Miller resigns as Blazers president

PORTLAND, Ore. — Larry Miller has resigned as president of the Portland Trail Blazers. The team announced Miller’s surprising departure Saturday. The team says he is leaving to take a position with another Portland-area business. Miller was president of the Blazers the past five years. He helped oversee the team’s hiring of Neil Olshey...
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Gems hit the road looking to extend WCL streak

Riding a four-game West Coast League winning streak and winners of their last six games overall, the Klamath Falls Gems head out on the road at the Kitsap BlueJackets Friday night (6:05 p.m. – 960 the Sports Legend). After a slow start, the Gems enter the weekend only five games out of a playoff...
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Report: Roy agrees to terms with Wolves

MINNEAPOLIS – Former Trail Blazers guard Brandon Roy reached an agreement to sign a two-year deal with the Timberwolves on Thursday night, according to multiple sources. has reported that the deal is worth $10.4 million. The Timberwolves originally drafted Roy, 27, as the sixth pick in 2006, but they immediately traded him to...
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Dodgers recapture NL West lead

PHOENIX — The Dodgers’ patchwork lineup kept Los Angeles atop the NL West. Again. Scott Van Slyke and Elian Herrera hit solo home runs, and the Los Angeles Dodgers sent Arizona to its sixth straight loss with a 4-1 win over the Diamondbacks on Thursday night. ”These are our guys,” Dodgers manager Don Mattingly...
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Batum, Wolves agree to terms on offer

MINNEAPOLIS — Restricted free-agent Nicolas Batum has agreed to terms on an offer sheet with the Timberwolves and is hoping that the Portland Trail Blazers either do not match the offer or execute a sign-and-trade to get him to Minnesota, Batum’s agent told The Associated Press on Thursday night. Batum and agent Bouna Ndiaye...
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Nats sweep Giants with walk-off win

WASHINGTON — The Washington Nationals came up with a unique way to win, picking up the game-ending run on a short-hopped throw to first in 1924 uniforms. The NL East leaders completed a sweep of the San Francisco Giants on Thursday night, winning 6-5 when Adam LaRoche’s would-be, inning-ending double-play grounder with the bases...
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Timbers receive with Colorado in trade

From Portland Timbers Communications PORTLAND, Ore. – The Portland Timbers have acquired defender Kosuke Kimura from the Colorado Rapids in exchange for allocation money and an international slot through the end of the year, it was announced today. Timbers general manager Gavin Wilkinson made the announcement. Kimura, 28, played six seasons for the Rapids...
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Audio Wrap-Up: Gems continue winning streak

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — The Klamath Falls Gems posted double digit hits for the fifth time in six games, defeating the Redding Colt-45s 6-3 in a non-West Coast League game Wednesday at Kiger Stadium. The victory is Klamath Falls’ sixth in a row and improved the team’s record against non-WCL teams to 5-0. Mike...
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Pinch-hit helps Padres over D’Backs

PHOENIX — Right after Yasmani Grandal swung for strike two, a paper airplane came floating from the upper reaches of Chase Field and almost hit him, coming to rest between the batter and catcher Miguel Montero. The next pitch, on an 0-2 count, Grandal air mailed one of his own, a pinch-hit two-run homer...
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Seattle’s struggles continue in 4-2 loss to O’s

SEATTLE – Hector Noesi might have finally pitched his way out of Seattle’s rotation. Not that he got any help from the Mariners’ equally struggling offense. Former Seattle prospect Chris Tillman gave up just two hits in 8 1-3 innings, and Noesi was handed his major league-leading 11th loss in Baltimore’s 4-2 win over the...
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