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Spurs Close Out Blazers

SAN ANTONIO — The veteran San Antonio Spurs showed Portland a few things about succeeding in the playoffs. The biggest lesson was how not to panic when an All-Star goes down. Danny Green and Kawhi Leonard each scored 22 points, and San Antonio overcame an injury to Tony Parker to close out the Western Conference semifinals with a 104-82 victory on...
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Giants pound Braves 10-4 to win series

SAN FRANCISCO – Gregor Blanco supplied the speed. Hunter Pence, Michael Morse andBrandon Crawford provided the pop. And on a warm, windless afternoon along the bay, AT&T Park played awfully small for the Giants. Pence, Morse and Crawford homered as Blanco accomplished a rare feat on the bases, powering San Francisco past the Atlanta Braves 10-4 on Wednesday. “It’s always fun to...
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White Sox Snap A’s Winning Streak

OAKLAND, Calif. — Less than two months into his career, Jose Abreu is already the guy theChicago White Sox want at the plate when the game is on the line. Abreu hit a three-run homer in the eighth inning, and the White Sox snapped a four-game losing streak with a 4-2 victory over the Oakland Athletics on Wednesday. “We...
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Odorizzi Fuels Rays Past M’s

SEATTLE – Jake Odorizzi did his job on the mound, backing up what David Price did the previous night for Tampa Bay. It got overshadowed by the concern for how long the Rays could be without All-Star second baseman Ben Zobrist. Odorizzi pitched one-hit ball, but the Rays lost Zobrist to a dislocated thumb during a 2-0 win over...
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OIT falls to C of I, season ends

Caldwell, Id. - Riding the back of All-American Nickayla Skinner, College of Idaho took a pair of games today to advance to the NAIA Softball World Series in Georgia. Oregon Tech gave up two runs in the first game while only earning only one run to lose the first game of a double header. Since...
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Oregon Tech to Face CCC Foe College of Idaho in Championship Game

(CALDWELL, IDAHO) – Oregon Tech will play Cascade Conference foe College of Idaho in the championship game of the NAIA Softball National Championship Opening Round Tournament Wednesday at 11:00 am at Symms field. The Owls need only one more victory to move on to the NAIA Softball World Series held in Columbus, Ga. where 10 teams...
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A’s Crush White Sox

OAKLAND, Calif. — Now that he’s a key part of the Athletics starting rotation, Drew Pomeranz has tried to maintain the same aggressive approach on the mound that he had coming out of the bullpen.  It’s turned out better than anyone could have hoped for so far.  Making his second start of the season after replacing Dan...
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Minor silences Giants’ bats as Braves win 5-0

SAN FRANCISCO – Jason Heyward knew he had to get creative, because he was still at least 10 feet from home plate when he saw Buster Posey catch the ball.  So somehow, Heyward contorted his big body to elude the tag and score a run that started a big inning for Atlanta.  Heyward’s mad dash home keyed a...
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Price, Rays Edge Marines

SEATTLE – David Price was nearly untouchable, giving up just a run, and he still walked off the field in the eighth inning in line for the loss.  Then came the ninth inning, and everything changed for the Tampa Bay Rays.  David DeJesus homered and Matt Joyce hit a go-ahead RBI single as the Rays rallied in the ninth inning...
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OIT wins second game in opening round…onto the Championship game

CALDWELL, Idaho – Jessi Duncan’s no-hitter, to go with a six-run fifth inning, propelled No. 18 Oregon Tech to the championship game of the NAIA National Tournament’s Opening Round, as the Owls took out  No. 5, and top-seeded, Cal State San Marcos by an 8-0 score today at Symms Field in Caldwell. Oregon Tech moved...
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