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Oregon-Arizona St. Preview

An undefeated run through the Pac-12 would help Oregon position itself for a shot at a national championship. The second-ranked Ducks continue their quest for both Thursday night when they try for an eighth consecutive victory over host Arizona State, which is tied with Oregon for the best record in the conference. Oregon (6-0,...
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San Francisco Giants

Giants bounce back, beat Cardinals

SAN FRANCISCO — The sight of Marco Scutaro on the ground in pain after getting flattened by Matt Holliday’s hard takeout was just the spark the San Francisco Giants needed. Scutaro even got into the act with his own big blow that helped the Giants end their home slide. Scutaro hit a two-run single...
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San Francisco Giants

Lincecum set as Game 4 starter

SAN FRANCISCO — Tim Lincecum is set to start Game 4 of the NL championship series for the San Francisco Giants on Thursday, as long as he’s not needed in relief for Monday night’s Game 2. Manager Bruce Bochy said before the game that Lincecum told him he felt fine to pitch again Monday...
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Seattle has no time to enjoy win with 49ers next

SEATTLE — A normal Monday might allow for the slightest bit of appreciation for the rally the Seattle Seahawks pulled off in the final moments, another fourth-quarter victory this season after striking out too many times a year ago in similar situations. With a game just a couple of days away at division rival...
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No. 8 Beavers don’t stumble with QB Cody Vaz

Moments after Cody Vaz’s first-ever drive as starting quarterback for Oregon State, the Internet was humming. ”VAZzle-Dazzle,” ”VAZ-tacular” and ”VAZ-matazz” were among the nicknames that were bandied about. ”Cody Vaz” was trending on Twitter. Vaz, making his first start since high school, threw for 332 yards and three touchdowns in No. 8 Oregon State’s...
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49ers quickly turn focus from Giants to Seahawks

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Jim Harbaugh didn’t spend any time wallowing Monday after the most lopsided loss in his two seasons as coach of the San Francisco 49ers. He has only three days to prepare his team for Thursday’s key NFC West game against Seattle, which is tied with the 49ers and Arizona Cardinals...
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OSU’s Vaz earns conference honors

WALNUT CREEK, Calif.– Quarterback Cody Vaz of Oregon State, defensive back Steve Williams of California and wide receiver/kick returner Rashad Ross of Arizona State have been named Pac-12 Players of the Week in football. Vaz, a junior from Lodi, Calif., completed 20 of 32 passes for 332 yards and three touchdowns in a 42-24...
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High School Football Scoreboard & Rankings

Klamath Union 34, Phoenix 21North Valley 34, Henley 12Mazama 38, Hidden Valley 20Lakeview-Paisley 52, Illinois Valley 20Modoc (Calif.) 42, Bonanza 0Hosanna Christian 54, Chiloquin 6Lost River 36, Rogue River 24Triad 106, Elkton 66Camas Valley 60, Prospect 8North Lake 36, Gilchrist 34Powers 60, Butte Falls 24St. Mary’s (Medford) 48, Chemawa 7Reedsport 46, Bandon-Pacific 22Coquille 56,...
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Oakland Raiders

Falcons still unbeaten after edging Raiders 23-20

ATLANTA — Asante Samuel won’t be lingering over the Falcons’ latest win. He’s already looking forward to his return to Philadelphia. Samuel brought back an interception 79 yards for a touchdown in the closing minutes and Matt Bryant connected on a 55-yard field goal with 1 second remaining, lifting unbeaten Atlanta to a sloppy...
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BCS Week 1: What it really means

You’re only getting two more years of the BCS before the playoff system kicks in and rankings become irrelevant, so soak in all that is this wacky, convoluted system designed to do everything possible to avoid some form of a tournament. And this year, the potential is there for the system to be in...
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