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(Brooklyn, NY)  --  The Washington Wizards chose Oregon guard Tony Brown Junior in the first round with the 15th pick of the NBA draft.  Brown averaged 11.3 points and 6.2 rebounds as a freshman.  He is the first Duck selected in the first round since Aaron Brooks in 2007.  Oregon State forward Drew Eubanks went undrafted, but landed a Summer League job with the San Antonio Spurs.  He left school with a year of eligibility left to enter the NBA draft.



(Brooklyn, NY)  --  The Trail Blazers selected 6-foot-4 guard Anfernee Simons in the first round of the NBA draft and 24th overall.  The 19-year-old opted not to play in college, but enrolled at the IMG Academy for a year of development.  The Blazers also acquired Duke guard Gary Trent Junior, who was the 37th overall pick, from the Sacramento Kings for two future second-round picks.
 



(Omaha, NE)  --  Oregon State will meet Mississippi State today in the College World Series in Omaha.  The Beavers will have to beat the Bulldogs twice to advance to the championship series next week.  Oregon State staved off elimination with an 11-6 victory over North Carolina in an elimination game on Wednesday.



(Portland, OR)  -- The Timbers visit Atlanta United for a Sunday match.  The Timbers are sixth in the West with 22 points, while Atlanta United sits atop the MLS standings with 33 points.  Portland has not suffered a loss in MLS play since a 3-2 defeat to Orlando City SC on April 8th.



(Boston, MA)  --  The Mariners will open a weekend series tonight against the Red Sox in Fenway Park.  Seattle southpaw Wade LeBlanc will start the opener.  The Red Sox will start knuckleballer Steven Wright.



(Bronx, NY)  --  James Paxton struck out nine in five innings, but gave up a pair of two-run homers in the first inning as the Mainers lost 4-3 to the Yankees in New York.  Kyle Seager homered with Nelson Cruz aboard for Seattle.  The M's were swept in the three-game series.



It may go down as one of the most amazing comeback wins in College World Series history as it’s been a crazy week in Omaha, the site of the NCAA championships, with lightning and rain delays, and games being reschedule.

And crazy it was last night for Oregon State, who faced North Carolina in a rematch from Saturday’s opening tournament-loss, and were staring at being eliminated in a ‘loser-out’ game.

The 3rd ranked Beavers jumped on the Tar Heels in the opening inning with solo home runs by (add-lee rutch-man)  Adley Rutchsman and
Cadyn (grenn-yay) Grenier to lead 2-zip, then added a run in the top of the third owning a nice 3-to-nothing lead.

But, like the weather here and in Omaha, things changed, and in a bad way suddenly for the Beavs as once again Carolina knocked OSU pitching ace and record-holder Luke Heimlich out of the game in the bottom half of the third smacking him around for 3-runs on 6-hits, to tie it, 3-3.

Beaver 2-time champion Coach Pat Casey wasted little time and made a change on the mound. However, North Carolina pushed across 3-runs to own a 6-3 lead after six and things seemed terminal for OSU.

Then, in the 8th inning, Oregon State ignited for 4-runs to take the lead, and tacked on 4-more insurance runs in the top of the 9th just to make sure, and held on for an 11-6 win to live for another game.

The Beavs, 51-and-11, meet unranked Mississippi State in a one bracket semifinal tomorrow at Noon, and must beat the Bulldogs Friday, and again Saturday to play for the National Title on Monday.

Today, top-ranked & defending Champion Florida must win facing Texas Tech today at 5 in the other bracket Semi which is an elimination game for both teams. 5th ranked Arkansas awaits the winner tomorrow night.
FOOTBALL
Mike Riley is leaving Oregon State’s football coaching staff as an assistant and recruiting consultant to become head coach of the new ‘Alliance of American Football’ league’s San Antonio franchise which will be announced today.

Riley, who turns 65, next month joins other coaching notables in the fledgling league like Dennis Erickson, Salt Lake City…Rich Neuheisel, Phoenix, and Steve Spurrier in Orlando.



Nick Madrigal, 1st round recent draft pick of the Oregon State baseball team, was honored with the Oregon Sports Award for ‘Bill Hayward Amateur Athlete of the Year’ last night announced at a ceremony held a Nike Headquarters in Beaverton. Summit golfer Olivia Lorberg was a finalist for Prep Golfer of the Year, and Hawley Hair of Sisters for Prep Volleyball Player of the Year.



(Brooklyn, NY)  --  The Trail Blazers will be looking to improve their roster tonight in the 2018 NBA Draft in Brooklyn, New York.  Portland was awarded the 24th pick in the first round after finishing third in the Western Conference at 49-and-33.  Oregon guard Troy Brown has a shot at hearing his name called in the first round after spending one season with the Ducks.




