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Ducks win regional opener in ninth

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Oregon scored two runs in the bottom of the ninth inning and the fifth-seeded Ducks defeated Austin Peay 6-5 Friday night in the Eugene Regional at PK Park. The Ducks will move on to play 12th-ranked and the Regional’s No. 2 seed Cal State Fullerton on Saturday at 6 pm...
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OSU baseball edges Belmont to open regional play

BATON ROUGE, La. – Ryan Barnes safety squeeze in the sixth inning proved to be the game-winner and propel the 16th-ranked Oregon State baseball team to a 2-1 win over Belmont in the opening game of the Baton Rouge Regional Friday at Alex Box Stadium. Joey Matthews doubled to open the sixth and moved...
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Mike Keck Award winners announced

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — The Mike Keck Memorial Scholarship winners for 2012 were presented on Wednesday and both are from Henley High School. Dick Ledgerwood is part of the 10-member committee, which selected Zorg Loustalet and Elle Morgan the winners. Loustalet was outstanding in wrestling and cross country, while Morgan is three sport standout...
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Gems season opener tonight

The Klamath Falls Gems begin the 2012 West Coast League season with a home games Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights at Kiger Stadium. There are many new faces this year, from head coach Josh Hogan and assistant head coach Billy Clontz to a roster of first year players. One is Washington State to Mount...
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Cascade Conference crowds first Learfield spring standings

LA GRANDE, Ore. – With the 2011-12 academic year almost complete, the first Spring Learfield Standings have been released, and several Cascade Collegiate Conference teams made the list. The conference has Concordia (10th overall – 594.25 points), The College of Idaho (20th overall – 434.00 points), Southern Oregon (26th overall – 379.50 points), Eastern...
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Monster bats for Mariners to beat Texas

ARLINGTON, Texas – Justin Smoak and the Seattle Mariners made everyone forget they’re one of the worst hitting teams in baseball. Smoak hit two three-run homers against his former team and the Mariners used a pair of early eight-run innings to rout the Texas Rangers for the second straight game, winning 21-8 Wednesday night.  ...
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Brewers beat Dodgers; Kemp reinjured

LOS ANGELES – John Axford is heading toward another huge season for the Milwaukee Brewers – if he doesn’t get burned out in the process. Axford recorded his third save in three days and 10th in 11 chances this season, pitching a hitless ninth inning to close out a 6-3 win for Yovani Gallardo over...
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D’Backs’ Kennedy keeps going to beat Giants

SAN FRANCISCO – Kirk Gibson asked Ian Kennedy if he could keep going, and Arizona’s ace delivered with a career-high 122 pitches. Good timing, too. Closer JJ Putz had slept wrong and arrived with a stiff neck, which he tried to loosen up in the fourth inning to no avail. Paul Goldschmidt hit a go-ahead...
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NBA Lottery: Hornets have top pick; Blazers get two in top 11

New owner, and now a new star player. The future suddenly looks bright for the New Orleans Hornets. Meanwhile, it was yet another loss – in a historic season full of them – for Michael Jordan and the Charlotte Bobcats. The Hornets, recently sold by the NBA to Saints owner Tom Benson, won the...
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Harbaugh says Smith was man all along

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – San Francisco coach Jim Harbaugh insists the 49ers planned to have Alex Smith as their quarterback even while they examined the possibility of signing then-free agent Peyton Manning. Harbaugh ended his weekly meeting with reporters on Wednesday by addressing what he says is the ”erroneous perception that we were flirting with...
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