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(Las Vegas, NV)  --  The Trail Blazers will meet the Atlanta Hawks tonight in the opening round of the Las Vegas Summer League playoff round.  The Blazers went 3-and-0 in the prelim stages and are one of four unbeaten teams.  The Hawks are 2-and-2 after beating the Pacers yesterday.



(Anaheim, CA)  --  Marco Gonzales gave up two singles over seven innings as the Mariners shut down the Angels 3-0 in Anaheim.  Gonzales picked up his 10th win, while Edwin Diaz pitched a spotless ninth for his major league-leading 36th save.  David Freitas hit his first big league home run, while Nelson Cruz ripped a two-run single in the Seattle fourth inning.



(Portland, OR)  --  The Timbers will try to extend their unbeaten string to 12 games this weekend.  They will play Sunday at Los Angeles.  Portland nipped the San Jose Earthquakes 2-1 at Providence Park last weekend.  The Timbers are tied for fourth in the MLS West with 29 points, while LAFC is second with 34 points.
 



(Anaheim, CA)  --  Lefty James Paxton will start tonight for the Mariners tonight in the series finale against the Angels in Anaheim.  LA will counter with Tyler Skaggs, who will come off the disabled list after dealing with a groin strain.



(Renton, WA)  --  The Seahawks will open training camp on July 26th at the Virginia Mason Athletic Center in Renton.  All 13 open training camp practices have sold out.  Seattle will host the Indianapolis Colts in its exhibition opener on August 9th.



(La Verne, CA)  --  Former Oregon State star defensive back Brandon Browner has been charged with attempted murder.  He was indicted on attempted murder after allegedly assaulting his former girlfriend.  He was also indicted by the Los Angeles District Attorney's Office for robbery, burglary and false imprisonment.  The 33-year-old has been arrested at least four times in the past 12 months.  Browner was a member of the Seahawks that won the 2014 Super Bowl and the Patriots that won the 2015 Super Bowl.



The Bend Elks continue their road trip across the northern border in Vancouver, British Columbia last night taking on Victoria, and the Harbor Cats grab a walk-off win over Bend in the bottom of the 10th inning, 5-4.

It’s the 4th loss in a row for the Elks who play tonight at 635, and tomorrow in B-C, then return home Friday night to host the Yakima Valley Pippins. You can follow the Elks online broadcasts at ‘Bend Elks dot Com.’



The Oregon Ducks have hired a new Head Women’s Softball Coach after Mike White left Eugene for Texas after 9-seasons. Oregon signed longtime Oklahoma Assistant Coach & Pitching specialists Melyssa Lombardi who has been a part of 4 national Titles in 21 years in Norman.
The Sooners made the Women’s College World Series 12 times while Lombardi mentored and developed the pitching and catching staffs.

White reportedly signed a 5-year, $2-million dollar deal with Texas. Lombardi made nearly $200,000 thousand dollars at OU, but no contract terms have been released. She will officially be introduced as the Ducks new Coach Monday in Eugene at Jane Sanders Complex.
 



(Las Vegas, NV)  --  Second-round pick Gary Trent Junior came off the bench to score a game-high 20 points as the Trail Blazers beat the Spurs 95-89 in the NBA Las Vegas Summer League.  Wade Baldwin led Portland starters with 16 points, nine assists and five steals.  Jake Layman contributed 15 points and eight rebounds.  Portland finished the preliminary round with a 3-and-0 record and will await playoff seedings to see who it faces next.



(Anaheim, CA)  --  Mitch Haniger hit a three-run homer in the first, but the Mariners offense went silent after that in a 9-3 loss to the Angels in Anaheim.  Mike Leake was the losing pitcher, yielding seven runs on 11 hits over four innings.  Seattle has dropped four of its last six.



(Portland, OR)  --  The Timbers will try to extend their unbeaten string to 12 games this weekend.  They will play Sunday at Los Angeles.  Portland nipped the San Jose Earthquakes 2-1 at Providence Park last weekend.  The Timbers are tied for fourth in the MLS West with 29 points, while LAFC is second with 34 points.
 



(Renton, WA)  --  The Seahawks will open training camp on July 26th at the Virginia Mason Athletic Center in Renton.  All 13 open training camp practices have sold out.  Seattle will host the Indianapolis Colts in its exhibition opener on August 9th.



(Anaheim, CA)  --  Lefty Marco Gonzalez will be the Mariners starter for the second game of the series against the Angels in Anaheim.  Gonzalez is 9-and-5 with a 3.64 ERA.  Jaime Barria is the Los Angeles probable.
 