(Seattle, WA)  --  The Seahawks have agreed to a four-year deal with rookie defensive lineman Rasheem Green.  The USC product was selected by Seattle in the third round of this year's draft.  The Seahawks will now head to training camp with all nine of their draft picks under contract.



(Portland, OR)  -- The Timbers are visiting Atlanta United for a match on Sunday.  The Timbers are sixth in the West with 22 points, while Atlanta United sits atop the MLS standings with 33 points.  Portland has not suffered a loss in MLS play since a 3-2 defeat to Orlando City SC on April 8th.



(Bronx, NY)  --  Dee Gordon drove in two runs for the Mariners as they were upended by the Yankees 7-5 in the Bronx.  Seattle jumped out to a 5-0 lead, but New York responded with seven unanswered runs.  Ryan Cook served up the walk-off homer to take the loss.  The M's have dropped three in-a-row.



(Bronx, NY)  --  The Mariners look to avoid a sweep today as they take on the Yankees in the Bronx.  James Paxton will get the nod for Seattle, while Luis Severino is expected to take the mound for New York.  The M's are second in the AL West at 46-and-28, three games behind the first-place Astros.



(Seattle, WA)  --  The Storm are wrapping up their five-game homestand tomorrow against the Indiana Fever.  Seattle has gone 3-and-3 in its last six games to fall to 8-and-4 on the season.  Indiana currently has the worst record in the league at 1-and-11.



Today at 4, the Oregon State Beaver baseball team takes on North Carolina, again, in the College World Series in Omaha. It’s an elimination game for both the Beavs and the Tar Heels who yesterday were smashed by Mississippi State, 12-2.

Carolina beat OSU in the opening game of the Series Saturday downing the Beavs, 8-6. The winner meets Mississippi State Friday at noon in the bracket Quarterfinals. Oregon State would need to win today and tomorrow against the Bulldogs, and again on Saturday to make the Championship series which begins Monday.

Meantime, #1 Florida stays alive in bracket-2 as the Gators knock out Texas yesterday, 6-1, in an elimination game. Florida plays the loser of Arkansas and Texas Tech who meet this morning at 9.

The College World Series games can be seen on ESPN. Again, Oregon State and North Carolina tangle today at 4.



The Oregon State Beaver football team landed a local Tight End recruit who announced yesterday he would commit to helping build the dam in Corvallis. Luke Musgrave, the nephew of former record-setting Oregon Duck quarterback, Bill Musgrave, will join the OSU program in 2019.

The 6-foot-5, 230-pound, Bend High School standout tight end chose Oregon State over Oregon. He informed the Oregon State coaching staff of his decision late Monday evening during an unofficial trip to Corvallis.



(Portland, OR)  -- The Timbers are headed to Atlanta to take on Atlanta United on Sunday.  Portland has gone eight straight games without a loss in MLS play.  The Timbers are sixth in the West with 22 points.  Atlanta United sits atop the MLS standings with 33 points.



(Brooklyn, NY)  --  The Trail Blazers are almost on the clock as the NBA Draft tips-off tomorrow in Brooklyn, New York.  Portland owns the 24th pick in the first round.   The Blazers selected Purdue big man Caleb Swanigan with the 26th pick in last year's draft and acquired Gonzaga big man Zach Collins, who was drafted 10th overall by the Kings.



(Bronx, NY)  --  Nelson Cruz homered for Mariners as they were smashed by the Yankees 7-2 in the Bronx.  Marco Gonzales gave up six runs in just over six frames to take the loss.  Mitch Haniger also drove in a run for the M's, who have dropped two in-a-row.



(Bronx, NY)  --  The Mariners are continuing their three-game series with the Yankees tonight in the Bronx.  Seattle is expected to start Felix Hernandez, while New York counters with right-hander Jonathan Loaisiga.  The M's are second in the AL West at 46-and-27, two games behind the first place Astros.



(Seattle, WA)  --  Breanna Stewart poured in a game-high 27 points for the Storm in their 89-77 loss to the Las Vegas Aces in Seattle.  The Aces outscored the Storm 25-13 in the fourth quarter.  Seattle will wrap up its five-game homestand against the Indiana Fever on Friday.  The Storm dropped to 8-and-4 on the season.



(Brooklyn, NY)  --  The 2018 NBA Draft is rapidly approaching.  The Trail Blazers have the 24th pick in the first round of Thursday's event from Brooklyn.  Portland doesn't have a second round selection.
 



The Oregon State Beavers live for another day in Omaha at the NCAA College baseball World Series. OSU looked as though they were on the verge of being eliminated by their Pac-12 rival Washington trailing early in an elimination game, but the Beavers came back.

In the 6th inning with the Huskies leading 5-4, the game was delayed because of thunder and lightning. After a 4-1/2 hour delay, the game resumed with the bases loaded in the top of the 6th with OSU batting.

Senior outfielder Kyle Nobach belted a 3-run homer to help OSU’s comeback and Oregon State pushed on to a 14-to-5 win knocking Washington out of bracket play.

