San Diego Padres

Volquez to start on opening day for Padres

PEORIA, Ariz. — The San Diego Padres rewarded Edinson Volquez on Sunday for his hard work this spring when they announced him as their opening day starter. The Padres were expected to pick Tim Stauffer to pitch the opener, but he is bothered by a sore right triceps, manager Bud Black said. San Diego...
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OSU’s Conforto named freshman of the year

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. – Oregon State outfielder Michael Conforto has been named the Pac-12 Conference’s Freshman of the Year, as announced by the league office on Wednesday. Conforto is a First-Team All-League selection, as is junior Tyler Smith, while freshman Jace Fry has been named honorable mention. The selections were made by the league’s...
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Ducks’ Keudell earns pitcher of the year

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. – Oregon senior right-hander Alex Keudell was named Pac-12 Pitcher of the Year following a vote by the Conference coaches, it was announced by Commissioner Larry Scott on Wednesday. Keudell, who was named one of 30 semifinalists for the Golden Spikes Award on Tuesday, has served as the Friday-night starter for...
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Trail Blazers-Clippers Preview

A return home has the Los Angeles Clippers winning again, and already looking toward the playoffs. The Portland Trail Blazers are just trying to win back-to-back games for the first time in over two months. The Clippers look to extend their home winning streak to six games by taking a season series from the...
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Baseball Round-Up: Mazama shuts out Cottage Grove

YREKA, Calif. — Mazama baseball was in the middle of two lopsided games Thursday at the Yreka Gold Nugget Tournament, as the Vikings followed up an 11-1 loss to Layton with a 9-0 win against Cottage Grove in a five inning game. The tournament runs through Saturday. Pac-12 Baseball Oregon State hosts Washington for...
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OIT track heads to Salem

Oregon Tech track and field is off to the Willamette Invite Friday. Last week, Katie Waugh and Kassi Conditt picked up individual titles at the Wildcat Invitational in Chico. Waugh narrowly edged teammate Mary Matchett in the 800 meters, while Conditt took the shot put title with a heave of 12.81 meters. She was...
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Blazers hold off Hornets

PORTLAND, Ore. – The grind of the season is wearing on LaMarcus Aldridge, although not enough to keep him off the court. Aldridge had an MRI on his sore right hip hours before he had 25 points, 12 rebounds and five assists in the Trail Blazers’ 99-93 victory over the short-handed New Orleans Hornets on...
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Hornets-Trail Blazers Preview

The Portland Trail Blazers are getting desperate for some momentum, so possibly getting Raymond Felton back for another meeting with the New Orleans Hornets could be just what they need. While Felton’s return is uncertain, the Trail Blazers go for their first season sweep of the Hornets in nine years Thursday night when these...
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Giants still working to re-sign RHP Matt Cain

SAN FRANCISCO – The San Francisco Giants are committed to keeping All-Star right-hander Matt Cain in their talented rotation beyond 2012, and CEO and president Larry Baer said Thursday that serious conversations are ongoing with the pitcher’s representatives. ”We’re earnestly working with his agents,” Baer said, speaking after a media open house at AT&T Park...
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Minor rule tweaks could play major role

PALM BEACH, Fla. – Ok, so the rule changes are done. As predicted, replay remains on the field, overtime is standardized and coaches have more plays they don’t have to worry about challenging. But what about the “points of emphasis” and the “back of the book” changes? I have always said that these changes do...
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