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Harang strong as Mariners blank Astros

SEATTLE – Now in his 15th major league season, Aaron Harang still is looking for consistency. On Tuesday night he found it. The Seattle Mariners’ 35-year-old right-hander locked into a groove against the Houston Astros, matching a career low in yielding just two in a complete-game 4-0 shutout victory.
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Raiders quarterbacks show struggles at minicamp

ALAMEDA, Calif. – Batted balls. Wounded ducks. Interceptions. Passes into the turf. The Oakland Raiders opened their three-day mandatory minicamp on Tuesday with a passing offense that looks far from a finished product. From presumed starter Matt Flynn to the only returning quarterback Terrelle Pryor to rookie Tyler Wilson, none of the quarterbacks fighting to...
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Seahawks open minicamp with injury questions

RENTON, Wash. – When the Seattle Seahawks opened their mandatory minicamp Tuesday, there were no questions about who would get the bulk of the reps at quarterback, or concerns about anyone holding out. This time, the questions were solely about injuries and news was mixed. The good news came with the return of defensive end...
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Expansion teams meet in only West Coast League game

It’s the battle of the two expansion teams tonight in Victoria, British Columbia, as the HarbourCats host the Medford Rogues in the only West Coast League game scheduled. The game also features teams with consecutive win streaks as Victoria comes in with a 3-0 league record and Medford has won two straight to move...
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Worker killed at new 49ers stadium

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Construction on the new San Francisco 49ers stadium has been stopped after a worker was found dead in an elevator shaft. The unidentified man was discovered around 6:50 a.m. Tuesday on the lowest level of the stadium edifice. Construction officials have not said how he died. State workplace safety officials are...
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Gems take series from Bellingham

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — Gems starter Nick Sabo earned a victory in his first start, allowing five hits, two earned runs and striking out seven, as the Gems made it two straight wins with a 7-2 victory over Bellingham on Monday at Kiger Stadium. Voice of the Gems Mike Coleman/960 the Sports Legend Bells...
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Beavers return to College World Series

CORVALLIS, Ore. – The Beavers are headed back to Omaha. Danny Hayes hit a two-run home run in the second inning and Ben Wetzler limited Kansas State to three runs over 7 2/3 innings as the Beavers won the Corvallis Super Regional with a 4-3 victory Monday night at Goss Stadium. The win sends...
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Pistons hire former Blazers coach Cheeks

DETROIT – Maurice Cheeks is getting a third shot to be an NBA head coach. The Detroit Pistons are desperately hoping he makes the most of the opportunity he was given Monday, when they announced the hiring and did not disclose the length of his deal. Cheeks was 284-286 in the regular season and 5-11...
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Mariners get Ibanez home run to beat Astros

SEATTLE – Hisashi Iwakuma used all his pitches – and his imagination – during his latest splendid start. Iwakuma allowed an unearned run in seven innings and the Seattle Mariners beat Houston 3-2 on Monday night, sending the Astros to their fifth straight defeat. ”He has a great heartbeat,” Mariners manager Eric Wedge said. ”The...
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Diamondbacks rally off LA’s League in ninth

LOS ANGELES – When the Diamondbacks and Dodgers get together, it’s bound to be close. Six of their seven games this season have been decided by three runs or less, and the latest was even tighter. Willie Bloomquist put Arizona ahead with a bases-loaded, two-run infield single off Los Angeles closer Brandon League in a...
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