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(Portland, OR) -- The Timbers will play on the road tomorrow at the New England Revolution in Foxborough, Massachusetts.  It will be Portland's third match in seven days.  The Timbers snapped a four-game skid with a 2-0 triumph over Toronto on Wednesday at Providence Park.  Portland is fifth in the MLS West with 40 points.



(Oklahoma City, OK)  --  Outlets have reported Oregon native Kyle Singler is being waived by the Oklahoma City Thunder.  Singler, who starred at South Medford High, was to make five-million dollars this year in the final year of his five-year contract.  The Thunder will save more than 23 million dollars in luxury tax and salary with the move.  Singler appeared in only 12 games last year.  He was a 2011 second-round pick out of Duke.



(Seattle, WA)  --  The Seahawks came up short in their preseason finale as they fell to the Oakland Raiders 30-19 in Seattle.  The Seahawks will look to turn things around during the regular season after going 0-and-4 during preseason play.  Seattle will kickoff the season on September 9th against the Broncos at Mile High Stadium.



(Oakland, CA)  --  The Mariners look to narrow the gap in the AL West standings as they continue their series with the Athletics tonight in Oakland.  The A's hold a four-and-a-half game lead over Seattle for the AL second wild-card spot.  Mike Leake is scheduled to start for the M's, while Oakland counters with Mike Fiers.



(Oakland, CA)  --  Wade LeBlanc tossed seven innings of three-hit scoreless ball as the Mariners stomped the Athletics 7-1 in Oakland.  The M's plated five runs in the first inning and never trailed.  Mitch Haniger stretched the lead to 7-0 in the fourth inning with a solo homer.  Seattle snapped a three-game slide.



(Corvallis, OR)  --  Several outlets have reported redshirt freshman quarterback Tristan Gebbia is transferring to Oregon State after leaving Nebraska.  Mike Riley, who was fired as the Cornhuskers head coach after last season, is on the Beavers staff.  OSU head coach Jonathan Smith recruited Gebbia out of high school.  Gebbia will be eligible to play in 2019 after sitting out this season.  He  is the second Husker to transfer to Oregon State, joining linebacker Avery Roberts.



(Portland, OR) -- The Timbers won 2-0 over Toronto FC at Providence Park.  Portland snapped a four-game losing streak.  The victory pushed the Timbers to 40 points and into fifth place.



(Undated)  --  Oregon and Oregon State will kickoff the football season Saturday with new football coaches.  Mario Cristobal will be the third Ducks head coach in as many seasons.  Oregon will host Bowling Green Saturday night in Eugene.  Oregon State is under the direction of Jonathan Smith, a former Beavers quarterback.  Oregon State will open in an afternoon game at third-ranked Ohio State, which will be without coach Urban Meyer, who is suspended for three games.  Portland State will begin its season Friday night at Nevada in Reno.  The Vikings went winless last year.
 



(San Diego, CA)  --  Erasmo Ramirez allowed seven runs in three innings as the Mariners lost 8-3 to the Padres in San Diego.  Robinson Cano, Nelson Cruz and Kyle Seager drove in the Seattle runs.  The Mariners dropped eight games behind AL West-leader Houston.



(Seattle, WA)  --  The Seahawks will host the Oakland Raiders tonight in their preseason finale.  Seattle is winless in its first three exhibition games.  The regular season starts September 9th at Denver.



(Oakland, CA)  --  The Mariners will open a four-game series tonight against the Athletics in Oakland.  Seattle trails Oakland by five-and-a-half games for the second AL wild card spot.  Wade LeBlanc will start the series opener for the Mariners.



(Undated)  --  The Seahawks acquired quarterback Brett Hundley from the Packers.  Seattle sent Green Bay its 2019 sixth-round pick in return.  Hundley is expected to be the backup to starter Russell Wilson.



(Seattle, WA)  --  The Seahawks have extended wide receiver Tyler Lockett's contract for three years.  Outlets report Lockett can earn up to nearly 38-million-dollars with the extension.  He was a 2015 third-round pick out of Kansas State.  Lockett made the Pro Bowl as a rookie as a kickoff and punt returner.



We kick things off today with soccer and the prep soccer season is officially underway, and after the OSAA reclassification of schools moving to different levels, it appears it will be a tougher challenge for Summit, Bend, and Mt. View moving up to the 6A Greater Valley League.

Summit’s girl’s soccer team has dominated the 5A winning state Titles 6 of the last 8 years, but yesterday the Storm were blanked by Sherwood 5-zip. It was 3 years ago that Sherwood made the jump up to 6A, and now the lady Bowmen have found their mark and that provides some positive hope to the central Oregon teams. Summit hosts Putnam tomorrow.

Elsewhere, Bend defeated Wilsonville, 5-2, but Crook County, who elevates from 4A to the 5A ranks were shutout by South Albany, 9-nill. Crook County plays at Madras Thursday. And, in the 3A division, La Pine was blanked by Lakeview, 5-to-nothing.



Indoors on the volleyball hardwood yesterday, the 2-time 5A Champion Bend Lava Bears swept Lebanon, 3-zip. Mt. View edged McNary, 3-2. Crook County took down defending 4A Champion Sisters, 3-1. Madras was a 3-2 winner over Elmira, and Henley shutout La Pine, 3-zip.
 



(Undated)  --  Oregon and Oregon State will kickoff the football season Saturday with new football coaches.  Mario Cristobal will be the third Ducks head coach in as many seasons.  Oregon will host Bowling Green Saturday night in Eugene.  Oregon State is under the direction of Jonathan Smith, a former Beavers quarterback.  Oregon State will open in an afternoon game at third-ranked Ohio State, which will be without coach Urban Meyer, who is suspended for three games.  Portland State will begin its season Friday night at Nevada in Reno.  The Vikings went winless last year.



(Portland, OR)  --  The Timbers will attempt to end a four-game losing streak tonight when they play at Toronto.  Portland lost 1-0 to the Seattle Sounders on Sunday.  Portland is seventh in the MLS West with 37 points, one behind the Sounders and LA Galaxy.  The top six teams qualify for the playoffs.
 



