Cal opens fall camp with QB questions

SAN FRANCISCO – When California opens its first fall camp under new coach Sonny Dykes, the top priority will be identifying the starting quarterback. The Golden Bears came out of spring ball with junior Austin Hinder, redshirt freshman Zach Kline and freshman Jared Goff in the mix to take over the offense when practice starts...
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Harvin’s 2nd opinion coming next week

RENTON, Wash. – Wide receiver Percy Harvin will get a second opinion on his sore hip next week in New York, and Seattle coach Pete Carroll says all options remain for how the injury is handled. Speaking after practice on Saturday, Carroll said the range for treatment is still unknown. He said Harvin could be...
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Broncos’ Ramirez steps in at center

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. – One practice in and Manny Ramirez has yet to send any snaps sailing over Peyton Manning’s head that would incur the wrath of his quarterback. That’s a good start for the Denver Broncos’ newest center. Granted, there were a few slightly off-target — making Manning have to reach up to grab —...
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Oakland Raiders

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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