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A season after both finished well under .500, the Portland Trail Blazers and the Phoenix Suns weren’t expected to improve significantly. After all, the teams accounted for only one real notable offseason acquisition, though it is that man – Eric Bledsoe – who has keyed Phoenix’s surprising start and will try to help prevent Portland from winning a fourth straight...
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Ducks: Marcus Mariota insists he’ll play

Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota insists his left knee isn’t a concern and that he’ll be ready “for sure” when the No. 6 Ducks host Utah on Saturday. There are lingering questions about how much his knee injury contributed to the Ducks’ 26-20 loss at Stanford last Thursday. Oregon (8-1, 5-1 Pac-12) doesn’t discuss injuries, and Mariota hasn’t been specific about what’s going...
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Seahawks: Sherman a deserving No. 1 for Edwards

RENTON, Wash. — Seattle cornerback Richard Sherman is the best of the best according to former NFL coach Herm Edwards in an Insider piece .  “I love his length and his competitive demeanor. He’s a very confident player, and he does a great job playing in man coverage. He can play zone, but his strength is getting his...
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49ers: Harbaugh blames offense as a whole

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Anytime a quarterback throws for just 91 yards and is unable to lead a touchdown drive in a defeat in which his defense allows just 10 points, he will hear criticism.  And San Francisco 49ers’ quarterback Colin Kaepernick heard his share of grumbling Monday morning, a day after the visiting Carolina Panthers beat the...
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HS Sports: Henley seeks boys soccer championship game

The Henley Hornets boys soccer team is the last Basin team standing in the OSAA postseason. They play this afternoon against North Bend in the semifinals of the 4A tournament. With a win, Henley will play for the state title for the first time since 1996, when Rod Husain’s team lost to Marist 2-1....
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OIT basketball returns home for doubleheader

Tonight, there’s a doubleheader of basketball at Danny Miles Court as the Oregon Tech men’s and women’s teams host Simpson. For the women, they’ll try to start the season 5-0 after two wins vs NCAA teams (Humboldt State and Holy Names) and one 74-63 on Saturday against a top 25 NAIA Div. I team,...
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Trail Blazers down Pistons 109-103

PORTLAND, Ore. — It’s unusual for the Trail Blazers to talk about being frustrated with a win. But Portland, which ended last season with a 13-game losing streak, is off to a 5-2 start and taking a hard look at its early success — with an eye on improvement. After a 109-103 victory over...
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49ers: Harbaugh blames offense as a whole

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Anytime a quarterback throws for just 91 yards and is unable to lead a touchdown drive in a defeat in which his defense allows just 10 points, he will hear criticism.  And San Francisco 49ers’ quarterback Colin Kaepernick heard his share of grumbling Monday morning, a day after the visiting Carolina Panthers beat the...
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Seahawks: Harvin may play, but Browner is out

RENTON, Wash. — The Seahawks could get all three offensive line starters back this week for the home game against the Minnesota Vikings, along with the likely debut of receiverPercy Harvin.  That’s the good news. But it’s also possible the team has lost cornerbackBrandon Browner for the season after what coach Pete Carroll called “a significant...
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RSL takes 2-goal lead to Portland

SANDY, Utah — Robbie Findley scored the go-ahead goal in the first half and had an assist in the second half, leading Real Salt Lake to a 4-2 victory over the Portland Timbers in the first leg of the Western Conference finals on Sunday night. Chris Schuler, Devon Sandoval and Javier Morales also scored...
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