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Seahawks Claim TE From Titans

(Renton, WA)  --  The Seattle Seahawks are looking to add depth to the tight end position, and have claimed Brett Brackett off waivers from the Tennessee Titans.  Starter Zach Miller has been nursing an ankle injury and has missed three games.  To make room for Brackett, the Hawks have released tight end RaShaun Allen, but could sign him later to the practice squad.

Timbers Eliminated From CONCACAF Champions League Play

(Tegucigalpa, Honduras)  --  The Portland Timbers are now eliminated from CONCACAF Champions League tournament play, following a 3-1 loss to C.D. Olimpia in Honduras.  Olimpia is advancing past Portland by virtue of the away-goals tiebreaker.  Ben Zemanski scored for the Timbers in the 52nd minute of last night's contest.  The Timbers hope to reach the MLS Cup playoffs Saturday, when they visit FC Dallas to wrap up the regular season.

Seahawks' Coleman Out Four To Six Weeks

(Renton, WA)  --  Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll says fullback Derrick Coleman will be out for four to six weeks after he broke his foot Sunday during pregame warm-ups.  Carroll says cornerback Byron Maxwell could be back at practice this week after missing the St. Louis game with a calf strain.  Cornerback Tharold Simon, who suffered a high ankle sprain during the Rams game, could also return this week.

Ducks Rise In Coaches Poll

The Oregon Ducks are ranked higher in this week's college football Coaches Poll, following Saturday night's 45-20 win over Washington.  The Ducks have risen from ninth to seventh as they prepare for a Friday night battle with Cal in Santa Clara.  Mississippi State remains Number One, followed by Florida State, Ole Miss, Alabama, and Michigan State.  Arizona State is 14th this week, with Arizona ranked 15th, Utah 19th, and USC at Number 21.

Seahawks' Rally Falls Short Against Rams

(St. Louis, MO)  --  The Seattle Seahawks will turn their attention to Carolina after losing to the St. Louis Rams, 28-26.  Seattle fought back from a 21-6 halftime deficit to pull to within two points in the fourth quarter of yesterday's game, but a successful fake punt enabled the Rams to continue the game's final drive and end the Seahawks' rally.  Russell Wilson passed for two touchdowns, and became the first player in NFL history to pass for 300 yards and rush for 100 yards in the same game.  The Seahawks will play the Carolina Panthers on the road next Sunday.

Ducks To Host Washington Tomorrow

(Eugene, OR)  --  The ninth-ranked Oregon Ducks will face PAC-12 North rival Washington tomorrow in Eugene.  The Ducks reentered the Top Ten this week, after a 42-30 win over UCLA last Saturday.  The Huskies are also off to a 5-and-1 start after defeating Cal last weekend.  Kickoff tomorrow at Autzen Stadium is set for 5 p.m.

Beavers Lose In Double Overtime To Utah

(Corvallis, OR)  --  The Oregon State Beavers will begin preparing for Stanford, after losing to 23rd-ranked Utah in double overtime, 29-23.  Devontae Booker rushed for 229 yards and three touchdowns to help Utah hand the Beavers their second loss of the season.  Oregon State's Sean Mannion passed for 272 yards and two touchdowns.  The Beavers will visit Stanford on October 25th.

Baldwin: Seahawks' Loss Was Wake-up Call

(Renton, WA)  --  Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Doug Baldwin says the team received a wake-up call last Sunday with the loss at home to the Dallas Cowboys.  Baldwin told reporters yesterday that the Seahawks aren't as good as people "on the outside" think they are.  He says the offense hasn't played well in the last two games and has too much talent not to move the ball better and score more points.  Seattle is preparing for Sunday's game in St. Louis against the Rams.

Russell Wilson Jerseys NFL's Best Sellers

(Seattle, WA)  --  Russell Wilson "Number 3" jerseys are quite popular among NFL fans.  The NFL Players Association says from June 1st through August 31st, jerseys and t-shirts bearing Wilson's name and number sold more than those of any other player.  Among NFL quarterbacks, the Denver Broncos' Peyton Manning was in second place, followed by Colin Kaepernick of the 49ers, Tom Brady of the Patriots, Aaron Rodgers of the Packers, and Johnny Manziel of the Cleveland Browns.  Overall, the Seahawks' Richard Sherman and Marshawn Lynch placed 11th and 12th, respectively.

Oregon Back In Coaches Poll Top Ten

The Oregon Ducks are back in the Top Ten in the weekly college football Coaches Poll.  Oregon is ranked ninth, following their big win Saturday over PAC-12 rival UCLA.  Mississippi State is the new Number One, followed by Florida State, Ole Miss, Baylor, and Notre Dame.  Other PAC-12 teams in the weekly poll include Arizona at 17th, Arizona State at 18th, Stanford at 20th, Utah at 23rd, and USC at 25th.

Dallas Hands Seahawks Rare Home Defeat

(Seattle, WA)  --  The Seattle Seahawks will begin preparations for St. Louis after losing at home to the Dallas Cowboys, 30-23.  Seattle jumped out to a 10-0 lead early in yesterday's game, but the Seahawks' offense struggled and was able to muster only nine first downs on the day.  Tony Romo passed for two scores and DeMarco Murray rushed for 115 yards and a touchdown for Dallas.  The Seahawks will play the Rams next Sunday, with the kickoff set for 10 a.m. 

