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(Corvallis, OR)  --  The 16th-seeded Beavers will be looking to break out of an extended slump against the fourth-seeded Cincinnati Bearcats at the Corvallis Regional Friday.  Oregon State was shut out twice by USC in its final three games of the regular season, a series loss that nearly cost the defending national champions some NCAA Tournament home games.  The Beavers, who have won six of seven home regionals since 2005, is 5-and-8 overall in its last 13 games entering the postseason.



(Eugene, OR)  --  The Ducks are mutually parting ways with baseball coach George Horton, ending his 11-year tenure.  Oregon went 373-278-and-1 under Horton, who led the Ducks to five NCAA regionals and one super regional appearance from 2010-15.  The Ducks lost their last six Pac-12 series to finish ninth in the Pac-12, worst since baseball returned to the college in 2009.  Oregon announced associate head coach Jay Uhlman will lead day-to-day operations of the program until a new head coach is hired.



(Portland, OR)  --  The Timbers will host first-place LAFC for the grand re-opening of Providence Park Saturday.  Portland poured $85 million into expanding and upgrading Providence Park over the last two years. Some of the new additions include 4,000 new seats and three new levels to a completely remodeled east side of the stadium.  The Timbers will look to continue their win streak after defeating Philadelphia Union 3-1.  Portland holds 10th place in the West at 4-6-and-2 with 14 points.



(Stockton, CA)  --  Former Oregon defensive lineman Tui Talia was killed in a single-vehicle crash on Sunday outside Stockton, California.  He was 25.  The 19-year-old driver Ainise Haisini Taimani was arrested on charges of gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated and two other alcohol-related felonies.  Talia played for the Ducks in 2014-and-15, making 52 tackles in 28 games.



(Seattle, WA)  --  The Mariners host the Rangers today to close out their three-game series.  Seattle is looking to finish the series on a high note with Wade LeBlanc on the mound opposite the Rangers' Drew Smyly.  The Mariners are last in the AL West at 24-and-33, 13-and-a-half games out of first.



(Seattle, WA)  --  Starting pitcher Marco Gonzales had a rough night on the mound as the Mariners were blown out 11-4 by the Rangers at T-Mobile park.  Gonzales takes the loss after allowing eight runs on eight hits in four innings.  Mallex Smith had three hits and two RBI for the M's, who have lost seven of their last eight.  The Mariners dropped to 11-and-15 at home.



(Seattle, WA)  --  The Seahawks resumed Organized Team Activities after a four-day break.  They will be back on the field again today.  They will conclude 10 volunteer OTA sessions on June 6th.  A three-day mandatory minicamp will commence on June 11th. The Seahawks host the Broncos to kickoff the preseason on August 8th.



(Minneapolis, MN)  --  The Storm are on the road today to face the Minnesota Lynx in their second game of the WNBA season.  Seattle is coming off a 77-68 victory over Phoenix in its opener.  Natasha Howard had a double-double with 21 points and 16 rebounds to lead the Storm.



(Corvallis, OR)  --  Warren Washington, who spent his freshman year at Oregon State during the 2018-19 season, has made a verbal commitment to Nevada.  The 7-foot center put his name in the NCAA transfer portal in late April, visited Nevada this past weekend and committed Monday morning.  During his freshman campaign, Washington played in 27 games, averaging 1.3 points and 1.4 rebounds a game.



(Corvallis, OR)  --  Oregon State is the 16th seed in the NCAA Baseball Tournament.  The Beavers, who dropped eight of their last 13 games entering the postseason, are ranked the lowest of the 16 regional hosts.  The four-team Corvallis Regional also features second seed Creighton, third seeded Michigan and fourth seed Cincinnati.  Creighton and Michigan will face off at 1 p.m. Friday to kick off the double-elimination regional, followed by a 7 p.m. matchup between the Beavers and Bearcats.  The winners and losers of both games meet Saturday.



(Portland, OR)  --  The Timbers will host first-place LAFC for the grand re-opening of Providence Park Saturday.  Over the last two years, Portland poured $85 million into expanding and upgrading Providence Park, adding 4,000 new seats and three new levels to a completely remodeled east side of the stadium.  The Timbers  will look to continue their win streak after defeating Philadelphia Union 3-1.  Portland holds 10th place in the West at 4-6-and-2 with 14 points on the season.



(Seattle, WA)  --  Daniel Vogelbach hit a two-run homer in the seventh inning to help the Mariners pull away for a 6-2 win over the Rangers at T-Mobile Park.   Kyle Seager drove in his first run of the season for Seattle, which snapped a six-game skid.  Tommy Milone got his first win of the season, holding Texas to two runs in six frames.



(Renton, WA)  --  Former Seattle Seahawks cornerback Brandon Browner is facing a civil lawsuit filed by his ex-girlfriend.  Browner is currently serving an eight-year prison sentence for her attempted murder.  The incidents date back to as early as 2016.  The Seahawks first signed the former Canadian Football League All-Star in 2011.  He remained in Seattle for three seasons, earning a Super Bowl ring.