(Undated)  --  There were no games last night in the Northwest League.  The Hillsboro Hops will play tonight at Boise, while Eugene is at Salem-Keizer.



(Undated)  --  Quarterbacks Terry Wilson and Travis Jonsen transferred from Oregon in 2017 to seek more playing time.  They have found it.  Wilson was named the starter for Kentucky after playing last year for Garden City, Kansas Juco.  Jonsen has been named a co-starter at Montana State.



(San Diego, CA)  --  The Mariners play the Padres one more time this afternoon in San Diego.  It's the finale of their two-game series, with Erasmo Ramirez starting for Seattle and Joey Lucchesi for San Diego.  The M's are five-and-a-half games behind the A's for the second AL wild card spot.



(San Diego, CA)  --  Felix Hernandez gave the Mariners a quality start, but in a 2-1 loss to the Padres in San Diego.  Hernandez allowed two runs and four hits over seven innings, while striking out a season-high nine.  Nelson Cruz homered in the ninth as Seattle avoided a shutout.  The Mariners remain seven games behind AL West-leader Houston.
 



(Renton, WA)  --  Wide receiver Doug Baldwin is back at practice for the Seahawks, but is still not 100-percent.  He's been out the last month with a knee injury and estimates he's about 80-to-85-percent.  Baldwin added he won't be 100-percent all season, but coach Pete Carroll says he'll play Week One.



(San Diego, CA)  --  Mariners manager Scott Servais [[ SUR-viss ]] is sporting a new haircut.  It's all thanks to closer Edwin Diaz.  The two made a wager in May that Servais would get a fade cut complete with designs, just like Diaz, if he reached 50 saves this season.  Diaz got to 50 on Saturday.



(Undated)  --  Washington and Washington State both kick off the college football season this weekend.  The sixth-ranked Huskies go up against number-10 Auburn in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Classic Saturday afternoon in Atlanta.  The Cougars start on the road Saturday afternoon at Wyoming.



(Undated)  --  Oregon and Oregon State will kickoff the football season Saturday with new football coaches.  Mario Cristobal will be the third Ducks head coach in as many seasons.  Oregon will host Bowling Green Saturday night in Eugene.  Oregon State is under the direction of Jonathan Smith, a former Beavers quarterback.  OSU will open in an afternoon game at third-ranked Ohio State, which will be without coach Urban Meyer, who is suspended for three games.  Portland State will begin its season Friday night at Nevada in Reno.  The Vikings went winless last year.



(Corvallis, OR)  --  Jake Luton will be the Oregon State starting quarterback when the Beavers open the season Saturday at Ohio State.  The 6-foot-7 senior started four games last season before a spine fracture against Washington State ended his season.  Sophomores Conor Blout and Jack Colletto competed for the job in preseason.  Tight end Noah Toiai will be out at least a month after suffering a knee injury in a scrimmage last Thursday.



(Undated)  --  The Hops beat Everett 5-4 in 10 innings in Hillsboro.  Eugene was blanked 13-0 by Tri-City at home.  Salem-Keizer won 3-2 in Spokane.



(Portland, OR)  --  The Timbers will attempt to end a four-game losing streak tomorrow night when they play at Toronto.  Portland lost 1-0 to the Seattle Sounders on Sunday.  Portland is seventh in the MLS West with 37 points, one behind the Sounders and LA Galaxy.  The top six teams qualify for the playoffs.



(San Diego, CA)  --  The Mariners resume their road trip tonight after a travel day on Monday.  They open a two-game Interleague series against the Padres in San Diego.  Felix Hernandez will start for Seattle and Jacob Nix for San Diego.  The M's also play four games at Oakland later this week.



(San Diego, CA)  --  The Mariners gained a half-game in the wild card standings without even playing last night.  The A's lost 11-4 to the Astros in Houston.  Seattle is four-and-a-half games behind Oakland for the second AL wild card spot.  The M's are seven behind Houston in the AL West.



(San Diego, CA)  --  Mariners starting pitcher Marco Gonzales is on the 10-day disabled list with a strained neck muscle.  The left-hander was originally slated to start tomorrow's game in San Diego.  The Mariners have recalled outfielder Guillermo Heredia to take Gonzales' roster spot.



(Renton, WA)  --  Seahawks linebacker K.J. Wright is recovering from arthroscopic knee surgery.  Coach Pete Carroll says he was to have had the procedure yesterday, putting his availability for Week One in question.  Wright felt something pop in Friday's preseason loss to Minnesota.



(Undated)  --  Oregon and Oregon State will kickoff the football season Saturday with new football coaches.  Mario Cristobal will be the third Ducks head coach in as many seasons.  Oregon will host Bowling Green Saturday night in Eugene.  Oregon State is under the direction of Jonathan Smith, a former Beavers quarterback.  OSU will open in an afternoon game at third-ranked Ohio State, which will be without coach Urban Meyer, who is suspended for three games.  Portland State will begin its season Friday at Nevada.  The Vikings went winless last year.
 



(Undated)  --  Hillsboro lost 5-2 to Everett at home.  Eugene walloped Tri-City 11-2 at home.  Salem-Keizer lost 6-3 in Spokane.



(Portland, OR)  --  The Timbers' losing streak has reached four.  Portland lost 1-0 to the Seattle Sounders on Sunday at Providence Park.  Portland center Julio Cascante gifted the Sounders with an own goal.  Seattle moved ahead of Portland in the MLS West.  Portland remains stuck on 37 points, while Seattle has 38.



(Seattle, WA)  --  The Seahawks will close out their preseason schedule with a Thursday night game against the Raiders.  Seattle lost 21-20 last Friday at Minnesota.  The Seahawks are winless in their first three exhibition games.  They will kickoff the regular season on September 9th in Denver.
 