The Beavers will play tomorrow at 4pm and will face the loser of North Carolina vs. Mississippi State who play today at 3. Because of the long delay yesterday, the Tar Heel and Bulldogs game was pushed back to today.

Oregon State must win tomorrow to get a Friday bracket semifinal game, with a chance to play for the Championship of their bracket. The two bracket winners meet Monday for the Title best-of-3 game series.

The Beavers are 50-and-11 overall making their 7th appearance in school history in the College World Series.

In the other bracket, #1 Florida needs a win to stay alive facing Texas, and Arkansas meets Texas Tech. All the series games are on ESPN.



(New York, NY)  --  The Mariners open a three-game series with the Yankees tonight in New York.  Marco Gonzales will get the nod for Seattle in the opener.  New York counters with Domingo German.  First pitch is set for 4:05 p.m.  The Mariners are second in the AL West at 46-and-26, two games behind the first place Astros.



(Portland, OR)  -- The Timbers resume MLS play on Sunday.  They will put their eight-game MLS unbeaten streak on the line against Atlanta United in Atlanta.  Portland picked up a win in U.S. Open Cup play, topping the L.A. Galaxy 1-0 on Saturday at Providence Park.  They advance to the quarterfinals.



(Seattle, WA)  --  The Mariners are getting back a bullpen arm as they begin their road trip.  The M's activated right-handed reliever Juan Nicasio from the 10-day disabled list.  Nicasio has appeared in 30 games and has a 5.34 ERA.  Catcher Chris Herrmann was also added to the 25-man roster.  The team optioned right-hander Rob Whalen and catcher David Freitas to Triple-A Tacoma.



(Renton, WA)  --  With OTA's and mandatory minicamp in the rearview, the Seahawks now turn their sights to training camp.  The dates were announced yesterday.  Seattle kicks off camp on July 26th and 13 practices will be open to the public.  The first preseason game is on August 9th against the Colts at CenturyLink Field.



Brooks Koepka has won back-to-back U.S. Open titles, becoming just the seventh person to accomplish that feat and first since Curtis Strange won in 1988 and '89. Koepka carded a 68 in the final round at Shinnecock Hills for a one-stroke victory over Tommy Fleetwood, who tied a U.S. Open record with a final-round 63. Fleetwood just missed a 62 as his birdie putt from 8 feet on No. 18 broke right and scooted past the hole. World No. 1 Dustin Johnson finished two shots behind Koepka and Tony Finau wound four strokes back in fifth place after the three entered the final round as part of a four-way
tie atop the leaderboard with Daniel Berger.



(Corvallis, OR)  --  Oregon State takes on Washington in a do-or-die elimination game at the College World Series today in Omaha.  The Beavers lost their CWS opener, 8-6, to North Carolina on Saturday.  With a win today, OSU would set up another elimination game with either UNC or Mississippi State on Wednesday.



(Seattle, WA)  --  Rafael Devers broke the game open with a three-run homer in the third and the Red Sox cruised past the Mariners 9-3 in Seattle.  Mariners' starter Mike Leake surrendered five runs across six innings to take the loss.  Nelson Cruz homered as the M's wrapped up their seven-game homestand with five wins.



(Portland, OR)  -- The Timbers resume MLS play this coming Sunday.  They will put their eight-game MLS unbeaten streak on the line against Atlanta United in Atlanta.  Portland picked up a win in U.S. Open Cup play over the weekend, topping the L.A. Galaxy 1-0 on Saturday at Providence Park.  They advance to the quarterfinals.



(New York, NY)  --  The Mariners take their show on the road to kick off a 10-game road trip tomorrow.  They open a three-game set against the Yankees in New York.  Marco Gonzales will toe the rubber for the M's in the opener.  The Yankees will counter with Domingo German.  Seattle will also visit Boston for three and Baltimore for four on the trip.



(Eugene, OR)  --  The Oregon Ducks have signed three-star defensive end Isaac Townsend.  According to 247Sports, Townsend is the highest rated defensive player in his class out of Colorado.  The Ralston Valley Senior High School standout chose Oregon over Boise State, Nebraska and Notre Dame.  The Ducks have already gained 10 commitments for the class of 2019.



(Portland, OR)  --  The Timbers are playing host to the LA Galaxy tonight in the U.S. Open Cup round of 16.  If the Timbers win, they will face the winner of LAFC and Sacramento Republic in the quarterfinals on Monday.  The MLS is on a temporary break as the World Cup continues in Russia.  Team USA is not participating after failing to qualify.
 



(Seattle, WA)  --  The Mariners held a moment of silence for Hall of Famer Anne Donovan at the start of last night's game against the Red Sox.  The legendary player and coach passed away Wednesday from heart failure at age 56.  Donovan coached the WNBA's Seattle Storm to their first league championship in 2004.



