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Medford latest addition for WCL

From West Coast League press release PORTLAND, Ore. — West Coast League team will begin play in Medford, Oregon as soon as the 2013 season. League president Ken Wilson made the announcement at Harry & David Field in Medford. The West Coast League is a summer wood-bat college league with nine teams located in...
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Rebuilding Blazers have 4 picks in NBA draft

PORTLAND, Ore. — The Portland Trail Blazers are known for draft-night surprises, so it’s anyone’s guess what they’ll do Thursday with four selections, including two lottery picks. The team is rebuilding under new general manager Neil Olshey, who will make his first significant moves for the Blazers since he was hired earlier this month....
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California officials OK talks with Joe Montana

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Santa Clara officials have given the go-ahead for the city to begin negotiations with legendary quarterback Joe Montana for a hotel and entertainment complex across from the 49ers new stadium. The San Jose Mercury News reports that the City Council voted 4-2 on Tuesday in favor of negotiating exclusively with Montana’s...
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UO’s Kelly on BCS playoff

WASHINGTON — Now that college football fans have received what they’ve been asking for – a playoff system – it is time to start getting opinions on just how good the devised system is. The first playoff championship game will be played in 2015 and will involve a selection committee choosing the four teams...
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Audio Wrap-Up: Gems blow lead to lose opener

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — After jumping to a 6-1 lead, the Klamath Falls Gems looked poised to win the series opener with Cowlitz. The lead dwindled slowly, eventually resulting in a 8-6 Cowlitz win. Mike Garrard summarizes the loss: Next up: Gems vs Cowlitz – 7:05 p.m., June 27 at Kiger Stadium (6:30 p.m....
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Vargas hits Ks career-high in Seattle’s win over A’s

SEATTLE — Brendan Ryan works with Seattle hitting coach Chris Chambliss every day and often gets encouragement from Mariners staff members at Safeco Field. Even a few hotel doormen have offered advice, trying to help Ryan out of his season-long malaise at the plate. Finally, it appears something is working.
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Giants pull within one game of first in NL West

SAN FRANCISCO – Ryan Vogelsong picked up where Barry Zito left off and the San Francisco Giants had the Los Angeles Dodgers once again searching for answers and runs. Vogelsong pitched seven innings to outduel San Francisco nemesis Clayton Kershaw for the second time this season and Melky Cabrera homered to help the Giants move...
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The Blazers extend qualifying offer to Batum

PORTLAND, Ore. – The Portland Trail Blazers have formally extended a qualifying offer to forward Nicolas Batum.
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Montano, Symmonds win 800 finals

EUGENE, Ore. — Struggling with his rhythm in a persistent rain, high jumper Jesse Williams’ spot on the team for London appeared to be washing away. The reigning world champion bowed out of the competition in fourth place at the U.S. Olympic trials on Monday night. Only the top three earn spots to the...
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County pulls $30M in 49ers stadium funding

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – A California county has surprised both the San Francisco 49ers and city of Santa Clara leaders by pulling $30 million in tax funds from the new 49ers stadium. Santa Clara County officials told the Mercury News Saturday that they would rather spend the money on teachers. The team and the city...
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