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West Coast League’s next stop might be Milwaukie

MILWAUKIE, Ore. — Following a failed attempt to attract the Yakima Bears from the Northwest League, the city of Milwaukie is now considering the West Coast League. The Bears chose Hillsboro, which approved a naming rights agreement on Tuesday night for its 4,500-seat stadium. So Milwaukie is now going to scale back its stadium...
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Kemp’s inside-the-park homer puts LA over Rockies

LOS ANGELES — Matt Kemp didn’t have to run the bases on his first-inning home run nearly as hard as Eric Young Jr. had to in the top half. And the Los Angeles Dodgers’ slugger drove in two extra runs in the process to put Chad Billingsley on course to win his fourth straight...
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Scutaro’s grand slam punctuates Giants thrashing of Cards

ST. LOUIS — The San Francisco Giants have had a reputation as a team with good pitching and light hitting. After Marco Scutaro’s grand slam and career-high seven RBIs helped the Giants paste the St. Louis Cardinals 15-0 Wednesday night, that may be changing. The Giants have scored 56 runs on the first six...
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Orioles win another over Seattle

BALTIMORE — Buck Showalter counted himself among the many fans at Camden Yards pulling for Steve Johnson to excel in his first major league start. Watching Johnson from the Orioles dugout, Showalter allowed himself to play the role of a baseball enthusiast while the rookie struck out nine Seattle Mariners during Baltimore’s 9-2 victory...
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Blazers introduce Stotts as coach

PORTLAND, ORE. — Terry Stotts says there a lot of good coaches who don’t have good records, and he hopes to show Portland fans that he’s one of them. Stotts was introduced Wednesday as the head coach of the Trail Blazers. Stotts had a 115-168 record as coach of the Atlanta Hawks and Milwaukee...
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49ers CB Cory Nelms has his Olympic moment

SANTA CLARA, CALIF. — Cory Nelms ran off the field in the middle of the San Francisco 49ers’ practice Wednesday to go watch television. Don’t worry, he had special permission. Call it an Olympic moment. The second-year cornerback cheered on girlfriend T’erea Brown in the final of the 400-meter hurdles from eight time zones...
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Oregon Ducks Launch the QuackCave

From Oregon Media Services EUGENE, Ore. — Cutting edge uniforms and revolutionary facilities have become synonymous with University of Oregon Athletics in recent years. Now the Ducks are looking to add social media to that list. Inspired by social media command centers used by the NHL’s New Jersey Devils and leading corporations Dell and...
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Audio Wrap-Up: Corvallis comeback hurts Gems playoff hopes

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — A 6-1 lead entering the eighth inning wasn’t enough Tuesday night at Kiger Stadium, as the Corvallis nights made a late-inning rally to beat the Klamath Falls Gems 7-6. Mike Garrard explains what the Gems need now to make the playoffs: Next up: Gems vs Corvallis | 7:05 p.m. –...
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Eaton leads after three Olympic decathlon events

LONDON – With two of the best decathletes in the world, it is no surprise that Team USA’s Ashton Eaton and Trey Hardee sit in 1-2 after three events on Wednesday’s morning session that also saw seven Americans advance to the next round of their events at Olympic Stadium. After three events, World Record...
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Timbers acquire Ricketts for Perkins in goalie swap

PORTLAND, Ore. – The Portland Timbers today announced that the club has acquired goalkeeper Donovan Ricketts from the Montreal Impact in exchange for goalkeeper Troy Perkins. Timbers general manager/interim head coach Gavin Wilkinson made the announcement. Ricketts, 35, has established himself as one of the top goalkeepers in MLS since joining the league with...
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