(Omaha, NE)  --  Oregon State is squaring off with North Carolina in the College World Series tomorrow in Omaha.  The Beavers won their Corvallis Super Regional to advance, while the Tar Heels won the Chapel Hill Super Regional.  Oregon State will face either Mississippi State or Washington in their next matchup.



(Seattle, WA)  --  Xander Bogaerts' go-ahead homer in the sixth inning was difference as the Red Sox upended the Mariners 2-1 at Safeco Field.  Guillermo Heredia knotted the game at 1-1 with a sac-fly in the fifth inning.  Felix Hernandez gave up two runs in seven frames to take the loss.  The M's had their four-game winning streak snapped.



(Seattle, WA)  --  The Mariners continue their four-game series with the Red Sox tonight at Safeco Field.  James Paxton takes the mound for Seattle, while Rick Porcello gets the nod for Boston.  The Mariners are second in the AL West at 44-and-25, a half-game behind the Astros.



(Seattle, WA)  --  The Mariners are adding some depth to their bullpen by bringing in a pair of pitchers.  Seattle has recalled right-handers Rob Whalen and Nick Rumbelow from Triple-A Tacoma.  To make room on the roster, the M's optioned first baseman Dan Vogelbach and designated reliever Mike Morin for assignment.



(Seattle, WA)  --  The Storm play host to the Connecticut Sun tonight as their five-game homestand continues.  Seattle is third in the Western Conference at 7-and-3.  Connecticut leads the East at 7-and-2.
 



(Brooklyn, NY)  --  The 2018 NBA Draft is set to begin a week from today in Brooklyn, New York.  The Trail Blazers own the 24th pick in the Draft.  Portland drafted Purdue big man Caleb Swanigan with the 26th pick in last year's draft and acquired Gonzaga big man Zach Collins, who was selected 10th overall by the Kings.



(Omaha, NE)  --  Oregon State is set to take on North Carolina in the College World Series on Saturday in Omaha.  The Beavers won their Corvallis Super Regional to advance, while the Tar Heels won the Chapel Hill Super Regional.



(Portland, OR)  --  The Timbers are welcoming the LA Galaxy to Portland to square off in the U.S. Open Cup tomorrow.  The MLS is on a temporary break as the World Cup gets started in Russia today.  Team USA is not participating after failing to qualify.



(Undated)  --  The basketball world is mourning the loss of Hall of Famer Anne Donovan.  The legendary player and coach passed away Wednesday from heart failure at age 56.  Donovan played collegiately at Old Dominion before winning Olympic gold twice for the U.S. as a player and once as a head coach.  She also coached the WNBA's Seattle Storm to their first league championship in 2004. 



(Renton, WA)  -- The Seahawks are back on the field today to wrap up their mandatory minicamp.  Seattle will look ahead to training camp which is set to kick-off next month.  Safety Earl Thomas is holding out as he seeks a new deal.



(Seattle, WA)  --  The Seahawks are bringing in former Colts general manager Ryan Grigson as a consultant.  Grigson's agent, Buddy Baker, made the announcement via Twitter.  The 46-year-old Grigson won NFL Executive of the Year in 2012 with the Colts.



(Seattle, WA)  --  Mitch Haniger drilled a two-run homer in the bottom of the ninth inning to give the Mariners an 8-6 win over the Angels at Safeco Field.  Ryon Healy and Nelson Cruz also went deep as the M's completed a three-game sweep.  Roenis Elias got credit for the win.  Seattle is first in the AL West Division at 44-and-24.



(Seattle, WA)  --  The Mariners are opening a four-game series with the Red Sox tonight in Seattle.  Felix Hernandez will get the start for the M's.  Boston plans to counter with lefty pitcher David Price.  The Mariners have won 11 of their last 13.



(Seattle, WA)  --  The Storm are returning to the hardwood tomorrow for a matchup with the Connecticut Sun at Key Arena.  Seattle is third in the Western Conference at 7-and-3.  Connecticut sits atop the East at 7-and-2.



(Las Vegas, NV)  --  The schedule has been released for the 2018 NBA Summer League in Las Vegas.  The Trail Blazers will tip-off summer play against the Utah Jazz on July 7th.  Portland advanced to the championship game in last year's summer league tournament before losing to the Los Angeles Lakers.  The Blazers own the 24th pick in next week's NBA Draft.



(Corvallis, OR)  --  The Oregon State Beavers are headed to Omaha to battle North Carolina in the College World Series on Saturday.  Oregon State swept Minnesota in the Corvallis Super Regional to advance.  The Beavers will face either Mississippi State or Washington in their next matchup.



(Portland, OR)  --  The Timbers are playing host to the LA Galaxy in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Round of 16 on Friday.  Portland will return to MLS action on June 24th to visit Atlanta United.  The Timbers are sixth in the Western Conference standings at 6-3-and-4.



