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Baseball Round-up: Black Sox sweep

Riding a four-game West Coast League winning streak, the Klamath Falls Gems play a game Tuesday night and one Wednesday at Kiger Stadium outside of league. The Gems are off a sweep of the Kelowna Falcons to move within six games of a playoff spot approaching the second half of the season. Tuesday’s game...
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Mariners rally to down Baltimore

SEATTLE — The Seattle Mariners have struggled to score at home this season, so this one was particularly nice. Casper Wells hit a go-ahead, three-run double with two out in the seventh inning and the Mariners beat the slumping Baltimore Orioles 6-3 on Monday night. Miguel Olivo and Dustin Ackley added back-to-back homers in...
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Dodgers winning short-lived

LOS ANGELES — It wasn’t until Zack Cozart’s teammates were able to see him walking around the clubhouse and talking coherently to reporters that they could start feeling feel good about their victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Monday night. Rookies Devin Mesoraco and Todd Frazier each drove in three runs and the...
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Timberwolves host Batum, Hill

MINNEAPOLIS – The Minnesota Timberwolves hosted restricted free agent swingman Nicolas Batum and unrestricted free agent forward Jordan Hill for visits on Monday. Batum flew in from his native France to meet with Timberwolves officials and tour the team’s facility. The 23-year-old averaged 13.9 points and 4.6 rebounds in his fourth year with the Trail...
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Tarmoh withdraws from 100m race; no runoff

From U.S. Track and Field press release EUGENE, Ore. – Jeneba Tarmoh has withdrawn herself from consideration for one of three Olympic Team positions in the women’s 100 meters. In an email forwarded to USATF President and Chairman Stephanie Hightower at 9:37 a.m. Pacific Time by her agent, Kimberly Holland, Tarmoh said,“I Jeneba Tarmoh...
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Audio Wrap-Up: Gems sweep Kelowna

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — It took extra innings, but the Klamath Falls Gems secured their first West Coast League series sweep Sunday night beating the Kelowna Falcons 7-6 at Kiger Stadium. The victory is the fourth straight for the Gems, which is the longest in the WCL’s West Division. Mike Garrard restates the sweep:...
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Two former Ducks make Olympic team Sunday

EUGENE, Ore. — Wallace Spearmon took another big step toward erasing the bad memories of being disqualified at the Beijing Olympics, overcoming a slow start to win the men’s 200-meter final in 19.82 seconds Sunday at Hayward Field. ”That’s definitely something that’s been on my mind since 2008,” Spearmon said. ”It’s hard to make...
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Runoff to decide tiebreaker Monday

EUGENE, Ore. – Reluctantly, Jeneba Tarmoh will step into the blocks Monday to break a third-place tie she feels was already decided fair and square. The young sprinter wants no part of a runoff with training partner Allyson Felix to settle the last spot for the London Games in the women’s 100 meters. The runoff...
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Dodgers use NY errors to end scoring drought

LOS ANGELES — Prior to the Dodgers’ run-scoring explosion that broke a seven-game losing streak with an 8-3 win over the New York Mets on Sunday night, manager Don Mattingly wasn’t sure what else he could do to get his team a run — let alone a win. “You’re almost at the point where...
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