(Phoenix, AZ)  --  The Mariners managed just six singles and a Mitch Hanigar double in a 5-2 loss to the Diamondbacks in Phoenix.  Mike Leake took the loss, giving up five runs over six innings.  Both Seattle runs were unearned.  The Mariners are off today and continue this trip tomorrow in San Diego with Felix Hernandez starting.  The M's trail AL-West leader Houston by six-and-a-half games.



(Undated)  --  There's only one more weekend left before Oregon and Oregon State kick off their football season.  Both teams start on September 1st.  The Ducks open at home with a night game against Bowling Green.  The Beavers play that afternoon at third-ranked Ohio State, which will be without coach Urban Meyer, who is suspended for three games.  Portland State will begin its season August 31st at Nevada.  The Vikings went winless last year.
 



(Eugene, OR)  -- Ducks safety Nick Pickett, who had offseason shoulder surgery, has been dealing with an upper extremity injury.  Oregon coach Mario Cristobal said he expects Pickett will return to full activity soon.  Running back C.J. Verdell has been limited with a leg injury, but is due back soon.



(Minneapolis, MN)  --  The Seahawks look to grab their first victory of the preseason as they take on the Vikings tomorrow in Minneapolis.  Seattle has suffered back-to-back losses to open the preseason, while Minnesota is 1-and-1.  The Seahawks will wrap up exhibition play at home against the Raiders a week from today.



(Renton, WA)  --  Seahawks linebacker Bobby Wagner is in full support of teammate Earl Thomas as he holds out for a new contract.  Wagner addressed the media yesterday and discussed how NFL teams are hesitant to give big contracts to defensive players, despite their high-level performance.  He said "there are amazing players that are not getting paid and at some point you have to make a stand.'



(Portland, OR)  --  The Timbers will try to snap a three-game losing skid when they host the Seattle Sounders Sunday at Providence Park.  After a 15-game streak without a defeat, Portland has lost to Kansas City, D.C. United and Vancouver in its last three games.  The Timbers rank sixth in the MLS West with 37 points, two ahead of Seattle for the final playoff spot.



(Phoenix, AZ)  --  The Mariners return to action tomorrow to open a three-game series with the Diamondbacks in Phoenix.  Erasmo Martinez will take the mound for Seattle, while Arizona counters with Zack Godley.  The M's will look to snap a two-game skid.



(Seattle, WA)  --  Marco Gonzales gave up eight runs in three innings as the Mariners suffered a 10-7 loss to the Astros in Seattle.  Mitch Haniger homered to highlight a five-run sixth inning for the M's.  Nelson Cruz also went deep for Seattle, which fell five-and-a-half games behind the AL West-leading Astros.



(Bend, OR)  --  The Oregon State football team has moved its practices from Corvallis to Bend for three days.  The practices will conclude with a noon scrimmage tomorrow that is open to the public at Summit High.  Tight end Noah Togiai is back on the practice field after being limited in earlier drills after offseason ankle surgery.



(Undated)  --  There's only one more weekend left before Oregon and Oregon State kick off their football season.  Both teams start the season on September 1st.  The Ducks open at home with a night game against Bowling Green.  The Beavers play that afternoon at third-ranked Ohio State.  Portland State will begin its season August 31st at Nevada.  The Vikings went winless last year.
 



(Seattle, WA)  --   The Mariners lost 3-2 to the Astros in Seattle.  The loss dropped the Mariners to four-and-a-half game behind AL West leaders Houston and Oakland.  Seattle starter Mike Leake was scratched two hours before the game with an illness.  Ross Detwiler took the loss.



(Seattle, WA)  --  The Mariners and Astros finish their three-game series this afternoon at Safeco Field.  Marco Gonzales starts for Seattle and Charlie Morton for Houston in a matchup of 12-game winners.  [[ The M's are three-and-a-half back in both the AL West and wild card race. ]]



(Seattle, WA)  --  The Mariners and Astros finish their three-game series this afternoon at Safeco Field.  Marco Gonzales starts for Seattle and Charlie Morton for Houston in a matchup of 12-game winners.  [[ The M's are three-and-a-half back in both the AL West and wild card race. ]]
 



(Renton, WA)  --  The Seahawks are gearing up for preseason game number-three Friday at Minnesota.  It's when the starters typically see the most reps.  Head coach Pete Carroll says injured receiver Doug Baldwin and running back Rashaad Penny will be ready by Week One.



(Portland, OR)  --  The Timbers will try to snap a three-game losing skid when they host the Seattle Sounders Sunday at Providence Park.  After a 15-game streak without a defeat, Portland has lost to Kansas City, D.C. United and Vancouver in its last three games.  The Timbers rank sixth in the MLS West with 37 points, two ahead of Seattle for the final playoff spot.



(Undated)  --  There's only one more weekend left before Oregon and Oregon State kick off their football season.  Both teams start the season on September 1st.  The Ducks open at home with a night game against Bowling Green.  The Beavers play that afternoon at third-ranked Ohio State.  Portland State will begin its season August 31st at Nevada.



(Renton, WA)  --  The Seahawks' kicking game will look a bit different this season.  They have released kicker Jason Myers and long-time punter Jon Ryan.  Myers lost out in camp to veteran Sebastian Janikowski, while Ryan will be replaced by rookie punter Michael Dickson.



(Seattle, WA)  --   Robinson Cano had three hits, including a three-run homer in the eighth inning, as the Mariners beat the Astros 7-4 in Seattle.  Felix Hernandez yielded four runs on five hits over six innings in a no-decision.  Edwin Diaz struck out two in a perfect ninth to log his major league-leading 48th save.  Mike Leake will start tonight for the Mariners as the series continues at Safeco Field.



(New York, NY)  --  The NFL is suspending former Seahawks quarterback Trevone Boykin one game.  He was released in March after a report he was under investigation for alleged domestic violence against his then-girlfriend.  Boykin played five games with the Seahawks in 2016.