(Minneapolis, MN)  --  The Storm will visit the Minnesota Lynx tomorrow for their second game of the season.  Seattle is coming off a 77-68 victory over Phoenix in its season opener.  Natasha Howard had a double-double with 21 points and 16 rebounds to lead the Storm.



(Seattle, WA)  --  The Mariners host the Rangers today for the second of their three-game series.  Seattle seeks its second straight win with Marco Gonzales on the mound opposite the Rangers' Adrian Sampson.  The M's are last in the AL West at 24-and-32, 12-and-a-half games out of first.



(Undated)  --  In college baseball, Oregon's Robert Ahlstrom struck out a career-high nine, but it was not enough as the Ducks fell 4-2 to number-one ranked UCLA in Eugene.  USC shut out number-12 Oregon State 2-0 in Corvallis to open a three-game series.



(Chester, PA)  --  The Timbers travel to Philadelphia tomorrow to face the Union.  Portland is coming off a 1-1 draw with Houston.  The Timbers are 10th in the West with 11 points at 3-6-and-2, five out of a playoff spot.  The Union and D.C. United each have 24 points to share the East lead.



(Portland, OR)  --  Trail Blazers point guard Damian Lillard is on the All-NBA Second Team.  It's the fourth time in seven years Lillard has been chosen for All-NBA.  He joins Clyde Drexler as the only players in the history of the franchise to be named four times.  Lillard led Portland to the Western Conference finals for the first time in 19 years.



(Renton, WA)  --  The Seahawks are off for the long holiday weekend.  They held their final OTA session of the week yesterday and will pick things back up next week on Tuesday.  OTA's run through June 6th.  A three-day, mandatory minicamp for all players gets underway June 11th.



(Oakland, CA)  --  The Mariners take on the division-rival A's tonight in the first of a three-game series in Oakland.  Wade LeBlanc starts for Seattle and Daniel Mengden for the Athletics.  The M's have lost three in-a-row and six of their last seven games.  Seattle is last in the AL West at 23-and-29.



(Eugene, OR)  --  Oregon is close to extending the contract of head football coach Mario Cristobal for one year.  Cristobal went 9-and-4 in his first season as Ducks head coach.  Oregon AD Rob Mullens tells the Oregonian the extension is "almost done."  It would run through January 2024.



(Chester, PA)  --  The Timbers travel to face the Philadelphia Union on Saturday.  Portland is coming off a 1-1 draw with Houston last week.  The Timbers are 10th in the West with 11 points at 3-6-and-2, five out of a playoff spot.  The Union and D.C. United both have 24 points to lead the East.



(Portland, OR)  --  After leading the Trail Blazers to their first Western Conference finals in 19 years, Damian Lillard is about to get the Rod Tidwell treatment.  Namely, Portland is going to show him the money.  Yahoo reports the two sides are expected to come together on a supermax extension this summer, which would give the 28-year-old guard a four-year, 191-million-dollar extension.  The supermax is contingent on Lillard being named to one of the three All-NBA teams. Currently, Lillard is under contract for two more seasons and is owed 62-million.



(Eugene, OR)  --  With superstar Sabrina Ionescu returning for her senior season, the Ducks are the favorite for the national championship.  However, they have some holes to fill following the graduations of Maite Cazorla and Oti Gildon.  Help may be on the way, though, as former Trojan Minyon Moore will be visiting the Ducks over the weekend.  Moore, who has a year of eligibility remaining after graduating USC, is be eligible to play immediately, regardless of where she chooses to transfer.  The guard averaged 14.8 points, 5.9 assists and 5.5 rebounds last season.



(Undated)  --  In college baseball, number-12 Oregon State hosts USC tomorrow to begin a three-game series that closes out the regular season.  The Beavers are 20-and-6 in the Pac 12 and 35-16-and-1 overall.  Oregon will host number one UCLA to jump start a three-game series.  The Ducks are 10-and-17 in the Pac 12 and 27-and-27 overall.



(Oakland, CA)  --  The Mariners will look to get their groove back as they kick off a three-game set with the Athletics in Oakland tomorrow.  The M's beat the A's the first two games in Japan and are 4-and-0 against them this season.  More recently, though, Seattle has lost six of seven and is in last place in the AL West.  Lefty Wade LeBlanc opposes the A's Daniel Mengden in the opener.



(Arlington, TX)  --  The Rangers finished off a three-game sweep of the Mariners with a 2-1 win in Arlington.  J.P. Crawford singled in the lone run in the seventh inning for Seattle, which has lost six-of-seven.  Marco Gonzales allowed two runs, but just one earned, over seven frames to take the loss.  He's now 5-and-4 after starting the season 5-and-0.



(Eugene, OR)  --  The Ducks added their fifth five-star recruit for the class of 2020, as Kelly Graves took to social media to announce her intentions to play for Kelly Graves.  Guards Sydney Parrish, Maddie Scherr and Te-Hina PaoPao, and forward Angela Dugalic previously committed to the program.  Graves is a 6-foot-4 forward out of Linwood, New Jersey who averaged 18.1 points and 11 rebounds as a junior.



