Oakland Raiders

Raiders counting on Jennings to back up McFadden

NAPA, Calif. – Rashad Jennings takes every precaution he can to keep his body in top shape necessary for an NFL running back. He eats a gluten-free diet and sticks to organic foods. He stretches every night and has a regular routine of pilates, acupuncture, yoga and massage. And when Jennings’ long days of training...
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49ers rookie Eric Reid a hit in camp so far

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Hitting and tackling is not allowed during team drills for the San Francisco 49ers, so Eric Reid practices proper technique by driving his body through a makeshift punching bag with the other defensive backs. Apparently, Reid still needs to hit the bag some more. San Francisco’s first-round pick made six tackles...
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Oregon native Sonnen questions Shogun’s patriotism

WEST LINN, Oregon – As we close in on UFC Fight Night, Chael Sonnen ups the volume on his mud slinging. It’s starting to get personal. In today’s media call, Shogun said he wasn’t concerned about words exchanged between the two fighters before they meet in the Octagon. Fair enough, but incase he changes his...
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Seattle’s unproven tight end group looks to step up

RENTON, Wash. – The Seattle Seahawks felt they would be set at tight end after selecting Luke Willson in the fifth round of April’s draft. With veterans Zach Miller and Anthony McCoy returning to fill the top two spots on the depth chart, Willson would come in as a third option to solidly the back...
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Coleman reviews 2013 Klamath Falls Gems season

It was the team’s third season in the West Coast League, but 2013 was the first year for Mike Coleman as the voice of the Klamath Falls Gems. Relocating for the summer from Michigan, Coleman took over in the broadcast booth for Klamath Basin voices Mike Garrard and Bobby Thompson, who had double-teamed the...
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Dodgers comeback to beat Mets

LOS ANGELES – Two runs down? No sweat for these confident Los Angeles Dodgers. Adrian Gonzalez scored the go-ahead run on Yasiel Puig’s sacrifice fly that capped a three-run sixth inning, helping the Dodgers beat the New York Mets 4-2 on Monday night for their sixth straight victory. The deficit was small compared to Friday,...
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Colorado Rockies

Rockies hammer Padres

DENVER – Jhoulys Chacin did his part on the mound and found a way to chip in with his bat. Chacin pitched eight solid innings and drove in a run with a sacrifice fly, leading the Colorado Rockies past the San Diego Padres, 14-2 on a rainy Monday night for their fourth consecutive victory. ”That’s...
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Oakland Raiders

Rookie WR Brice Butler impresses Raiders

NAPA, Calif. – Two long catches and a touchdown in his NFL exhibition debut earned Oakland Raiders receiver Brice Butler plenty of congratulatory messages from friends and family. His response: Ignore it. Because as a seventh-round pick with little college pedigree, Butler knows that he is just one bad practice or game from transforming from...
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San Diego Chargers

Chargers WR Floyd suffers strained knee

SAN DIEGO – Chargers wide receiver Malcom Floyd strained his right knee in a collision with cornerback Shareece Wright during practice on Monday. The team confirmed the injury on Monday night, but didn’t release any other details. It’s believed the injury isn’t as serious as the one that sidelined the team’s other starter, Danario Alexander,...
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Stanford to lean on QB Kevin Hogan more this year

STANFORD, Calif. — Kevin Hogan leaned back on the fence that surrounds the Stanford practice field late Monday afternoon, cracked a smile and laughed at the difference between how he feels now versus a year ago. ”I’m more comfortable,” he said. Entering his first full year as the starting quarterback, Hogan sure looks that...
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