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Nuggets win over Blazers, but Faried injured

DENVER – The Denver Nuggets are getting good at bittersweet moments. Andre Iguodala scored 28 points and the Nuggets set an NBA franchise record with their 55th win Sunday, beating the short-handed Portland Trail Blazers 118-109 but losing another starter. On the day Ty Lawson (right heel) returned to Denver’s starting lineup for the first...
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San Diego Padres

Quentin drops suspension appeal

SAN DIEGO – San Diego Padres slugger Carlos Quentin on Sunday dropped his appeal and began serving an eight-game suspension for rushing the mound and inciting a brawl in which Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Zack Greinke broke his left collarbone. With the suspension starting with Sunday’s game against Colorado, Quentin will miss the Padres’ three-game...
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San Francisco Giants

Giants beat Cubs to win series

CHICAGO – With a record number of wild pitches in the middle of the game and a balk near the end, the San Francisco Giants sure got plenty of help from the Chicago Cubs. They’ll take it. Edwin Jackson and Michael Bowden tied a major league record by combining to throw five wild pitches in...
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Mariners

Mariners 4, Rangers 3

SEATTLE – Brandon Maurer shook the nerves, went back to relying on his primary pitches and finally displayed why the Seattle Mariners felt the 22-year-old was ready to make the jump from Double-A to the majors. The result was a celebratory shower that left the rookie shivering. ”He’s going through another first right now,” Seattle...
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High School Sports: Tulelake opens baseball weekend

While the OSAA baseball world resumes on Saturday, Tulelake gets back on the diamond this afternoon hosting Westwood for a Northern California doubleheader. Tulelake head coach Dan Lindsay says Westwood will come in short of players, so the game will result in a forfeit and Tulelake’s first wins of the year. Still, in Lindsay’s...
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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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Mariners

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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