(Las Vegas, NV)  --  The Blazers will face the San Antonio Spurs in a matinée today at Cox Pavilion in the Las Vegas Summer League.  Portland is 2-and-0 to open the three-game preliminary round.  Portland's big man Zach Collins sprained his right ankle in the third quarter Sunday and did not return in the victory over the Atlanta Hawks.  X-rays were negative.
 



(Renton, WA)  --  The Seahawks will open training camp on July 26th at the Virginia Mason Athletic Center in Renton.  All 13 open training camp practices have sold out.  Seattle will host the Indianapolis Colts in its exhibition opener on August 9th.



(Anaheim, CA)  --  Mike Leake will take the mound for the Mariners tonight against the Angels tonight in Anaheim.  LA will counter with right-hander Garrett Richards.  Seattle will look to get back on track after losing three of its last five.  The M's trail the Astros by three games in the AL West.  The Angels are fourth in the AL West at 46-and-45.



(Portland, OR)  --  The Timbers will try to extend their unbeaten string to 12 games this weekend.  They will play Sunday at Los Angeles.  Portland nipped the San Jose Earthquakes 2-1 at Providence Park last weekend.  The Timbers are tied for fourth in the MLS West with 29 points, while LAFC is second with 34 points.



(Las Vegas, NV)  --  Jake Layman poured in a game-high 23 points for the Trail Blazers as they crushed the Atlanta Hawks 85-68 in the Las Vegas Summer League.  Anfernee Simons and John Jenkins chipped in with 12 points apiece.  Portland improved to 2-and-0 in the Vegas Summer League standings.  The Blazers will face the Spurs tomorrow.



(Seattle, WA)  --  Ryon Healy hit the go-ahead three-run homer in the sixth inning as the Mariners edged the Rockies 6-4 in Seattle.  Healy also drove in a pair with a double and finished with five RBI.  Wade LeBlanc tossed six frames of four-run ball to earn the win and Edwin Diaz locked down his 35th save.  Seattle is second in the AL West at 57-and-34 overall.
 



(Portland, OR)  --  Samuel Armenteros scored a pair of goals for the Timbers as they clipped the San Jose Earthquakes 2-1 at Providence Park on Saturday.  Portland extended its unbeaten streak to 11 games, which is the longest stretch by any team in the MLS this season.  The Timbers will visit LAFC on Sunday.  Portland is tied with Real Salt Lake for fourth in the Western Conference with 29 points.



(New York, NY)  --  A trio of Mariners are headed to the All-Star Game.  Nelson Cruz was named to the AL roster yesterday.  He will be joined by Mitch Haniger and Edwin Diaz.  Jean Segura is up for the Final Vote.  The 89th All-Star game is next Tuesday in D.C.



(Renton, WA)  --  The Seahawks are set to kick-off training camp later this month as they prepare for the upcoming season.  The team is scheduled to hold its first practice of camp on July 26th at the Virginia Mason Athletic Center.  Seattle will play host to the Indianapolis Colts in its preseason opener on August 9th.



(Anaheim, CA)  --  Mike Leake will take the mound for the Mariners as they square off against the Angels tomorrow night in Anaheim.  LA plans to counter with right-hander Garrett Richards.  Seattle will look to get back on track after losing three of its last five.  The Angels are fourth in the AL West at 46-and-45.



(Seattle, WA)  --  Sue Bird scored 21 points to become the Storm's all-time leading scorer in their 97-91 win over the Washington Mystics at Key Arena.  Bird passed Lauren Jackson, who previously led the franchise with 6,007 career points.  Breanna Stewart paced Seattle with 25 points and 10 rebounds in the winning effort.  The Storm own the best record in the WNBA at 15-and-5.



(Seattle, WA)  --  Dee Gordon, Jean Segura and Guillermo Heredia each had two hits and a RBI to help the Mariners beat the Angels 4-1 at Safeco Field.  Seattle got a solo blast from Chris Hermann as they took the rubber match of the three-game series.  Marco Gonzalez earned the win and Edwin Diaz struck out the side in the ninth for his 34th save.



(Portland, OR)  --  The Timbers welcome the San Jose Earthquakes to Providence Park on Saturday.  Portland is fifth in the Western Conference with 26 points.  San Jose enters the contest dead last in the West with 12 points.



(Seattle, WA)  --  The Mariners continue their homestand with a three-game interleague series against the Colorado Rockies.  The first game is tonight.  Seattle will send Felix Hernandez to the hill and Colorado will counter with German Marquez.  The M's are second in the A.L. West at 56-and-32.  First pitch is set for 7:10 p.m.
 