(Renton, WA)  --  Seattle Seahawks cornerback Dontae Johnson is going to miss some time with a broken bone in his foot.  Johnson underwent surgery to repair the bone, which he injured over a week ago.  Seattle signed the 26-year-old defensive back to a one-year deal after he spent four seasons with the 49ers.



(Renton, WA)  -- The Seattle Seahawks are back in action today to continue their mandatory minicamp.  They will conclude their three-day schedule tomorrow before shifting their attention to training camp, which will take place in July.  The Seahawks will host the Colts on August 9th to kick-off their preseason opener.



(Seattle, WA)  --  Mitch Haniger and Ryon Healy each homered twice as the Mariners took down the Angels 6-3 at Safeco Field.  Mike Leake tossed six innings of one-run ball to grab the win and Edwin Diaz struck out two batters to earn his 25th save of the season.  Jean Segura laced an RBI double for the M's, who have won three in-a-row.
 



(Seattle, WA)  --  Marco Gonzales will get the nod for the Mariners today as they wrap up their three-game series with the Angels in Seattle.  Los Angeles will counter with right-hander Garrett Richards.  The M's are first in the AL West Division at 43-and-24.



(Seattle, WA)  --  Breanna Stewart poured in a season-high 30 points to lead the Storm to a 96-85 win over the Sky at Key Arena.  Natasha Howard and Jewell Loyd each chipped in with 15 points, to help Seattle overcome a 14-point deficit.  The Storm improved to 7-and-3.



The College Baseball World Series is set as 4 more teams played their way in yesterday in elimination games in the Super Regional Playoffs. Joining Oregon State in Omaha this weekend is Texas who faces Arkansas, and top-ranked and #1 seed Florida meeting Texas Tech. Both those games are on Sunday.

Meantime, #3 Oregon State kicks off the World Series Saturday at Noon facing 6th ranked North Carolina. The Beavers are 49-and-10, the Heels sport a 43-and-18 mark.

A Beaver win puts them in the second round of the double-elimination bracket play with a Monday game at 4 against the winner of Washington and Mississippi State who face off after the Beavs on Saturday at 5pm.

All games are televised on ESPN.

The Beavers need 3 straight wins beginning Saturday to reach the best of 3 National Championship Series which starts a week from Monday.

You can find the bracket and College World Series information online at ‘NCAA dot Com…slash Baseball.

Oregon State is making its 7th appearance in Omaha and won the 2006 & 2007 National Titles beating North Carolina who the Beavs meet in the opening game Saturday.



The quartet of Oregon Ducks women's basketball players representing the United States at the 3-on-3 World Cup have played their way into another elite eight.

3 months after UO advanced to the Elite-8 in the NCAA tournament, guards Sabrina (eye-en-ess-cue) Ionescu and Erin Boley and forwards Ruthy (he-bird) Hebard and (oh-tee) Oti Gildon are now in position to claim a FIBA world title..

The U.S. team plays Italy in the quarterfinals tomorrow and with a win will face the winner of China and Hungary in the semifinals.



(Portland, OR)  --  The Timbers will host the LA Galaxy in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Round of 16 on Friday.  They don't play their next MLS match until June 24th at Atlanta United.



(Corvallis, OR)  --  Oregon State will play North Carolina Saturday afternoon in the first game of the College World Series in Omaha.  The Beavers won the Corvallis Super Regional by sweeping two games from Big Ten champion Minnesota.  OSU is 49-10-and-1.  The Tar Heels swept Stetson in the Chapel Hill Super Regionals to advance.



(Seattle, WA)  --  Nelson Cruz blasted two homers and drove in three runs as the Mariners beat the Angels 5-3 in Seattle.  Ryon Healy added a two-run blast, while Jean Segura went 3-for-5 to spike his average to .343.  Wade LeBlanc allowed two runs in the first, but zilch after that to pick up the victory.  Edwin Diaz struck out two in a flawless ninth to log his 24th save. The Mariners are 9-and-2 in the last 11 games.



(Seattle, WA)  --  Mike Leake will be the Mariners starter tonight against the Angels at Safeco Field in the second game of this series.  Leake is 3-and-0 with a 2.79 ERA in six starts since losing on May 4th to the Halos.  Jaime Barria will be recalled from Triple-A Salt Lake and start for the Angels.  He threw six scoreless innings on June 1st against the Rangers in his last big league start.



(Seattle, WA)  --  Six-time Pro Bowl safety Earl Thomas announced on his Twitter account he would not participate in the Seahawks mandatory minicamp that begins today.  It bears watching whether Frank Clark and Byron Maxwell will show up.  Both skipped the voluntary OTA's.  Clark is entering the final season of his four-year rookie contract.  If Thomas is the only no-show, Seattle will have 89 players reporting.



