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Seattle’s revamped D-line ready for preseason

RENTON, Wash. – On a team that counts continuity among its greatest strengths, the Seattle Seahawks are hoping that change can be a good thing for the defensive line. Veterans Cliff Avril, Michael Bennett and Tony McDaniel were brought in to add depth and their value could become even greater while Bruce Irvin serves a...
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Reyes homers as Blue Jays beat Felix, Mariners

SEATTLE – Josh Johnson believed the mechanical changes he was attempting to make would finally lead to a successful outing and an end to his lengthy losing streak for the Toronto right-hander. Walking out to the mound with a 1-0 lead thanks to Jose Reyes taking Felix Hernandez deep certainly helped. ”It awesome. You have...
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Cardinals snap Dodgers’ streak

ST. LOUIS – Carlos Beltran and his St. Louis teammates weren’t focused on the Los Angeles Dodgers’ road winning streak. They were just trying to continue their own hot play of late. That plan worked to perfection as Beltran and Matt Adams homered in the eighth inning to help the Cardinals snap the Dodgers’ 15-game...
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Oregon, Stanford attempt to dominate Pac-12 again

LOS ANGELES – Oregon and Stanford have given no indication they’re ready to give up their thrones atop the Pac-12 this fall. That won’t stop the other 10 schools from working each week to unseat the best in the West. The Pac-12 is a deep, talented conference heading into the 2013 season, featuring rosters studded...
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Williams makes strides as new 49ers nose tackle

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – As devastated as Ian Williams felt two years ago when he went undrafted out of Notre Dame, he can now look back on that moment and realize how much the rejection meant to his career. He landed with the San Francisco 49ers, and is the leading candidate to win the starting...
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Gems close Kitsap series with win

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — Adam Daymude’s two-out grounder in the bottom of the ninth inning went off the mitt of first baseman Daniel Orr and scored Cody Hough from third base to give the Klamath Falls Gems a 5-4 win over Kitsap on Monday night at Kiger Stadium. Voice of the Gems Mike Coleman...
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Blazers’ Harris suspended for drug violation

PORTLAND, Ore. – The NBA has suspended Portland Trail Blazers guard Terrel Harris for five games for violating the league’s drug policy. Harris was acquired by the Blazers from the Pelicans in July as part of a three-way trade that brought Robin Lopez to Portland and sent guard Tyreke Evans went to the Pelicans and...
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Francoeur clutch for Giants over Brewers

SAN FRANCISCO – Jeff Francoeur knew he had to change something in his hitting after a futile start to the last road trip. With the help of Giants coaches, he adjusted his batting stance and saw immediate results. Francoeur delivered a broken-bat single in the bottom of the eighth inning to drive in the go-ahead...
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Dodgers win 15th in a row on road

ST. LOUIS — Adam Wainwright lacked ace stuff again, falling behind in the count and battling to get outs. Facing the visitors no one likes to see these days, he again took the St. Louis Cardinals deep into the game but missed a third straight chance to take the National League lead in wins....
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Belt’s bat re-emerges to lift Giants over Rays

That mental break that manager Bruce Bochy wanted to give Brandon Belt? Turns out that was half the story. The other half was not advertised. Belt sat out the series in Philadelphia to work on two technical changes that the staff believed necessary for the first baseman to gain consistency. Belt moved farther back...
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