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The high-powered San Francisco 49ers are heading to London looking to extend a growing win streak. Their opponent has a much more modest goal. The Jacksonville Jaguars are hoping a change of continents will help them avoid dropping to 0-8, as they’ll look to deny the 49ers a fifth straight victory Sunday at Wembley Stadium. San Francisco (5-2)...
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Oregon State defense gets off the canvas

Oregon State’s defense has gone from bad to mediocre. With the Beavers offense rolling up 44 points and 516 yards per game, that improvement has been good enough to help get them 6-1 and a No. 25 ranking in the BCS standings.  The question is whether that will be good enough for the Beavers...
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Don Mattingly set to talk contract

LOS ANGELES — The Dodgers will bring back manager Don Mattingly for at least one more season, team president Stan Kasten confirmed Wednesday evening. “Of course,” Kasten said. “I never had any thought he would renege on his contract. It was never a question for me.” Kasten wouldn’t elaborate beyond that, honoring a Major League Baseball...
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Seahawks still waiting on tackles to return

RENTON, Wash – Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said the team still has a ways to go before either of its starting offensive tackles can return to the playing field.  Carroll remains hopeful Pro Bowl left tackle Russell Okung, who has a torn ligament in a big toe, can return the first week he’s eligible to come...
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De’Anthony Thomas expects to play

Oregon‘s already prolific offense should get a boost this week against UCLA with the expected return of running back De’Anthony Thomas. According to reports, Thomas, who has missed the last four games with an ankle injury, will play Saturday when the No. 3 Ducks (7-0, 4-0 Pac-12) host the No. 12 Bruins (5-1, 2-1). In a video...
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OSAA provides Nike gear for Chiloquin High School students

CHILOQUIN, Ore. — An assembly at Chiloquin High School Wednesday provided students some products from Nike and the Oregon School Activities Association, as well as a peek into the careers of OSAA and local media personnel. Link: See a photo gallery of Wednesday’s assembly on The Sports Legend Facebook page Chiloquin athletic director Travis...
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State of Oregon takes center stage

If you catch the state of Oregon collectively lip-syncing to the will.i.am/Britney Spears song “Scream and Shout” this week — “All eyes on us! All eyes on us!” — it’s understandable.  Oregon, our 27th most populous state, with one tenth the population of fellow Pac-12 state California, one that produced just 13 FBS football...
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Trade deadline approaching for 49ers

LONDON — The NFL trade deadline looms in seven days. However, realistically, it’s just a couple of days away for the San Francisco 49ers.  The 49ers are in London preparing for Sunday’s game against the Jacksonville Jaguars (1 p.m. ET, FOX). Thus, if the they plan to acquire someone to play in Week 8, they’d likely have...
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Seahawks re-sign Michael Robinson

The Seattle Seahawks re-signed veteran fullback Michael Robinson, who revealed Tuesday that he was hospitalized and seriously ill when he was listed with a mysterious virus during the preseason before he was released. Robinson said he had a reaction to an anti-inflammatory drug he was taking at the time. “I was taking the prescription drug Indocin,” he...
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Dodgers Sign Cuban Alexander Guerrero

The Los Angeles Dodgers added another promising Cuban player Tuesday, agreeing to a four-year deal with middle infielder Alexander Guerrero. The deal, which will pay Guerrero at least $28 million, means he likely will begin next season as the team’s every-day second baseman. The Dodgers had been working to come to an agreement with the Cuban...
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