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Tennessee-Oregon Preview

While Oregon hasn’t relinquished its place among the most prolific scoring teams in the nation, the Ducks insist there’s still room for improvement offensively. That’s a scary thought for unbeaten Tennessee, which faces the difficult challenge of slowing the second-ranked Ducks. Oregon looks to win its 22nd straight home game against an unranked opponent...
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49ers’ Smith off to another fast start

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Quarterback Colin Kaepernick and linebacker Patrick Willis engaged in a friendly game of one-on-one with a miniature basketball at one end of the San Francisco 49ers’ locker room Across the room, Aldon Smith leaned back on a stool and waved off a suggestion this week’s game against Seattle is any more...
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Jaguars’ Gabbert out vs. Raiders

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Blaine Gabbert is a sideline spectator again. The Jacksonville Jaguars ruled out Gabbert for Sunday’s game at Oakland after he sliced open the back of his throwing hand in the season opener. Gabbert caught his right hand on a defender’s facemask while scrambling for a 4-yard gain the closing minutes against Kansas...
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Astros rally for four runs in ninth for 6-4 win over Seattle

SEATTLE – By the time Trevor Crowe came to the plate in the ninth inning, everything was going right for the Houston Astros. So much so that even a simple foul pop up to the first baseman turned into a run. Houston’s four-run rally in the ninth inning to beat the Seattle Mariners 6-4 on...
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Seattle fortunate to get win in opener

RENTON, Wash. – Pete Carroll started Monday by acknowledging how fortunate the Seattle Seahawks were to get out of Carolina with a victory, knowing that a year ago that same performance would have likely led to a loss. Consider it another step in the growth of Carroll’s team that lost games on the road last...
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Plouffe leads Twins over Angels 6-3

MINNEAPOLIS – Staring down the wrong end of history, the Minnesota Twins would much rather have seen a pitcher other than Jered Weaver, who no-hit them in 2012 and dominated them most recently on July 24. Yet the Twins did just enough against their nemesis to beat the Los Angeles Angels 6-3 on Monday night,...
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Dodgers slug past Diamondbacks to end losing skid

LOS ANGELES – Juan Uribe is enjoying this season infinitely more than his first two with the Dodgers. For one, Los Angeles is heading toward a division title. For another, he’s been playing a major role on both sides of the ball. Uribe homered in each of his first three trips to the plate, and...
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Boldin’s memorable 49ers debut leads team to win

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Anquan Boldin sprinted off the field for the locker room following a memorable 49ers debut, then insisted afterward that’s just how he rolls. He gets paid to catch footballs, and he approaches each game as a job from the moment he steps onto the field to the way he exits the...
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San Francisco Giants

Giants win on Belt’s game-ending hit in 10th

SAN FRANCISCO – The San Francisco Giants will not repeat as champion of the NL West, and it’s a pretty safe bet the defending World Series champs will be eliminated from playoff contention altogether fairly soon. They’re not going quietly, however. Brandon Belt’s RBI single with one out in the bottom of the 10th inning...
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High School Scoreboard – Sept. 6-9

FootballKlamath Union 14, Ridgeview 12Gilchrist 50, Hosanna Christian 16Lakeview 29, Modoc (Calif.) 7Weed (Calif.) 45, Bonanza 0Cascade Chr. 17, Henley 14Chiloquin 18, Riddle 16 Grant Union 32, Lost River 7Yreka (Calif.) 28, Mazama 8Camas Valley 62, Triad 32  VolleyballMazama def. Klamath Union Klamath Union def. HenleyMazama def. BonanzaBoys SoccerKlamath Union 2, Ashland 1 Girls SoccerKlamath Union...
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