Ibanez homers twice, M’s beat Yanks

NEW YORK – Raul Ibanez was more than happy to turn those welcome back calls of ”Ra-uuul!” into a good old Bronx cheer. Ibanez again treated Yankee Stadium as his personal playground, hitting a grand slam and two-run homer Wednesday night to help the Seattle Mariners rout New York 12-2. ”I can’t tell that much...
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Track & Field: Skyline Conference Championships start Thursday

The Skyline Conference Championships start tomorrow in Grants Pass. The Henley girls have seven of the top 10 results in various 4A events this season, including Willow Charlton’s second-best time in the 200-meter hurdles. Klamath Union’s Tyler Butler has been top 10 in three separate events, while Mazama’s Elizabeth Levesque has posted the third-best...
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Oregon Tech adds league MVP to women’s basketball roster

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — Ashleigh Vandenbrink is the newest member of the Oregon Tech Lady Owls basketball team. The 5-10, three-time first-team all-leaguer from Davis High School in California joins the Owls after being her team’s MVP the last two season. Vandenbrink tallied 16.4 points, 10.4 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 3.2 steals per contest...
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HS Sports: Wortman claims state golf championship

CRESWELL, Ore. — Mazama’s Bryce Wortman posted a second-straight 79 to finish as a 4A Boys Golf State Championship co-champion with Sutherlin’s Tyler Franke. Franke shot two shots better in Tuesday’s final round at Emerald Valley Golf Club. Henley’s Robert Ferguson finished tied for 21st, following his day one 90 with an 87 on...
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Despite big penalties, the Portland Winterhawks still wins title

PORTLAND, Ore. – Hit with unprecedented penalties by the Western Hockey League back in November, the Portland Winterhawks not only prevailed, they won the junior hockey league’s championship. ”We could have used it as an excuse to wipe away the season,” Dallas Stars prospect Taylor Peters said of the sanctions, which included the suspension of...
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Hawaii puts ‘Rainbow’ back in names

HONOLULU – Hawaii’s athletic department is scrapping a plan to drop the word ”Rainbow” from its men’s teams’ nicknames. The university announced Tuesday it is changing its football, baseball and other men’s team nicknames to the Rainbow Warriors, a name previously used by the football team but dropped in 2000. The changes take effect July...
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Yankees rally, defeat Mariners

NEW YORK – Once Felix Hernandez tweaked his back, the whole game took an odd twist. Robinson Cano hit a two-run double, Lyle Overbay delivered a tiebreaking sacrifice fly and the New York Yankees rallied in the seventh inning after King Felix was forced to make an early exit, beating Seattle 4-3 Tuesday night. ”It...
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Dickey snaps four-game winless streak over Giants

TORONTO – R.A. Dickey snapped a four-start winless streak, Melky Cabrera had four hits against his former team and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the San Francisco Giants 10-6 on Tuesday night. Edwin Encarnacion drove in two runs and scored twice as the Blue Jays had a season-high 18 hits and have won three straight...
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Kershaw’s gem leads LA to 2-0 win

LOS ANGELES – The Washington Nationals had a chance to get to Clayton Kershaw early. They just couldn’t convert and the Dodgers’ ace was nearly unhittable the rest of the way. Ryan Zimmerman was the only Washington hitter to have any success against Kershaw, getting three of the team’s five hits in a 2-0 loss...
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Warriors-Spurs Preview

OAKLAND, Calif. – Golden State Warriors coach Mark Jackson placed a prominent poem by an unknown author in every player’s locker before Game 4 against the San Antonio Spurs on Sunday that had a simple title: Don’t Quit. Jackson’s gritty Golden State team never has this season. Neither have the four-time champion Spurs, led by...
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