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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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OIT sweeps SOU; schedule changes this weekend

ASHLAND, Ore. – After moving to No. 6 in the NAIA Softball Coaches’ Top 25 Poll on Tuesday, Oregon Tech beat Southern Oregon 4-2 and 7-2 in a Wednesday doubleheader. Pitching stepped up again, as Taylor Schmidt improved to 11-2 in the circle this season, while Morgan Barnes moved to 8-1. Pitching a huge aspect...
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High School Round-up: Mazama softball wins two

MEDFORD, Ore. – On the high school softball diamond, Mazama beat Sherwood and Marshfield in its games, both by 6-5 finals. The Vikings are 5-1 on the year. Henley beat Banks 5-2 before its second game was rained out at the North Medford tournament. High School Baseball Klamath Union picked up two wins on Wednesday at...
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Baseball needs more icons like Magic

The Denver Broncos have been one of the NFL’s most-talked-about teams in recent months — partly because of Tim Tebow, partly because of Peyton Manning and partly because of what John Elway, the executive vice president of football operations, thought about each of them. The Texas Rangers, coming off consecutive American League pennants, are...
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A’s split opening series in Japan

TOKYO – Cuban defector Yoenis Cespedes is starting to look at home with the Oakland Athletics. Cespedes hit his first major league home run on Thursday to power the Athletics to a 4-1 victory over the Seattle Mariners that earned Oakland a split in the two-game season-opening series at Tokyo Dome. Cespedes, who signed a...
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Oregon baseball loses third straight

SAN MARCOS, Texas – Oregon’s comeback at Texas State fell short on Wednesday afternoon at Bobcat Ballpark as the No. 23 Ducks fell 7-6. Oregon (15-8) has now lost three consecutive games for the first time this year, and two Texas State home runs proved to be the difference in the game. The Ducks...
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Love out, Patterson in as ASU athletic director

TEMPE, Ariz. — If you want to know why Lisa Love is out and Steve Patterson is in as Arizona State University’s new athletic director, president Michael Crow explained it during a Wednesday news conference at the Carson Student-Athlete Center. “Sports is not a business for us; it is an academic enterprise,” Crow said....
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Brandon Jacobs agrees with 49ers

SAN FRANCISCO – The San Francisco 49ers added another member of last season’s Super Bowl-champion New York Giants on Wednesday, agreeing to terms with veteran running back Brandon Jacobs on a one-year contract. ESPN first reported Jacobs would join the NFC West champion 49ers. A person with knowledge of the negotiations confirmed the deal Wednesday,...
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