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Oregon wants random drug testing

EUGENE, Ore. — The University of Oregon is implementing random drug testing of all its athletes, following a media report earlier this year that estimated from 40 to 60 percent of the football team smoked marijuana. Oregon’s previous drug policy allowed for testing when there was reasonable suspicion. A recent decision by the general...
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Big-money QBs sit in Seahawks-Cardinals opener

GLENDALE, Ariz. — In the NFL, money doesn’t necessarily buy a starting quarterback. That fact will plainly be on display when the Seattle Seahawks meet the Arizona Cardinals in the teams’ season opener Sunday. Millionaires Matt Flynn of Seattle and Kevin Kolb of Arizona will be watching from the sidelines as younger, less-wealthy quarterbacks...
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Hosanna football home debut in Merrill Friday

Hosanna Christian plays Friday night against North Lake. The Lions defeated Dufur 36-28 last week in a game coach Jim Lockwood had hoped would show his team’s ability to prepare this season. Conversation with Hosanna Christian head coach Jim Lockwood It is North Lake’s first game of the season. Cowboys head coach Joe Reid...
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OIT women dominate second half

REDDING, Calif. — A scoreless first half where Oregon Tech outshot Simpson University 11-3 gave way to five second half goals as the Lady Owls soccer team won 5-1 Wednesday. Hayley Smith had the only multi-goal game, netting two for coach Mike Hedlund. Meghan Drost had a goal and an assist when Rebekah Nisbet...
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49ers begin season with big hopes for receivers

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Randy Moss still carries himself with that same old swagger and avoids saying much about his NFL return after a year away. Mario Manningham has no qualms speaking out about how he wants to show the West Coast what he can do seven months after leading the New York Giants...
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Seattle’s Millwood wins for first time in over a month

SEATTLE — The Seattle Mariners and Boston Red Sox look like two teams headed in opposite directions. Kevin Millwood pitched six stingy innings to win for the first time in 5 1/2 weeks and Seattle beat the staggering Red Sox 2-1 Wednesday night, handing Boston its eighth defeat in nine games. The last-place Mariners...
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Diamondbacks defeat Giants

SAN FRANCISCO — Trevor Cahill did not feel particularly good in the bullpen before the game. Once he got on the mound, though, everything started to click. Cahill took a no-hitter into the seventh inning to help the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the San Francisco Giants 6-2 Wednesday night in a game in which the...
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Elbow injury ends Billingsley’s year

LOS ANGELES — Dodgers No. 2 starter Chad Billingsley will miss the rest of the season after being placed on the 60-day disabled list Wednesday because of elbow pain. The 28-year-old left-hander, who hasn’t pitched since Aug. 24, was 10-9 with a 3.55 ERA in 25 starts. ”I thought there was an outside chance...
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Seahawks-Cardinals Preview

The Seattle Seahawks begin the season with a rookie under center and a high-priced free agent on the bench. The Arizona Cardinals’ big-money quarterback also will be watching from the sidelines after losing the starting job to a former fifth-round pick. With an impressive preseason behind him, Russell Wilson will make his NFL debut...
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SOU squeezes out straight sets win over OIT

ASHLAND, Ore. – Oregon Tech was unable to bounce back from an opening set 30-28 loss versus arch-rival Southern Oregon University as the Owls were swept in a tightly contested match by the Raiders 3-0, (30-28, 25-16, 26-24) in Cascade Conference opening round action for both teams. Oregon Tech fell to 7-6 overall and...
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