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49ers’ A.J. Jenkins making strides in second year

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – If A.J. Jenkins had yet to call his dad on a given day last season, he would receive a text asking him to do so. Those daily chats are a big reason Jenkins stayed sane during a challenging, unproductive, heavily scrutinized rookie season with the San Francisco 49ers. Their top draft...
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Mariners call up C Mike Zunino

SEATTLE – Mike Zunino has become the first position player from the 2012 draft to reach the big leagues when the Seattle Mariners promoted the catcher from Triple-A Tacoma. Zunino the third selection overall, was hitting .238 with 11 home runs and 43 RBIs for the Rainiers when he was called up Tuesday.
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With Gems idle, Medford moves even with Klamath Falls

Victoria, B.C. – In the battle of the expansion teams, the Medford Rogues used two runs in the second inning to beat Victoria 4-1 in British Columbia. Ryan Teel had two RBI for the Rogues as Medford improved to 4-3. It was Victoria’s first loss of the season. Medford is now tied with Klamath Falls...
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Harang strong as Mariners blank Astros

SEATTLE – Now in his 15th major league season, Aaron Harang still is looking for consistency. On Tuesday night he found it. The Seattle Mariners’ 35-year-old right-hander locked into a groove against the Houston Astros, matching a career low in yielding just two in a complete-game 4-0 shutout victory.
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Raiders quarterbacks show struggles at minicamp

ALAMEDA, Calif. – Batted balls. Wounded ducks. Interceptions. Passes into the turf. The Oakland Raiders opened their three-day mandatory minicamp on Tuesday with a passing offense that looks far from a finished product. From presumed starter Matt Flynn to the only returning quarterback Terrelle Pryor to rookie Tyler Wilson, none of the quarterbacks fighting to...
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Seahawks open minicamp with injury questions

RENTON, Wash. – When the Seattle Seahawks opened their mandatory minicamp Tuesday, there were no questions about who would get the bulk of the reps at quarterback, or concerns about anyone holding out. This time, the questions were solely about injuries and news was mixed. The good news came with the return of defensive end...
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Expansion teams meet in only West Coast League game

It’s the battle of the two expansion teams tonight in Victoria, British Columbia, as the HarbourCats host the Medford Rogues in the only West Coast League game scheduled. The game also features teams with consecutive win streaks as Victoria comes in with a 3-0 league record and Medford has won two straight to move...
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Worker killed at new 49ers stadium

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Construction on the new San Francisco 49ers stadium has been stopped after a worker was found dead in an elevator shaft. The unidentified man was discovered around 6:50 a.m. Tuesday on the lowest level of the stadium edifice. Construction officials have not said how he died. State workplace safety officials are...
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Gems take series from Bellingham

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — Gems starter Nick Sabo earned a victory in his first start, allowing five hits, two earned runs and striking out seven, as the Gems made it two straight wins with a 7-2 victory over Bellingham on Monday at Kiger Stadium. Voice of the Gems Mike Coleman/960 the Sports Legend Bells...
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Beavers return to College World Series

CORVALLIS, Ore. – The Beavers are headed back to Omaha. Danny Hayes hit a two-run home run in the second inning and Ben Wetzler limited Kansas State to three runs over 7 2/3 innings as the Beavers won the Corvallis Super Regional with a 4-3 victory Monday night at Goss Stadium. The win sends...
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