Despite big penalties, the Portland Winterhawks still wins title

PORTLAND, Ore. – Hit with unprecedented penalties by the Western Hockey League back in November, the Portland Winterhawks not only prevailed, they won the junior hockey league’s championship. ”We could have used it as an excuse to wipe away the season,” Dallas Stars prospect Taylor Peters said of the sanctions, which included the suspension of...
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Hawaii puts ‘Rainbow’ back in names

HONOLULU – Hawaii’s athletic department is scrapping a plan to drop the word ”Rainbow” from its men’s teams’ nicknames. The university announced Tuesday it is changing its football, baseball and other men’s team nicknames to the Rainbow Warriors, a name previously used by the football team but dropped in 2000. The changes take effect July...
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Yankees rally, defeat Mariners

NEW YORK – Once Felix Hernandez tweaked his back, the whole game took an odd twist. Robinson Cano hit a two-run double, Lyle Overbay delivered a tiebreaking sacrifice fly and the New York Yankees rallied in the seventh inning after King Felix was forced to make an early exit, beating Seattle 4-3 Tuesday night. ”It...
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Dickey snaps four-game winless streak over Giants

TORONTO – R.A. Dickey snapped a four-start winless streak, Melky Cabrera had four hits against his former team and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the San Francisco Giants 10-6 on Tuesday night. Edwin Encarnacion drove in two runs and scored twice as the Blue Jays had a season-high 18 hits and have won three straight...
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Kershaw’s gem leads LA to 2-0 win

LOS ANGELES – The Washington Nationals had a chance to get to Clayton Kershaw early. They just couldn’t convert and the Dodgers’ ace was nearly unhittable the rest of the way. Ryan Zimmerman was the only Washington hitter to have any success against Kershaw, getting three of the team’s five hits in a 2-0 loss...
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Warriors-Spurs Preview

OAKLAND, Calif. – Golden State Warriors coach Mark Jackson placed a prominent poem by an unknown author in every player’s locker before Game 4 against the San Antonio Spurs on Sunday that had a simple title: Don’t Quit. Jackson’s gritty Golden State team never has this season. Neither have the four-time champion Spurs, led by...
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Collom, Reynolds separated by one at state golf

CRESWELL, Ore. — Mazama’s Bryce Wortman leads the OSAA 4A Boys Golf State Championships after one round, posting a 79 at Emerald Valley Golf Club on Monday. Link: Follow 960 the Sports Legend on Twitter for updates Sutherlin’s Tyler Franke is second, two shots back. Phoenix’s Austin Sawchuk is the next closest Skyline participant,...
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Sweet ride won’t drive at Oregon

Are you in the market for a 1973 Volkswagen Beetle? How about one that’s customized to look like an Oregon football helmet? You are? Well you’re in luck, because there happens to be one for sale in Eugene. The Oregon athletic department is currently holding an auction for the one-of-a-kind ‘73 Bug, with the...
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Hunter Pence making early impact for Giants

SAN FRANCISCO – At around age 10, Hunter Pence acquired a Barry Bonds poster from his elementary school fair. It was then that Pence started choking up on his bat just as Bonds did in that prized picture that wound up on his wall. Pence has become one of the San Francisco Giants’ most reliable...
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Kiffin and USC strive for drama-free 2013 season

LOS ANGELES – Lane Kiffin has an idea. He’s not serious about it. Not really. There is, however, just a hint in his voice that suggests he’s not totally joking, either. ”I did think the other day what it would be like to be a high school head coach or to be at a small...
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