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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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Chivas USA victorious over Timbers

PORTLAND, Ore. – A second-half goal by defender Danny Califf was the difference as Chivas USA defeated the Portland Timbers 1-0 before a sellout crowd of 20,438 at JELD-WEN Field on Saturday. The capacity crowd was the Timbers’ 28th consecutive sellout for an MLS match at JELD-WEN Field. The Timbers gave the Chivas USA...
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Audio Wrap-Up: Corvallis maintains lead by beating Gems

CORVALLIS, Ore. — The Klamath Falls Gems were thoroughly beaten by Corvallis 10-1 in the second game of a quick two-game series at Goss Stadium Thursday night. The Gems were not able to come up with many hits, while allowing 14 to Corvallis. Mike Garrard had the radio call: Next up: Gems at Cowlitz...
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Blazers open with Lakers on Halloween

PORTLAND, Ore. – The Portland Trail Blazers tip-off their 43rd NBA season by hosting the rival Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday, Oct. 31, marking the fourth straight year the team has opened the season at the Rose Garden. All 82 Trail Blazers games will be aired by national carriers or the Trail Blazers Broadcast...
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Audio Wrap-Up: Gems win first game after all-star break

CORVALLIS, Ore. — The Klamath Falls Gems are somewhat in control of their own destiny for the West Coast League’s West Division title, getting 10 of their final 15 regular season games against the other top teams in the division – Corvallis and Bend. If Wednesday’s game is any indiciation, things could go the...
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A’s hand Jays record shutout loss

TORONTO — After coming out on the losing end of six consecutive starts, Blue Jays left-hander Ricky Romero isn’t just feeling anger. There is also embarrassment. Coco Crisp hit two home runs and Yoenis Cespedes had two RBI doubles, leading A.J. Griffin and the Oakland Athletics over Romero and the Blue Jays 16-0 for...
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Furcal plays hero for Cardinals over LA

ST. LOUIS — Hanley Ramirez gave the Los Angeles Dodgers a good look at what he can bring to the table Wednesday night. Ramirez, traded from Miami earlier in the day, went 2 for 4 with a walk, an RBI and a run scored in his debut, but it wasn’t enough to lift the...
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