(Renton, WA)  --  The Seahawks are gearing up for training camp.  Seattle will hold its first practice of camp on July 26th at the Virginia Mason Athletic Center.  The Seahawks will face the Indianapolis Colts in their preseason opener on August 9th.



(Seattle, WA)  --  Mariners' catcher Mike Zunino is heading to the disabled list.  He was placed on the 10-day DL with a bruised left ankle.  He rolled his ankle running the bases late in the loss to the Angels on Wednesday.  Zunino is batting .189 with 12 home runs and 29 RBI this season.  Right fielder Mitch Haniger sat out last night's win with a bruised right knee.



(Atlanta, GA)  -- The Storm are back on the hardwood tonight to take on the Dream in Atlanta.  Seattle has won three in-a-row and is 13-and-5 overall.  Atlanta enters play at 8-and-8.  Tipoff is set for 4:00 p.m.



(Seattle, WA)  --  Kyle Seager homered for the Mariners as they were taken down by the Angels 7-4 in Seattle.  Mike Leake surrendered nine hits and four runs across four innings to take the loss.  Ryon Healy also went deep for the M's, who saw their eight-game winning streak come to an end.



(Portland, OR)  --  The Timbers welcome the San Jose Earthquakes to Providence Park for a match on Saturday.  Portland owns the fifth best record in the Western Conference with 26 points.  San Jose enters the contest dead last in the West with 12 points.
 



(Renton, WA)  --  With OTA's and mandatory minicamp in the rear view, the Seahawks are gearing up for training camp.  Seattle will hold its first practice of camp on July 26th at the Virginia Mason Athletic Center.  The Seahawks will face the Indianapolis Colts in their preseason opener on August 9th.



(Seattle, WA)  --  The Mariners are closing out their three-game series with the Angels tonight at Safeco Field.  Marco Gonzales will get the ball first for Seattle, which enters the contest at 55-and-32.  Los Angeles plans to counter with right-hander Jaime Barria.  The Angels are 44-and-43 on the season.



(Atlanta, GA)  -- The Storm are set to visit the Dream tomorrow in Atlanta.  Seattle has won three in-a-row and owns the best record in the league at 13-and-5.  Atlanta is third in the Eastern Conference at 8-and-8.



(Portland, OR)  --  Free-agent guard Seth Curry is coming to Rip City.  ESPN reports that the younger brother of two-time MVP Stephen Curry, has agreed to a two-year deal with the Trail Blazers worth 5.6-million dollars.  The 27-year-old averaged a career-best 12.8 points with the Dallas Mavericks in the 2016-17 season.  A stress fracture in his left leg caused him to miss all of last season.



(Renton, WA)  --  The Seahawks are returning to the field at the end of the month to kick off training camp.  Seattle will report to Virginia Mason Athletic Center to hold its first practice of camp on July 26th.  The Seahawks will play host to the Colts on August 9th in their preseason opener.



(Portland, OR)  --  The Timbers will square off against the San Jose Earthquakes on Saturday at Providence Park.  Portland has not suffered a loss in MLS play since April 8th when it fell to Orlando City SC 3-2 on the road.  The Timbers are fourth in the Western Conference with 26 points, while San Jose sits at the bottom of the West with 12 points.



(White Plains, NY)  --  The Storm are set to take on the Liberty tonight in White Plains, New York.  Seattle has won four of its last five and currently owns the second-best record in the Western Conference at 12-and-5.  New York is 5-and-11 on the season.



(Seattle, WA)  --  The Mariners welcome the Angels to Safeco Field tonight to open a three-game series.  Wade LeBlanc will get the nod for Seattle, while Los Angeles responds with lefty Andrew Heaney.  The M's have won seven straight and are second in the AL West at 54-and-31, just a half-game behind the first-place Astros.



(Portland, OR)  --  The Blazers are adding some shooting to their lineup.  Portland signed guard Nik Stauskas over the weekend.  He averaged 4.4 points and shot 40-percent from beyond the arc with the 76ers and Nets last season.



(Portland, OR)  --  The Timbers knocked off Sounders FC 3-2 on over the weekend.  Portland went unbeaten in the month of June, compiling a record of 3-0-and-3.  The Timbers return to action Saturday when they host Portland.



(Brooklyn, NY)  --  Former Blazers forward Ed Davis is taking his talents to Brooklyn.  Davis has agreed to a one-year, 4.4-million-dollar deal with the Nets.  Davis averaged 5.3 points and 7.4 rebounds for Portland last season and had spent the past three seasons with the Blazers.


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