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Hosanna Christian boys face familiar foe without familiar player

The Hosanna Christian Lions gets to work this afternoon at the OSAA 1A Boys Basketball State Championships, facing the Imbler Panthers (3 p.m. – 960 the Sports Legend – Radio only). The Lions are familiar with their opponent today, having lost to Imbler in the OSAA second round last season to miss a chance to play...
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Blazers’ Matthews is hurting, but pressing on

PORTLAND, Ore. – Trail Blazers guard Wesley Matthews sees only one option left after trying all the treatments he can on his sore left leg. ”Pray,” he says in all seriousness. Matthews hurt his leg and ankle, along with his left elbow, just before the All-Star break. But he’s playing – and praying – through...
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Reports: Alex Smith deal not done yet

Reports that the 49ers had worked out a trade of quarterback Alex Smith that was “effectively complete” may have been premature, as the latest reports claim a deal is in the works but not yet done. The Niners are actively talking to teams and receiving interest in the former No. 1 draft pick, according...
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Basin wrestlers bring home six individual state titles

PORTLAND, Ore. – Bonanza’s Phillip Morgan won his first state championship, pinning Matthew Staigle of Enterprise in 2:42 to claim the 195-pound weight class at the OSAA 2A/1A Wrestling State Championships at Memorial Coliseum. Morgan was joined by Lakeview’s Tony Frank as the only small school title winners. Frank won a 6-4 decision over top-seed...
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No. 23 Oregon 77, Stanford 66

EUGENE, Ore. – Johnathan Loyd’s performance in a loss to California on Thursday was so dismal it spurred a late-night call of concern from his coach. ”I was worried about him,” Oregon coach Dana Altman. ”But he bounced back tough.” He certainly did. Loyd had his best game of the season with 15 points and...
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Trail Blazers 92, Celtics 86

PORTLAND, Ore. – The pain in his left leg barely tolerable, Trail Blazers guard Wesley Matthews hoped he wasn’t asking for trouble with a step-back 3-pointer at the end of a close game against the Boston Celtics. ”As I was stepping back, I was like, `Oh, my God, what am I doing?’ Matthews said. ”Instincts...
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California 60, Oregon St. 59

CORVALLIS, Ore. – California Coach Mike Montgomery didn’t necessarily like how the Golden Bears had to outlast Oregon State, but he liked the bottom line. ”Hey, it shows up on the left side of the column and that’s what you want,” Montgomery said. Justin Cobbs had 18 points and surging California won its fifth straight...
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Report: 49ers set to deal Alex Smith

Colin Kaepernick‘s ascension in San Francisco has put Alex Smith out of a job. It was widely speculated that the 49ers would either trade Smith, who was leading the NFL in completion percentage when he went down with a concussion in Week 10, or grant him his release this offseason. The Niners are reportedly...
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Basketball Recap: Crane runs away in fourth to beat Triad

CRANE, Ore. — By the end of the night, Triad Timberwolves boys basketball coach Jason Young admitted that this is why you prefer to play at home in the postseason. In front of an impressively supportive crowd, the home team Crane Mustangs outscored Triad by 13 in the final half of the fourth quarter...
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Basketball Preview: OIT looks for national tourney bid

The Oregon Tech Lady Owls could seal a bid to the NAIA Div. II Women’s Basketball National Championship tournament with a win in Friday night’s Cascade Collegiate Conference semifinals at the College of Idaho (5:30 p.m. – 92-5 KLAD). OIT needs a win and have Eastern Oregon win its semi against Southern Oregon. If...
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