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Eaton wins decathlon gold medal

LONDON — Instead of one victory lap, Ashton Eaton got four. His Olympic gold medal in the decathlon was all but sealed when he reached the last event, the 1,500 meters, where he simply needed to finish in an average time to win the event on Thursday night. The world-record holder cruised over the...
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Cards bounce back to beat Giants

ST. LOUIS — Adam Wainwright embraced the stopper role. The right-hander helped the Cardinals get back on track after a blowout loss, pitching seven strong innings and lifting St. Louis over the San Francisco Giants 3-1 Thursday. The Cardinals, who have won seven of 10, lost 15-0 to the Giants on Wednesday, their worst...
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He’s Back: Moss set to make 49ers debut vs Vikings

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — There has been an enigma running around San Francisco 49ers practices this offseason. The long-legged, quick-footed, hair-no-longer-braided blur wears No. 84. He still pulls his socks up high, talks with a country twang and goes by Randy Moss. Even on a team that rarely recognizes individuals, this new presence has...
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Bucks sign former Blazer Przybilla

MILWAUKEE –The Milwaukee Bucks have signed free-agent center Joel Przybilla, maintaining an offseason push to beef up their frontcourt. The 7-foot-1 Przybilla returns to Milwaukee for his second stint with the Bucks after beginning his career with the franchise.
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Audio Wrap-Up: Gems magic number is 1

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — The West Division’s final playoff spot will go through Klamath Falls. Following Tuesday’s disastrous ninth inning where the Klamath Falls Gems gave up a four-run lead to Corvallis, the Gems only allowed a single score in the final inning to win 10-7 over Corvallis. The win shifted control back to...
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West Coast League’s next stop might be Milwaukie

MILWAUKIE, Ore. — Following a failed attempt to attract the Yakima Bears from the Northwest League, the city of Milwaukie is now considering the West Coast League. The Bears chose Hillsboro, which approved a naming rights agreement on Tuesday night for its 4,500-seat stadium. So Milwaukie is now going to scale back its stadium...
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Kemp’s inside-the-park homer puts LA over Rockies

LOS ANGELES — Matt Kemp didn’t have to run the bases on his first-inning home run nearly as hard as Eric Young Jr. had to in the top half. And the Los Angeles Dodgers’ slugger drove in two extra runs in the process to put Chad Billingsley on course to win his fourth straight...
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Scutaro’s grand slam punctuates Giants thrashing of Cards

ST. LOUIS — The San Francisco Giants have had a reputation as a team with good pitching and light hitting. After Marco Scutaro’s grand slam and career-high seven RBIs helped the Giants paste the St. Louis Cardinals 15-0 Wednesday night, that may be changing. The Giants have scored 56 runs on the first six...
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Orioles win another over Seattle

BALTIMORE — Buck Showalter counted himself among the many fans at Camden Yards pulling for Steve Johnson to excel in his first major league start. Watching Johnson from the Orioles dugout, Showalter allowed himself to play the role of a baseball enthusiast while the rookie struck out nine Seattle Mariners during Baltimore’s 9-2 victory...
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Blazers introduce Stotts as coach

PORTLAND, ORE. — Terry Stotts says there a lot of good coaches who don’t have good records, and he hopes to show Portland fans that he’s one of them. Stotts was introduced Wednesday as the head coach of the Trail Blazers. Stotts had a 115-168 record as coach of the Atlanta Hawks and Milwaukee...
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