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49ers’ waive former Medford athlete Jason Slowey

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Rookie center Jason Slowey was among the 12 players cut Monday by the San Francisco 49ers as they trimmed their roster to 75. Slowey, a sixth-round draft pick out of Western Oregon, struggled to make an impact during training camp for the reigning NFC West champions and was waived. In...
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Oakland Raiders

Raiders waive 12 to get down to 75-player limit

ALAMEDA, Calif. — The Oakland Raiders waived fullback Manase Tonga and 11 others on Monday to get down to the 75-player limit. Quarterback Kyle Newhall-Caballero, linebacker Korey Bosworth, defensive ends Mason Brodine and Wayne Dorsey, safety Aaron Henry, cornerback Terrail Lambert, wide receivers Thomas Mayo and DeAundre Muhammad, and safety Chaz Powell were also...
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2012 Basin Football Previews

Preview high school football in the Basin. New posts added frequently.
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Denver Broncos

Broncos, Manning meet halfway to build new offense

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Peyton Manning’s longest pass play of the preseason didn’t go to one of his towering tight ends or his mammoth wide receivers. Running back Lance Ball, who packs 215 pounds into his 5-foot-9 frame, lined up wide to the right across from a San Francisco 49ers linebacker and hauled in a...
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Russell Wilson wins Seattle QB job

Pete Carroll and John Schneider were overjoyed during the April NFL Draft when the Seattle Seahawks were able to grab Russell Wilson in the third round. Even they couldn’t anticipate that Wilson would be the Seahawks’ Week 1 starter. Carroll announced Sunday night that the undersized, but highly successful rookie quarterback from Wisconsin will...
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Denver Broncos

Peyton Manning throws 2 TDs, but the 49ers win

DENVER — That’s the Peyton Manning the Denver Broncos and their fans have been waiting all summer to see. Magnificent. A machine. On the money. And no longer just a memory. Manning was close to perfect in his final regular-season tuneup Sunday, throwing his first two touchdown passes for the Denver Broncos in a...
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2012 Preview: Mazama Football

2012 Basin football preview: Mazama Vikings
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Mariota gets nod as starter for UO’s opener

EUGENE – Redshirt freshman Marcus Mariota has been named the starting quarterback for the University of Oregon’s Sept. 1 season opener vs. Arkansas State in Autzen Stadium, head coach Chip Kelly announced Friday. The 6-4, 211-pound Honolulu, Hawaii native becomes the school’s first freshman to start Oregon’s season opener since redshirt freshman Danny O’Neil...
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2012 Preview: Triad Football

2012 Basin football preview: Triad Timberwolves
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San Francisco Giants

Zito king of San Francisco for one night

SAN FRANCISCO — The chants of ”Barry! Barry! Barry!” felt familiar. The reason sure was different. At least for one night, Barry Zito was king in San Francisco. Zito took a three-hit shutout into the ninth inning, Hector Sanchez’s two-run double highlighted a four-run fifth and the Giants rolled past the Atlanta Braves 5-2...
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