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Oregon opens spring practice under Helfrich

EUGENE, Ore. – The Oregon Ducks began spring practice Tuesday under new coach Mark Helfrich. The team’s former offensive coordinator, who was promoted to head coach in January after Chip Kelly left for the Philadelphia Eagles, called his first practice at the helm ”weird, at points.” Oregon is coming off a 12-1 season that was...
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Asomugha, Niners agree on deal

SAN FRANCISCO – Free agent cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha reached agreement on a one-year contract with the San Francisco 49ers on Tuesday that could pay him as much as $3 million this year. Asomugha’s representative, Ben Dogra, said that Asomugha is expected to sign his new deal Wednesday. He was busy taking high school students around...
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Bumgarner pitches gem for Giants

LOS ANGELES – Madison Bumgarner has the Dodgers’ number. The left-hander pitched two-hit ball over eight innings, giving the San Francisco Giants a 3-0 win while overshadowing the major league debut of high-priced Los Angeles pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu on Tuesday night. Bumgarner (1-0) struck out six and walked none in the second straight gem at...
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Mariners 7, Athletics 1

OAKLAND, Calif. – Winning a franchise-best 22 spring training games is one thing. The Seattle Mariners are doing it in games that count, against the defending division champions. Michael Morse hit a three-run homer and a solo shot, Hisashi Iwakuma followed up Felix Hernandez’s gem with an impressive outing of his own, and Seattle beat...
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Cardinals upgrade QB position with Palmer

Here’s the simple reason Carson Palmer is an Arizona Cardinal: When you have a chance to upgrade the quarterback position, you upgrade the quarterback position. No player is more important to a team’s success, and it’s not even close. Palmer is an upgrade over Drew Stanton, Brian Hoyer, Ryan Lindley and now-released John Skelton....
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Flynn eager for new beginning in Oakland

ALAMEDA, Calif. – Going from a playoff contender in Seattle to a rebuilding project in Oakland doesn’t seem to bother Matt Flynn much. If anything, the Raiders’ new quarterback is embracing his new surroundings – and his new role. With Carson Palmer having been traded to Arizona in a deal that was completed Tuesday, Flynn...
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HS Diamond Sports: Lakeview and Bonanza tangle again

Tuesday Games BaseballEagle Point at Henley – 4 p.m.- Henley is off to a 6-2 start and have put up over nine runs per game. Eagle Point started 4-1, but have lost four straight games. Summit at Mazama – 4:30 p.m.- Mazama hasn’t scored more than two runs in its last three games, starting...
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Jazz defeat Blazers, claim lead for 8th

SALT LAKE CITY – The Utah Jazz looked like a team on the verge of collapse 10 days ago. Now they’ve won a season-best five straight to move a half-game ahead of the idle Los Angeles Lakers for the eighth Western Conference playoff spot. ”Look at the Baltimore Ravens,” Jazz big man Al Jefferson said...
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Kershaw does it all in Dodgers’ win

LOS ANGELES – Hall of Famer Sandy Koufax threw out the ceremonial first pitch. Then another Dodgers left-hander with a great curveball dominated. Clayton Kershaw launched his first career home run to break a scoreless tie in the eighth inning before finishing off a four-hitter Monday that led Los Angeles over the defending champion San...
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Mariners 2, Athletics 0

OAKLAND, Calif. – Felix Hernandez had his mind made up that he would get the Seattle Mariners’ season off to a strong start and provide a little bit of momentum on April 1. No arguing that. He delivered against the defending AL West champions. Hernandez struck out eight on opening day in his first start...
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