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Mannion to start at QB for Oregon St.

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Oregon State coach Mike Riley has named Sean Mannion the starting quarterback for the No. 25 Beavers ahead of their season opener Saturday against Eastern Washington. The announcement Monday was the culmination of the fall camp competition between Mannion and Cody Vaz, who both played at quarterback last season. Both players shared...
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Pick 6: BCS projections and predictions

This season, the B might as well stand for buh-bye. The BCS is going away for good after January, and for the most part any tears shed by college football fans about its pending extinction are filled with joy. That’s not totally fair, of course. The BCS was a step in the right direction....
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Report: LB Haralson traded to Saints

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – The San Francisco 49ers traded linebacker Parys Haralson to the Saints on Monday to fill a big need for New Orleans, a person with knowledge of the deal said. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Monday night because neither team had announced the trade. It wasn’t clear what compensation the...
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San Diego Chargers

WR Malcom Floyd returns to practice

SAN DIEGO – Chargers wide receiver Malcom Floyd returned to practice Monday, two weeks after straining his right knee in a collision with cornerback Shareece Wright. ”It felt good,” Floyd said. ”It felt like I was actually at work today rather than on the side relaxing. It felt good to be out there with the...
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Kaepernick, 49ers down Vikings

SAN FRANCISCO – Aside from a handful of boneheaded penalties Jim Harbaugh will most certainly address this week, the San Francisco 49ers looked rather familiar in Week 3 of the preseason. That winning formula that carried San Francisco back to the Super Bowl last season for the first time in 18 years is on display...
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Peavy stingy as BoSox blow out LA

LOS ANGELES – Jake Peavy helped the team with the most series victories in the majors this season to take one from a club that hadn’t lost one in 2 months. Peavy pitched a three-hitter and the Boston Red Sox beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 8-1 Sunday night. The Red Sox, who won their 26th...
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Seahawks slog out 17-10 win over Packers

GREEN BAY, Wis. – Preseason football is as much about giving backups a chance to shine as it is getting ready for when the real games start. The Seahawks and Packers accomplished the first task in their exhibition meeting Friday night won by Seattle 17-10. As for whether they’re ready for the regular season? That’s...
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San Francisco Giants

Panda helps Giants to second straight win

SAN FRANCISCO – Ryan Vogelsong has felt so good lately that it reminds him of his successful run over the previous two seasons. He just wants to keep building on that feeling. Vogelsong threw eight sharp innings for his first victory in three months, helping the San Francisco Giants beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-0 on...
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Weaver’s complete game takes Angels past Seattle

SEATTLE – Jered Weaver believed he had enough left to finish off his first complete game in more than a year. Los Angeles manager Mike Scioscia didn’t see the point in pushing Weaver beyond the 102 pitches he’d already thrown at this point of the season. ”I wanted to try and extend it as much...
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Bears beat Raiders in third preseason game

OAKLAND, Calif. – Jay Cutler and the Chicago Bears look ready to start the season. The Oakland Raiders look ready for a quarterback controversy. Cutler led five first-half scoring drives, Matt Forte gained 109 yards from scrimmage and the Bears beat the Raiders 34-26 Friday night in the final big dress rehearsal for the regular...
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