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Father of OSU football coach Mike Riley passes away

CORVALLIS, Ore. -– Bud Riley, the father of Oregon State University head football coach Mike Riley, passed away Sat., Aug. 4 near his home in central British Columbia at the age of 86. Bud was an assistant coach at OSU under Dee Andros from 1965-72 and with Craig Fertig in 1979, serving as the...
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July 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 July 2012. The Klamath Falls Under-15 Babe Ruth baseball team and the Klamath Falls 9- and 10-year-old Little League softball team were selected and will receive a...
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Audio Wrap-Up: Record breaking night for Gems

BEND, Ore. — Resuming West Coast League play following an off day and an exhibition against the Klamath Falls Black Sox, the Klamath Falls Gems showed no rust hammering the Bend Elks 18-3. Mike Garrard witnessed the madness: Next up: Gems at Bend | 6:35 p.m. – August 3 – Vince Genna Stadium |...
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Bronco hoping girlfriend wins gold

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Defensive tackle Mitch Unrein is setting his alarm for the wee hours Saturday morning even though the Denver Broncos’ stadium scrimmage isn’t until mid-afternoon.Unrein is hoping to watch his girlfriend, Olympic trap shooter Corey Cogdell, strike gold in London. He’s hoping his Internet connection at his hotel is strong enough for...
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LSU No. 1; USC, Oregon top 5 in first poll

BATON ROUGE, La. — Despite its lopsided loss to Alabama in last January’s BCS national title game, LSU will open the 2012 season ranked No. 1 in at least one poll. LSU sits atop the USA Today Top 25 coaches poll released on Thursday, with Alabama second and Southern California third.
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Mariners continue hot streak beating Toronto

SEATTLE — The only grumpy person in the Seattle Mariners’ clubhouse was Felix Hernandez, who good-naturedly griped when the thumping music was turned down postgame. After all, the Mariners are enjoying making some noise. Seattle won its seventh consecutive game and completed a series sweep thanks to John Jaso’s go-ahead single in the sixth...
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D-backs sweep listless Dodgers

LOS ANGELES — Patrick Corbin pitched two-hit ball over six innings following his promotion from the minors Wednesday, and the Arizona Diamondbacks got home runs from Miguel Montero and newcomer Chris Johnson in a 4-0 victory that completed a three-game sweep of the Los Angeles Dodgers. Montero opened the scoring in the second inning...
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Dodgers designate Abreu for assignment

LOS ANGELES — Two-time All-Star Bobby Abreu has been designated for assignment by the Los Angeles Dodgers to make room on the 25-man roster for newly acquired left fielder Shane Victorino.
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Gems and Black Sox Wednesday night at Kiger

With the Klamath Falls Gems in the middle of a playoff race in the West Coast League, the Gems take a break from fully-serious baseball playing a non-league game against the Klamath Falls Black Sox at Kiger Stadium (6:30 p.m. – 960 the Sports Legend). While the competition will definitely be serious, the game...
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Fortt leaving Penn State for Cal

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — Penn State top reserve linebacker Khairi Fortt is heading to California, the latest Nittany Lion to transfer in the wake of tough NCAA sanctions against the program. The junior says in a statement Wednesday issued through his father, Guy Fortt, that he loved Cal when he visited when being recruited...
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