Safeco’s fences moving in for 2013

SEATTLE — Tired of seeing fly balls die in a cavernous outfield and free-agent sluggers choose more hitter-friendly settings, the Seattle Mariners are bringing in the fences at Safeco Field. The Mariners announced Tuesday they will move in the fences for the 2013 season after years of debate on the impact one of the...
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Raiders’ Heyward-Bey back at practice

ALAMEDA, Calif. — Wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey practiced for the first time Tuesday since being hospitalized by a helmet-to-helmet hit as the Oakland Raiders worked on fixing their problems during the bye week. Heyward-Bey took part in individual drills as the Raiders (1-3) held their first of two practices this week before getting four...
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Washington St.-Oregon St. Preview

PORTLAND, Ore. — The whispers about job security aren’t an issue for Oregon State coach Mike Riley any more. The amiable Beavers coach has led his team to a 3-0 start and the No. 14 spot in the AP rankings. It’s a dramatic turnaround for a team that won only three games all of...
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Washington-Oregon Preview

Washington has played Oregon tough through one half each of the past two seasons before giving way to the high-powered Ducks after the break. Huskies coach Steve Sarkisian feels his team is better equipped to hang with Oregon for a full game this time around. In the rankings after defeating a top-10 opponent, No....
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OIT Round-Up: Tehan wins CCC Player of the Week

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — The Oregon Tech women’s soccer team dominated their weekend, shutting out Northwest and Evergreen State College in 3-0 and 5-0 wins, respectively. It was OIT’s first Cascade Collegiate Conference games, helping the Lady Owls to 2-0 and 4-3 overall. Melanie Johnson had two goals on Friday, while teammate Rebekah Nisbet...
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A’s edge Rangers, clinch playoff spot

OAKLAND, Calif. — Hat on backward and goggles covering his eyes, Yoenis Cespedes started dancing in the middle of the clubhouse as the bubbly streamed every which way. Quickly, his Oakland teammates joined in the fun, and the Cuban rookie doused anybody he could get. He might have soaked Coco Crisp the best with...
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Herrera, Dodgers beat Giants in 9th

LOS ANGELES — Since manager Don Mattingly had a few choice words for his team last week in San Diego, the Los Angeles Dodgers aren’t going away quietly. Elian Herrera singled in the go-ahead run with the bases loaded in the bottom of the ninth inning, lifting the Dodgers to a 3-2 victory over...
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Blazers have a new look heading into the season

PORTLAND, Ore. — General manager Neil Olshey prefers the term ”emerging” rather than ”rebuilding” when it comes to the Portland Trail Blazers. The Blazers open training camp on Tuesday with a new general manager, a new head coach and a group of promising young players as they seek to move forward from last season’s...
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Weekend Scoreboard: KU defeats Henley

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — There were still turnovers for the Klamath Union Pelicans, but not nearly the quantity as quickly on Friday night. Still, a giveaway led to Henley’s only score of the night in a 26-7 loss to KU, preventing a Pelicans shutout. Ben Mitchell threw touchdown passes of 27 and 84 yards...
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Video: 49ers fly by Jets

Alex Smith talks about the 49ers’ 34-0 win over the Jets. 49ers are now 3-1; Jets are 2-2.
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