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OIT Preview: Softball finishes road schedule

Trailing Corban (13-1) by three games in the loss column, Oregon Tech (14-4) softball heads out for its final weekend, road regular season series of the year, playing at Northwest on Friday and Concordia on Saturday. The Owls have a league-best 14 Cascade Collegiate Conference victories. Head coach Greg Stewart says his team is...
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Oregon gets 2016 US Olympic track & field trials

SALEM, Ore. – The U.S. Olympic track and field trials will return to Eugene, Ore., in 2016, USA Track & Field announced Thursday at the Oregon state Capitol. This will be Eugene’s sixth time hosting the Olympic track trials. ”We believe bringing the trials back to Track Town will prepare the team for an equally...
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Blood, sweat and worst fears for LA

When the Dodgers signed pitcher Zack Greinke to a six-year, $147 million contract in the offseason, they thought they were getting a pitcher, not a fighter, and one that pitched every fifth game, not every fifth week. And they don’t pay star center fielder Matt Kemp $160 million to chase down opposing players and...
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Rockies trade Harang to Mariners

Right-hander Aaron Harang is again on the move. The Mariners, seeking to bolster their starting pitching, acquired Harang from the Rockies for minor league right-handed pitcher Steven Hensley. The Rockies obtained Harang from the Dodgers on Saturday for catcher Ramon Hernandez, then immediately designated him for assignment with the idea of trading him.
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Seattle’s Morse suffers small fracture in hand

SEATTLE – Mariners’ slugger Michael Morse, currently tied for the major league lead with six homers, could be out up to a week after suffering a small fracture in the little finger of his right hand. Morse was hurt in the seventh inning of Seattle’s 4-3 loss to Texas on Thursday night. Morse was hit...
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Rangers beat Mariners’ Hernandez

SEATTLE – A.J. Pierzynski homered, David Murphy snapped a 2-all tie with an RBI single in the fifth, and the Texas Rangers toppled Seattle ace Felix Hernandez in a 4-3 win over the Mariners on Thursday night. Pierzynski hit his second homer of the season with one-out in the second. The Rangers added an unearned...
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Kobe has 47, hits all 18 free throws, as LA beats Portland

It didn’t matter that it was the Rose Garden. The ”M-V-P!” chant for Kobe Bryant was loud and clear. Bryant scored a season-high 47 points and carried the Los Angeles Lakers closer to a playoff berth with a 113-106 victory over the short-handed but tenacious Portland Trail Blazers on Wednesday night. The Lakers moved...
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Astros win second straight in Seattle

SEATTLE – Chris Carter could sense the Houston Astros were poised for another offensive outburst Wednesday night. Carter and Rick Ankiel each hit a two-run homer to help Houston beat the Seattle Mariners 8-3 before a crowd of 10,493, the smallest at Safeco Field since the ballpark opened 13 1/2 years ago. After losing 3-0...
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Dodgers 4, Padres 3

SAN DIEGO – After floundering in Boston in 2011 and playing only 31 games last year due to injuries, Carl Crawford is off to the fast start he knew he needed to have with the Los Angeles Dodgers. Crawford led off with an opposite-field homer and A.J. Ellis added a two-run shot to back Chad...
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Klamath Union works quickly in 11-2 defeat of Henley

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — The Klamath Union Pelicans built up seven runs in the second and fourth innings to earn an 11-2 win over the Henley Hornets in each team’s Skyline Conference baseball opener at Leo Bocchi Field Tuesday. The early difference was Klamath Union’s ability to hit in runs while Henley stranded its...
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