(Kansas City, KS)  --  The Timbers' losing streak is now at three.  They were shut out 3-nil at Sporting Kansas City on Saturday.  Portland is clinging to the sixth and final playoff spot in the West with 37 points, two ahead of Seattle.  The Timbers host the Sounders this coming Sunday.



(Seattle, WA)  --  The Mariners were blown out by the Dodgers for the second time in three games, losing 12-1 at Safeco Field.  Seattle won a one-run game in 10 innings on Saturday after getting hammered 11-1 in Friday's opener.  Roenis Elias took the loss.



(Undated)  --  There's only one more weekend left without Oregon and Oregon State football.  Both teams start the season a week from Saturday.  The Ducks kick things off at home with a night game against Bowling Green.  The Beavers play that afternoon at third-ranked Ohio State.



(Seattle, WA)  --  The Mariners are sending Guillermo Heredia  to the minors.  The 27-year-old outfielder says manager Scott Servais told him it's because they'll be facing several right-handed pitchers in-a-row.  Heredia is batting just .219 on the season.



(Carson, CA)  --  The Seahawks are off to an 0-and-2 start in preseason play.  They lost 24-14 to the Chargers Saturday in Los Angeles.  Russell Wilson was 13-of-21 for 193 yards.  Alex McGough threw a touchdown pass and a two-point conversion for Seattle late in the fourth quarter.



(Seattle, WA)  --  The Mariners now welcome the Astros to Safeco Field for the start of a three-game series tonight.  Felix Hernandez will start for Seattle, with Garret Cole getting the ball for Houston.  The Astros lead the A's by a game in the AL West.  The M's are four-and-a-half back.



(Seattle, WA)  --  The Storm are heading into the playoffs on a three-game winning streak.  They closed out the regular season with an 84-68 win over the Dallas Wings at Key Arena.  Seattle finished with the best record in the league at 26-and-8.  The Storm open the playoffs on Sunday.



(Seattle, WA)  --  The Mariners open a three-game series with the Dodgers tonight at Safeco Field.  Wade LeBlanc will take the ball for the M's.  Los Angeles responds with Walker Buehler.  The Mariners trail the Astros by four-and-a-half games in the AL West and are two-and-a-half behind Oakland for the final AL Wild Card.



(Kansas City, MO)  --  The Timbers will look to snap a two-game losing streak when they visit Sporting Kansas City.  Portland is fifth in the Western Conference with 37 points.  Sporting KC is in second with 39.  The Timbers lost 4-1 to DC united their last time out earlier this week.



(Portland, OR)  --  The Portland Timbers are going to be adding a new goaltender.  According to reports, the Timbers are set to acquire Steve Clark after he was waived by DC United earlier this week.  Clark started all but two regular season games for the Columbus Crew from 2014-through-2016 and joined DC United in 2017.  He is expected to back up starting goalkeeper Jeff Attinella in Portland.



(Seattle, WA)  --  The Storm are on their home floor tonight taking on the Liberty.  Seattle owns the best record in the WNBA at 24-and-8.  New York has lost 11 straight and is second-to-last in the league at 7-and-25.  The Storm close out the regular season Sunday night at home against Dallas.



(Renton, WA)  --  The Seahawks are moving on from training camp.  Seattle held its final practice of camp yesterday at the Virginia Mason Athletic Center. The Seahawks will be on the road tomorrow to take on the Chargers in their second preseason game.
 



(Eugene, OR)  --  The Oregon football program unveiled its new uniforms for the upcoming season.  The Ducks will introduce four new jersey designs which are intended to represent head coach Mario Cristobal's principles of no-nonsense, discipline, strength and speed.  Oregon will kick-off the season on September 1st against Bowling Green.



(Oakland, CA)  --  Dee Gordon broke a scoreless tie with a two-run homer in the top of the 12th inning as the Mariners blanked the Athletics 2-0 in Oakland.  Jean Segura finished 4-for-5 as Seattle avoided the three-game sweep.  James Pazos was credited with the win and Edwin Diaz closed it out for his MLB-leading 47th save.



(Renton, WA)  --  The Seahawks are back on the field to wrap up training camp as the regular season approaches.  Seattle will hold its final practice of training camp today at the Virginia Mason Athletic Center.  Seahawks first-rounder Rashaad Penny had surgery to repair his finger and Mike Davis was absent from practice yesterday with a sore toe.



(Seattle, WA)  --  The Mariners open a three-game series with the Dodgers tomorrow at Safeco Field.  Wade LeBlanc will open up on the mound for Seattle, while Los Angeles responds with Walker Buehler.  The M's continue to chase first place in the AL West as they now trail the Astros by four-and-a-half games.



(Renton, WA)  --  The Seahawks have reached a deal with free-agent linebacker Erik Walden.  The 32-year-old veteran pass-rusher worked out for Seattle a few weeks ago.  Walden racked up 36 tackles and four sacks last season with the Titans.



(Oakland, CA)  --  Felix Hernandez gave up two runs as the Mariners suffered a 3-2 loss to the Athletics in Oakland.  Nelson Cruz plated a run for Seattle and Cameron Maybin homered in the losing effort.  M's starting pitcher James Paxton gave up one run before leaving early due to injury.



(Washington, D.C.)  --  The Timbers look to bounce back against DC United tonight at Audi Field.  Portland is third in the Western Conference with 37 points and DC United is last in the East with 21 points.  After tonight's contest, the Timbers will prepare for their matchup with Sporting Kansas City on Saturday.



(Oakland, CA)  --  Mariners pitcher James Paxton is day-to-day with a bruised left forearm.  The lefty pitcher took a shot to the arm when Jed Lowrie connected on a line drive in last night's 3-2 loss to the Athletics.  X-rays came back negative, but Paxton was forced to leave the contest.



(Oakland, CA)  --  Robinson Cano is back for the Mariners.  He's been reinstated after completing an 80-game suspension for violating baseball's joint drug agreement.  Cano played first base for Seattle on Tuesday and went 1-for-4 in his return.  The eight-time All-Star is ineligible for the postseason this year due to the suspension.



