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Salt Lake’s edge to be tested by Portland’s home advantage

The second leg of the Western Conference finals (9 p.m. ET Sunday, ESPN and WatchESPN) looks to be a case study in reverse psychology.  Real Salt Lake, winners of the first leg 4-2, is riding a wave of confidence. The return of Chris Schuler has done much to solidify the team’s defense, and attacking midfielder...
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Lady Owls will now play against expectations

Oregon Tech women’s basketball coach Scott Meredith has the No. 16 team in the latest NAIA Div. II Women’s Basketball Coaches’ Poll. It is a program-best ranking and it goes along with a 10-0 record. This weekend, the team opens Cascade Collegiate Conference play hosting Warner Pacific and Concordia on Friday and Saturday, respectively,...
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HS Agenda: Chiloquin, Hosanna Christian meet

High School Basketball Scores & Schedule Girls Basketball WednesdayLost River 56, Tulelake 47Henley 42, North Medford 32Hosanna Christian 56, Chiloquin 29 ThursdayRoberta Criss Tournament – Butte Valley High SchoolKlamath Union at Yreka TournamentCrater at Mazama – 7 p.m. FridayKlamath Union at Yreka TournamentRoberta Criss Tournament – Butte Valley High SchoolLakeview, Lost River at La Pine...
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Blazers Snap Thunder’s Streak

PORTLAND, Ore. — As time wound down in the Trail Blazers’ victory over Oklahoma City,LaMarcus Aldridge was showered with shouts of “MVP! MVP!” from the Portland fans. Aldridge had a season-high 38 points and added 13 rebounds in the Blazers’ 111-104 win Wednesday night that snapped the Thunder’s eight-game winning streak. It was his ninth...
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Seahawks-49ers Preview

With a playoff spot already secured, the Seattle Seahawks can focus on achieving some loftier goals. Though the San Francisco 49ers have been dominated by their division rivals in the last two meetings, they’ll have more than revenge on their minds Sunday. Looking for an eighth straight victory, the Seahawks can clinch the NFC West and a first-round...
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Washington names interim coach

SEATTLE — Washington has selected Marques Tuiasosopo as its interim head coach for the Huskies’ upcoming bowl game after Steve Sarkisian left to take the head-coaching job at USC.  Washington athletic director Scott Woodward announced the decision Wednesday afternoon. Tuiasosopo was Washington’s quarterbacks coach this past season and met with Woodward on Wednesday.  Tuiasosopo,...
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Lady Owls earn highest-ever national ranking

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Oregon Tech Lady Owls are the 16th-ranked team in the entire country after the NAIA Div. II Women’s Basketball Coaches’ Poll came out on Tuesday. Off a program-best 10-0 start, Oregon Tech ascended from the receiving votes category to No. 16, the team’s best-ever ranking. OIT is also the highest-ranked...
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Marcus Mariota to return to Oregon

Quarterback Marcus Mariota will bypass the 2014 NFL draft and return for his junior season at Oregon, it was announced Tuesday. Mariota, a first-team All-Pac-12 selection for the second straight year, has completed 227 of 360 attempts for 3,412 yards with 30 touchdowns and four interceptions. The redshirt sophomore set a Pac-12 record from the end of...
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Thunder-Trail Blazers Preview

The Portland Trail Blazers have started to establish themselves as a legitimate threat in the Western Conference. Beating the surging Oklahoma City Thunder would only further their claim. Seeking a seventh straight home win, Portland tries to avoid an eighth consecutive loss to the Thunder as these Northwest Division rivals meet Wednesday night. After finishing 33-49 last season,...
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Should 49ers worry about running game?

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — The way this season is going for the San Francisco 49ers, there seems to always be something amiss with the offense.  Star receiver Michael Crabtree made his season debut Sunday and the result was the 49ers passing game came alive. However, the run game, which has been the focus of the offense, continued...
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