Source: Felix, M’s close to $175M deal

With an imminent stroke of Felix Hernandez’s pen, the persistent trade rumors surrounding him will come to a very expensive end. Hernandez, 26, and the Seattle Mariners are close to announcing a seven-year, $175 million contract extension, a major-league source confirmed to A separate source said an agreement is in place pending the...
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Ducks, Beavers and SOU add football recruits

EUGENE, Ore. — National Signing Day saw the Oregon Ducks add 19 and Oregon State sign 25 recruits for this fall’s roster. It was the first class signed by new Oregon head coach Mark Helfrich, who was promoted from offensive coordinator last month after Chip Kelly left for the NFL following four years and...
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OIT’s Josh Johnson done for season

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – The Oregon Tech Hustlin’ Owls men’s basketball team entered this season with a lot of roster turnaround, some of which was expected with graduating seniors, and some not. In all, OIT lost four of its top five scorers from the 2012 National Championship team. The fifth, David Clarke, is leading this year’s...
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Oregon St. 82, Utah 64

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Roberto Nelson had 26 points and five rebounds, and Oregon State pulled away from Utah in the second half for an 82-64 win Wednesday night. Joe Burton added 17 points, seven rebounds and 10 assists for Oregon State (12-11, 2-8 Pac-12), which recorded its highest point total in a conference game this...
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Mavericks 105, Trail Blazers 99

DALLAS – O.J. Mayo was at the center of a play that cost Dallas a game in Portland last week. He made up for it Wednesday night against the Trail Blazers in a yet another game the Mavericks really needed. Mayo scored 28 points, Vince Carter hit a big jumper in the final minute and...
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Oregon Tech News & Notes

REDDING, Calif. — Oregon Tech baseball opened the 2013 season with two victories last weekend, beating Simpson 13-5 and 13-2. Pitcher Talon Sisley won the first game, going five innings and allowing five hits. BJ Wilson won the second contest in a six-inning outing. Ryan Hayden went 4 for 5 in the finale and...
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49ers’ Kaepernick tough on himself

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Still steaming over the Super Bowl loss, Colin Kaepernick packed up his belongings in the 49ers locker room and made plans with teammates to work out this offseason. They won’t have to wait long. Kaepernick said Tuesday that he’ll be training in the Atlanta area within a week, and the strong-armed...
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Rockets crush Warriors in testy game

HOUSTON – The Houston fans knew the Rockets were on the verge of history against Golden State on Tuesday night, needing one more 3-pointer to set an NBA record. Warriors coach Mark Jackson wasn’t going to let that happen. The Rockets settled for tying an NBA record and set a franchise mark with 23 3-pointers...
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HS Hoops Preview: Tule & B. Valley meet

Critical match-ups toward the end of the season highlight the high school basketball schedule Tuesday. While the Mazama girls have already sealed the Skyline Conference title, Klamath Union and Phoenix meet at Pelican Court in a key game for the runner-up spot (5:50 p.m. – 960 the Sports Legend). With a win, Phoenix completes...
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Trail Blazers 100, Timberwolves 98

MINNEAPOLIS – With Portland on the verge of a massive collapse, LaMarcus Aldridge leaped to swat away Minnesota’s comeback. The Trail Blazers started their six-game road trip by remedying a sloppy performance with a large dose of their All-Star big man. Aldridge had 25 points, 13 rebounds and a blocked shot in the closing seconds...
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