(Seattle, WA)  --  The Storm are gearing up for their season opener against the Mercury Saturday at Alaska Airlines Arena.  The defending champs will be without stars Breanna Stewart and Sue Bird, who are both out for the season with injuries.  Seattle lost to Phoenix during preseason play.



(Renton, WA)  --  And then, there was but one.  The Seahawks have come to terms with second-round draft pick DK Metcalf, a wide receiver out of Ole Miss.  With the signing of Metcalf and first-round pick LJ Collier, that just leaves third-round pick Cody Barton unsigned from Seattle's 2019 draft class.



(Undated)  --  In college baseball, number-12 Oregon State hosts USC tomorrow to begin a three-game series that closes out the regular season.  The Beavers are 20-and-6 in the Pac 12 and 35-16-and-1 overall.  Oregon will host number one UCLA to jump start a three-game series.  The Ducks are 10-and-17 in the Pac 12 and 27-and-27 overall.



(Chester, PA)  --  The Timbers will travel this weekend to face the Philadelphia Union on Saturday.  Portland is coming off a 1-1 draw with Houston last week.  The Timbers are 10th in the West with 11 points at 3-6-and-2, five out of a playoff spot.  The Union and D.C. United both have 24 points to lead the East.



(Portland, OR)  --  The Trail Blazers are signing head coach Terry Stotts to a multi-year contract extension.  It's sets the foundation for him to become the longest-tenured and most successful coach in franchise history.  Stotts just completed his seventh season in Portland and is the fourth-longest tenured coach in the NBA.  The Blazers finished 53-and-29 and earned the West's third seed for the second season in-a-row.  Terms of the contract extension have not yet been released.



(Arlington, TX)  --  Omar Narvaez hit a solo homer in the ninth inning, but the Mariners came up short in a 5-3 loss to the Rangers in Texas.  Navarez also singled in the seventh to drive in the M's first of the game.  Tommy Milone took the loss, allowing two runs on three hits in five innings.  The Mariners have lost five of their last six.



(Renton, WA)  --  The Seahawks have signed their first pick in the 2019 NFL Draft to a contract.  Defensive end LJ Collier inked his rookie deal as the club held its second set of Organized Team Activities on Tuesday.  The 6-foot-3, 291-pound Collier, who the Seahawks chose with the 29th pick in the first round out of TCU, hopes to aid Seattle's pass rush this upcoming season after Frank Clark was traded to the Chiefs.  Collier earned All-Big 12 honors as a senior when he recorded six sacks, 42 tackles, and four pass breakups.  With Collier signed, Seattle now has nine of its 11 draft picks from this year under contract.



(Seattle, WA)  --  Veteran Storm point guard Sue Bird will reportedly miss most, if not all, of the 2019 campaign with a knee injury.  Bird is expected to need eight-to-10 weeks to recover from surgery on her knee.  The news comes just over a month after Stewart, the reigning league MVP and Seattle's leading scorer during a 2018 championship run, suffered a torn Achilles tendon in an international game.  Bird would technically be available following rehabilitation in mid-July.



(Arlington, TX)  --  The Mariners face the Rangers today in the final game of their three-game series.  Seattle is in desperate search for a win after losing five of its last six.  The Mariners will have Marco Gonzales start, while the Rangers send Adrian Sampson take the mound.



(Seattle, WA)  --  The Storm are gearing up for their season opener against the Mercury Saturday at Alaska Airlines Arena.  The defending champs will be without stars Breanna Stewart and Sue Bird as they'll both miss the season with injuries.  Seattle is hoping to start off on a positive note after falling to Phoenix in the first game of the preseason.



(Chester, PA)  --  The Timbers visit the Philadelphia Union on Saturday.  Portland is coming off a 1-1 draw with Houston last week.  The Timbers are 10th in the West with 11 points at 3-6-and-2, five out of a playoff spot.  Philly is tied with D.C. United atop the East with 24 points.



(Portland, OR)  --  Meyers Leonard had 30 points and 12 rebounds for the Trail Blazers but it wasn't enough as they were defeated by the Warriors 119-117 in Portland in Game Four of the Western Conference Finals.  Golden State completed the sweep with the win.  Damian Lillard added a double-double of his own with 28 points and 12 assists for Portland in the loss.  CJ McCollum put up 26 points.



(Renton, WA)  --  The Seahawks' preparation for the 2019 season takes another step forward this week with the beginning of Organized Team Activities.  Seattle held its first of 10 OTA sessions yesterday.  Today's will be the first that is open to the media.  The Seahawks host the Broncos to start the preseason in August and entertain the Bengals in the season opener in September.



(Undated)  --  In college baseball, number-12 Oregon State hosts USC Thursday to begin a three-game series that closes out the regular season.  The Beavers are 20-and-6 in the Pac 12 and 35-16-and-1 overall.  Oregon fell 3-1 to UC Riverside yesterday.  The Ducks are 10-and-17 in the Pac 12 and 27-and-27 overall.



(Seattle, WA)  --  The Mariners are acquiring left-handed reliever Jesse Biddle and right-hander Arodys Vizcaino from the Braves.  In exchange, Seattle sends Atlanta right-hander Anthony Swarzak and cash.  Swarzak is making 8.5-million this season, with just over six-million of that sum still to be paid.



