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Cribbs relishes tackling as much as returns

NAPA, Calif. – There’s no arguing that Josh Cribbs will go down as one of the top special teams players in NFL history. He already shares the record for career kickoff return touchdowns and has done pretty well as a punt returner over the years. One of the Oakland Raiders’ most significant offseason acquisitions, Cribbs...
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Gems win fourth in a row

BREMERTON, Wash. — After yielding one run in the opening inning, the Klamath Falls Gems held the Kitsap BlueJackets scoreless the rest of the game en route to a fourth straight win 5-1 on Sunday afternoon at Kitsap Fairgrounds. Voice of the Gems Mike Coleman summaries the Gems fourth straight win Ian Buckles (2-2)...
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Helfrich: It’s an honor to replace Chip Kelly

Mark Helfrich on replacing Chip Kelly at Oregon.
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Timbers fall at San Jose

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Victor Bernardez and Steven Lenhart scored three minutes apart in the second half and the San Jose Earthquakes earned a 2-1 victory against the Portland Timbers on Saturday. Bernardez, a center back, stepped up in the absence of forward Chris Wondolowski and converted a 55th-minute penalty kick to give San Jose...
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Carpenter ready to prove his value to Seahawks

SEATTLE – After two seasons lost largely to knee injuries, James Carpenter is finally healthy and ready to prove he was worthy of the Seattle Seahawks selecting him with a first-round draft pick. The potential is obvious. Listed at 6-foot-5 and 321 pounds, Carpenter offers the kind of size no other lineman on Seattle’s roster...
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Dollars rain down on Mariners crowd

In the news media biz, if it happens twice, we’ll call it a trend. So we’re ready to declare it a trend: Money falls out of the sky in Seattle. Dollar bills came raining down during the seventh-inning stretch at Safeco Field on Sunday, during the Seattle Mariners-Minnesota Twins game.
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49ers TE Davis sees himself as ‘piece of puzzle’

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Vernon Davis refers to himself as ”just a piece of the puzzle” when it comes to the San Francisco 49ers’ offense. Reality suggests he’s selling himself a bit short. With leading receiver Michael Crabtree sidelined at least until November due to a torn Achilles tendon, all signs point toward the eighth-year...
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Oakland Raiders

McFadden looks forward to return to old system

NAPA, Calif. – Darren McFadden hopes that going downhill will be just the tonic to revive his career with the Oakland Raiders. Back in a familiar offense that suits his running style perfectly, McFadden is looking to bounce back from a disastrous 2012 campaign and return to the big-play back he was for the two...
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Gems owner says moving team to Keizer not smart

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — Klamath Falls Gems owner Lisa Walker joined Goofing Around at Lunch on Friday, just over a week after the team parted ways with general manager Grant Wilson.  Despite the change in leadership, Walker maintains the Gems will not be leaving Klamath Falls, saying it doesn’t make good business sense even...
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Oregon favored to win Pac-12 football title

CULVER CITY, Calif. – Oregon is the favorite to win the 2013 Pac-12 Conference football title in a preseason poll of media members who cover the league. The Ducks were listed in the top spot in the North Division by 15 of the 26 voters participating in the poll, collecting 145 points. Fourteen of...
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