(Oakland, CA)  --  The Mariners look to avoid the sweep today as they take on the Athletics in a divisional clash at the Oakland Coliseum.  Seattle continues to slip in the AL West standings after suffering back-to-back losses.  The M's are third in the division, trailing Oakland by one game and the Astros by four-and-a-half games.  The Mariners will send out Mike Leake, while the A's counter with Brett Anderson.



(Renton, WA)  --  Seahawks running back Rashaad Penny is expected to miss the next three-to-four weeks with a broken finger.  The rookie tailback left Monday's practice early after he suffered the injury.  Seattle selected Penny with 27th overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft.



(Seattle, WA)  --  The Storm have two more games remaining in the regular season.  Seattle will host the New York Liberty on Friday and the Dallas Wings on Sunday.  If the Storm win at least one their final two games, they are guaranteed to lock up the top overall seed in the playoffs.  Seattle currently owns the best record in the league at 24-and-8.



(Portland, OR)  --  The Timbers will square off against DC United tomorrow at Audi Field.  Portland is third in the West with 37 points and DC United is dead last in the East with 21 points.  The Timbers had their 15-game unbeaten streak snapped over the weekend when they fell to the Vancouver Whitecaps 2-1 at Providence Park.



(Chatsworth, CA)  --  Oregon State is among eight schools in the running to sign Sierra Canyon standout Kenyon Martin Junior.  The son of former NBA star, Kenyon Martin, has trimmed his list of college choices down to eight schools.  The senior forward is considered a three-star prospect by 247Sports.



(Oakland, CA)  --  The Mariners scored five unanswered runs but it wasn't enough as they fell to the Athletics 7-6 in Oakland.  Jean Segura went 4-for-5 and finished with one RBI in the losing effort.  Marco Gonzales gave up eight hits and four runs in five innings of work to take the loss.  The M's saw their four-game winning streak come to an end.



(Oakland, CA)  --  Mariners second baseman Robinson Cano is back in the lineup after serving an 80-game suspension.  The eight-time All-Star was suspended on May 14th after he violated the MLB joint drug agreement.  Cano has racked up 23 RBI and four home runs in 39 appearances with the Mariners this season.



(Renton, WA)  --  The Seahawks are off today as they approach the end of training camp.  Seattle will return to the field tomorrow before holding its final practice session of training camp on Thursday.  Rookie running back Rashaad Penny left practice early yesterday for an undisclosed reason.  The Seahawks are set to face the Chargers in their second preseason game on Saturday at the StubHub Center.



(Oakland, CA)  --  The Mariners continue their series with the Athletics tonight at the Oakland Coliseum.  James Paxton will get the ball for the M's as they look to snap Oakland's three-game winning streak.  The A's plan to counter with Mike Fiers.  Seattle is 69-and-50 on the season.



(Seattle, WA)  --  The Storm look to secure the top seed in the playoffs as they host the New York Liberty on Friday.  Seattle owns the best record in the league at 24-and-8, while New York sits at the bottom of the standings at 7-and-23.  The Storm will take on the Dallas Wings in their regular season finale on Sunday.
 



(Portland, OR)  --  The Trail Blazers are scheduled to tip-off the regular season in front of their home crowd.  Portland will square off against the Lakers on October 18th before facing the Orlando Magic in its first road game on October 25th.  The Blazers look to build on a successful season where they finished with the third best record in the Western Conference at 49-and-33.
 



(Houston, TX)  --  The Mariners closed out a four-game sweep of the Astros with a 4-3, 10-inning win at Minute Maid Park.  Seattle closer Edwin Diaz earned a save in all four games of the series to become the first pitcher to accomplish the feat since 2004.  Ryon Healy tied the game in the top of the ninth with a solo shot, while Mitch Haniger's one-run double the following frame put Seattle ahead.



(Portland, OR)  --  The Timbers had their 15-match unbeaten streak snapped as they fell to the Vancouver Whitecaps 2-1 at Providence Park.  Diego Valeri scored the lone goal for Portland, which hasn't suffered a loss in MLS play since April.  The Timbers return to the field on Wednesday to face DC United.



(Minneapolis, MN)  --  Natasha Howard paced the Storm with 21 points as they beat the Minnesota Lynx 81-72 at the Target Center.  Breanna Stewart chipped in with 17 points and a season-high 17 rebounds.  Seattle has won six-of-seven and owns the best record in the league at 24-and-8.



(Renton, WA)  --  The Seahawks are back on the field today to begin the final week of training camp.  Seattle will hold another practice on Wednesday before wrapping up camp on Thursday.  The Seahawks look to bounce back against the Chargers on Saturday after losing to the Colts 19-17 in their preseason opener.



(Oakland, CA)  --  The Mariners look to build on their four-game winning streak as they take on the Athletics tonight at the Oakland Coliseum.  Seattle is currently third in the AL West at 69-and-50, four games behind the first-place Astros.  Left-hander Marco Gonzales will take the mound for the M's opposite fellow lefty Sean Manaea.



(Portland, OR)  --  The Timbers look to continue their winning ways against the Vancouver Whitecaps at Providence Park tomorrow night.  Portland is currently riding a 16-game unbeaten streak going into Saturday's contest.  The Timbers are second in the West with 37 points.  Vancouver is seventh with 30 points.



(Eugene, OR)  --  Oregon and Boise State are going to renew acquaintances.  The Ducks have agreed to face the Broncos in a three-game series beginning in 2024 and running through 2026.  Oregon will host BSU in '24 and '26 and travel to Boise for the '25 matchup.  The Ducks have lost three straight to the Broncos, including the Las Vegas Bowl last season.
 



(Houston, TX)  --  Mariners manager Scott Servais is making a tough decision.  Servais is yanking one-time great Felix Hernandez from the starting rotation and moving him to the bullpen.  It will be the first time in King Felix's career he's been used as a reliever.  Hernandez has a 5.73 ERA in 23 starts this season.