(Arlington, TX)  --  The Mariners will face the Rangers in the second of their three-game series in Arlington tonight.  The M's will start Tommy Milone, while Lance Lynn takes the mound for the Rangers.  Seattle is last in the AL West at 23-and-27, 10 games behind the first-place Astros.



(Arlington, TX)  --  Tim Beckham hit his first career grand slam in a late rally, but the Mariners fell short in a 10-9 loss at Texas.  Edwin Encarnacion's RBI double followed by Daniel Vogelbach's two-run shot in the ninth pulled the M's to within one.  Mike Leake took the loss for Seattle, which trailed 7-0 early.



(Seattle, WA)  --  The Storm begin the regular season Saturday at home against Phoenix.  The game is at Alaska Airlines Arena while Key Arena is being renovated.  Noticeably absent from the roster will be Breanna Stewart, who is out for the 2019 season with an Achilles injury.  The Sounders lost to the Mercury 87-84 in preseason play.



(Kansas City, KS)  --  The Sounders travel to take on Sporting Kansas City this Saturday.  Seattle is second in the West with 26 points after a scoreless draw at Philadelphia on Saturday.  The Sounders are five points behind LAFC.  Sporting KC is 11th in the West with just 11 points.



(Portland, OR)  --  The Blazers face a win-or-go-home situation tonight as they host the Warriors in Game Four of the Western Conference Finals.  Portland will need a win in order to keep the series alive after falling to Golden State Saturday 110-99.  The Warriors lead the series 3-0.



(Renton, WA)  --  Seahawks are set to begin organized team activities today at Centurylink Field.  Seattle will be seeing some new faces on the field as well as eight of its 11 draft picks are now under contract.  The Seahawks host the Broncos Week One of the preseason and host the Bengals to start the regular season.
 



(Undated)  --  In college baseball, number-12 Oregon State defeated Stanford 5-2 yesterday on the road.  The Beavers improve to 20-and-6 in the Pac 12 and 35-16-and-1 overall.  Oregon was defeated by USC 8-2 yesterday.  The Ducks will visit UC Riverside today.  Oregon falls to 10-and-17 in the Pac 12 and 27-and-26 overall.



(Philadelphia, PA)  --  The Timbers will hit the road as they'll visit the Philadelphia Union on Saturday.  Portland is looking to for win after rallying for a 1-1 draw with Houston last week.  The Timbers are 3-6-and-2 with 11 points on the season.



(Seattle, WA)  --  Mitch Haniger and Daniel Vogelbach hit back-to-back homers to lead the Mariners to a 7-4 victory over the Twins at T-Mobile Park.  Edwin Encarnacion added a three-run homer to seal the deal for the M's in the bottom seventh.  Yusei Kikuchi held Minnesota to three runs on five hits in six innings, helping Seattle snap its three-game skid.  The Mariners improve to 10-and-14 at home.



(Seattle, WA)  --  Storm is back in regular season action Saturday as they'll host the Mercury at KeyArena.  The defending champs are hoping to start off hot after falling to Phoenix 87-84 during the preseason.  Noticeably absent will be Breanna Stewart who will miss the 2019 season due to an Achilles tendon injury suffered while playing overseas earlier this year.



(Arlington, TX)  --  The Mariners will visit the Rangers tonight as they'll begin three-game series in Texas. Seattle is looking for another win after defeating Minnesota 7-4 last night.  Mike Leake will be on the mound for the M's, while Mike Minor will start for the Rangers.



(Houston, TX)  --  The Timbers have the weekend off before resuming play next Saturday at Philadelphia.  Portland rallied for a 1-1 draw with the Dynamo in Houston on Wednesday.  The Timbers are ninth in the West with 11 points, two out of a playoff spot.



(Oakland, CA)  --  The Trail Blazers came up short against the Warriors in a 114-111 loss in Game Two of the West finals in Oakland.  Damian Lillard led Portland with 23 points and 10 assists.  CJ McCollum added 22 points for the Blazers, who led by 15 at the half.  The Blazers are down two-games-to-none in the best-of-seven series.  Portland hosts Game Three tomorrow.



(Seattle, WA)  --  Starting pitcher Erik Swanson took the loss as the Mariners were blown out by the Twins 11-6 in Seattle.  Swanson allowed eight runs on nine hits in three-plus innings for the M's, who have lost five of their last seven.  Daniel Vogelbach blasted a three-run homer in defeat.



(Undated)  --  In college baseball, number-11 Oregon State will visit third-ranked Stanford tonight for the start of a three-game series.  The Beavers are 19-and-5 in the Pac 12 and 34-15-and-1 overall.  Oregon visits Los Angeles for a three-game set starting tonight USC tonight.  The Ducks are 9-and-15 in the Pac 12 and 26-and-24 overall.



(Pasadena, CA)  --  The Storm play the LA Sparks in Pasadena in their final preseason tuneup tonight.  Seattle is looking to start the season on a positive note after falling to Phoenix 87-84 Wednesday in its preseason opener.  The Storm open the regular season next Saturday at home against the Mercury.



