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LA GRANDE, Ore. — The Oregon Tech Owls men’s and women’s cross country teams are ranked fifth and seventh respectively in the Cascade Collegiate Conference pre-season poll.  Southern Oregon is predicted to win the men’s title. College of Idaho was selected as the pre-season women’s favorite. The CCC Championships are set for Nov. 9...
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Shuffled A’s batting order gains good results

OAKLAND, CALIF. (AP)Manager Bob Melvin shuffled the Athletics batting order and got the type of production he was looking for from the top of the lineup. Chris Young and Alberto Callaspo, hitting in the No. 6 and 8 spots, provided a nice boost as well. Young and Callaspo homered in the fifth inning and...
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Oakland Raiders

Taiwan Jones trying position switch for Raiders

NAPA, Calif. – Taiwan Jones’ NFL career got off to a slow start when a variety of injuries and the inability to hold onto the ball kept him off the field for much of his first two seasons with the Oakland Raiders. Now the former running back with sprinter’s speed is getting a second chance...
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Daniels forces 49ers to alter plans

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – B.J. Daniels’ NFL preseason debut at quarterback has forced the San Francisco 49ers to alter their plans a bit. The former South Florida star was impressive while directing the winning touchdown drive late in the fourth quarter of San Francisco’s 15-13 victory at Kansas City on Friday night – the 49ers’...
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Dodgers’ 10-game winning streak ends

PHILADELPHIA – Ryne Sandberg’s first win as a major league manager came with some help from the opposition. Carlos Ruiz had four hits and the Philadelphia Phillies benefited from two ninth-inning errors by shortstop Hanley Ramirez to beat the Dodgers 3-2 on Sunday, giving Sandberg his first victory and ending Los Angeles’ 10-game winning streak....
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Seager takes Mariners past Rangers

ARLINGTON, Texas – Down 0-2 with two outs in the ninth against Texas closer Joe Nathan, Seattle’s Kyle Seager couldn’t afford to be choosy. Throwing caution to the wind, he took a pitch that was nearly in the dirt down the right field line for a game-winning RBI double in the Mariners’ 4-3 win over...
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Broncos’ Wolfe says he’ll be OK

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. – Derek Wolfe says he’ll be back on the football field soon. The Denver Broncos hope fellow starters Champ Bailey, Wes Welker, Louis Vasquez and Stewart Bradley will be there with him. All of them were hurt in Denver’s 40-10 preseason loss at Seattle on Saturday night. Wolfe accompanied his teammates on their...
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Chiefs’ Smith gets to square off against ex team

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Alex Smith treads carefully when subject of the San Francisco 49ers is broached. He politely talks about the positive days he spent with them, and then seems to usher along the conversation whenever their divorce is brought up. After all, he’s with the Kansas City Chiefs now. No need to dwell...
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USC ready to bounce back from last season’s flop

LOS ANGELES – Southern California is nobody’s No. 1 team heading into this season, and the Trojans are eager for the chance to surprise everybody. High expectations shouldn’t bother any player who pulls on a USC jersey, coach Lane Kiffin figures. Yet the Trojans’ preseason top ranking hung over a program still laboring under NCAA...
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Rodriguez basking in Arizona warmth

TUCSON, Ariz. – He comes off without a hint of I-told-you-so. Well, maybe a hint. But Rich Rodriguez has gone on a career path that has labeled him from offensive guru and genius to idiot, and now, as Arizona’s football coach, back again. In fact, the University of Texas sent an assistant coach to his...
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