(Houston, TX)  --  The Mariners and Astros play the second of four games at Minute Maid Park tonight.  Seattle is 66-and-50, seven games behind Houston for first in the AL West and two-and-a-half behind the A's for the second AL wild card.  Mike Leake starts for the M's.  The 'Stros counter with Gerrit Cole.



(Houston, TX)  --  The Mariners put up six runs on Justin Verlander in the first two innings and held on to beat the Astros 8-6 at Minute Maid Park.  Verlander was then ejected for arguing a balk call.  Mitch Haniger connected for a leadoff homer to begin his four-hit, two RBI night.  Denard Span got on base in all four of hits at-bats, with a homer and three RBI.  James Paxton got his 10th win.



(Seattle, WA)  --  The Seahawks suffered a 19-17 loss to the Colts in their preseason opener at CenturyLink Field.  Russell Wilson completed 4-of-5 passes for 43 yards and a touchdown in a brief cameo.  Chris Carson ran for 26 yards on four carries, while rookie first-rounder Rashaad Penny had eight rushes for 16 yards.  Fellow first-year player Shaquem Griffin had six solo tackles and one tackle for loss.



(Washington, DC)  --  The Storm fell behind by 13 at the end of one and never recovered in a 100-77 loss to the Mystics in D.C.  Seattle shot just under 40-percent from the field and fell to 23-and-8.  The Storm travel to face the Lynx on Sunday.



(Undated)  --  Oregon football continued fall camp yesterday.  Head coach Mario Cristobal and quarterback Justin Herbert both spoke with the media.  The Ducks are getting ready for their season opener at home against Bowling Green on September 1st.



(Arlington, TX)  --  Joey Gallo homered twice and knocked in four runs as the Rangers outslugged the Mariners 11-7 in Arlington.  Mike Zunino hit a pair of solo home runs for Seattle, which has dropped seven of its last nine games.  Marco Gonzales was rocked for 12 hits and seven runs in five frames to suffer the loss.



(Portland, OR)  --  The Timbers look to continue their winning ways against the Vancouver Whitecaps at Providence Park on Saturday.  Portland is currently riding a 16-game unbeaten streak going into Saturday's contest.  The Timbers are second in the West with 37 points.  Vancouver is seventh with 30 points.



(Portland, OR)  --  The Trail Blazers will host LeBron James and the Lakers during the NBA's opening week on October 18th.  It will mark LeBron's first game with his new team.  It's the second game of TNT's doubleheader.



(Seattle, WA)  --  The Seahawks begin the preseason tonight taking on the Colts at CenturyLink Field.  Seattle had a short walk-through yesterday.  They also play the Chargers, Vikings and Raiders during the four-game exhibition slate.



(Seattle, WA)  --  If the Mariners want any chance at making up ground in the AL West, now is the time.  Seattle opens a four-game series against the Astros in Houston tonight.  The 'Stros lead the division with a 73-and-42 record.  They're five games ahead of the A's and eight in front of the M's.  James Paxton takes the ball for Seattle.  The Astros counters with Justin Verlander.



(Washington, DC)  --  The Storm make the third stop on their four-game road trip this morning against the Mystics.  Seattle has won five straight to improve to 23-and-7.  Washington is 18-and-11.



(Portland, OR)  --  The Trail Blazers are on center stage during the NBA's marquee day.  According to multiple outlets, Portland will face the Jazz on Christmas.  The Blazers picked up their final win of the season against Utah in last year's regular season finale.



(Arlington, TX)  --  Nelson Cruz and Kyle Seager each drilled a home run for the Mariners as they fell to the Rangers 11-4 in Arlington.  Felix Hernandez surrendered eight hits and 11 runs across six innings to take the loss.  Denard Span and Mitch Haniger also plated runs for the M's, who dropped to 65-and-49.



(Portland, OR)  --  The Timbers look to continue their winning ways against the Vancouver Whitecaps at Providence Park on Saturday.  Portland is currently riding a 16-game unbeaten streak going into Saturday's contest.  The Timbers are second in the West with 37 points and Vancouver is seventh in the West with 30 points.



(Indianapolis, IN)  --  Breanna Stewart scored 17 points and grabbed 12 rebounds as the Storm crushed the Fever 94-79 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.  Natasha Howard chipped in with a team-high 19 points and Sue Bird became the WNBA's all-time leader in minutes played.  Seattle will continue its final road trip of the season against the Mystics tomorrow at Capital One Arena.



(Renton, WA)  --  The Seahawks are not on the practice field today as they gear up for their first game of the preseason.  Seattle will kick-off the exhibition slate tomorrow against the Colts at CenturyLink Field.  The Seahawks will return to the Virginia Mason Athletic Center on Monday as training camp rolls on.



(Arlington, TX)  --  The Mariners are in Arlington to take on the Rangers today in the series finale.  Marco Gonzales will get the ball for Seattle, while Texas plans to respond with Yovani Gallardo.  The M's have struggled lately, losing six of their last eight contests.



(Arlington, TX)  --  Ryon Healy drove in the go-ahead RBI single in the 12th inning as the Mariners outlasted the Rangers 4-3 in Arlington.  Sam Tuivailala got the win and Edwin Diaz notched his 42nd save of the season.  Mike Zunino homered for Seattle, which improved to 65-and-48.



(Portland, OR)  --  The Timbers look to extend their unbeaten streak to 16 games as they take on Vancouver Whitecaps at Providence Park on Saturday.  Portland is second in the West with 37 points and Vancouver is seventh in the West with 30 points.  The Timbers enter Saturday's contest riding a three-game winning streak, while the Whitecaps have only earned one win in their last four outings.



(Portland, OR)  --  The Westgate Las Vegas Superbook has projected the Trail Blazers to miss the playoffs this season.  The oddsmakers predicted Portland to finish the regular season as the 10th best team in the Western Conference with 41.5 wins.  The Blazers return their top three scorers from last year's squad that finished third in the West with 49 wins.
 



