Camp Chip kicks off in Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA – Chip Kelly already made his mark on training camp before the Philadelphia Eagles even took the field. When rookies and certain veterans reported on Monday, they only had to drive to team headquarters in Philadelphia. That’s because soon after Kelly was hired to replace Andy Reid, the Eagles shifted camp from Lehigh University...
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Fox Sports: Klamath Falls native wins $250K

You’re wasting your time, they said. “Nerd!” they yelled. Get off the XBox, clean your room and do something with your life. Well $250,000 later, nobody is telling Justin Chavarria to go play outside. Chavarria is an Oregon student and one of those college guys who helps the women’s basketball team by practicing against...
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49ers confirm Wright failed physical

SAN FRANCISCO – Cornerback Eric Wright has failed his physical with the San Francisco 49ers and will return to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. San Francisco coach Jim Harbaugh declined to say specifically what portion of the physical Wright failed.
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Three teams reportedly to watch Oden

Greg Oden is reportedly allowing three teams to watch him work out this week as the free-agent center nears his return to the NBA. According to, representatives from the Miami Heat, New Orleans Pelicans and Sacramento Kings will watch Oden work out. The San Antonio Spurs and Dallas Mavericks have also reportedly met...
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Babe Ruth coach talks about state championship

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — The 13-year-old Klamath Falls Babe Ruth team won the state championship on Sunday at Leo J. Bocchi Field, beating Umpqua Valley No. 1 4-3 in a rematch of an earlier tournament game held. The team advances to this weekend’s Babe Ruth Regional Tournament in Centralia, Wash. Joe Hood is the...
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Medford sweeps Gems in final series before All-Star break

MEDFORD, Ore. — The Klamath Falls Gems were swept by the Medford Rogues this weekend, as the home team smashed 16 hits and defeated the Gems 8-2 on Sunday afternoon at Harry and David Field. Voice of the Gems Mike Coleman recaps Medford’s sweep of the Gems Klamath Falls (17-20) fell to fifth place...
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Timbers draw with Philadelphia

CHESTER, Pa. – The Portland Timbers continued their strong play on the road with a scoreless draw against the Philadelphia Union on Saturday. The Timbers (8-2-10) improved to 2-1-8 on the road and moved within three points of Real Salt Lake for first place in the Western Conference. Portland also pushed its all-time mark to...
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Franklin’s grand slam takes Mariners past Houston

HOUSTON – The last time Felix Hernandez had a 7-0 lead, everything fell apart for Seattle’s ace. This time around things were much different. Nick Franklin hit his first career grand slam in Seattle’s big second inning to back up a scoreless start by Hernandez, and the Mariners rolled past the Houston Astros 12-5 on...
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Gems finish on right side of another slugfest with Humboldt

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — In the team’s final non-league game of the year, the Klamath Falls Gems outlasted the Humboldt Crabs for a 17-12 victory on Thursday Night at Kiger Stadium. There were 27 combined hits the night after Humboldt’s 20-9 win the night before. Voice of the Gems Mike Coleman wraps up the...
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49ers LB Brooks won’t face charges

SAN FRANCISCO – The Santa Clara County District Attorney’s office said Thursday it won’t pursue assault charges against San Francisco 49ers linebacker Ahmad Brooks because of insufficient evidence in the case. Assistant District Attorney Karyn Sinunu-Towery said that Brooks will not face prosecution after further investigation into allegations that Brooks repeatedly hit a teammate on...
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