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Seattle snaps Rays’ winning streak

SEATTLE — Eric Thames had already struck out three straight times when he came to the plate with two outs in the ninth inning to face baseball’s most dominant closer. The Seattle Mariners were all even with the Tampa Bay Rays after Justin Smoak’s sacrifice fly off of Fernando Rodney, who came into the...
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San Francisco Giants

Giants answer back to beat Nats

SAN FRANCISCO — Brandon Belt took a couple of steps out of the batter’s box and admired his towering flyball a little bit too long. When the ball hit off the top of the wall and Belt started running, it was too late. He was thrown out at second base. His teammates, though, could...
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Los Angeles LA Dodgers

Dodgers back in 1st with 11-0 win

PITTSBURGH — Chad Billingsley can’t put a finger on why he’s been pitching so much better since a stint on the disabled list that spanned the All-Star break. Dodgers teammate Hanley Ramirez has a theory, though. ”I was thinking about that today,” said Ramirez, acquired in a trade two days after Billingsley began his...
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Matt Flynn to get 2nd straight start

RENTON, Wash. — Even though Pete Carroll insists the competition is ongoing, it is clear Matt Flynn is the leading contender to be the Seattle Seahawks’ starting quarterback when the season begins. Flynn will get his second straight preseason start for the Seahawks on Saturday night when Seattle travels to Denver, with rookie Russell...
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Oakland Raiders

Raiders rookie Streater shines in exhibition debut

NAPA, Calif. — Rod Streater showed the rest of the NFL in his exhibition debut what the Oakland Raiders have been seeing ever since they signed him as an undrafted free agent out of Temple in May. Streater caught six passes for 66 yards against the Dallas Cowboys and was one of the few...
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Mariners

Mariners place Mike Carp on disabled list

SEATTLE — The Seattle Mariners have placed first baseman Mike Carp on the 15-day disabled list because of a strained left groin muscle and recalled Justin Smoak from Triple-A Tacoma. Carp left Sunday’s game at Los Angeles with discomfort after stretching for a throw in the fifth inning. He was hitting .308 with three...
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Cota, Harrington, Knight headline UO Hall inductees

EUGENE – The winningest quarterback in Oregon history, the MVP of the school’s first Rose Bowl team in 37 years, a creative visionary who not only has made an unprecedented impact on his alma mater but marketing on a global scale, Oregon’s first NCAA cross country team champions in school history, as well as...
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Wenatchee wins WCL East Division series

WENATCHEE, Wash. — After losing game one, the Wenatchee AppleSox won the final two in their best-of-three series with Bellingham to qualify for the West Coast League Championship Series. Wenatchee followed its 4-1 win Sunday with a 6-3 victory Monday night. The AppleSox now face the Corvallis Knights in the opening game of the...
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San Diego Chargers

Mathews targets season opener

SAN DIEGO — Running back Ryan Mathews is targeting the Chargers’ Sept. 10 season opener against the Oakland Raiders for his return from a broken collarbone suffered in San Diego’s first preseason game. ”I think I heal pretty fast, so I think I’ll be good in time to play against the Raiders,” Mathews said....
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San Francisco Giants

Nats hammer Giants

SAN FRANCISCO — Gio Gonzalez makes friends easily, and he showed why on Monday night after the Washington Nationals’ blowout victory over the San Francisco Giants. Before he discussed anything he did on the mound, Gonzalez took time to acknowledge the run support his teammates gave him. Kurt Suzuki drove in four runs, Danny...
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