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Grizzlies 94, Trail Blazers 76

PORTLAND, Ore. – While guard Mike Conley says the Memphis Grizzlies are pushing for home court advantage in the playoffs, coach Lionel Hollins maintains it doesn’t really matter. History tells Hollins so. ”The players may think about it but I just want us to play well,” he said. ”We had some court last year and...
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Giants win despite Lincecum’s 7 walks

LOS ANGELES – Tim Lincecum walked seven, matching a career worst, yet still managed to get the win when Pablo Sandoval and Hunter Pence homered to lead the San Francisco Giants to a 5-3 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday night in the rubber game of their season-opening series. Lincecum (1-0) threw 91...
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Seattle signs Portis, McDaniel, re-signs McDonald

RENTON, Wash. – The Seattle Seahawks turned to a familiar name to try and add depth at quarterback, signing former practice squad QB Josh Portis to a two-year contract on Wednesday. The signing of Portis came after the team earlier in the day officially announced the signing of free agent defensive tackle Tony McDaniel and...
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OIT Round-Up: Swanson earns CCC honor, Softball signs recruit

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — After a week off, the Oregon Tech softball team returns to Cascade Collegiate Conference play against Eastern Oregon and College of Idaho this weekend and the Owls will do so two spots higher in the national rankings. OIT moved from No. 15 to No. 13 in the latest NAIA Softball...
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Diamond Sports Scoreboard – Apr. 2-3

Tuesday Scores BaseballHenley 7, Eagle Point 0Rogue River 13, Lost River 2 (5)Summit 10, Mazama 8Bonanza 5, Lakeview 0Bonanza 14, Lakeview 4 SoftballMazama 8, Summit 3- Kaylee Grigsby went 3-for-3 with an RBI for Mazama Bonanza 13, Lakeview 3Bonanza 18, Lakeview 10Rogue River 18, Lost River 2 (5)Chiloquin 24, North Valley JV 15Chiloquin 19,...
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Oregon opens spring practice under Helfrich

EUGENE, Ore. – The Oregon Ducks began spring practice Tuesday under new coach Mark Helfrich. The team’s former offensive coordinator, who was promoted to head coach in January after Chip Kelly left for the Philadelphia Eagles, called his first practice at the helm ”weird, at points.” Oregon is coming off a 12-1 season that was...
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Asomugha, Niners agree on deal

SAN FRANCISCO – Free agent cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha reached agreement on a one-year contract with the San Francisco 49ers on Tuesday that could pay him as much as $3 million this year. Asomugha’s representative, Ben Dogra, said that Asomugha is expected to sign his new deal Wednesday. He was busy taking high school students around...
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Bumgarner pitches gem for Giants

LOS ANGELES – Madison Bumgarner has the Dodgers’ number. The left-hander pitched two-hit ball over eight innings, giving the San Francisco Giants a 3-0 win while overshadowing the major league debut of high-priced Los Angeles pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu on Tuesday night. Bumgarner (1-0) struck out six and walked none in the second straight gem at...
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Mariners 7, Athletics 1

OAKLAND, Calif. – Winning a franchise-best 22 spring training games is one thing. The Seattle Mariners are doing it in games that count, against the defending division champions. Michael Morse hit a three-run homer and a solo shot, Hisashi Iwakuma followed up Felix Hernandez’s gem with an impressive outing of his own, and Seattle beat...
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Cardinals upgrade QB position with Palmer

Here’s the simple reason Carson Palmer is an Arizona Cardinal: When you have a chance to upgrade the quarterback position, you upgrade the quarterback position. No player is more important to a team’s success, and it’s not even close. Palmer is an upgrade over Drew Stanton, Brian Hoyer, Ryan Lindley and now-released John Skelton....
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