(Seattle, WA)  --  The Mariners will host the Twins for game two of their four-game series tonight.  Marco Gonzales will start for the Mariners, while Martin Perez takes the mound for Minnesota.  Seattle is 22-and-24, eight games behind first-place Houston in the AL West.  The Twins lead the AL Central at 28-and-15.



(Oakland, CA)  --  The Trail Blazers will face the Warriors in Game Two of the Western Conference finals tonight in Oakland.  Portland is looking for redemption after falling to Golden State 116-94 in Tuesday's series opener.  Damian Lillard led the Trail Blazers with 19 points.  Portland will host Game Three on Saturday.



(Houston, TX)  --  The Timbers rallied for a 1-1 draw with the Dynamo in Houston.  Forward Brian Fernandez scored in the 77th minute to pull Portland even.  The Timbers are ninth in the West with 11 points, two out of a playoff spot.  Portland resumes play next Saturday at Philadelphia.



(Renton, WA)  --  The Seahawks have officially signed former New York Jets starter Geno Smith, adding competition for the backup quarterback position.  The 28-year-old spent his first two years in the NFL as the Jets starting quarterback and has 25 career touchdown passes and 34 interceptions.  Smith gives Seattle three quarterbacks on the 90-man roster along with Russell Wilson and Paxton Lynch.



(Undated)  --  In college baseball, number-11 Oregon State heads south for three games at third-ranked Stanford this weekend.  The Beavers are 19-and-5 in the Pac 12 and 34-15-and-1 overall.  Oregon travels to Los Angeles for a three-game set with USC this weekend.  The Ducks are 9-and-15 in the Pac 12 and 26-and-24 overall.



(Everett, WA)  --  Natasha Howard and Mercedes Russell scored 15 points apiece, but it wasn't enough as the Storm fell to the Mercury 87-84 in their first preseason game.  Jordin Canada added 13 points for Seattle in the loss.  The Storm will visit the Sparks in Los Angeles for the final game of the preseason tomorrow.



(Seattle, WA)  --  The Mariners begin a four-game home series with the Twins tonight.  Erik Swanson will start for the Mariners, while Michael Pineda takes the mound Minnesota.  The M's are 22-and-23, seven-and-a- games behind the first-place Astros in the AL West.  The Twins lead the AL Central at 27-and-15.



(Oakland, CA)  --  The Trail Blazers are in an early hole in the West finals.  They lost Game One to the Warriors 116-94 in Oakland.  Damian Lillard scored 19 points for Portland in defeat.  C.J. McCollum, Rodney Hood and Maurice Harkless added 17 points apiece for the Blazers, who were outscored 39-to-23 in the fourth quarter.  Golden State will also host Game Two tomorrow.



(Portland, OR)  --  The Timbers host the Houston Dynamo tonight at BBVA Compass Stadium.  Portland is looking to bounce back from a 1-nil loss Friday at Vancouver.  The Timbers had won three in-a-row before that and are 10th in the West with 10 points at 3-6-and-1.  Houston is fourth in the West with 19 points.



(Chicago, IL)  --  The Trail Blazers will have the 25th pick in next month's NBA Draft.  Portland did not qualify for last night's Draft Lottery, which only includes teams that did not make the playoffs.  The New Orleans Pelicans came away with the top pick, followed by the Grizzlies and Knicks.  The NBA Draft takes place June 20th in Brooklyn.
 



(Seattle, WA)  --  The Mariners are off today.  They begin a four-game home series with the Twins tomorrow night.  Erik Swanson will start for the Mariners, while Michael Pineda takes the mound Minnesota.  The M's are 22-and-23, seven games behind the first-place Astros in the AL West.  The Twins lead the AL Central at 26-and-15.



(Seattle, WA)  --  Daniel Vogelbach, Tim Beckham and Mitch Haniger homered to lead the Mariners to a 4-3 win over the Athletics at T-Mobile Park.  Haniger's two-run shot in the fifth snapped a 2-all tie to put Seattle ahead for good.  Mike Leake allowed three runs, but just one earned, in six-and-two-thirds innings for the win as Seattle swept the two-game series.



(Undated)  --  In college baseball, number-11 Oregon State beat Portland 4-3 in Corvallis.  The Beavers travel south for three games at third-ranked Stanford this weekend.  Oregon State is 19-and-5 in the Pac 12 and 34-15-and-1 overall.  Oregon stomped on Gonzaga 10-3 in Eugene.  The Ducks head to Los Angeles for a three-game set with USC this weekend.  Oregon is 9-and-15 in the Pac 12 and 26-and-24 overall.



(Everett, WA)  --  The Storm host the Mercury in their first preseason game tonight in Everett.  The two teams will meet again on May 25th to tip off the regular season.  Seattle is the reigning WNBA champ.  The Storm will be without 2018 MVP Breanna Stewart for the season after she tore her Achilles playing overseas.



(Renton, WA)  --  The Seahawks have four more 2019 draft picks in the fold.  They've signed fourth-round pick Gary Jennings, sixth-round picks Travis Homer and Demarcus Christmas, and seventh-rounder John Ursua.  Seattle now has eight of its 11 draft picks under contract.  The Seahawks begin Organized Team Activities on Monday.



