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10 things to know about the College World Series

OMAHA, Neb. – Omaha’s annual summer party, the College World Series, begins Saturday at TD Ameritrade Park. Familiar faces like LSU and North Carolina, along with newcomer Indiana and quasi-newcomer North Carolina State, are among the eight teams vying for the national championship of Division I baseball. Here are 10 things to talk about while...
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Freiman walkoff in 18th lifts A’s

OAKLAND, Calif. – Maybe a game-winning, broken-bat hit against baseball’s career saves leader in the 18th inning will get Nate Freiman in a nice groove again. Freiman singled home the winning run against Mariano Rivera, lifting the Oakland Athletics to a 3-2 victory over the New York Yankees on Thursday for a three-game sweep. “It...
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Seahawks bring back Tarvaris Jackson

RENTON, Wash. – The Seattle Seahawks are bringing back a familiar face to compete for their backup quarterback job. The Seahawks announced Thursday night they have agreed to terms on a one-year contract with quarterback Tarvaris Jackson to compete with Brady Quinn for the backup role behind starter Russell Wilson.
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San Francisco Giants

San Francisco rolls on the road vs Pirates

PITTSBURGH – Matt Cain’s mind drifted. He couldn’t help it. A year to the day after throwing the 22nd perfect game in baseball history, the San Francisco Giants ace didn’t give up a hit through four innings on Thursday night against the Pittsburgh Pirates. ”I tried not to think about it but there was enough...
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Giants fan beaten at Dodger Stadium returns home

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. – A San Francisco Giants fan who suffered brain damage after a beating at Dodger Stadium has returned home after two years in hospitals and rehabilitation centers. Bryan Stow’s family said on its website Wednesday that Stow will now live with them in the Santa Cruz area after spending about a year...
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Oakland Raiders

Raiders coach Dennis Allen: ‘I like this team’

ALAMEDA, Calif. – Coach Dennis Allen is pleased with the progress he’s seen the past two months during the offseason program for the new-look Oakland Raiders. The Raiders wrapped up their mandatory three-day minicamp on Thursday and won’t reconvene as a team again until they report to training camp in Napa on July 24 –...
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Klamath Falls Gems

Gems Preview: Klamath Falls goes for a fourth straight win

The Klamath Falls Gems are in first place in West Coast League’s South Division after a third straight win last night 13-7 over Walla Walla. First-year head coach Mitch Karraker says despite slow starts scoring runs, his team is finding success. Klamath Falls Gems head coach Mitch Karraker Game time from Kiger Stadium tonight...
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Oregon Tech volleyball adds another

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — Oregon Tech volleyball added another player for the 2013 season. After signing local product Faryn Case of Chiloquin, the Owls and coach Jason Corwin signed Alexa Burdett of Portland. She is a transfer from the College of the Siskiyous, where she earned all-conference honors as an outside hitter. She was...
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Gems pound out season-high 13 runs against Walla Walla

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — The Klamath Falls Gems offense scored runs in the all three middle innings to back starter Skye Adams, as he allowed only two runs, helping the Gems defeat Walla Walla 13-7 Wednesday night at Kiger Stadium. Gems Wrap-Up: Mike Coleman Sweets starter Jonathan Harris set down the first nine Gems...
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San Francisco Giants

Marte’s patience pays off for Pirates over Giants

PITTSBURGH – Starling Marte’s precocious talent can sometimes get him in trouble at the plate. The Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder can be in such a hurry to get on base, his bat tends to get ahead of itself. A well-timed piece of advice helped him break out of a slump on Wednesday against the San Francisco...
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