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Redd decides to transfer to USC

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — An early-morning rally and last-minute social media campaign couldn’t keep star tailback Silas Redd from leaving Penn State for Southern California. The 1,200-yard rusher opted Tuesday to leave a Nittany Lions program facing heavy NCAA sanctions handed down because of the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal. Among the penalties...
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Warriors re-sign forward Rush

OAKLAND, Calif. — Brandon Rush is back where he wanted to be all along. Rush agreed to an $8 million, two-year deal Tuesday to stay with the Golden State Warriors after becoming the team’s most reliable reserve last season. Rush’s agent, Mark Bartelstein, said the second year of the contract is a player option....
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Coronado on point to help Gems avoid sweep

LONGVIEW, Ore. — Aside from the obvious fact that a sweep would have meant the Klamath Falls Gems went winless in a four-game series at the Cowlitz Black Bears, a loss Monday night would have also put the Gems two games back for the postseason. Luckily for Klamath Falls, they did not lose, getting...
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Hairston homers twice, Mets beat Giants in 10th

SAN FRANCISCO — Brandon Belt thought he might have hit a game-winning homer when it left his bat. Instead it landed in Jordany Valdespin’s glove a step or two in front of the center field fence. ”The heavy air comes in out there and just knocks the ball down,” Belt said. ”Can’t really do...
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Soni takes silver despite the unpredictable

LONDON – The thing about the Olympics, they don’t always turn out as planned. All the endless hours, months, years of training and plotting and preparing can be undone by a totally unpredictable event. That’s what may have happened to Rebecca Soni on Monday night at the Olympic pool. Though these are the USC...
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49ers’ Gore still driven despite accomplishments

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Frank Gore may stand alone among all San Francisco 49ers running backs but he’s not done working. The three-time Pro Bowler is still one of the first players to arrive each day at team headquarters, beginning his training camp ritual with an early morning conditioning session long before the 49ers...
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Gems on verge of being swept

LONGVIEW, Wash. – Almost as quickly as the Klamath Falls Gems built a lead for second place in the West Coast League’s West Division, it has seemed to go away. For the third straight game in their series with the Cowlitz Black Bears, the Gems had a lead and watched it go away. Sunday night,...
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After disappointment, Vollmer sets world record

LONDON – Dana Vollmer was in the pool. Her coach Teri McKeever was watching on the TV screen. “I thought there was a world record there,” McKeever said. And she was right. Vollmer, who swam for McKeever at Cal, won the gold medal in the 100-meter butterfly on Sunday night and set a world...
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Mariners sweep Royals

SEATTLE — Even a line drive that left the lower part of Felix Hernandez’s left-hand bruised and swollen couldn’t knock out the Seattle Mariners’ ace. Good thing, since the Mariners’ relievers did their best to try and blow a shot at Seattle’s first four-game sweep at home in more than a decade. Hernandez shook...
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49ers excited about explosive new offensive

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — The San Francisco 49ers loaded up on explosive new weapons for offensive coordinator Greg Roman during the offseason. He’s already having a blast deciding how to use them. The 49ers put on full pads Sunday for the first time in training camp, and everywhere Roman looked, he saw newcomers who...
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