(Portland, OR)  -- The Timbers and Sporting Kansas City played to a scoreless draw on Saturday at Providence Park.  Portland extended its MLS unbeaten streak to eight games.  The Timbers will host the LA Galaxy in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Round 16 on Friday.  They don't play their next MLS game until June 24th at Atlanta United.



(Corvallis, OR)  --  Oregon State is going back to the College World Series, which begins this Saturday.  The Beavers won their Super Regional by sweeping two games from Big Ten champion Minnesota.  Oregon State is 49-10-and-1.  The Beavers will play North Carolina in their opening game in Omaha.



(Seattle, WA)  --  Left-hander Wade LeBlanc will start tonight for the Mariners against the Angels at Safeco Field.  LeBlanc is facing the Angels for the first time in his 10-year career.  LA will counter with left-hander Andrew Heaney, who threw a one-hit complete-game victory over the Royals in his last start.  This is the opener of a seven-game homestand for Seattle.



(St. Petersburg, FL)  --  James Paxton struck out 10 and walked none to pick up his sixth victory in beating the Rays 5-4 at Tropicana Field.  Paxton has won six straight decisions since a March 31st loss.  Kyle Seager and Mike Zunino hit two-run homers and Nelson Cruz added a slot shot in the victory.  The Mariners are 12-and-4 in their last 16 games.



(Eugene, OR)  --  Georgia captured the men's NCAA Track and Field championship with 52 points over the weekend in Eugene.  USC won the women's title with 53 points, while Georgia was a point back.  Oregon finished in a tie for 35th in the men's division with eight points.  The Ducks women were seventh with 39 points.
 



(Seattle, WA)  --  Six-time Pro Bowl safety Earl Thomas announced on his Twitter account he would not participate in the Seahawks mandatory minicamp this week or any future team activities because of a contract dispute.  Thomas is in the final season for a four-year 40 million dollar contract.  The maximum fine amounts for missing all three days of the minicamp total more than 84 thousand dollars.



(Corvallis, OR)  --  Oregon State will host Big Ten champion Minnesota in a NCAA Super Regional series beginning at 2 p.m. today at Goss Stadium in Corvallis.  The winner of the best-of-three will advance to the College World Series in Omaha.  The second game will begin at 6:30 p.m. tomorrow.  If necessary, the first pitch for the third game will be 6 p.m. Sunday.  The Beavers are 47-10-and-1.  The Gophers are 44-and-13.  The Beavers have never lost a home Super Regional.



(Portland, OR)  -- The Timbers will welcome MLS Western Conference leader Kansas City Sporting tomorrow to Providence Park.  Portland is undefeated in five home games with four wins and a draw.  KC has 28 points to top the West.  The Timbers are tied for fourth with 21 points.



(Undated)  --  There were 1,214 players picked over three days and 40 rounds of the MLB draft this week.  Oregon State left-hander Luke Heimlich was not one of them, although he throws a 97 mile per hour fastball and compiled a 15-1 record with a 2.41 ERA as a senior.  Heimlich pleaded guilty to molesting a six-year relative as a teenager as teams shied away from picking him.



(St. Petersburg, FL)  --  Mitch Haniger homered and drove in three runs for the Mariners as they held off the Rays 5-4 at Tropicana Field.  Denard Span helped Seattle build an early 4-0 lead with a solo shot in the third inning.  Mike Leake tossed eight-plus innings of two-run ball to get the win.  The M's have won six of their last seven to improve to 39-and-23.



(Eugene, OR)  --  Kentucky's Tim Duckworth won the men's decathlon at the NCAA Division One Men's and Women's Track and Field Championships at Hayward Field.  Kansas' Sharon Lokedi set a meet record in winning the women's 10,000 meters.  The meet resumes today with 14 men's champions to be determined.  It will conclude tomorrow.
 



(St. Petersburg, FL)  --  Left-hander Marco Gonzalez will start tonight against the Rays at Tropicana Field in the second game of the series.  In his past four starts, Gonzalez has allowed one earned run and 16 hits over 26 innings.  Tampa Bay will open with Wilmer Font the third straight game they will start a reliever.



(Corvallis, OR)  --  Oregon State will host Big Ten champion Minnesota in a NCAA Super Regional series this weekend at Goss Stadium in Corvallis.  The winner of the best-of-three will advance to the College World Series in Omaha.  The first game will start at 2 p.m. tomorrow.  The second game will begin at 6:30 p.m. Saturday.  If necessary, the first pitch for the third game will be 6 p.m. Sunday.  The Beavers are 47-10-and-1.  The Gophers are 44-and-13.  The Beavers have never lost a home Super Regional.



(Portland, OR)  -- The Timbers topped the San Jose Earthquakes 2-0 at Providence Park to advance to the next round in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup.  Dairon Asprilla and Jeremy Ebobisse scored the Portland goals.  The Timbers will return to MLS action Saturday, hosting Western Conference leader Sporting KC.



