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Oregon RB expects at least 40 points

Oregon running back De’Anthony Thomas doesn’t expect Stanford to derail the Ducks’ national championship hopes for the second year in a row. Last year, Oregon lost its only game of the season 17-14 in overtime to Stanford. But Thomas is confident this year’s team won’t be held to two touchdowns. “I don’t think so,” Thomas told...
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Carroll trusts Golden Tate to take chances

RENTON, Wash. — Going by the fundamentals of the game, players shouldn’t field a punt inside their 10-yard line.  Seattle coach Pete Carroll knows that sometimes a player like Golden Tate can improvise on those rules. Tate did so Sunday when he fielded a punt at the 4 and returned it 71 yards to the Tampa...
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The week ahead for the 49ers

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — It’s time to dust off the NFL cobwebs with the San Francisco 49ers’ bye week now in the books. The 49ers are 6-2 and have five straight wins going into their home game against Carolina on Sunday. Here are some things to watch for this week:  Smith’s progress: The big story...
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O-line changes helped Seattle on Sunday

After getting sacked seven times at St. Louis, quarterback Russell Wilson wasn’t sacked in Seattle’s 27-24 overtime victory over Tampa Bay on Sunday.  That’s the good news, but there is a dark side.  Wilson still was put under duress a career-high 55 percent of his dropbacks (16-of-29) against the Bucs. He entered the game as the...
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HS Recap: Tulelake soccer falls short, KU into bracket play

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — A Tori Dykstra goal helped the Klamath Union Pelicans girls soccer team to a 1-0 win against Banks in the play-in round of the OSAA postseason last Saturday. KU advances to the 16-team bracket and will face Sisters Tuesday at 2 p.m. Henley was idle and plays at home against...
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OIT Recap: Women’s soccer, volleyball qualify for postseason

OLYMPIA, Wash. — Oregon Tech’s 4-1 win over Evergreen State College has the OIT women’s soccer team in the Cascade Collegiate Conference postseason. Rebekah Nisbet, Kayla Campbell, Jacque Wood and Tarryn Miyamura had the goals for the Owls. OIT plays at Corban Wednesday in the CCC Championships opening round. Tech men’s soccer will not...
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Timbers take first leg of conference semis with 2-1 win

SEATTLE, Wash. – Behind goals from Ryan Johnson and Darlington Nagbe, the Portland Timbers captured a 2-1 victory on the road against Seattle Sounders FC in the first leg of the Western Conference Semifinals of the MLS Cup Playoffs on Saturday night at CenturyLink Field. The Timbers, making their first appearance in the MLS...
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Seahawks Stun Bucs In OT

SEATTLE — More than an hour after watching Steven Hauschka kick the winning field goal in overtime, Russell Wilson stood behind the interview podium after getting beaten and battered again. Overcoming a 21-point deficit, even against the winless Tampa Bay Buccaneers, took another showcase performance from Wilson and the Seattle Seahawks in the second half. It was an ugly way for...
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USC Crushes Oregon State

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Having finally won at Reser Stadium after a long drought, the USC Trojans lifted interim coach Ed Orgeron to their shoulders in celebration. Southern California defeated Oregon State 31-14 on Friday night, winning in Corvallis for the first time since 2004. And in the process, the Trojans became bowl eligible after a rocky...
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Wright will add to 49ers’ strong CB crew

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – The San Francisco 49ers are going to get deeper at cornerback this week as they are expected to activate Eric Wright from the physically unable to perform list. Wright was signed in the offseason to bring experience and ball skills to the defending NFC champions, and he will add to an already strong secondary....
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