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They may not have many players, but Oregon State has found a new coach who will try to lead the program out of their current mess. Scott Rueck is leaving DIII George Fox to be the new head coach at his Alma Mater.

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Geez, how many shoes are the Beavers wearing? ’cause they keep on dropping.

From Lindsay Schnell: Oregon State women’s basketball program loses Haiden Palmer to Gonzaga

Haiden Palmer confirmed to The Oregonian today that she is leaving the Oregon State basketball program, a move that leaves the Beavers at risk of having too few players to field a team unless it takes drastic measures.

It’s impressive that athletic director Bob De Carolis had no idea what was going on….

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Those of us who remember Michelle Agins from her time photographing the Liberty might enjoy checking out some of her latest work for the Times. There’s more here.

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From Donald Barnat at SportsPageMagazine: As Losses Pile Up, Sparks Owner Digs In

The first thing that hits you is the exuberance in her radio-ready voice. Los Angeles Sparks co-owner Kathy Goodman speaks with a hard-charging positivity that’s so impervious to bad news it makes one wonder what it would really take to get her off message.

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Mechelle talks about The Donna’s old stomping ground (edit: as in pro golf): The LPGA Championship: Past, present and future

So there was this important women’s golf tournament this past weekend. Got big crowds and terrific local media coverage, and since it’s a major championship, you surely must have heard all about it, right?

Unfortunately, probably not. Unless you’re a committed fan of women’s golf, it was easy to miss it entirely. The LPGA Championship – which dates back to 1955 – was contested in Pittsford, N.Y., in the greater Rochester area. American Cristie Kerr torched the field for the second major championship of her career.

Actually, I did hear about it — probably because Kerr’s an American and that made it “news worthy.”

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From Jeremy Rosenthal: Team Chemistry Key to Fever Success

Rookie Jené Morris realized the strength of the team bond before she even practiced with her new teammates.

It was the day of the WNBA Draft and after being selected, nearly every Fever player called or e-mailed Morris to welcome her to the team.

Of course, I’m the kind of person who asks, “How’d they get her contact info so fast?” :-)

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To Lib fans…

…who frequent Cafe 31: Just found out that owner John is ill.

I’ll be putting together a “Get Better!” card for him and will bring it to 31 after the Chicago game on July 11th. (Maybe before, too, if I get down from the ASG in time.)

Please drop by and sign it, if you’d like.

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