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Timbers fire coach Spencer

By Portland Timbers Communications PORTLAND, Ore. – The Portland Timbers today announced that John Spencer has been relieved of his duties as head coach with the club. Timbers general manager Gavin Wilkinson will take over as interim head coach for the club, effective immediately, while the team conducts a search for a long-term replacement....
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Audio Wrap-Up: Gems win seventh straight WCL game

KITSAP, Wash. — The Klamath Falls Gems swept the series with the Kitsap BlueJackets on Sunday with a 5-4 win. Mike Garrard recaps it: Next up: Gems at Kelowna | 6:35 p.m. – July 9 – Kelowna, B.C. | (Approx. 6:15 p.m. – 960 the Sports Legend) Other West Coast League Scores – Sunday...
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A’s earn eighth walk off to beat Seattle

OAKLAND, Calif. — Josh Reddick provided a fitting ending to a promising first half of the season for the Oakland Athletics. Reddick capped a remarkable first half by hitting a game-ending RBI double in the 13th inning to send the A’s into the All-Star break with a .500 record by beating the Seattle Mariners...
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Despite loss, Dodgers have NL West lead at break

PHOENIX — Most rookies would be excited about recording their first career win after a pair of mediocre outings to start their major league career. Arizona Diamondbacks right-hander Trevor Bauer clearly isn’t like most rookies. Bauer scattered two hits over six scoreless innings and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 7-1 on...
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Pirates smack Giants on All-Star eve

PITTSBURGH — A day before he takes part in the home run derby as part of the All-Star festivities in Kansas City, Andrew McCutchen put on a show for the home fans. McCutchen hit two home runs, Neil Walker homered among his five hits and the Pittsburgh Pirates entered the All-Star break in sole...
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Miller resigns as Blazers president

PORTLAND, Ore. — Larry Miller has resigned as president of the Portland Trail Blazers. The team announced Miller’s surprising departure Saturday. The team says he is leaving to take a position with another Portland-area business. Miller was president of the Blazers the past five years. He helped oversee the team’s hiring of Neil Olshey...
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Gems hit the road looking to extend WCL streak

Riding a four-game West Coast League winning streak and winners of their last six games overall, the Klamath Falls Gems head out on the road at the Kitsap BlueJackets Friday night (6:05 p.m. – 960 the Sports Legend). After a slow start, the Gems enter the weekend only five games out of a playoff...
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Report: Roy agrees to terms with Wolves

MINNEAPOLIS – Former Trail Blazers guard Brandon Roy reached an agreement to sign a two-year deal with the Timberwolves on Thursday night, according to multiple sources. NBA.com has reported that the deal is worth $10.4 million. The Timberwolves originally drafted Roy, 27, as the sixth pick in 2006, but they immediately traded him to...
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Dodgers recapture NL West lead

PHOENIX — The Dodgers’ patchwork lineup kept Los Angeles atop the NL West. Again. Scott Van Slyke and Elian Herrera hit solo home runs, and the Los Angeles Dodgers sent Arizona to its sixth straight loss with a 4-1 win over the Diamondbacks on Thursday night. ”These are our guys,” Dodgers manager Don Mattingly...
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Batum, Wolves agree to terms on offer

MINNEAPOLIS — Restricted free-agent Nicolas Batum has agreed to terms on an offer sheet with the Timberwolves and is hoping that the Portland Trail Blazers either do not match the offer or execute a sign-and-trade to get him to Minnesota, Batum’s agent told The Associated Press on Thursday night. Batum and agent Bouna Ndiaye...
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