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Athletics sweep Rangers to win AL West on last day

OAKLAND, Calif. — Josh Hamilton made one thing clear: The Texas Rangers will forget their stunning season-ending sweep at Oakland and regroup as an American League wild card. So much for a third straight AL West crown. Texas needed one win against the upstart Athletics in three games, and didn’t get it. ”You guys...
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Oregon Ducks finding balance in Pac-12 play

EUGENE, Ore. — With their speedy offense and tireless defense, the ultimate goal for the second-ranked Oregon Ducks is finding balance. They’ve recently shown that both sides of the ball are equally capable. When Washington State mounted a first-half challenge last weekend in Seattle, Oregon’s defense stopped the Cougars from taking the lead before...
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Triad takes undefeated league mark to Gilchrist

Triad Timberwolves (3-1)Last week: 90-50 win vs ProspectThis week: at Gilchrist (1-3) – Oct. 5 – 4 p.m. The Triad Timberwolves have won three games in a row, including a 90-50 victory over Prospect last week. Triad head coach Kyle Petrik Triad, Camas Valley and Elkton are all undefeated in conference play so far, with...
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Former Gems GM takes same job in Medford

MEDFORD, Ore. — Former Klamath Falls Gems general manager Chuck Heeman has accepted the same position with the new expansion team in Medford. Heeman resigned in late September after running the Gems during their West Coast League expansion year in 2011. This summer, the WCL announced it was expanding to add a team in...
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Ice Hawks looking for new players

The Klamath Falls Ice Hawks start their next season November 6 and new players are invited to join the team. The Ice Hawks are a co-ed high school hockey team based out of Klamath Falls, but players come from all over. Most games are played against Medford-area teams and includes the sixth annual Collier...
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Coach Mike Riley rights the No. 14 Beavers

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 last season....
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Dodgers lose, miss out on playoffs

LOS ANGELES — A must-win game turned into a job the Los Angeles Dodgers couldn’t get done. They were eliminated from playoff contention, their wild-card hopes dashed Tuesday night with a 4-3 loss to Barry Zito and the San Francisco Giants. ”Everything kind of comes to a screeching halt,” Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said....
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A’s, Rangers knotted up in first

OAKLAND, Calif. — After erasing what once appeared to be an insurmountable deficit, it has come down to this for the Oakland Athletics – one game against the Texas Rangers to decide the AL West title. Travis Blackley allowed one run over six innings in a strong bounce-back performance that helped the A’s move...
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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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