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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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Diamond Round-Up: KU wins in Arizona

ANTHEM, Ariz. – The Klamath Union Pelicans beat Youngker (Ariz.) 8-0 at the National Coach Bob Invitational. The win was the first for KU after losses in the first games. The Pels face two Colorado teams Wednesday. Lost River swept Tulelake in a doubleheader, winning 13-0 and 7-1, while Raiders softball won 12-4 after losing the opener to...
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Mariners win opening day in extras over A’s

TOKYO – Ichiro Suzuki had four hits in his return to Japan, Dustin Ackley homered and then singled in the go-ahead run in the 11th inning, and the Seattle Mariners beat the Oakland Athletics 3-1 Wednesday night in baseball’s season-opener. Felix Hernandez combined with two relievers on a six-hitter as Major League Baseball opened its...
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Services for Dennis Bennett announced

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. -Services for former Major League Baseball player and Klamath Falls resident, Dennis Bennett, will be Saturday March 31at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. That’s at Home and Martin near Mills school. Viewing is from 10-11 am, Service is at 11am afterwards the family would like to welcome...
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