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Posted: Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Juneau's Talisa Rhea scores nine points in win for Oregon State

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JUNEAU - Oregon State University freshman guard Talisa Rhea scored nine points and had three steals to help spark the Beavers' 66-46 win over Western Oregon last Tuesday in Corvallis, Ore.

Rhea, a 2007 Juneau-Douglas High School graduate and two-time Alaska high school player of the year, made three of 10 shots, added four assists and pulled down two rebounds in the win for Oregon State (2-0).

Oregon State will take on Montana on Friday in Las Vegas at the Lady Rebel Shootout. The winner of that game will take on either Richmond or UNLV on Saturday.

Egolf sparks Bradley in South Padre Island Tournament opener

JUNEAU - Will Egolf, a Bradley University freshman, scored a career-high seven points in Bradley University's 98-71 win over University of Maryland-Eastern Shore on Sunday.

Egolf, a 2007 Juneau-Douglas High School graduate, made two of five shots from the floor and three of four free throws to score seven points. He also had four rebounds and a blocked shot in the win.

On Wednesday, Bradley topped Iowa State 65-56 for its first win of the year.

Egolf, a 6-foot-9 forward, had two points, two rebounds and two steals in the win.

Bradley will take on Florida Gulf Coast today in Peoria, Ill.

Knutson-Lombardo competes in national championship race

JUNEAU - Former Juneau-Douglas High School standout Tristan Knutson-Lombardo finished 128th at the NCAA Division III Cross Country Championships on Saturday at St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minn.

Knutson-Lombardo, a junior at Willamette University, helped his team finish in 18th place overall. He completed the course in 25 minutes, 57 seconds.

Angels trade Cabrera to White Sox for pitcher Jon Garland

ANAHEIM, Calif. - Gold Glove shortstop Orlando Cabrera was traded by the Los Angeles Angels to the Chicago White Sox for pitcher Jon Garland on Monday in a surprising swap of dependable players.

The deal came 12 days after the White Sox re-signed shortstop Juan Uribe to a $4.5 million, one-year contract. Now, he could wind up on the bench or with another team.

"We saw an opportunity to acquire one of the best shortstops in the game and one of the smartest shortstops in the game. Somebody who can fit into the No. 2 spot in our lineup for 155 games," Chicago general manager Ken Williams said, adding the trade frees up money that could help the White Sox pull off another deal.

"We're not done yet. We're still out there trying to land some big fish," he said.

The Angels, too, may have more deals ahead. Los Angeles has talked with Florida about a trade for Marlins third baseman Miguel Cabrera. Los Angeles also is believed to be interested in Baltimore shortstop Miguel Tejada.

Rivera, Yankees say OK to $45 million,three-year contract

NEW YORK - Mariano Rivera is keeping his pinstripes, staying with the only major league team he's ever pitched for.

The closer, perhaps the biggest key to the New York Yankees' run of World Series titles in the late 1990s, told the team he is accepting their $45 million, three-year offer.

Rivera, who turns 38 on Nov. 29, gets an average salary more than $4 million above what any other reliever currently makes.

Rivera's agreement is pending a physical. The Yankees also have a preliminary agreement on a $52.4 million, four-year contract with catcher Jorge Posada and are trying to finish off a record-setting $275 million, 10-year deal with Alex Rodriguez.

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