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49ers release kicker David Akers

SAN FRANCISCO – On top of the NFL one season, out the door the next. The San Francisco 49ers released six-time Pro Bowl kicker David Akers on Wednesday, ending a two-year run of record-breaking highs and frustrating lows. General Manager Trent Baalke thanked Akers in a statement, calling the kicker a ”true professional who represented...
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OSAA 4A: Mazama cruises to quarterfinal win

CORVALLIS, Ore. — The top-ranked Mazama Vikings had few problems in their 76-37 quarterfinal win over Brookings-Harbor at Gill Coliseum. Mazama (25-2) advances to Thursday afternoon’s semifinals, seeking its fist-ever state championship appearance. Caileigh Smith finished with a double-double 18 points and 13 rebounds, contributing to Mazama’s early start with seven points in the...
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Corkhill named OIT golf coach

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — Longtime Basin golf coach Jeff Corkhill has been named the first golf coach for Oregon Tech. He spent 19 years coaching the Henley High School golf programs, where the team made 10-straight state championship appearances. Oregon Tech athletic director Mike Schell told OITSports.com “I know Coach Corkill is up for...
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OSAA 4A: Mazama finalizes plan for state tournament opener

CORVALLIS, Ore. — After departing for Corvallis Tuesday, the Mazama Vikings girls basketball team are ready to open play at the OSAA 4A Girls Basketball State Championships this afternoon at 1:30 p.m. Head coach Joy Lease has family in the area, so the team avoided the host venue Gill Coliseum on Tuesday night and...
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Timbers’ Zizzo undergoes successful surgery

PORTLAND, Ore. — The Portland Timbers Tuesday announced that midfielder Sal Zizzo underwent successful surgery to repair a medial meniscus tear in his left knee. The procedure was performed by Timbers Director of Medicine Dr. Richard Edelson at Sports Medicine Oregon in Tigard, Ore. Zizzo, who sustained the injury Monday in training, is expected...
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OSAA 4A: Mazama departs for state tournament

The Mazama Vikings girls basketball team was the focus of a pep assembly Tuesday morning before departing for the OSAA 4A Girls Basketball State Championships in Corvallis. The Vikings will play Brookings-Harbor on Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. in the quarterfinals, needing two straight wins to play in their first-ever state title game. The quarterfinal...
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Trail Blazers 122, Bobcats 105

PORTLAND, Ore. – The Trail Blazers were only in the first quarter against the woeful Bobcats when Nicolas Batum took off and lobbed the ball off the backboard into the hands of charging rookie Meyers Leonard for a dunk. The play didn’t go over well with Blazers coach Terry Stotts, who warned the duo about...
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Gonzaga ranked No. 1 in hoops poll

The to-do list for the Gonzaga basketball team got shorter Monday: For the first time, the Zags were ranked No. 1 in The Associated Press Top 25 poll. Sweet, but it may get bumpier from there. Next: Avoiding the potholes that have stopped every other No. 1 this season, then finding a way to...
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Former Duck Luke Jackson on GAAL: 3.4.2013

Former Oregon Ducks basketball player Luke Jackson, who is the new men's basketball head coach at Northwest Christian University, joined Goofing Around at Lunch.
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OSAA 4A: Mazama starts state title culmination

After a decisive 82-44 win over Sisters in Saturday’s second round, the top-ranked Mazama girls travel to Corvallis for the OSAA 4A Basketball State Championships final site tournament, starting Wednesday. For head coach Joy Lease and her Vikings, the goal is to bring a 4A girls state title back to the Basin for a...
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