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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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Dodgers fans can rejoice in Magic deal

Frank McCourt just recorded one of the greatest assists in sports history. He passed to Magic Johnson. Sure, there were other names on the news release: Mark R. Walter is the controlling partner with Guggenheim Baseball Management. Well-known sports executive Stan Kasten is one of the limited partners, along with Peter Guber, Bobby Patton...
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OIT women’s basketball adds player

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — – Oregon Tech Head Women’s Basketball Coach Scott Meredith announced Monday the signing of Tess Armstrong, a 5-11 guard/forward from Eureka High School in Eureka, California. Armstrong averaged 15 points, 8 rebounds and 2.5 steals per game while shooting an impressive 82% from the free throw line as she made...
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Oklahoma City thunders Blazers at Rose Garden

PORTLAND, Ore. – When the Trail Blazers closed in on the Thunder, Russell Westbrook considered it his responsibility to set things right. The Blazers, who trailed by as many as 21 points, closed within five in the third quarter, but Westbrook came back with consecutive jumpers and Oklahoma City went on to win 109-75 on...
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