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Brandin Cooks moves into top spot for Beavers

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Brandin Cooks is ready to shed his sidekick status. Robin to Markus Wheaton’s Batman in Oregon State’s dynamic receiving duo last season, Cooks is ready to take the leading role now that Wheaton has moved on to the NFL. ”It means I’ve got to work harder, to be honest. I can’t rely...
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Seahawks bust out for preseason debut victory

SAN DIEGO – The Seattle Seahawks didn’t score when Russell Wilson was in the game. It didn’t matter. The guys competing to be his backup, Tarvaris Jackson and Brady Quinn, had nice performances in a 31-10 victory over San Diego on Thursday night in Mike McCoy’s debut as Chargers coach. Jackson threw two touchdown passes...
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Broncos defeat 49ers in preseason opener

SAN FRANCISCO – Denver linebacker Shaun Phillips has forced enough fumbles in his day that he doesn’t mind the occasional cleanup job of just pouncing on the ball and safely recovering it. He got a little more than that in the Broncos’ 10-6 exhibition win against the San Francisco 49ers on Thursday night, scooping up...
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QB Matt Flynn ready for Raiders debut

NAPA, Calif. – Ever since arriving in Oakland in April, Matt Flynn has proven on the practice field and in the meeting rooms that he is the most capable candidate to start at quarterback for the Raiders. Unless that changes in the exhibition games that start Friday night at home against Dallas, Flynn will be...
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Gems won’t make playoffs after loss to Cowlitz

LONGVIEW, Wash. — The Klamath Falls Gems playoffs hopes ended on Wednesday night at Story Field, as an RBI single by the Cowlitz Black Bears in the 11th inning gave them a 4-3 win. Voice of the Gems Mike Coleman discusses the loss in Longview Ryan Clark had the only Gems RBI on a...
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Report: Williams to ink with Blazers

Point guard Mo Williams has agreed to a new deal with the Portland Trail Blazers, according to a report from USA Today. Williams, according to the report, will sign a two-year deal with the Blazers that will pay him $5.6 million, with the second season being a player option.
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Kaepernick ready for real game

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Colin Kaepernick has learned a thing or two from Peyton Manning. He just refuses to say what or offer any specifics. The mystery man under center for the San Francisco 49ers will play opposite Manning when the quarterbacks’ teams meet in their exhibition opener Thursday night at Candlestick Park — offering...
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Gems on the ropes after loss to Cowlitz

LONGVIEW, Wash. — A two-out single in the bottom of the ninth gave the Cowlitz Black Bears a 2-1 victory over the Klamath Falls Gems in the first of a three-game series on Tuesday night at Story Field. Voice of the Gems Mike Coleman recaps Cowlitz’s walk-off victory Cole Trezek knocked in the game’s...
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Seattle’s revamped D-line ready for preseason

RENTON, Wash. – On a team that counts continuity among its greatest strengths, the Seattle Seahawks are hoping that change can be a good thing for the defensive line. Veterans Cliff Avril, Michael Bennett and Tony McDaniel were brought in to add depth and their value could become even greater while Bruce Irvin serves a...
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Reyes homers as Blue Jays beat Felix, Mariners

SEATTLE – Josh Johnson believed the mechanical changes he was attempting to make would finally lead to a successful outing and an end to his lengthy losing streak for the Toronto right-hander. Walking out to the mound with a 1-0 lead thanks to Jose Reyes taking Felix Hernandez deep certainly helped. ”It awesome. You have...
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