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Gems hammer Medford in two-game opener

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — Nick Sabo scattered eight hits in six innings and won his fourth game of the year as the Gems exploded for nine runs in the sixth inning to defeat Medford 14-2 at Kiger Stadium on Monday night. Voice of the Gems Mike Coleman discusses the Gems big rivalry win Klamath...
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Blazers welcome rookie G McCollum

PORTLAND, Ore. – It wasn’t even lunch time and Trail Blazers rookie C.J. McCollum was already exhausted. Monday was McCollum’s first full day in Portland after he was selected 10th overall in the NBA draft some 11 days before. He was up at 5 a.m., had a workout an hour later and then headed to...
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Mets hold off Giants in early morning finish

SAN FRANCISCO – As the stragglers stumbled into the visitors’ clubhouse, some New York Mets players hollered and high-fived teammates as they passed through the door. This was just the kind of celebration that had escaped them before. Eric Young Jr. scored on shortstop Brandon Crawford’s fielding error with two outs in the 16th inning,...
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Ibanez goes deep again as Mariners beat Boston

SEATTLE – Raul Ibanez doesn’t know when his final game will be and he’s playing like it won’t be anytime soon. Seattle’s 41-year-old outfielder hit his 22nd home run to help Felix Hernandez win his ninth game in the Mariners’ 11-4 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Monday night. Ibanez’s home run – on...
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Greinke dominates Diamondbacks

PHOENIX – Zack Greinke confessed to a tiny bit of added motivation in facing the Arizona Diamondbacks. After all, the last time he faced them, the game erupted into a bench-clearing brawl that resulted in eight suspensions. ”I might want to win a little more,” he said. ”That’s also because they’re in first place, so...
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Lattimore signs with 49ers

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Former South Carolina running back Marcus Lattimore signed a four-year contract with the San Francisco 49ers on Friday. Terms of the deal weren’t disclosed. The second of the 49ers’ two fourth-round draft picks, Lattimore is feeling stronger each day as he continues his recovery from a serious knee injury. Lattimore spoke to...
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Crater Lake Babe Ruth finishes strong in Corvallis

CORVALLIS, Ore. – The Crater Lake Babe Ruth team wrapped up the Corvallis Firecracker tournament with wins over Beaverton and La Grande. Following losses to Wilsonville and Albany, Crater Lake beat Beaverton 10-0 on Saturday before facing La Grande on Sunday. Crater Lake Babe Ruth coach Joe Tacchini The team was supposed to return home...
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Gems snap losing streak in Walla Walla finale

WALLA WALLA, Wash. – The Klamath Falls Gems benefited from Jack Karraker’s and Cody Hough’s two RBI apiece and broke a six-game losing streak with a 4-3 win over the Walla Walla Sweets at Borleske Stadium on Sunday afternoon. Voice of the Gems Mike Coleman on the Gems snapping six-game losing streak Klamath Falls starter Brandon Horth...
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Report: Blazers to sign Dorell Wright

PORTLAND, Ore. – The Portland Trail Blazers have agreed to a contract with free agent small forward Dorell Wright, who played last season with the Philadelphia 76ers, a person close to the negotiations said Saturday. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the deal cannot be formalized until Wednesday under...
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Seahawks discuss PED suspension

The Seattle Seahawks say they have repeatedly warned their players to follow the rules of the NFL’s drug-testing policy. But when defensive end Bruce Irvin became the fifth Seahawk suspended since 2011 after testing positive for a banned performance-enhancing substance, Seattle veterans took it upon themselves to address the issue internally. Seahawks strong safety...
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