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Cain agrees to $127.5M deal with Giants

SAN FRANCISCO – When Matt Cain pondered his future, staying put in San Francisco where his career took off became the top option. He emerged as an All-Star and front-line starter with the Giants, and helped lead them to an improbable championship two years ago. Now, Cain has that hefty new contract he so hoped...
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Jazz end losing skid at Portland

PORTLAND, Ore. – Two dunks from Paul Millsap and a pair of Portland turnovers helped the Utah Jazz overcome a three-game stumble in their chase for a playoff spot. Paul Millsap finished with 31 points, including the go-ahead dunk with 1:11 to go, and the Jazz beat the Trail Blazers 102-97 Monday night to move...
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Jazz-Trail Blazers Preview

The Utah Jazz would like to avoid matching their longest losing streak of the season. Avoiding that fate could also give them a share of the final playoff position in the Western Conference. The Portland Trail Blazers would just like to win back-to-back games for the first time in more than two months. The...
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Pac-12 Round-Up: Ducks sweep No. 14 ASU

EUGENE, Ore. — After each team’s Friday opener was rained out, both Oregon and Oregon State came back to win their respective series at home this weekend. After 1-0 and 3-1 wins in Saturday’s doubleheader, No. 23 Oregon finished a sweep of No. 14 Arizona State when Jimmie Sherfy struck out Nathaniel Causey with...
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OIT Round-Up: Softball wins seventh straight

MEDFORD, Ore. — The Oregon Tech Owls softball team on the first of two home doubleheaders, beating Eastern Oregon 9-3 and 14-1 at US Cellular Field. Originally scheduled for Saturday, the games were supposed to be held in Klamath Falls, but poor field conditions prevented it. Kayde Schaefer led the Owls’ offensive charge in...
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LA returns as Blazers beat Wolves

PORTLAND, Ore. — LaMarcus Aldridge will keep the words he had with Minnesota’s Kevin Love to himself. The two All-Stars jawed at times on Sunday night, when both scored 26 points but Aldridge’s Trail Blazers came out on top, 119-106. ”It was just two guys going hard,” the diplomatic Aldridge said. Love also had...
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Volquez to start on opening day for Padres

PEORIA, Ariz. — The San Diego Padres rewarded Edinson Volquez on Sunday for his hard work this spring when they announced him as their opening day starter. The Padres were expected to pick Tim Stauffer to pitch the opener, but he is bothered by a sore right triceps, manager Bud Black said. San Diego...
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OSU’s Conforto named freshman of the year

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. – Oregon State outfielder Michael Conforto has been named the Pac-12 Conference’s Freshman of the Year, as announced by the league office on Wednesday. Conforto is a First-Team All-League selection, as is junior Tyler Smith, while freshman Jace Fry has been named honorable mention. The selections were made by the league’s...
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Ducks’ Keudell earns pitcher of the year

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. – Oregon senior right-hander Alex Keudell was named Pac-12 Pitcher of the Year following a vote by the Conference coaches, it was announced by Commissioner Larry Scott on Wednesday. Keudell, who was named one of 30 semifinalists for the Golden Spikes Award on Tuesday, has served as the Friday-night starter for...
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Trail Blazers-Clippers Preview

A return home has the Los Angeles Clippers winning again, and already looking toward the playoffs. The Portland Trail Blazers are just trying to win back-to-back games for the first time in over two months. The Clippers look to extend their home winning streak to six games by taking a season series from the...
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