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Brian T. Smith

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Miyazato captures Safeway Classic, No. 1 ranking

By Brian T. Smith August 23, 2010 6 a.m.

Ai Miyazato reclaimed the top spot in the world rankings, winning the LPGA Safeway Classic on Sunday for her fifth victory of the year.

Miyazato increases lead at Safeway Classic

By Brian T. Smith August 22, 2010 6 a.m.

Ai Miyazato stretched her lead to three strokes Saturday during the second round of the LPGA Safeway Classic.

Weighty rule DQs Inkster from Safeway Classic

By Brian T. Smith August 22, 2010 6 a.m.

Juli Inkster learned Saturday evening after walking off the Pumpkin Ridge’s Ghost Creek Course that she had been disqualified from the Safeway Classic.

Miyazato has first-round lead at Safeway Classic

By Brian T. Smith August 21, 2010 6 a.m.

Ai Miyazato shot 6-under-par 66 during the first round Friday at Pumpkin Ridge’s Ghost Creek Course, and leads the Safeway Classic by one stroke.

Hur, Kerr Lead Way at LPGA

By Brian T. Smith August 20, 2010 6 a.m.

M.J. Hur is eager to hold up and raise the Safeway Classic trophy again. Hur, who won the 2009 LPGA tournament at Pumpkin Ridge, referred to her first professional title as a once-in-a-lifetime event. The South Korean gained prestige and added newfound confidence.

Fernandez fined by NBA

By Brian T. Smith August 19, 2010 3:09 p.m.

Portland Trail Blazers guard Rudy Fernandez has been fined $25,000 for public statements detrimental to the NBA, the league announced Thursday.

Fernandez finished with Blazers, NBA, agent says

By Brian T. Smith August 18, 2010 5:33 p.m.

Rudy Fernandez is "done" with the Portland Trail Blazers and the NBA, his agent, Andy Miller, said Wednesday.

Timbers crowd mixes together bit of everything

By Brian T. Smith August 13, 2010 6 a.m.

Always trust the ticket scalper. When you want to know the truth or feel the pulse, the scalper is the source.

Blazers’ front-office hires are now official

By Brian T. Smith August 13, 2010 6 a.m.

The Portland Trail Blazers officially hired Bill Branch and Steve Rosenberry on Thursday as assistant general managers, Blazers general manager Rich Cho announced. The Columbian first reported the pending hires Tuesday.

Blazers officially name Branch, Rosenberry assistant GMs

By Brian T. Smith August 12, 2010 10:53 a.m.

The Portland Trail Blazers officially hired Bill Branch and Steve Rosenberry on Thursday as assistant general managers, Blazers general manager Rich Cho announced.

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