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Bills sign Alonso of UO

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. – The Buffalo Bills signed rookie linebacker Kiko Alonso to a four-year contract on Wednesday. The deal is worth close to $4.3 million, with about $1.5 million guaranteed for the second of Buffalo’s two second-round draft picks. Chosen 46th overall, the 6-foot-3 and 238-pound Alonso was a hard-hitting tackler during three seasons...
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Oakland Raiders

Cribbs, Raiders agree to 1-year deal

OAKLAND, Calif. – The Oakland Raiders signed free agent kick returner and wide receiver Josh Cribbs to a one-year contract Wednesday, giving the team a versatile player that could boost the offense and special teams. Cribbs’ agent, John Rickert, confirmed the deal but declined to disclose financial terms. He said Cribbs drew interest from several...
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Dodgers’ Greinke gets win in return

LOS ANGELES – Zack Greinke returned early from the disabled list, and the Los Angeles Dodgers’ offense is starting to pick up. The last-place Dodgers beat the Washington Nationals 3-1 on Wednesday night for their fourth win in five games. Greinke pitched 5 1-3 strong innings in his first start since April 11 after coming...
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Blue Jays win fourth straight beating the Giants

TORONTO – Ryan Vogelsong’s 100th career start might have been his last for a while. J.P. Arencibia and Adam Lind each hit two-run home runs, Ramon Ortiz won for the first time since 2011 and the Toronto Blue Jays won their season-high fourth straight game Wednesday night, beating Vogelsong and the San Francisco Giants 11-3....
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Ibanez homers twice, M’s beat Yanks

NEW YORK – Raul Ibanez was more than happy to turn those welcome back calls of ”Ra-uuul!” into a good old Bronx cheer. Ibanez again treated Yankee Stadium as his personal playground, hitting a grand slam and two-run homer Wednesday night to help the Seattle Mariners rout New York 12-2. ”I can’t tell that much...
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Track & Field: Skyline Conference Championships start Thursday

The Skyline Conference Championships start tomorrow in Grants Pass. The Henley girls have seven of the top 10 results in various 4A events this season, including Willow Charlton’s second-best time in the 200-meter hurdles. Klamath Union’s Tyler Butler has been top 10 in three separate events, while Mazama’s Elizabeth Levesque has posted the third-best...
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Oregon Tech adds league MVP to women’s basketball roster

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — Ashleigh Vandenbrink is the newest member of the Oregon Tech Lady Owls basketball team. The 5-10, three-time first-team all-leaguer from Davis High School in California joins the Owls after being her team’s MVP the last two season. Vandenbrink tallied 16.4 points, 10.4 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 3.2 steals per contest...
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HS Sports: Wortman claims state golf championship

CRESWELL, Ore. — Mazama’s Bryce Wortman posted a second-straight 79 to finish as a 4A Boys Golf State Championship co-champion with Sutherlin’s Tyler Franke. Franke shot two shots better in Tuesday’s final round at Emerald Valley Golf Club. Henley’s Robert Ferguson finished tied for 21st, following his day one 90 with an 87 on...
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Despite big penalties, the Portland Winterhawks still wins title

PORTLAND, Ore. – Hit with unprecedented penalties by the Western Hockey League back in November, the Portland Winterhawks not only prevailed, they won the junior hockey league’s championship. ”We could have used it as an excuse to wipe away the season,” Dallas Stars prospect Taylor Peters said of the sanctions, which included the suspension of...
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Hawaii puts ‘Rainbow’ back in names

HONOLULU – Hawaii’s athletic department is scrapping a plan to drop the word ”Rainbow” from its men’s teams’ nicknames. The university announced Tuesday it is changing its football, baseball and other men’s team nicknames to the Rainbow Warriors, a name previously used by the football team but dropped in 2000. The changes take effect July...
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