(Arlington, TX)  --  The Mariners look to make it two wins in-a-row against the Rangers tonight in Arlington.  Felix Hernandez will take the mound for Seattle opposite Texas starter Bartolo Colon.  The M's are third in the AL West at 65-and-48.  The Rangers are dead last in the division at 49-and-65.



(Seattle, WA)  --  Mariners second baseman Robinson Cano has began his rehab assignment with the Tacoma Rainiers.  The eight-time All-Star had a hit and a walk in his Triple-A debut as they knocked off the Colorado Springs Sky Sox 3-2 at Cheney Stadium.  Cano is currently serving an 80-game suspension for violating the MLB joint drug agreement.  The career second baseman is expected to play first, second and third base with the Rainiers during the rehab process.



(New York, NY)  --  Breanna Stewart poured in 32 points for the Sounders as they slammed the New York Liberty 96-80 at Madison Square Garden.  Natasha Howard chipped in with 14 points, 11 rebounds and a game high five blocks for Seattle, which has won four in-a-row.  The Sounders continue their four-game road trip tonight against the Fever in Indianapolis.



(Renton, WA)  --  Training camp continues today for the Seahawks as they hold their final practice of the week.  Seattle safety Kam Chancellor was embraced by fans when he arrived at the practice field yesterday as a spectator.  Dontae Johnson returned from the PUP list and hit the field for the first time after signing a one-year deal this past off-season.  Seattle will host the Colts in its preseason opener on Thursday.



The Bend Elks may be finished with Westcoast League play, and eliminated from the playoffs, but playing with pride, Bend won a 3-game exhibition series with the Gresham Grey Sox over the weekend.

The Elks have one final game of the summer left tomorrow night when they host Hayesville. It will be the last $2-dollar Tuesday night special with admission 2-bucks, ball park hot dog for 2- bucks, and, all beverages
2-dollars.



(Undated)  --  Oregon and Oregon State continue their fall football practices.  Beavers safety David Morris is recovering from a foot injury and is not participating in contact drills.  Portland State will hold its first practice tonight at Stott Community Field on the campus.  The Vikings will kickoff the season on August 31st at Nevada.
 



(Portland, OR)  --  The Portland Timbers extended their unbeaten streak to matching a club record 15 games with a 3-0 victory over the Philadelphia Union on Saturday.  The Timbers moved into second place the MLS Western Conference with 37 points.  Portland will play this Saturday at Vancouver.



(Arlington, TX)  --  Mariners left-hander Wade LeBlanc will start tonight in Arlington in the series opener against the Texas Rangers.  The Rangers will counter with Martin Perez.  This 10-day, 10-game trip also includes four games in Houston and three in Oakland, the two teams ahead of the M's in the AL West.  Seattle trails the Athletics by two-and-a-half games for the final AL wild-card berth.



(Seattle, WA)  --  Kyle Seager hit two home runs as the Mariners beat the Blue Jays 6-3 in Seattle to snap a five-game skid.  Nelson Cruz also homered.  Edwin Diaz earned his major league-leading 41st save.



(Renton, WA)  --  The Seahawks will be back on the practice field today after having yesterday off.  Russell Wilson threw four touchdowns passes in four series in a Saturday mock game.  Seattle will host the Colts on Thursday night in its exhibition opener.



(Indianapolis, IN)  --  The USATF Board of Directors has selected Eugene as the site to host the 2020 U.S. Olympic Team Trials for track and field.  Over 1,000 participants are expected to compete for a chance to represent the United States at the Olympic Games in Tokyo.  The tryouts will begin on June 19th of 2020 and conclude on June 28th at Hayward Field.



(Portland, OR)  --  The Timbers return to the field tomorrow to host the Philadelphia Union.  Portland is fourth in the Western Conference with 34 points, while Philadelphia sits at seventh in the East with 27 points.  The Timbers are coming off back-to-back wins and have not suffered a loss in 14 straight matches.



(Undated)  --  The college football season is approaching as teams return to the field this weekend to kick-off fall camp.  Oregon and Oregon State are both scheduled to hit the field today for its first practice.  The Wildcats are also scheduled to hold their annual fan day celebration tomorrow.  The Ducks will hold their annual fan day tomorrow at the Moshofsky Center, while the Beavers welcome fans to Reser Stadium for Family Fun Day next Saturday.



(Seattle, WA)  --  Nelson Cruz homered twice for the Mariners in their 7-3 loss to the Blue Jays in Seattle.  Felix Hernandez gave up two runs across five innings and Juan Nicasio surrendered two runs in less than one inning to take the loss.  The M's have dropped three in-a-row and 11 of their last 16.



(Renton, WA)  --  Seahawks safety Earl Thomas continues to let the world know that he is unhappy in Seattle.  The six-time Pro Bowl defensive back explained why he is disgruntled in an article released by "The Player's Tribune".  In the article, he stated that he wants to receive a new contract or he would like to be traded.  Thomas has not reported to training camp this season as he hopes to secure a new deal.



(Renton, WA)  --  Training camp rolls on today for the Seahawks at the Virginia Mason Athletic Center in Renton.  Seattle will return to the field tomorrow for another practice before players get a day off on Sunday.  The Seahawks are less than a week away from their preseason opener against the Colts on Thursday.



(Seattle, WA)  --  The Mariners continue their four-game series with the Blue Jays tonight at Safeco Field.  Lefty pitcher Marco Gonzales will get the start for the M's, while Toronto plans to counter with fellow lefty Ryan Borucki.  Seattle is third in the AL West at 63-and-46, five-and-a-half games behind the first place Astros.



(Seattle, WA)  --  Mariners pitcher Edwin Diaz has been named the American League Reliever of the month for July.  Diaz finished last month with nine saves in just as many opportunities while also not giving up any runs across 10 total innings.  This is his third time receiving the honor this season.