(Seattle, WA)  --  Storm head coach Dan Hughes is recovering from surgery to have a cancerous tumor removed from his digestive system.  Hughes will miss Seattle's two preseason games, leaving assistant Gary Kloppenburg to handle those duties in his absence.  Hughes revealed the cancer diagnosis in April after an emergency appendectomy.
 



(Portland, OR)  --  Damian Lillard scored 32 points to lead the Trail Blazers to a 119-108 home win over the Nuggets in Game Six of their Western Conference semifinal.  C.J. McCollum added 30 points for Portland, which evened the best-of-seven matchup at three games apiece.  The deciding Game Seven will be Sunday in Denver.



(Renton, WA)  --  It's the end of an era for the Seahawks.  Seattle has released safety Kam Chancellor and wide receiver Doug Baldwin with failed physical designations.  Chancellor's release has been expected for some time now but Baldwin's comes as a bit of a surprise.  Both players played an instrumental role in helping Seattle to it's first Super Bowl victory.



(Undated)  --  In college baseball action, Oregon and number-11 Oregon State open a series in Eugene tonight.  The Ducks are 24-and-22 on the season.  The Beavers are 31-14-and-1.



(Vancouver, British Columbia)  --  The Timbers are on a roll as they look to win their fourth straight match.  Portland will visit Vancouver tonight.  The Timbers are ninth in the West with 10 points, just one out of a playoff spot.



(Bronx, NY)  --  Mariners second baseman Dee Gordon isn't happy after getting hit on the wrist by a pitch from Yankees pitcher J.A. Happ.  Gordon says he was upset because Happ nearly hit him in the head before that.  The second baseman will have a CT scan in Boston after X-rays came back inconclusive.



(Bronx, NY)  --  Domingo Santana homered but the Mariners fell 3-1 to the Yankees in New York.  The Mariners managed just two hits and dropped to 20-and-20 on the season.  Mike Leake took the tough-luck loss, allowing just one run in seven innings.  Seattle will visit the Red Sox tonight.
 



(Denver, CO)  --  The Trail Blazers are gearing up to host the Nuggets tonight in a win-or-go home Game Six of the Western Conference Semifinals.  Portland is looking to recover after a devastating 124-98 loss to Denver on Tuesday.  Damian Lillard scored 22 points for the Blazers in the loss.  The Nuggets lead the series 3-2.



(Vancouver, BC)  --  The Timbers will face the Vancouver Whitecaps Friday.  Portland is riding high after defeating Real Salt Lake 2-1 Saturday. Portland is 3-5-and-1 with 10 points on the season.



(Renton, WA)  --  Ziggy Ansah has found a new home in Seattle.  The Seahawks are signing the free agent pass rusher to a one-year deal, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported.  Ansah was one of the best remaining players available in free agency, but he does come with a decent amount of risk given his injury history.  From 2013-17, Ansah racked up 44 sacks with the Lions but was only healthy enough to play in seven games with two starts last season.



(Undated)  --  In college baseball action, Oregon hosts number-four Oregon State Friday.  The Beavers are 31-14-and-1, while the Ducks are 24-and-22 on the season.



(Bronx, NY)  --  The Mariners are set to face the Yankees for the final game of their four-game series today in the Bronx.  Mike Leake will start for the Mariners, while J.A. Happ will take the mound for the Yankees.



(The Bronx, NY)  --  Yusei Kikuchi was outstanding holding the Yankees to one run on three hits in seven and two thirds innings to lead the Mariners to a 10-1 victory in the Bronx.  Ryon Healy homered and hit three doubles to help Seattle win for only the second time in 10 games.  Edwin Encarnacion had a sacrifice fly in the first and a solo shot off Jonathan Loaisiga in the fifth.  It was Encarnacion's second homer in two nights, fourth in five games and 12th of the season.



(Vancouver, BC)  --  The Timbers will face the Vancouver Whitecaps Friday.  Portland is riding high after defeating Real Salt Lake 2-1 Saturday. Portland is 3-5-and-1 with 10 points on the season.



(Denver, CO)  --  Damian Lillard scored 22 points to lead the Trail Blazers as they were blown out by the Nuggets 124-98 in Game Five of the Western Conference Semifinals.  Zach Collins and Rodney Hood added 14 points each off the bench for Portland in the loss.  The Nuggets lead the series 3-2.



(Undated)  --  In college baseball action, Oregon defeated Portland 4-1 yesterday.  The Ducks improve to 24-and-22 on the season.  Number-four Oregon State faces Oregon Friday.  The Beavers are 31-14-and-1.



(The Bronx, NY)  --  Anthony Swarzak allowed three runs on three hits in the ninth inning as the Mariners fall to the Yankees 5-4 in The Bronx.  Ryon Healy hit a sac fly to center to score Jay Bruce in the second to put Seattle on the board.  Bruce had three hits and an RBI for the Mariners who have lost eight of their last nine.



