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BCS Week 1: What it really means

You’re only getting two more years of the BCS before the playoff system kicks in and rankings become irrelevant, so soak in all that is this wacky, convoluted system designed to do everything possible to avoid some form of a tournament. And this year, the potential is there for the system to be in...
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Seattle’s late rally stuns Patriots 24-23

SEATTLE — In the midst of watching his team rally with 14 points in the final 71/2 minutes, Seattle coach Pete Carroll forgot about his history as a one-time coach of the New England Patriots. He was too busy celebrating Seattle’s unlikely comeback and a starring performance by rookie quarterback Russell Wilson. “That’s funny...
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Giants make ‘statement’ in routing 49ers 26-3

SAN FRANCISCO — The New York Giants issued a statement of their own to 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh on Sunday. Maybe the rest of the NFL, too. While questions still surround the defending Super Bowl champions, New York’s 26-3 rout of the favored 49ers sent a clear message across the league.
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Beltran, Freese hit 2-run HRs, Cards beat Giants

SAN FRANCISCO — The St. Louis Cardinals’ unheralded bullpen is making quite a name for itself in October right along with proven postseason stars Carlos Beltran and David Freese. A group that takes pride in being ready for anything had six relievers combine to deliver 5 1-3 scoreless innings of relief to lead the...
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September Charter Student Athletes announced

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – 960 the Sports Legend and Charter are proud to announce the Charter Student Athletes of the Month with the selection of winners from September 2012. Mazama’s Todd Delaney and Oregon Tech’s Sara Howard were selected and will receive a certificate and an invitation to appear on the Basin’s live, local...
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49ers gearing up to stop Bradshaw

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Asked to analyze the New York Giants’ running game, San Francisco linebacker NaVorro Bowman provided a one-word answer. “Ahmad,” he said. Bowman was talking about Ahmad Bradshaw, who rushed for 200 yards and one touchdown in last Sunday’s 40-24 victory over Cleveland.
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HS Football Preview: Lakeview eyes 2-0 league start

High school football begins again Friday, including two Klamath Falls Skyline teams playing at home. Mazama looks to parlay the momentum from its first win of the year – a 22-20 defeat of Phoenix last week – against Hidden Valley, while Henley hosts North Valley. Both the Valley schools are undefeated in league. UPDATE:...
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Verlander gets job done for Tigers over A’s

OAKLAND, Calif. — Already an ace and MVP, Justin Verlander proved to be the Detroit Tigers’ ultimate closer, too. Verlander struck out 11 in a four-hitter, pitching Detroit into a second straight AL championship series a day after Jose Valverde failed to hold a ninth-inning lead with a 6-0 victory over the Oakland Athletics...
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Raiders secondary facing huge hurdle in Falcons QB

ALAMEDA, Calif. — Oakland cornerback Michael Huff hasn’t had much time to rest since changing positions to help the Raiders’ injury-ravaged secondary. He’s not likely to get a break this week either. After trying to knock down passes thrown by Pittsburgh’s Ben Roethlisberger and Denver’s Peyton Manning in successive weeks, Huff and the Raiders...
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High School Soccer Scoreboard

BOYS SOCCER TuesdayPhoenix 2, Henley 1North Valley 4, Hidden Valley 3 (OT) WednesdayKlamath Union 2, Mazama 0- Goals: KU – Luis Serrato, Jose Meza Skyline Conference Standings Phoenix 5-0Henley 4-1North Valley 2-3Mazama 2-3Klamath Union 2-3Hidden Valley 0-5 GIRLS SOCCER TuesdayHenley 5, Phoenix 2Mazama 4, Klamath Union 3Hidden Valley 4, North Valley 1 Skyline Conference...
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