USC Trojans picked to return to top of Pac-12

LOS ANGELES — Southern California is eligible to win championships again, and the Pac-12 media expect the Trojans to reclaim their spot atop the league. USC has been picked to win the Pac-12 in the annual preseason poll, the league announced Tuesday. The Trojans were picked to win the South Division on 117 of...
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Ichiro singles in NY debut, Yanks win

SEATTLE — Ichiro Suzuki bowed twice to the fans and promptly smacked a single to center. Sayonara, Seattle. Hello, Yankees. Suzuki switched teams at Safeco Field after a momentous trade and singled his first time up with New York during its 4-1 victory over the Mariners on Monday night.
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Baseball Round-up: Falcons back home Tues.; Babe Ruth runner-up

COOS BAY, Ore. — The Klamath Falls Babe Ruth Under-15 team lost in Sunday’s championship game 10-0 at the state tournament. The loss Sunday followed a 2-0 start in the tournament, as Klamath Falls finished a postponed game on Thursday to beat Northern California 7-6 before beating Umpqua Valley 6-3 on Friday.Jake Jackson, Michael...
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Gems win streak comes to an end

WALLA WALLA, Wash. — The Klamath Falls Gems and their 11-game winning streak were on the line in the final regular season game before the All-Star Break, playing at Walla Walla. The game was scoreless through five innings. Audio: Mike Garrard/960 the Sports Legend Wong’s fifth home run of the year lifted Klamath Falls...
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Dodgers outlast Mets in 12 for sweep

NEW YORK — David Wright and the New York Mets know there’s still plenty of time to get back on track. Pinch-hitter Matt Treanor had a two-run single in a five-run 12th inning and the stumbling New York Mets fell under .500 for the first time this season with an 8-3 loss to the...
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San Francisco Giants

Phillies outlast Giants in extras

PHILADELPHIA — Jimmy Rollins got the opportunity he wanted and delivered. Rollins hit an RBI single to lift the Philadelphia Phillies to a 4-3 victory over the San Francisco Giants in 12 innings Sunday. John Mayberry Jr. hit two solo homers for the last-place Phillies, and Nate Schierholtz hit a pair of solo shots...
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Mariners finish road trip strong

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Blake Beavan put the final touches on Seattle’s strong road trip. Beavan scattered four hits over eight innings and the Mariners beat the Tampa Bay Rays 2-1 on Sunday to finish a 5-2 trip. ”A great performance,” Seattle manager Eric Wedge said. ”I’ll tell you what, he did a great...
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Mavs sign 1st-round pick Cunningham from OSU

DALLAS — The Dallas Mavericks have signed first-round draft pick Jared Cunningham. Terms were not disclosed. Cunningham was the 24th overall selection in the NBA draft by the Cleveland Cavaliers. He was acquired by the Mavericks last month, along with the draft rights to Bernard James, the 33rd overall pick, and 34th overall pick...
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Timbers shut out in Dallas

FRISCO, Texas – Midfielder Jackson scored a goal and registered two assists and midfielder David Ferreira logged two assists as FC Dallas defeated the Portland Timbers 5-0 before 11,365 at FC Dallas Stadium on Saturday night. FC Dallas took a 2-0 lead into halftime, scoring two goals 10 minutes apart on an own goal...
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Blazers officially re-sign Batum

PORTLAND, Ore. – The Portland Trail Blazers have re-signed forward Nicolas Batum, it was announced today by General Manager Neil Olshey. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed. Batum carries averages of 10.2 points (46.0% FG, 37.2% 3-PT, 83.6% FT), 3.9 rebounds, 1.3 assists and 26.2 minutes in four seasons with...
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