(Renton, WA)  --  After just three days on the practice field during the rookie minicamp over the weekend, Seahawks defensive coordinator Ken Norton Jr. already likes what he sees.  Six of Seattle's 11 draft picks this April were defensive players, including two linemen, two linebackers and two safeties.  The Seahawks also restocked after the draft, adding 12 undrafted free agents to the mix.
 



(The Bronx, NY)  --  The Mariners are set to face the Yankees for game three of their four-game series today in the Bronx.  Yusei Kikuchi will start for the Mariners, while Jonathan Loáisiga will take the mound for the Yankees.



(Denver, CO)  --  The Trail Blazers are gearing up to face the Nuggets for Game Five of the Western Conference Semifinals tonight in Colorado.  Portland is looking for redemption after falling 116-112 to Denver Sunday night.  CJ McCollum scored 29 points for the Blazers in the loss as the series is now tied at two.



(Vancouver, BC)  --  The Timbers will travel to face the Vancouver Whitecaps Friday.  Portland is riding high after defeating Real Salt Lake 2-1 Saturday.  Sebastián Blanco and Diego Valeri scored a goal each to lift the Timbers in the win.  Portland is 3-5-and-1 with 10 points on the season.



(Renton, WA)  --  A day after wrapping up rookie minicamp, the Seahawks signed four of their 11 2019 draft picks.  Safety Marquise Blair, guard Phil Haynes, safety Ugo Amadi and linebacker Ben Burr-Kirven inked their rookie deals.  Burr-Kirven, a fifth-round pick who was the Pac 12 Defensive Player of the Year at Washington, spent his minicamp playing weakside linebacker.



(Undated)  --  In college baseball action, Oregon hosts Portland today.  The Ducks are 23-and-22 on the season.  Number-four Oregon State faces Oregon Friday.  The Beavers are 31-14-and-1.



(The Bronx, NY)  --  The Mariners are set to face the Yankees for game two of their four-game series today in the Bronx.  Marco Gonzales will start for the Mariners, while Masahiro Tanaka will take the mound for the Yankees.
 



(The Bronx, NY)  --  Felix Hernandez allowed seven runs in five innings as the Mariners fell to the Yankees 7-3 at Yankee Stadium.  Domingo Santana hit a two-run homer off C.C. Sabathia in the top fourth to put Seattle on the board.  The Mariners fell to 12-and-7 on the road.
 



(Portland, OR)  --  CJ McCollum scored 29 points as the Trail Blazers fell to the Nuggets 116-112 in Portland last night.  Damian Lillard added 28 points and seven assists in the loss for Portland which was outscored 27-to-14 in the third quarter.  The series is tied at two a piece.



(Seattle, WA)  --  The Seahawks are looking to OTA's after completing their Rookie Minicamp yesterday.  Through the first two days second round pick wide receiver DK Metcalf has unquestionably been the star.  It appeared as though Metcalf enjoyed the type of freedom that head coach Pete Carroll extends to his players, a luxury it doesn't sound like he had at Ole Miss.  There's more than four months left until the start of the 2019 NFL season, but the hype train for Metcalf shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon.



(Undated)  --  In college baseball action, Oregon was blown out 28-7 by Arizona.  The Ducks fall to 23-and-22 after being swept by the Wildcats in a three-game series.  Oregon hosts Portland tomorrow.  Number-four Oregon State was defeated 8-7 by Oklahoma State yesterday.  The Beavers are 31-14-and-1 following being swept by the Cowboys.  Oregon State faces Oregon Friday.



(Sandy, UT)  --  The Timbers won their third match in a row defeating Real Salt Lake 2-1 at Rio Tinto Stadium Saturday.  Sebastián Blanco and Diego Valeri scored a goal each to lift Portland in the win.  The Timbers improve to 3-5-and-1 with 10 points on the season.  Portland will travel to face Vancouver Whitecaps FC Friday.



(Cleveland, OH)  --  Jay Bruce blasted a grand slam in the first inning as the Mariners shutout the Indians 10-0 on the road.  Erik Swanson held Cleveland to one hit in six innings for Seattle which salvaged being swept in the series finale.  Mitch Haniger hit a solo shot in the second and Edwin Encarnacion belted a two-run homer in fifth as the heavy-hitting Mariners ended a slide that threatened to drop them to .500 after a 13-2 start.



(Bronx, NY)  --  The Mariners will begin a four-game series against the Yankees today in New York.  Seattle is looking to capitalize on their road trip after shutting out Cleveland 10-0 yesterday.  Felix Hernandez will start for the Mariners, while CC Sabathia will take the mound for the Yankees.



(Portland, OR)  --  The Trail Blazers needed four overtimes to dispatch the Nuggets 140-137 in Game Three in Portland.  C.J. McCollum scored 41 points and played 60 minutes for the Trail Blazers.  Damian Lillard added 28 points for Portland.  Rodney Hood re-entered the game in the fourth overtime with fresh legs and hit a big three to give the them the advantage.  Hood finished with 19 points for Portland, who take a 2-1 series lead.  Nikola Jokic recorded a triple-double with 33 points, 18 rebounds and 14 assists for the Nuggets while playing a game-high 65 minutes.  Jamal Murray led Denver in scoring with 34. 



