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Lillard’s big debut lifts Blazers past Lakers

PORTLAND, Ore. — This was not the start the Los Angeles Lakers envisioned. The talent-laden Lakers have dropped two straight to open the season — their opener at home against the Dallas Mavericks followed by a 116-106 thumping by the Portland Trail Blazers on Wednesday night. To make matters worse, two-time MVP Steve Nash,...
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Giants, fans celebrate championship

SAN FRANCISCO — Ecstatic baseball fans crammed the streets of San Francisco on Wednesday for a confetti-drenched parade and rally honoring the World Series champion Giants — a Halloween treat made even sweeter as a repeat performance from 2010. Tens of thousands of people decked out in the team’s holiday-appropriate orange and black stood...
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Seattle could be down to 4 WRs against Vikings

RENTON, Wash. — Sidney Rice sat down to watch film Wednesday morning and started counting the familiar faces and names. It wasn’t 11 for 11, but there are plenty of players on Minnesota’s defense that Rice knows very well. ”There are a lot of tough guys on that side of the ball,” he said....
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Oregon-Southern Cal Preview

Oregon keeps scoring points at an impressive pace, but it didn’t receive enough points this week to move up in the BCS standings. Southern California coach Lane Kiffin still thinks the second-ranked Ducks are the best team in the country. Undefeated in 11 games since last season’s home loss to the Trojans, Oregon goes...
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Arizona St.-Oregon St. Preview

The sudden volatility of Oregon State’s quarterback situation may be coming at the worst possible time. Coming off their first loss, the 13th-ranked Beavers turn back to Cody Vaz under center against what’s certain to be an angry Arizona State defense Saturday night in Corvallis. Vaz will start at quarterback for the Beavers (6-1,...
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Lakers-Trail Blazers Preview

The Portland Trail Blazers suffered three straight first-round playoff losses before their failure to qualify for the postseason in 2011-12 resulted in major changes for the franchise. The Los Angeles Lakers’ famous newcomers, meanwhile, didn’t produce a victory in their much-anticipated opener. The Trail Blazers begin their season at home Wednesday night against a...
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Dodgers, League ink three-year deal

LOS ANGELES — The Dodgers are bringing Brandon League back to their bullpen, signing the free agent right-hander to a $22.5-million, three-year deal on Tuesday. League, acquired by the Dodgers from the Seattle Mariners at the July trade deadline, went 2-1 with six saves and a 2.30 ERA in 28 appearances with Los Angeles....
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OIT women’s soccer moves to CCC playoffs

The Oregon Tech women’s soccer team made the postseason bracket with a 2-1 win over College of Idaho last weekend. The Lady Owls will play at Northwest, which won its first league title with a 7-1-1 Cascade Collegiate Conference record. OIT won the regular season meeting 3-0 at Steen Sports Park, when coach Mike Hedlund...
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OSAA 4A & NSCIF 8-man football postseason starts this weekend

The 4A Oregon football play-in round starts Friday night for Basin teams when the Skyline Conference third-place finisher Mazama travels to Cottage Grove for a 7 p.m. kickoff. Link: 960 the Sports Legend wants to hook Mazama fans up with Oregon State tickets The No. 2 placer Klamath Union gets a home game and...
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HS FB Recap: Mazama, KU into play-in round

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — It was both a positive and negative night for the Mazama Vikings. While Klamath Union beat them 49-0 in the Canal Bowl, Mazama did qualify for the play-in round next week and can now make the field of 16 for the Oregon School Activities Association playoffs. Klamath Union finished as...
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