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Oregon RB Thomas unlikely to play

EUGENE, Ore. – Oregon running back De’Anthony Thomas is unlikely to play against Colorado this weekend after emerging from practice wearing a boot on his injured right ankle. Running backs coach Gary Campbell told reporters on Tuesday that the speedy junior’s return is ”not going to happen” when the No. 2 Ducks (4-0, 1-0 Pac-12)...
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Beavers look to heal with a week off

The Oregon State Beavers have a break this week to heal up and address some issues after an uneven but interesting start to the season. The Beavers dropped their opener to lower-division Eastern Washington, but have since reeled off four straight wins. And they’ve done it nearly exclusively on the arm of quarterback Sean...
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Oregon State hoops suspends two players

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Oregon State forward Eric Moreland will miss 14 games this season and Devon Collier will miss one for violating team rules. Moreland and Collier were both suspended indefinitely by coach Craig Robinson in July. He announced the dates the suspensions would be lifted on Tuesday during the team’s annual media day.
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In the wake of Oregon’s success, Pac-12 hurries up

Taking a cue from Oregon’s success with the blur offense, a majority of the Pac-12 has moved to some type of hurry-up, no-huddle system. Washington and Utah installed up-tempo offenses this season, joining the other teams that had already jumped on the bandwagon. Cal brought in new head coach Sonny Dykes, whose Bear Raid...
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Pirates beat Reds in wildcard

Francisco Liriano showed up at PNC Park on Tuesday afternoon in a suit with his suitcase packed for a trip St. Louis. The message reverberated through the Pittsburgh Pirates clubhouse. After 21 years away from the playoffs, it was time for the best story in baseball to become something more than a novelty act. Liriano tossed seven...
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HS Preview: Amos & Smith reunite at Modoc Field

Wayne Amos stepped away from coaching the Klamath Union football team in 2008, ending his tenure as the school’s longest-tenured and winningest coach.  His replacement was protege Tom Smith, who has totaled 30 wins in his first four seasons with the program. Mentor and mentee meet tonight at Modoc Field as Smith’s Pelicans host...
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49ers regain footing, rout Rams

ST. LOUIS – After getting only 11 carries last week, Frank Gore never made a public stink about it. Coach Jim Harbaugh noted he wasn’t the only unhappy player after the San Francisco 49ers lost their second straight game. But Gore’s touches went way up, and yards, too. And the offense kicked into gear in...
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5 things to know: Week 5 in college football

If you decided to skip college football last weekend, almost everything is right where you left it. The rankings hardly changed at all. Texas and Southern California fans are still disgruntled with their coaches, even after victories. Johnny Manziel is still the Heisman front-runner. A lot can change this week, with plenty of high-profile...
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Raiders QB Pryor limited at practice

ALAMEDA, Calif. – Oakland Raiders quarterback Terrelle Pryor returned to practice on a limited basis Thursday, three days after being knocked out with a concussion, and his status for Sunday’s game remains in question. Pryor passed a concussion test Wednesday that allowed him to return to practice, but he still must be cleared for contact...
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California-Oregon Preview

After breezing through its first three games and enjoying a week off, Oregon can focus on carrying over that early non-conference success to league play. The second-ranked Ducks begin what they hope is another successful Pac-12 season Saturday night looking for a fifth consecutive victory over visiting California, which is facing its second straight...
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