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Oregon St.-BYU Preview

After two years spent mostly watching from the sidelines, quarterback Cody Vaz gets the start for No. 10 Oregon State this Saturday when the Beavers travel to BYU. It will be a challenging task for Vaz, who takes over after starter Sean Mannion injured his left knee against Washington State last weekend. Mannion had...
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HS Volleyball Round-Up: Henley beats Mazama

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — Despite an impressive third set rally by the Mazama Vikings, the Henley Hornets volleyball team cruised to a 28-26, 25-12, 31-33, 25-11 Skyline Conference victory at Valhalla Court Tuesday night. Henley senior Racyne Parker had a team-high four aces plus eight kills in the match. The first set stayed even...
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Injured Oregon State QB Mannion out

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Oregon State quarterback Sean Mannion is out indefinitely after injuring his left knee during the No. 10 Beavers’ victory over Washington State on Saturday. Backup Cody Vaz will start for the undefeated Beavers when they play a nonconference game against BYU this weekend. Mannion had his knee in a brace and...
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San Francisco Giants

Zito would start Game 4 for Giants vs Reds

CINCINNATI — Left-hander Barry Zito will start Game 4 for the San Francisco Giants if they can extend their NL division series against the Cincinnati Reds. Two-time Cy Young Award winner Tim Lincecum? He’s staying in the bullpen. San Francisco flew in from the West Coast on Monday trailing 2-0 in the best-of-five series....
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Seattle defense overcomes mistakes

RENTON, Wash. — For a change, the conversation about whether Russell Wilson was the best option at quarterback for the Seattle Seahawks was a bit muted on Monday. Rightfully so after the performance the Seahawks defense turned in a day earlier in shutting down Cam Newton and Carolina. And while Seahawks coach Pete Carroll...
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Huskies smarting after loss to Oregon, USC up next

SEATTLE — Steve Sarkisian was annoyed and frustrated walking out of Autzen Stadium after Washington’s mistakes turned a chance to showcase the Huskies into an Oregon laugher before the first quarter was even finished. A day of review didn’t make Sarkisian feel any better on Monday. And he wasn’t alone in his frustration. ”There’s...
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Oakland Raiders

New defense leads to same poor results for Raiders

ALAMEDA, Calif. — A new defensive scheme that was supposed to transform a struggling unit has led to perhaps the least productive defense in Oakland Raiders history. The Raiders (1-3) returned to practice Monday after having four days off for their bye week looking for answers on how to fix a defense that is...
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Defense leads Oregon State to victory this time

CORVALLIS, Ore. — A week after Oregon State relied on its offense for a victory over Arizona, the defense helped secure the win against Washington State. The Beavers improved their record to 4-0 (3-0 in the Pac-12) and jumped four spots in The Associated Press rankings to No. 10 after a 19-6 win at...
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Seahawks top Panthers 16-12

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Seattle Seahawks need their tough defense to make things easier on rookie quarterback Russell Wilson. The plan worked perfectly against Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers. Wilson threw the go-ahead touchdown pass to Golden Tate late in the third quarter, while the defense frustrated Newton and the Panthers throughout Sunday’s...
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Smith silences critics after 49ers rout Bills 45-3

SAN FRANCISCO — Since last season’s surprising run to the NFC championship game, San Francisco 49ers fans could only imagine the possibilities if Alex Smith and the offense ever matched the defense’s dominance. Just Saturday night, Smith added another punchline when he badly bounced the ceremonial first pitch of the San Francisco Giants-Cincinnati Reds...
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