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County pulls $30M in 49ers stadium funding

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – A California county has surprised both the San Francisco 49ers and city of Santa Clara leaders by pulling $30 million in tax funds from the new 49ers stadium. Santa Clara County officials told the Mercury News Saturday that they would rather spend the money on teachers. The team and the city...
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Gems swept at Wenatchee

WENATCHEE, Wash. — The Klamath Falls Gems jumped on the Wenatchee AppleSox, taking a 4-0 lead in the second inning, but the East Division leading AppleSox kept fighting back to win 6-4 and sweep the series with Klamath Falls. With the loss, the Gems fall to 2-16, but have finally past the stretch of...
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OIT’s Schell wins CCC award

LA GRANDE, Ore. — Oregon Tech AD Michael Schell is the Cascade Collegiate Conference Athletic Director of the Year. The conference announced Thursday that Schell is the winner of the award after OIT won a national championship in men’s basketball and hosted the conference track and field championships, among other accolades. Schell was also...
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Former Duck Eaton breaks decathlon world record

From U.S. Track and Field press release EUGENE, Ore. – Ashton Eaton brought a record capacity crowd to full roar Saturday at Hayward Field as the Oregon graduate set a world record in the decathlon, scoring 9,039 points to break the previous record of 9,026 set in 2001 by the Czech Republic’s Roman Sebrle....
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Wenatchee catches up to take game one over Gems

WENATCHEE, Wash. — The Klamath Falls Gems took the first lead of the game and held onto it for a while, but it wasn’t enough as the Wenatchee AppleSox scored in the sixth and eighth innings to win 2-1. Klamath Falls starter Mitch Merten threw four scoreless innings, but left in the fifth for...
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Gems look to make win streak

The 2012 Klamath Falls Gems season has been short of expectations so far, but it is also far from over. Beginning the year 1-13 in West Coast League play, the Gems ended another long losing streak Wednesday with a 14-2 victory over Bellingham. It is now a road trip to Wenatchee that will determine...
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Arizona tops FSU, reaches CWS finals

OMAHA, Neb. – Arizona coach Andy Lopez couldn’t imagine taking a hotter team to the College World Series finals. That’s where the Wildcats are heading after their 10-3 victory over Florida State on Thursday. They’ll go into the best-of-three championship round Sunday coming off nine straight wins and 16 in their past 18 games. ”I’m...
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Hammer throw standouts make team

BEAVERTON, Ore. – Kibwe Johnson’s grandparents have someone special to cheer for in London. Johnson won the hammer at the Olympic trials with a throw of 245 feet, 11 inches Thursday to earn a trip to the London Games. ”My grandparents have been to every Olympics since 1976, I think,” he said. ”And now they...
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Catcher wristbands help coaches signal in pitches

OMAHA, Neb. – It’s been said that the catcher is the quarterback of a baseball team. These days, some catchers are looking more like their football counterparts with the playbook wristbands they wear. South Carolina catcher Grayson Greiner wears a wristband on his left arm that has a grid chart listing number combinations corresponding with...
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BCS changes: Who wins and loses?

CHICAGO – College football is headed toward a new era, with a four-team playoff deciding the champion starting in 2014. As the conference commissioners have said over and over during the six months it has taken for them to come up with a playoff plan to present to university presidents for approval, ”The devil is...
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