Oden says he ‘became an alcoholic’

Former No. 1 pick Greg Oden, regarded as one of the biggest draft busts in NBA history, has admitted he became an alcoholic during his second year in the league. In a wide-ranging interview with his former Ohio State teammate Mark Titus for the website Grantland, Oden also admitted it “sucked” seeing Kevin Durant...
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OIT softball earns top pool seed at nationals

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – The defending national champion Oregon Tech softball team will face Madonna (Mich.) in the opening round of the NAIA National Tournament on Thursday, May 17 with the first pitch set for 3:30 p.m (960 the Sports Legend). The 32-team tournament will take place in Gulf Shores, Ala. from May 17-23....
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Paul Allen: Trail Blazers not for sale

PORTLAND, Ore. – Paul Allen insists he’s not going to sell the Portland Trail Blazers, but says this season is the most disappointing he’s had in 24 years as the team’s owner. The billionaire co-founder of Microsoft posted an open letter to fans on the Blazers’ team website on Tuesday evening. In it, he reiterated...
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KU boys golf off to state

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — It wasn’t as pretty as Monday’s opening round, but it was good enough for the Klamath Union boys golf team. Shooting nearly 50 strokes more than day one, KU posted a 388 team total to finish second at the Skyline Conference tournament at the Grants Pass Golf and Country Club....
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High School Round-Up: Mazama errors hurt upset bid

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — With three regular season games remaining, Klamath Union is closing in on its first baseball league title since 1990. On Tuesday, it was cross-town rival Mazama opening that stretch, hosting the Pelicans at Kiger Stadium. Audio: 960 the Sports Legend broadcast of KU-Mazama baseball Dylan Smith not only hit a...
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Tigers defeat Mariners

SEATTLE – Justin Verlander felt fortunate to settle down both his emotions and his control, making the early runs he was given by Detroit’s offense stand up. After nearly getting ejected in the third inning, Verlander kept his composure to pick up his 12th straight decision on the road, Prince Fielder homered and the Tigers...
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Giants rebound to beat Dodgers

LOS ANGELES – Ryan Vogelsong’s intense expression suggested he was locked in from his first pitch. Then he proved it with a season-high 7 1-3 innings of one-run ball. Brett Pill supplied the offense with a two-run homer off Clayton Kershaw and the San Francisco Giants defeated the first-place Los Angeles Dodgers 2-1 Tuesday night,...
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Ducks take Civil War baseball game

EUGENE, Ore. – Jimmie Sherfy earned his 13th save of the season, keeping the game-tying run at second in the top of the ninth as the No. 9 Ducks defeated No. 23 Oregon State 3-2 on Tuesday night at PK Park. With the win, the Ducks (35-14) even the season series with the Beavers...
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Pac-12 teams preparing for big changes come fall

David Shaw noticed it everywhere he walked on the Stanford campus this spring. Since Andrew Luck was drafted No. 1 overall by the Indianapolis Colts, the buzz surrounding football has faded. Getting students – and even his players – focused on the future has been a challenge with so much of the attention revolving...
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High School Round-Up: KU boys post season best

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — The Klamath Union boys golf team is in second place at the Skyline Conference tournament’s first day. The Pelicans trail leader North Valley by 15 strokes entering today’s final round in Grants Pass. Audio: Klamath Union boys golf’s Kyle Wolfram Wolfram posted a team-best 83, finishing the day fifth individually,...
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