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OIT softball moves to nation’s No. 8 spot

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Oregon Tech softball program has moved up to No. 8 in the newest NAIA Softball Coaches’ Top 25 Poll. After debuting at No. 9 in the preseason poll, Oregon Tech has built a 23-6 record including a 7-1 mark in Cascade Collegiate Conference play. The team plays Friday in Salem...
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Video Recap: Bucks top Trail Blazers 102-95

Craig Coshun and Tony Smith break down Tuesday night’s victory over Portland.
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49ers sign veteran kicker Dawson, replace Akers

SAN FRANCISCO – When new 49ers kicker Phil Dawson explained to his children he might no longer have uniform No. 4, one of his sons quickly suggested he go with 8. Dawson explained that, too, might be tough – considering it belonged to Hall of Famer Steve Young. Dawson hopes to have even a little...
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Saint Mary’s beats Middle Tennessee

DAYTON, Ohio – After Matthew Dellavedova’s second straight 3-point shot was right on target, Middle Tennessee coach Kermit Davis called a timeout to reset his defense. Didn’t matter. Saint Mary’s career scoring leader had regained his touch, and nothing was going to stop him. Dellavedova emerged from a deep shooting slump by scoring 22 points...
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Diamond Notes: Schmidt wins third CCC honor; Owls, Gems signings

LA GRANDE, Ore. — Oregon Tech softball pitcher Taylor Schmidt was selected Cascade Collegiate Conference Pitcher of the Week for the third time in the last four weeks after leading OIT to a 3-1 weekend against Concordia and Northwest. Schmidt allowed two runs in her 17 innings pitched and registered 12 strikeouts while improving...
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76ers 101, Trail Blazers 100

PHILADELPHIA – Andrew Bynum’s season is over. So are Philadelphia’s playoff hopes. The 76ers just refuse to fade away. Spencer Hawes had 18 points and 13 rebounds, and Jrue Holiday scored 27 points to lead the Sixers to a 101-100 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers on Monday night.
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Column: Tournament one thing NCAA gets right

LAS VEGAS – It’s a short walk from the MGM Grand sports book – where the odds on Saturday favored Oregon by two points over UCLA – to the arena where the Pac-12 Conference basketball tournament was contested. Timed just right, a fan could have sneaked away at halftime to place a bet on his...
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Lost River teams place top three at Crusader Relays

MEDFORD, Ore. – The Lost River boys were second and the girls third at last weekend’s Crusader Relays at St. Mary’s High School. Chiloquin’s boys were fifth as were the Bonanza girls. Lost River’s Tannor Stradley took the individual title in the boys javelin while placing second with Ricardo Rayas, Marcos Leon and Jair Ramos...
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Diamond Sports Scoreboard – Mar. 15-19

Baseball March 15Bonanza 10, Lakeview 6Lakeview 8, Bonanza 0 March 16Illinois Valley 17, Lost River 12Illinois Valley 14, Lost River 4 March 19Henley at Sisters – 4:30 p.m.Lost River at Lakeview – 4:30 p.m.Modoc (Calif) at Bonanza (DH) – 2 p.m. Softball March 15Vernonia 26, Lost River 24Lost River 15, Vernonia 5 (5) March...
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Oregon opens tournament with No. 14 Oklahoma State

In the space of a week, Oregon ran an emotional gamut. The Ducks ended the regular season with a thud – losing their final two games – then turned around and won the Pacific-12 Conference tournament.
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