash. — Going by the fundamentals of the game, players shouldn’t field a punt inside their 10-yard line.  Seattle coach Pete Carroll knows that sometimes a player like Golden Tate can improvise on those rules. Tate did so Sunday when he fielded a punt at the 4 and returned it 71 yards to the Tampa...
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The week ahead for the 49ers

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — It’s time to dust off the NFL cobwebs with the San Francisco 49ers’ bye week now in the books. The 49ers are 6-2 and have five straight wins going into their home game against Carolina on Sunday. Here are some things to watch for this week:  Smith’s progress: The big story...
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O-line changes helped Seattle on Sunday

After getting sacked seven times at St. Louis, quarterback Russell Wilson wasn’t sacked in Seattle’s 27-24 overtime victory over Tampa Bay on Sunday.  That’s the good news, but there is a dark side.  Wilson still was put under duress a career-high 55 percent of his dropbacks (16-of-29) against the Bucs. He entered the game as the...
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HS Recap: Tulelake soccer falls short, KU into bracket play

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — A Tori Dykstra goal helped the Klamath Union Pelicans girls soccer team to a 1-0 win against Banks in the play-in round of the OSAA postseason last Saturday. KU advances to the 16-team bracket and will face Sisters Tuesday at 2 p.m. Henley was idle and plays at home against...
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OIT Recap: Women’s soccer, volleyball qualify for postseason

OLYMPIA, Wash. — Oregon Tech’s 4-1 win over Evergreen State College has the OIT women’s soccer team in the Cascade Collegiate Conference postseason. Rebekah Nisbet, Kayla Campbell, Jacque Wood and Tarryn Miyamura had the goals for the Owls. OIT plays at Corban Wednesday in the CCC Championships opening round. Tech men’s soccer will not...
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Timbers take first leg of conference semis with 2-1 win

SEATTLE, Wash. – Behind goals from Ryan Johnson and Darlington Nagbe, the Portland Timbers captured a 2-1 victory on the road against Seattle Sounders FC in the first leg of the Western Conference Semifinals of the MLS Cup Playoffs on Saturday night at CenturyLink Field. The Timbers, making their first appearance in the MLS...
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