Mariners end 6-game skid with 3-2 win over Houston

HOUSTON – A big night by Franklin Gutierrez had Seattle manager Eric Wedge wondering what might have been. ”It’s hard not to imagine how much better we’d be as a ballclub if we had him all year or for the last three years for that matter,” Wedge said. Gutierrez hit a two-run homer after Nick...
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Tigers stun A’s on Hunter home run

DETROIT – Max Scherzer was roughed up, and Miguel Cabrera left with an injury. It made for a quiet scene in the ninth inning at a mostly empty Comerica Park. Then Torii Hunter turned it around with one big swing for the Detroit Tigers. Hunter hit a three-run homer with two outs in the ninth,...
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Seattle set for season, Raiders have QB question

SEATTLE – Nothing that happened during the preseason damaged the notion that the Seattle Seahawks are Super Bowl contenders. And nothing the Oakland Raiders did persuaded anyone into thinking they won’t finish near the bottom of the league. The Seahawks wrapped up a perfect preseason Thursday night with a 22-6 victory over Oakland, where Seattle’s...
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2013 Basin Football Tour – Chiloquin Panthers

960 the Sports Legend visited the fall camp of the Chiloquin Panthers football team as part of the 2013 Basin Football Tour.
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Mariota ready as No. 3 Ducks prep for Nicholls

EUGENE, Ore. – Get ready for Marcus 2.0. That’s what Oregon coach Mark Helfrich looks to see from sophomore quarterback Marcus Mariota as the No. 3 Ducks start the new season. ”We expect great things,” Helfrich said this week while Oregon prepped for Saturday’s opener against Nicholls. ”We want Marcus 2.0, a little bit better,...
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Pryor gets his shot at Raiders QB job

SEATTLE – If this story seems all too familiar for Matt Flynn, well, it is. While Flynn sits on the bench and rests a sore elbow Thursday night, Terrelle Pryor will get his opportunity to earn the Oakland Raiders’ starting quarterback job when they close out the preseason against the Seattle Seahawks. It’s almost the...
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49ers try to make it 3 in row atop NFC West

SAN FRANCISCO – The San Francisco 49ers and Seattle Seahawks spent the entire offseason going at each other. Super Bowl runner-up San Francisco acquired wide receiver Anquan Boldin from the champion Baltimore Ravens. The Seahawks countered with Percy Harvin, now injured. In June, 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh took aim at the Seahawks’ run of performance-enhancing...
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No. 24 USC faces injury, QB questions at Hawaii

HONOLULU – USC coach Lane Kiffin knows the order in which quarterbacks Max Wittek and Cody Kessler will audition for the Trojans’ starting job during the season opener in Hawaii. But he’s not telling. ”I’m not going to tell you the end of the movie before you go to the movie, right?” Kiffin said before...
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Rockies’ Chacin takes no-hitter into 7th vs Giants

DENVER – Jhoulys Chacin went from his sick bed to a run at Coors Field history in a span of 24 hours. When he was finally done for the night, he left the San Francisco Giants feeling ill. Chacin shook off a high fever to put in a masterful outing Wednesday night. The righty did...
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Dodgers beat Cubs 4-0 with Nolasco and 2 homers

LOS ANGELES – After four innings of watching Yasiel Puig, manager Don Mattingly had seen enough. The Cuban rookie was pulled from the game, and he then met with Mattingly and general manager Ned Colletti behind closed doors after the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Chicago Cubs 4-0 on Wednesday. Mattingly wasn’t willing to specify...
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