(Undated)  --  The Cardinals picked Oregon right-handed pitcher Parker Kelly in the 20th round as Major League Baseball concluded its three-day draft.  Ducks catcher Ray Soderman went in the 22nd round to the Braves, while the Royals chose Oregon shortstop Kyle Kasser in the 30th round.



(Houston, TX)  --  The Mariners' five-game winning streak ended with a 7-5 loss to the Astros in Houston.  Juan Nicasio yielded four runs in the seventh without retiring a batter.  Nelson Cruz, Kyle Seager and Denard Span homered in the loss.  The Mariners hold a game lead over the Astros in the AL West.  Mike Leake will be the Seattle starter tonight to open a four-game series against the Rays at Tropicana Field.  Leake has not walked a batter in his past four starts.



(Corvallis, OR)  --  Oregon State will host Big Ten champion Minnesota in a NCAA Super Regional series this weekend at Goss Stadium in Corvallis.  The winner of the best-of-three will advance to the College World Series in Omaha.  The Beavers won two lopsided games over LSU to win the Corvallis regional and move on.

 



(Secaucus, NJ)  --  Ducks pitcher Matt Mercer went in the third round to the Diamondbacks with the 159th overall selection in the MLB draft.  Four picks later the Indians called the name of Beavers outfielder Steven Kwan.  In the sixth round, the Brewers selected Oregon State right-hander Drew Rasmussen.  The Pirates selected OSU third baseman Michael Gretler in the 10th round.  The draft ends today with rounds 11 through 40.



(Houston, TX)  --  Kyle Seager crushed a three-run homer for the Mariners in their 7-1 victory over the Astros in Houston.  Mike Zunino and Jean Segura also went deep for the M's, who have won five in-a-row.  James Paxton struck out six across seven-and-two-third innings to pick up the win.  Seattle improved to 38-and-22, which leads the AL West.



(Portland, OR)  -- The Timbers will host the San Jose Earthquakes tonight in a Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup match at Providence Park.  They will return to MLS action on Saturday against Western Conference leader Sporting KC.



(Houston, TX)  --  The Mariners are wrapping up their two-game set with the Astros tonight in Houston.  Wade Leblanc will get the ball for Seattle, while Lance McCullers Junior starts for Houston.  The M's have won five straight and hold a two-game lead over the 'Stros for first place in the AL West Division at 38-and-22.



(Seattle, WA)  --  The Seahawks are preparing for minicamp as they begin to wrap up OTA's.  Seattle only has one more OTA session remaining after today.  Mandatory minicamp will begin on June 12th and end on June 14th.



(Corvallis, OR)  --  Oregon State will host Big Ten champion Minnesota in a NCAA Super Regional series this weekend at Goss Stadium in Corvallis.  The winner of the best-of-three will advance to the College World Series in Omaha.  The Beavers won two lopsided games over LSU to win the Corvallis regional and move on.  OSU clobbered the Tigers 14-1 on Saturday and 12-0 yesterday.



(Portland, OR)  -- The Timbers will host the San Jose Earthquakes Wednesday in a U.S. Open Cup match at Providence Park.  They will return to MLS action on Saturday against Western Conference leader Sporting KC.



(Secaucus, NJ)  --  The White Sox selected Oregon State second baseman Nick Madrigal fourth overall in the MLB draft.  He is the high drafted player in OSU history.  The Twins picked Beavers outfielder Trevor Larnach also in the opening round with the 20th overall pick.  The Orioles choose OSU shortstop Cadyn Grenier with the 37th pick.



(Seattle, WA)  --  The Seahawks are back on the practice field for Organized Team Activities after a weekend off.  Voluntary OTA's will resume throughout the week with the final session taking place on Thursday.  Seattle will kick-off mandatory minicamp on June 12th.
 



(Houston, TX)  --  The Mariners are headed to Houston to open a two-game series with the Astros tonight.  James Paxton will get the start for Seattle, while Houston counters with Dallas Keuchel.  The M's have won four in-a-row and are first in the AL West at 37-and-22.
 



We start with prep Baseball and the La Pine Hawks who hadn’t been to even the state semifinals in 35 years, but Friday afternoon in Keizer managed to put it all together and win the class 3-A State Championship.

La Pine held off Horizon Christian, 10-5 to claim the first Title in school history under 4th year head coach Bo DeForest. The Hawks finished the year with a 24-and-4 record and the Blue title trophy.

Meantime, Crater won the 5A Title and Westview claimed the 6A trophy.
 



(Seattle, WA)  --  Denard Span and Dee Gordon plated runs in the eighth inning to lift the Mariners to a 2-1 win over the Rays and a three-game sweep at Safeco Field.  Felix Hernandez struck out seven over eight innings of one-run ball as he improved to 6-and-4.  Edwin Diaz pitched a scoreless ninth for his 21st save.  The M's wrapped up their homestand 8-and-2.



