Ducks win series opener with Utah

EUGENE, Ore. — Alex Keudell pitched seven strong innings and Aaron Jones delivered a key RBI triple to lead No. 24 Oregon (14-5, 2-2 Pac-12) past Utah (6-14, 2-2) in the Ducks’ conference home opener Friday night at PK Park. Trailing 1-0 in the fifth, Jones lined a one-out triple to the gap in...
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Lakers never trail in win over Blazers

LOS ANGELES – Hearing his name announced in the Lakers’ starting lineup at Staples Center for the first time topped everything else Ramon Sessions has experienced in his five NBA seasons. Sessions gave the sellout crowd the kind of dominating performance they were waiting to see in his fifth game with Los Angeles, getting 20...
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Trail Blazers-Lakers Preview

Last season, Ramon Sessions and J.J. Hickson were the Cleveland Cavaliers’ leading scorers. Now they are both being forced to adjust to new teams. Sessions asserted himself over a two-game road trip for the Los Angeles Lakers this week, and they return home Friday night to face the Portland Trail Blazers, who could see...
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Mariners, A’s arrive in Japan for opening series

NARITA, Japan – The Seattle Mariners and Oakland Athletics arrived in Japan on Friday, five days before opening Major League Baseball’s 2012 season at Tokyo Dome. About 300 fans greeted the teams after they landed at Tokyo’s Narita Airport, with Mariners outfielder Ichiro Suzuki drawing most of the attention as the team made its way...
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Batum leads Blazers over Memphis

PORTLAND, Ore. – This season is not a lost cause to the Portland Trail Blazers. Nicolas Batum had 24 points and the new-look Blazers held off the Memphis Grizzlies 97-93 on Thursday night. Jamal Crawford added 17 points, including four clutch free throws in the final seconds as Portland snapped a two-game skid to even...
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Grizzlies-Trail Blazers Preview

The struggling Memphis Grizzlies are in need of a spark and so far Zach Randolph hasn’t been the answer. Time to warm up the Hibachi. Gilbert Arenas is expected to make his Grizzlies debut Thursday night when they visit the slumping Portland Trail Blazers.
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Owls volleyball adds three recruits

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – Oregon Tech volleyball announced three new players on Wednesday. Alyssa Deardorff, Kara Young and Krista Galloway are the newest Owls. Deardorff is a Bellevue, Wash. recruit, winning a league championshp in high school, while Young is the only 12-time letterwinner ever at Marshfield High School from Coos Bay. She was an...
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OIT: Changes in Top 25 poll, venues

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – Changes abound for the Oregon Tech softball team. The defending national champions were the preseason No. 1 team, but now sit at No. 5 after the first regular season NAIA Softball Coaches’ Top 25 Poll of the season. Cal State Marcos is now the number one team in the country. Cascade...
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Mariners: These guys look like sure bets in 2012

My preseason awards picks are usually better than my division picks, which have earned me a lifetime ban in the state of Nevada. But as always, so much is out of my control. Consider last season, when I anointed the Blue Jays’ Brett Lawrie as my AL Rookie of the Year, fully expecting the...
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High school baseball, softball scores

In high school baseball Wednesday, Henley swept La Pine in its doubleheader. The Hornets didn’t allow a run, winning 10-0 and 14-0. Klamath Union beat Mazama 11-0. Butte Falls softball lost at Rogue River Tuesday 6-5 in eight innings, while the Lakeview-Lost River match-up was postponed.
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