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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Beavers end best hoops season in 20 years

CORVALLIS, Ore. – With snow falling hard outside Gill Coliseum, Oregon State’s memorable season, which included its first 20-win campaign since 1990, came to end as the Beavers lost to Washington State, 72-55, in the semifinals of the College Basketball Invitational presented by Zebra Pen on Wednesday night. Eric Moreland posted his third career...
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Blazers claim J.J. Hickson off waivers

PORTLAND, Ore. – The Portland Trail Blazers have picked up forward J.J. Hickson off waivers. Hickson was waived by Sacramento on Monday. The Kings acquired him last June from Cleveland for forward Omri Casspi and a conditional future first-round draft pick. He played 35 games for the Kings, averaging 4.7 points and 5.1 rebounds in...
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49ers, QB Alex Smith agree to deal

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Quarterback Alex Smith signed a three-year deal Wednesday with the San Francisco 49ers that will pay him $8 million per season with $16.5 million guaranteed. A person with knowledge of the contract details said Smith’s deal can pay him up to $33 million. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because...
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Henley girls earn all-state basketball selections

PORTLAND, Ore. — Off a 4A state basketball championship, Henley girls basketball players Elle Morgan and Allie Fahner earned all-state honors, while coach Shannon Carlson earned the 4A Coach of the Year award. Henley athletic director Todd Moore announced Tuesday Morgan’s designation as an Oregonian 4A All-State First Team selection, while Fahner was selected...
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Bucks beat Blazers in coach’s home debut

PORTLAND, Ore. – While Golden State Warriors fans are clearly still irked that he was traded away, Monta Ellis is enjoying the Milwaukee Bucks. Ellis had 14 points and nine assists to help Milwaukee beat Portland 116-87 on Tuesday night for the Bucks’ sixth straight victory. ”Everybody’s out there having fun, sharing the ball and...
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Washington ends Oregon’s season

SEATTLE — Somewhere between the disappointment of becoming the answer to a trivia question and beginning the NIT, Lorenzo Romar found the words and reasons to motivate Washington into taking a consolation tournament with seriousness. Three wins later, Washington is headed back to New York City for the NIT semifinals. Terrence Ross scored 24...
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Ducks-Michigan State to play football

EUGENE, Ore. – The University of Oregon and Michigan State have agreed in principal to a home-and-home football series between the two schools which would commence in Eugene in 2014. The Ducks would return the visit to East Lansing, Mich., during the 2015 season. The two football programs engaged in a similar series in...
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Bucks-Trail Blazers Preview

he surging Milwaukee Bucks haven’t experienced much success against the Portland Trail Blazers in recent seasons. Newly acquired Monta Ellis could make all the difference. The Bucks look to extend their winning streak to six for the first time in more than two years Tuesday night against the Trail Blazers, who try to continue...
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