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Blazers’ subs but a bump as Suns roll into 8th

PHOENIX — The Phoenix Suns avoided treating their followers to a must-whine situation by roughing up the Portland Trail Blazers on Monday night at US Airways Center. Leaning on tricky end-of-season mathematics, coach Alvin Gentry used part of his pregame chat with reporters to assure everyone that this was not a must-win situation. It...
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Phillies over Giants in Cy Young match-up

SAN FRANCISCO – Roy Halladay walked Aubrey Huff in the fifth inning on a close inside pitch, caught the ball from catcher Carlos Ruiz and stared at home plate umpire Marty Foster for several seconds. Foster muttered a few words to the mound, and Halladay barked back. The pitcher pointed behind the plate – later...
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No. 8 Ducks edge Arkansas Pine-Bluff

EUGENE, Ore. – The Ducks got all they could handle from Arkansas Pine Bluff on Monday night at PK Park, as No. 8 Oregon escaped with a hard-earned 3-2 victory over the visiting Lions. Oregon’s (25-10) starting pitcher Jeff Gold (5-2) threw a gem in the win, keeping the Lions off the scoreboard for...
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1st-place Dodgers riding high behind Kemp, Ethier

LOS ANGELES – At 9-1, the Los Angeles Dodgers own the top record in the majors and are off to their best start since they won the World Series in 1981. With new ownership and Matt Kemp and Andre Ethier piling up hits, the bad feelings from the Frank McCourt era are beginning to fade....
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Child scatters six hits as OSU baseball shuts out Portland

PORTLAND, Ore. – Jake Rodriguez hit a three-run home run in the second and Dan Child scattered six hits over 7 1/3 innings to lead the Oregon State baseball team to a 5-0 win over Portland Monday afternoon at Joe Etzel Field. Rodriguez hit a three-run home run in the second – his second...
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Trail Blazers-Suns Preview

The Phoenix Suns hope a day off to recover mentally and physically – as well as a return home – can kickstart one final push for the playoffs. The Suns are coming off probably their worst performance of an otherwise solid run since the All-Star break, but their aging veterans could be back near...
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Timbers acquire forward Sebastian Rincon

PORTLAND, Ore. — The Portland Timbers today announced that the club has acquired forward Sebastián Rincón on loan for the 2012 season from Uruguayan first-division side Club Atlético Atenas. Per league and club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed. Timbers general manager Gavin Wilkinson made the announcement. Rincón will be added to...
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Oregon Tech baseball goes for series split today

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — After Lewis-Clark State won the series opener Saturday 6-1, the Warriors were up against Oregon Tech for two on Sunday at Kiger Stadium. Audio: Highlight – Kory Locken RBI (Mike Garrard/960 the Sports Legend) Kory Locken made it three doubles in the second to help OIT score runs, but Lewis-Clark...
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SOU’s Garrard places in 400 meters

CHICO, Calif. – The Southern Oregon track and field teams picked up eight NAIA automatic qualifying marks over the weekend at the Chico Twilight & Distance Carnival Friday night and Saturday at Chico State University. Matt Battaglia (Salinas, Calif./Salinas) led the way with a pair of NAIA “A” Standard marks, including an event championship...
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Kings late jumper seals win over Portland

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – For one day at least, the off-court acrimony over a decision not to build a new arena was put aside by Sacramento Kings fans. Despite anger over Friday’s announcement by Kings ownership that the arena plans were shelved, a near-sellout crowd showed up at aging Power Balance Pavilion on Sunday and was...
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