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Kaepernick strives to get 49ers back to Super Bowl

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Colin Kaepernick’s every move is scrutinized now that he has reached rock-star status as a third-year quarterback with the NFL’s top-selling jersey. He showed up for Day 1 of training camp Thursday sporting a black beanie hat and large red headphones hanging from his neck, insisting he is unaffected by it...
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Pac-12 rivals talk tempo

PAC-12: Los Angeles rivals Lane Kiffin and Jim Mora took different sides in the debate about up-tempo offenses in college football. Kiffin, the Southern California coach, is concerned about the possible safety ramifications of a style of play that crams an extra 20 plays in a 60-minute game. ”I think there is a conversation...
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Donte Whitner talks to Ahmad Brooks about behavior

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Safety Donte Whitner has already spoken to San Francisco 49ers teammate Ahmad Brooks ahead of training camp about the importance of making smart decisions off the football field. Last week, the Santa Clara County district attorney’s office declined to pursue assault charges against Brooks because of insufficient evidence in an investigation...
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2nd-round pick signs after Raiders arrive at camp

NAPA, Calif. – Second-round offensive tackle Menelik Watson signed his rookie contract with the Oakland Raiders on Wednesday leaving first-round cornerback D.J. Hayden as the team’s only unsigned draft pick. Watson signed his deal hours after most of the rest of the rookies, undrafted free agents and other young players filed off two buses as...
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Jaguars claim S Polk off waivers from Seahawks

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Jacksonville Jaguars have announced they’ve claimed undrafted rookie safety Ray Polk off waivers from the Seattle Seahawks. The move Wednesday leaves the Jaguars roster at 90 players.
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Crater Lake bounces back in doubleheader

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — A week ahead of the Pacific Northwest Babe Ruth Regional tournament at Kiger Stadium, the will-be host team, Crater Lake, split a doubleheader with Roseburg on Tuesday night. After losing 15-7 in game 1, Crater Lake scored two runs on Marcus Paschal’s sixth inning double to win 4-2 in the...
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Gems OF Hough wins Home-Run Derby; South wins All-Star Game

VICTORIA, British Columbia — After falling behind 2-1 in the first inning, the South All-Stars put up two runs in each the third, sixth and seventh innings to beat the North team 7-5 in Tuesday’s West Coast League All-Star Game at Royal Athletic Park. The Klamath Falls Gems had four players in the game,...
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Raiders sign QB Tyler Wilson

ALAMEDA, Calif. – The Oakland Raiders have signed fourth-round pick quarterback Tyler Wilson to a contract. General manager Reggie McKenzie announced the move Tuesday, three days before the first training camp practice in Napa. Oakland also waived linebacker Travis Goethel and defensive back Coye Francies.
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Astros beat A’s after walk-off error

HOUSTON – Rookie Jonathan Villar scored the winning run from second base in the ninth inning when catcher Derek Norris had a passed ball and then made a bad throw on the same play to give the Houston Astros a 5-4 win over the Oakland Athletics on Tuesday night. Houston ended a 10-game losing streak...
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Dodgers mount late comeback vs. Jays

TORONTO – Adrian Gonzalez hit a three-run homer, Andre Ethier and Jerry Hairston Jr. added solo shots and the streaking Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Toronto Blue Jays 10-9 Tuesday night for their fifth straight victory and 22nd in 27 games. Gonzalez, Ethier and Mark Ellis each had three RBIs as the Dodgers won their...
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