(Sandy, UT)  --  The Timbers travel to face Real Salt Lake tomorrow in hopes of gaining their third win straight.  After a slow start to the season, Portland has won two straight.  The Timbers are 10th in the West with seven points at 2-5-and-1.  RSL is seventh in the West with 10 points.



(Portland, OR)  --  Trail Blazers forward Moe Harkless is listed as questionable for Game Three because of a right ankle injury.  A MRI confirmed an ankle sprain.  He suffered the injury in the second quarter of Portland's victory Wednesday in Denver and did not return.



(Portland, OR)  --  The Trail Blazers will host the Nuggets for Game Three of the Western Conference semifinals tonight.  Portland is coming off a 97-90 win in Denver on Wednesday that evened the best-of-seven series at one.  C.J. McCollum scored 20 points in the win.  The Blazers will also host Game Four on Sunday.



(Renton, WA)  --  The Seahawks take to the practice field today for the start of their three-day rookie minicamp.  Seattle will welcome 11 draft picks, as well as undrafted rookie free agents and tryout players to the team headquarters this weekend.  Top pick defensive end L.J. Collier is expected to add edge rushing depth for the Seahawks.  Seattle begins OTA's May 20th, with a mandatory minicamp starting June 11th.



(Undated)  --  In college baseball action, Oregon will host Arizona for a three-game series beginning today.  The Ducks are 23-and-19.  Number-four Oregon State will host a three-game series against Oklahoma State starting today.  The Beavers are 31-11-and-1.



(Cleveland, OH)  --  The Mariners open a three-game set on the road against the Indians today.  It's the first of a 10-game road trip that includes visits to the Yankees and Red Sox.  Yusei Kikuchi [[ YOO-say  kee-KOO-chee ]] will take the mound for Seattle, while Shane Bieber gets the start for Cleveland.
 



(Denver, CO)  --  C.J. McCollum scored 20 points as the Trail Blazers held off the Nuggets 97-90 in Denver.  Portland tied the series at one game apiece.  Game Three will be in Portland tomorrow night.



(Undated)  --  In college baseball action, Oregon will host Arizona for a three-game set beginning tomorrow.  The Ducks are 23-and-19.  Number-four Oregon State will host a three-game set against Oklahoma State starting tomorrow.  The Beavers are 31-11-and-1.



(Portland, OR)  --  The Timbers will look to make it three wins in a row when they visit Real Salt Lake.  After a long skid to begin the season, the Timbers have won two straight matches.  Portland has seven points on the season.



(Cleveland, OH)  --  The Mariners will open up a three-game set on the road against the Indians tomorrow.  It's the first game of a 10-game road trip that includes visits to the Yankees and Red Sox.  Yusei Kikuchi will take the mound tomorrow for Seattle. 



(Seattle, WA)  --  The Mariners managed just one single hit as they were pounded 11-0 by the Cubs at home.  Marco Gonzales picked up his first loss of the season after giving up six runs in an inning and two thirds.  Seattle drops to 18-and-15 on the season. 



(Undated)  --  In college baseball, Oregon is home this weekend as the Ducks host Arizona in a three-game series starting Friday.  Oregon is 23-and-19 on the year.  Oregon State fell to Gonzaga 6-3.  The Beavers are 31-11-and-1.  Oregon State will host Oklahoma State Friday in the opener of a three-game, non-conference series.



(Denver, CO)  --  The Blazers are set to face the Nuggets tonight in Game Two of the Western Conference semifinals in Denver.  Portland is looking to recover after dropping Game One 121-113 on Monday.  Damian Lillard poured in a game-high 39 points for Portland in defeat.  The best-of-seven series will shift to Portland for Game Three on Friday.



(Seattle, WA)  --  Brandon Brennan allowed a two-run homer to Kyle Schwarber in the eighth inning as the Mariners lost 6-5 to the Cubs at T-Mobile Park.  Edwin Encarnacion  hit a solo shot in the seventh to stake Seattle to a 5-4 lead.  Felix Hernandez struck out eight over six innings of four-run ball.  The M's have lost three in-a-row and six of their last eight.
 



(Portland, OR)  --  The Timbers will be on the road Saturday night at Real [[ ray-AHL ]] Salt Lake.  Portland is 10th in the MLS West with seven points at 2-5-and-1.  The Timbers have been outscored 19-to-11 in their eight matches.  RSL is seventh in the West with 10 points at 3-5-and-1.



(Seattle, WA)  --  The Mariners will host the Cubs today for game two of their two-game Interleague series.  Seattle is looking to recover after losing to the Cubs 6-5 last night.  Marco Gonzales is slated to start for the Mariners and Jon Lester for the Cubs.  Seattle will open a series in Cleveland on Friday.
 



(Renton, WA)  --  The Seahawks have acquired Patriots backup tight end Jacob Hollister.  In exchange for Hollister, New England will receive a 2020 seventh-round-pick from Seattle.  Hollister signed with the Patriots as an undrafted free agent in 2017.  The third-year tight end graduated from Mountain View High School in Bend, Oregon, before playing at Wyoming.  In 23 career games, Hollister has eight receptions for 94 yards.


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