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San Francisco Giants

Giants win to maintain lead over Dodgers

HOUSTON — When Barry Zito had already surrendered seven hits with one out in the third inning, San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy knew he needed to get him out of the game. His early exit forced Bochy to use six relievers to piece together the game and hold on for the 6-4 win...
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Blazers name Dale Osbourne to Stotts’ staff

PORTLAND, Ore. — The Portland Trail Blazers have added Dale Osbourne of the NBA D-League’s Tulsa 66ers to head coach Terry Stotts’ staff. Osbourne worked for the Oklahoma City Thunder affiliate as an assistant coach for parts of three seasons before becoming head coach in December 2011.
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Oakland Raiders

Raiders pick up DB Coye Francies

ALAMEDA, Calif. — The Oakland Raiders have claimed defensive back Coye Francies on waivers from the Seattle Seahawks. The Raiders announced the move Wednesday, two days after Francies was waived by Seattle.
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Timbers name Caleb Porter head coach

PORTLAND, Ore. – The Portland Timbers today named Caleb Porter as the club’s head coach for the 2013 season. Porter will lead the Timbers after seven seasons at the University of Akron, where he has become one of the most successful coaches in NCAA history. He also recently served as the head coach of...
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2012 Preview: Lakeview Honkers

2012 Basin football preview: Lakeview Honkers
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Arkansas St.-Oregon Preview

Oregon coach Chip Kelly is no doubt ready to see his team take the field after an eventful offseason for him and his program. He has named Marcus Mariota the school’s first freshman starting quarterback in an opener in 21 years as the fifth-ranked Ducks open the campaign Saturday night against reigning Sun Belt...
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San Diego Padres

Group closes deal to buy Padres

SAN DIEGO — A group that includes the sons and nephews of former Dodgers owner Peter O’Malley has closed its $800 million deal to buy the San Diego Padres. The team scheduled a news conference for Wednesday morning to introduce the new owners. The sale was approved by major league owners on Aug. 16.
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Red-hot Rockies beat Dodgers again

DENVER — The Los Angeles Dodgers lost a game and some ground in the NL West. They hope that’s the extent of the damage. Wilin Rosario homered among three hits and drove in three runs, Tyler Chatwood pitched five effective innings and the Colorado Rockies beat the Dodgers 8-4 on Tuesday night.
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San Francisco Giants

Bench steps up for Giants to extend NL West lead

HOUSTON — The San Francisco Giants couldn’t get much going offensively on Tuesday night, so manager Bruce Bochy went to his bench with the game on the line in the ninth inning. Pinch-hitters Joaquin Arias and Hector Sanchez came through for the Giants, both driving in runs to help San Francisco rally for a...
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Mariners

Seattle tops Minnesota on Ackley’s homer

MINNEAPOLIS — Seattle’s late-summer surge has been fueled, naturally, by strong starting pitching. Even the offense has been perking up. After so many rough seasons, August has been a pleasant month for these Mariners. Dustin Ackley hit a three-run homer, Hisashi Iwakuma was hard to hit and the Mariners beat the stumbling Minnesota Twins...
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