(Seattle, WA)  --  The Storm return to the hardwood tonight to host the Minnesota Lynx.  Seattle has won 10 of its last 12 and currently owns the best record in the WNBA at 20-and-7.  Minnesota had its three-game winning streak snapped last night in a 79-57 blowout loss to the Sparks in Los Angeles.  The Lynx trail the Storm by four-and-a-half games in the West at 15-and-11 overall.



The 54th and final regular season Westcoast League game of the season for the Bend Elks is tonight in Corvallis. The Elks take on the Knights on the home field of the Oregon State Beavers with first pitch set for 630p at Goss Stadium-Coleman Field.

Last night, the Elks came up short losing 6-to-4 inspite of two home runs and playing error-free ball. It’s the 16th loss in the last 17 games and Bend is 12-and-41 overall.

The Elks will finish the summer hosting 4 exhibition games starting Friday night and through the weekend.



(Corvallis, OR)  --  Oregon State will begin preseason football practices tomorrow.  Jonathan Smith is the Beavers new head coach.  Senior Jake Luton returns at quarterback, but is coming off a serious back injury that restricted him to four games last season.  Oregon State will open the season on September 1st at Ohio State.



(Undated)  --  Highly-touted Sheldon High quarterback Michael Johnson Junior announced he is committing to Penn State.  The 2019 recruit is listed at 6-foot-3 and 202 pounds.  Rivals rated him the nation's number sixth dual-threat quarterback.  He had offers from Oregon and Oregon State.



(Eugene, OR)  --  The Oregon Ducks will open fall football practices tomorrow.  Mario Cristobal is the new head football coach after Willie Taggart bolted the school after one year for the top job at Florida State.  The Ducks will kickoff the season on September 1st, hosting Bowling Green.



(Undated)  --  The Hillsboro Hops beat Vancouver 8-5 at home.  Spokane won 5-4 in Eugene.  Salem-Keizer lost 3-2 at Tri-City.  Hillsboro owns a Northwest League-best 30-and-17 record.



(Portland, OR)  --  The Timbers look to make it 15 straight MLS games without a loss as they welcome the Philadelphia Union to Providence Park on Saturday.  Portland is fourth in the Western Conference with 34 points and Philadelphia is seventh in the East with 27 points.



(Portland, OR)  --  The Trail Blazers will tipoff exhibition play on September 29th against the Toronto Raptors in Vancouver, Canada.  They will play on October 5th against the Suns in Phoenix.  Portland will close the preseason schedule with three games at the Moda Center.  They are October 7th against Utah, October 10th against Phoenix and October 12th against Sacramento.



(Seattle, WA)  --  Wade LeBlanc failed to make it out of the fifth inning, giving up seven runs on 10 hits, in the Mariners' 8-3 loss to the Astros in Seattle.  Nelson Cruz homered in defeat.  The loss dropped Seattle five-games behind Houston in the AL West.  The Mariners have lost four of six to fall into a tie with Oakland for the second AL wild card spot.  The Mariners owned an 11-game lead over the Athletics in mid-June.



(Seattle, WA)  --  The Mariners optioned right-handed pitcher Chasen Bradford and outfielder Ben Gamel to Triple-A Tacoma.  Seattle needed to make roster space for the additions of outfielder Cameron Maybin and reliever Adam Warren.  Third baseman Kyle Seager is expected to join the club today after a paternity leave.  First baseman Ryon Healy was scratched with lower back tightness from the lineup in the 8-3 loss to the Astros.



(Seattle, WA)  --  Felix Hernandez is fighting to keep his spot in the Mariners' rotation in his start tonight against the Blue Jays in Seattle.  Hernandez went winless in three July starts, his record tumbling to 8-and-9 and his ERA ballooning to 5.58.  He failed to make it through three innings in his previous start against the Angels.



(Renton, WA)  --  J.R. Sweezy is returning to the Seahawks. Sweezy, who was the starting right guard on the 2013 Super Bowl championship team, signed with the Seahawks.  He became a free agent after Tampa Bay cut him as a cost-cutting move in June.  He started 14 games last year with the Bucs before breaking his fibula.  The Seahawks waived injured offensive lineman Avery Young.



(Undated)  --  Center Joey Capra announced on social media he is coming to Oregon.  He had previously committed to Arizona State, before switching.  He plans to graduate in December and enroll early at Oregon.  The California high school lineman is listed at 6-foot-4 and 275 pounds.  His brother Jacob plays for the Ducks.



(Corvallis, OR)  --  Oregon State will begin preseason football practices on Friday.  The Beavers will have a new head coach, Jonathan Smith.  Senior Jake Luton returns at quarterback, but is coming off a serious back injury that restricted him to four games last season.  Oregon State will open the season on September 1st at Ohio State.



(Seattle, WA)  --  Mike Leake gave up a go-ahead, two-run homer to Evan Gattis in the sixth and the Mariners went on to lose 5-2 to the Astros at Safeco Field.  Jean Segura homered and Mitch Haniger singled in a run for Seattle, which had won its previous two games.



(Portland, OR)  --  The Timbers look to make it 15 straight MLS games without a loss as they welcome the Philadelphia Union to Providence Park on Saturday.  The Timbers are fourth in the Western Conference with 34 points and Philadelphia is seventh in the East with 27 points.  The MLS All-Star Game is tonight in Atlanta.
 



(Seattle, WA)  --  The Mariners have a new outfielder.  They acquired Cameron Maybin from the Marlins before the non-waiver deadline.  He's hitting .251 with three home runs.  The M's gave up minor league infielder Bryson Brigman and international bonus pool.



(Seattle, WA)  --  The Mariners and Astros finish their three-game series this afternoon at Safeco.  Wade LeBlanc is slated to start for Seattle and Dallas Keuchel [[ KYE-kull ]] for Houston.  The M's fell four back in the AL West, but still hold the second AL wild card spot.



(Renton, WA)  --  The Seahawks will be without wide receiver Doug Baldwin for a while.  Coach Pete Carroll says he's expected to be out a couple weeks with a knee injury.  Baldwin has been sidelined for days.  He had 991 yards and eight touchdowns last season.


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