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Defense leads Oregon State to victory this time

CORVALLIS, Ore. — A week after Oregon State relied on its offense for a victory over Arizona, the defense helped secure the win against Washington State. The Beavers improved their record to 4-0 (3-0 in the Pac-12) and jumped four spots in The Associated Press rankings to No. 10 after a 19-6 win at...
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Seahawks top Panthers 16-12

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Seattle Seahawks need their tough defense to make things easier on rookie quarterback Russell Wilson. The plan worked perfectly against Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers. Wilson threw the go-ahead touchdown pass to Golden Tate late in the third quarter, while the defense frustrated Newton and the Panthers throughout Sunday’s...
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Smith silences critics after 49ers rout Bills 45-3

SAN FRANCISCO — Since last season’s surprising run to the NFC championship game, San Francisco 49ers fans could only imagine the possibilities if Alex Smith and the offense ever matched the defense’s dominance. Just Saturday night, Smith added another punchline when he badly bounced the ceremonial first pitch of the San Francisco Giants-Cincinnati Reds...
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Giants’ Lincecum relegated to bullpen

SAN FRANCISCO — Tim Lincecum won’t have a chance to redeem himself after his subpar season with the San Francisco Giants — at least not in the National League Division Series. Giants manager Bruce Bochy named 14-game winner Ryan Vogelsong as his Game 3 starter Tuesday in Cincinnati and said Lincecum would be available...
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Oregon thumps Washington for ninth straight time

EUGENE, Ore. — Marcus Mariota says part of his progression as a young quarterback is learning how not to do too much. Oregon’s redshirt freshman put his faith more in his teammates on Saturday night, throwing for 198 yards and four touchdowns in the No. 2 Ducks’ 52-21 victory over No. 23 Washington. ”I...
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HS Football Round-up: Mazama earns thrilling win

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — Joey Lancaster threw a touchdown to Casey Wynne with 32 seconds remaining before finding him again for the two-point conversion as the Mazama Vikings rallied to beat the Phoenix Pirates 22-20. The Vikings trailed 14-6 at halftime before Lancaster scored on a quarterback draw to tie it at 14-14. Phoenix...
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HS Preview: Mazama Homecoming tonight

The high school football weekend gets underway Friday including a match-up of Skyline Conference favorites North Valley at Klamath Union at Modoc Field (6:30 p.m. – 960 the Sports Legend). The KU Pelicans are off a 26-7 defeat of Henley in last week’s league opener. It was a slow start, however, as KU coach...
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Seahawks strive to fix third-down struggles

RENTON, Wash. — Third downs have been a nightmare for the Seattle Seahawks. Offensively, they’ve struggled to convert to keep drives alive. Defensively, they’ve allowed far too many conversions. Coming off a 19-13 loss at St. Louis, the Seahawks are making it a priority to address their third-down struggles.
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Barkley steers USC rally at Utah

SALT LAKE CITY — All-American wide receiver Robert Woods was face down on the giant red ”U” in the middle of the field Thursday night, dazed by a wicked shot. The scene was indicative of the Trojans as a whole after blunders left No. 13 Southern California down two touchdowns early and Utah smelling...
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Cain will start Game 1 for Giants

SAN FRANCISCO — San Francisco manager Bruce Bochy plans to start a pair of 16-game winners in the first two games of the National League division series. After that, he says he’s not sure what he’ll do. Matt Cain will pitch Game 1 against the Cincinnati Reds on Saturday and left-hander Madison Bumgarner will...
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