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While some of the focus remains on last year’s postgame handshake gone wrong, the San Francisco 49ers and Detroit Lions insist that’s all but forgotten. During the rematch, the emerging franchises will instead look forward to another chance to build on their breakthrough campaigns from a year ago. The Lions will try to end...
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Oregon State’s D emerges against Wisconsin

CORVALLIS, Ore. — After last season’s struggles, Oregon State’s defense appears to have righted itself. The Beavers made a season-opening statement with a 10-7 victory over then-No. 13 Wisconsin last weekend – holding last year’s Big Ten champions scoreless until the final minutes. ”We played a helluva game and from the D-line to the...
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Giants get another road win from Lincecum

DENVER — No question, Tim Lincecum is getting better. Especially away from San Francisco. Lincecum pitched effectively for six innings to extend his road winning streak to a career-best five straight, Brandon Crawford doubled twice and drove in two runs, and the Giants beat the Colorado Rockies 8-3 Wednesday night, opening a seven-game lead...
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Dodgers lose again as D’Backs pursue playoffs

PHOENIX — Facing division rival Los Angeles for the fourth time in two months, Diamondbacks starter Trevor Cahill reached deep into his bag of tricks. Cahill got through a rocky first inning before mixing four pitches to retire 20 of his final 22 batters, and Arizona beat the slumping Dodgers 3-2 on Wednesday night....
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Cowboys-Seahawks Preview

The Dallas Cowboys have had plenty of preparation time for their shot to open with two straight victories for the first time in four seasons. Looking to build on a strong season-opening performance against the reigning Super Bowl champions, the visiting Cowboys expect another difficult challenge when they try for a fourth straight victory...
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Seattle expects Russell Okung to play vs. Dallas

RENTON, Wash. — Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said Wednesday that starting left tackle Russell Okung should be able to play on Sunday against Dallas, but he is unlikely to practice most of this week. Okung did not participate in Wednesday’s practice after suffering a bone bruise in his left knee late in the...
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Raiders-Dolphins Preview

After disastrous season openers, the Oakland Raiders and Miami Dolphins came away echoing the same sentiment: We’ve got to do a better job. Rookie quarterback Ryan Tannehill looks to bounce back from a horrible performance in his Dolphins debut, and the visiting Raiders try to regroup Sunday after their special teams play cost them...
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Lost River welcomes defending state champs Friday

Lost River Raiders (2-0)Last week: 43-13 win vs Etna (Calif.)This week: vs Gold Beach (1-1) – Friday – 7 p.m. Conversation with coach Dennis Dunlea from 960 the Sports Legend Describe your first two weeks of the season: We’re surprised to hear you say your defense improved from a 36-0 shutout. Why do you...
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Triad football pleased with season’s start

Triad Timberwolves (1-1)Last week: 64-42 win vs PowersThis week: at Butte Falls (Friday – 4 p.m.) Conversation with coach Kyle Petrik from 960 the Sports Legend Describe the start of the season so far, including the opener against St. Paul: How did you feel your team did in the 64-42 win over Powers in...
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Diamondbacks beat Dodgers

PHOENIX — Ian Kennedy has been maddeningly inconsistent in the follow-up year to his 21-win season. His performance Tuesday night was a reminder of how good he can be. Kennedy pitched neatly into the eighth inning and the Arizona Diamondbacks used an unearned run to beat Clayton Kershaw and the Los Angeles Dodgers 1-0.
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