(Corvallis, OR)  --  Oregon State will host a NCAA Super Regional series this weekend at Goss Stadium in Corvallis.  The Beavers won two lopsided games over LSU to win the Corvallis regional and move on.  OSU clobbered the Tigers 14-1 on Saturday and 12-0 yesterday.  The Beavers will host Minnesota in the best-of-three Super Regional with a spot in Omaha on the line.



(Secaucus, NJ)  --  The 2018 MLB First-Year Draft begins today in Secaucus, New Jersey.  The first 43 selections will be announced today to open the three-day affair.  Oregon State junior second baseman Nick Madrigal and Beavers junior right fielder Trevor Larnach are expected to be first-round selections.  Madrigal is a consensus top 5 pick.  OSU shortstop Cadyn Grenier and pitchers Matt Mercer and Drew Rasmussen are also expected to hear their names called in the later rounds.



(Portland, OR)  -- Diego Valeri scored on a penalty in the 57th minute to pull the Timbers even and they held on for a 1-1 draw with the L.A. Galaxy on Saturday at Providence Park.  The Timbers six game winning streak came to an end.  They are in fifth place in the Western Conference with 21 points.  They host a U.S. Open Cup game against the San Jose Earthquakes on Wednesday and return to MLS action on Saturday against Sporting KC.



(Seattle, WA)  --  The Seahawks are back on the practice field today after a weekend off.  Voluntary OTA's will resume throughout the week with the final session taking place on Thursday.  Seattle will kick-off mandatory minicamp on June 12th.



(Houston, TX)  --  The Mariners are headed to Houston to open a brief two-game series with the Astros tomorrow.  James Paxton will get the start for Seattle, while Houston counters with Dallas Keuchel.  The M's have won four in-a-row and are first in the AL West division at 37-and-22.



For the first time ever, LaPine will be playing for the Class 3A State Baseball Championship.  LaPine won the Mountain Valley League regular season championship but lost the State seeding game to league rival Pleasant Hill; then a week later knocked the Billies out of the play-offs with a  5-4 Quarterfinal win. It was Pleasant Hill that bumped LaPine out in the Quarterfinals a year ago.

The Hawks will face Horizon Christian of Tualitin (20-7) who are coming into this game with a 6-game win streak. Horizon Christian makes its third appearance; having won the Championship in 2011 and finishing runner-up in 2013.

LaPine is have a record year at 23-and-4. The game is at Volcano Stadium in Keizer today at 1:30.



(Corvallis, OR)  --  The Oregon State baseball team is gearing up to make a deep run in the postseason as it begins NCAA Tournament play today.  The Beavers are a number-one seed and will host Northwestern State in the Corvallis regional.  Oregon State ended its regular season at 44-10-and-1, while Northwestern State went 37-and-22.



(Portland, OR)  -- The Timbers are welcoming the LA Galaxy to Providence Park for a match tomorrow.  Portland has won six straight and is fourth in the Western Conference standings with 20 points.  The Galaxy is eighth in the West with 16 points.



(Oklahoma City, OK)  --  The Oregon Ducks erupted for 11 runs to edge Pac-12 rival ASU 11-6 in their Women's College World Series opener in Oklahoma City.  Shannon Rhodes hit a three-run homer, Haley Cruse added a two-run shot and Lauren Burke drove in two runs with a triple to lead the Ducks' offense.  They will take on number-five Washington today.



(Seattle, WA)  --  The Mariners wrap up their home stand with a three-game series against the Rays at Safeco Field.  The first game is tonight.  The M's are 5-and-2 so far on the stand.  Mike Leake will take the ball in the opener.  Seattle is second in the AL West at 34-and-22, one-game behind the first-place Astros.



(Seattle, WA)  --  Nelson Cruz was 2-for-3 with a homer and three RBI as the Mariners cruised past the Rangers 6-1 in Seattle.  Jean Segura also went 2-for-3 with an RBI and three runs scored.  Wade LeBlanc tossed five innings of one-run ball to pick up his first win of the season.  The Mariners snapped a two-game slide.



(Seattle, WA)  --  Breanna Stewart led the way with 21 points as the Storm clobbered the Las Vegas Aces 101-71 in Seattle.  The Storm led by 24 after the first quarter and never looked back.  Jewell Loyd added 20 points to the winning effort.  Seattle improved to 5-and-1 and will visit the Dallas Wings tomorrow.



(Salt Lake City, UT)  --  The Sounders are looking for revenge as they head to Utah to take on Real [[ ree-AL ]] Salt Lake tomorrow.  Seattle has dropped its last two outings and is currently 11th in the Western Conference with eight points.  RSL is fifth in the West with 19 points.



(Seattle, WA)  --  The Seahawks are back on the practice field today.  The Seahawks have five more days remaining of voluntary OTA's.  They will also workout Monday-through-Thursday next week.  Mandatory minicamp runs June 12th-through-14th.


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