Kelly says referees won’t slow down Eagles

PHILADELPHIA – Before Chip Kelly even calls his first play in the NFL, there’s plenty of talk about slowing down his up-tempo offense. Could defenses get help from referees? ”It isn’t an issue with us whatsoever,” Kelly said when asked if referees will allow his offense to play at a fast pace. ”We understand the...
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Raiders new-look defense tries to get on same page

NAPA, Calif. – The Oakland Raiders probably should wear name tags in the defensive huddle in training camp. With nine projected starters coming from outside the organization, getting on the same page is the top priority this summer. Coach Dennis Allen and coordinator Jason Tarver are placing a premium on communication to make sure that...
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Red Sox down Mariners in 15

BOSTON – The Boston Red Sox are back in first place after a 15-inning win that began in July and ended in August. Stephen Drew finally got the decisive hit that lifted Boston to a 5-4 victory over the Seattle Mariners in a game that ended 14 minutes after midnight on Thursday. All it took...
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Crater Lake wins Babe Ruth debut

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — For baseball fans, four days straight of five games a day in your town is a treat. At the 2013 Pacific Northwest Babe Ruth Regional at Kiger Stadium, the treat was emphasized when the home team won on Tuesday night. Mike Garrard recaps Crater Lake’s day one win Josh Overstreet...
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Victoria takes series opener from Gems

VICTORIA, British Columbia — The home team Victoria HarbourCats scored four runs in the first four innings to take command of the series opener, eventually beating the Klamath Falls Gems 11-4 at Royal Athletic Park on Tuesday night. Voice of the Gems Mike Coleman recaps the series opener Victoria’s Alex DeGoti drove in two...
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Harvin out until at least November

Percy Harvin explored the possibility of playing through the pain. But in the end, he and the doctors involved decided on surgery. Harvin announced on his Twitter account Tuesday that he will have surgery to repair a torn hip labrum that has been bugging him since the spring. A source told FOX Sports that...
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Bandon Dunes to host USGA Four-Ball Championship

SAN FRANCISCO – The U.S. Golf Association wanted to make a splash in its selection of sites for the new U.S. Amateur Four-Ball championship announced earlier this year. Just a year after hosting the U.S. Open, The Olympic Club in San Francisco was selected Monday to host the inaugural men’s four-ball championship in 2015. Bandon...
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49ers’ experienced O-line ready for new challenge

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – In unison, offensive linemen Alex Boone, Joe Staley and Adam Snyder stood up from their post-practice ice baths and headed for the locker room to prepare for afternoon meetings. ”Invite only,” an always-animated Boone cracked. ”You can’t just hop into that group. That’s a tub club.” And he’s not joking.
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Eagles’ offense could be slowed by refs

Philadelphia Eagles coach Chip Kelly’s plan to rush the offense may have hit a snag. Kelly was known for running each play as quickly as possible, eliminating stoppages in play, during his tenure at Oregon. He was expected to bring that same philosophy to the NFL game, taxing defenses. But according to the Wall...
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Kitsap avoids sweep by Gems

BREMERTON, Wash. — The Klamath Falls Gems failed to complete a sweep of the Kitsap BlueJackets on Monday night, falling 5-1 in the series finale. The BlueJackets snapped Klamath Falls’ four-game winning streak and moved the Gems five games out of playoff contention in the West Coast League’s South Division. Voice of the Gems...
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