Oregon Blows Away UCLA

(Pasadena, CA)  --  Marcus Mariota piled up 285 total yards and four touchdowns as 11th-ranked Oregon ran past number-17 UCLA 42-30 at the Rose Bowl.  Mariota threw for 210 yards and two scores while rushing for another 75 yards and two touchdowns.  Royce Freeman added 121 rushing yards and two TDs for the Ducks, who improved to 5-and-1 with a 2-and-1 Pac-12 record.  Paul Perkins ran for 187 yards for the Bruins while Brett Hundley threw for 216 yards with two touchdowns and an interception.  Hundley also ran for 89 yards and a score as UCLA fell to 4-and-2 with a 1-and-2 conference mark.

Final Score: Utah 109, Portland 105

Portland,  OR  ( - Trey  Burke hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with 30.9  seconds  remaining as  the Utah  Jazz edged  the Portland Trail Blazers, 109-105, in preseason play.

Burke finished with  22 points  and seven  assists, Alec  Burks poured  in 20 points and Enes Kanter totaled 16 points and 10 rebounds in the victory.

LaMarcus Aldridge paced Portland with 22 points.

Timbers Blank Earthquakes, 3-0

(Portland, OR)  --  The Portland Timbers are back in the playoff picture, following a 3-0 victory over San Jose at Providence Park.  Rodney Wallace scored in the first half and Diego Valeri added two more goals in the second period to make the difference.  Portland is now two points ahead of the Vancouver Whitecaps for the fifth and final postseason spot in the Western Conference, with two games left in the regular season.  The Timbers will host Real Salt Lake on October 17th.

Oregon Drops Out Of Top Ten

(Undated)  --  There are big changes in this week's college football Coaches Poll, following a weekend full of upsets.  The Oregon Ducks fell out of the Top Ten after their loss to Arizona, and are now ranked eleventh.  Florida State is still Number One, followed by Auburn, Baylor, Ole Miss, and Notre Dame.  Arizona is 13th, with UCLA dropping to 17th, Arizona State at 20th, and Stanford ranked 22nd.

Seahawks Visit Washington Tonight

(Landover, MD)  --  The Seattle Seahawks hope to keep their Monday Night Football winning streak alive, when they visit the Washington Redskins tonight.  Seattle has won eight consecutive Monday night contests over the past nine years.  The Seahawks are coming off a bye week after defeating Super Bowl rival Denver in overtime.  Kickoff at FedEx Field is set for 5:30 p.m.

Ducks Upset By Arizona, 31-24

(Eugene, OR)  --  Oregon Ducks fans are stunned after their team suffered an upset for the second straight year to the Arizona Wildcats.  The 31-24 win last night in Eugene kept Arizona undefeated on the season, including a two-and-oh record in PAC-12 play.  Quarterback Marcus Mariota passed for 276 yards and two touchdowns in Oregon's first loss of the year.  The Ducks will try to rebound on October 11th when they visit UCLA.

Seahawks' Bruce Irvin To Return This Week

(Renton, WA)  --  Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll says defensive end Bruce Irvin will play in Monday night's game at Washington.  Irvin was sidelined after suffering a rib injury during practice prior to the Denver game.  He played in the first two games of the year after undergoing hip surgery during the offseason.

Mariners Had Largest Attendance Increase In Baseball

(Seattle, WA)  --  The Seattle Mariners have the distinction of enjoying the largest attendance increase in the majors this season.  The Mariners drew more than two-million to Safeco Field during the 2014 campaign, an increase of 17 percent from last season.  Seattle finished the year with 16 more wins than in 2013, and went down to the final day of the regular season before being eliminated from playoff consideration.

Seahawks' Zach Miller Has Ankle Surgery

(Renton, WA)  --  Seattle Seahawks tight end Zach Miller is recovering from ankle surgery.  The team announced yesterday that Miller underwent the procedure during the bye week, but it hasn't yet been determined how long he'll be sidelined.  Miller has six receptions so far this season and has been an effective blocker.  The Seahawks are preparing for next Monday night's game against the Redskins in the nation's capital.

Ducks Remain In 4th Place In Coaches Poll

The Oregon Ducks remain in fourth place in the weekly college football Coaches Poll, following a bye week.  The Ducks are preparing for a Thursday night battle at home with Arizona.  Alabama, Florida State, and Oklahoma occupy the first three spots in the poll, with Auburn rounding out the Top Five.  UCLA is up to Number Nine, Stanford moved up a notch to 13th, USC rose to 20th, and Arizona State fell from 12th to 24th.

Mariners' Season Ends With Sweep Of Angels

(Seattle, WA)  --  The Seattle Mariners' season is done after they defeated the Los Angeles Angels, 4-1, in front of more than 40-thousand at Safeco Field.  The sweep of the AL West champs enabled the Mariners to compete to the very end for the second AL Wild Card slot, which Oakland earned with its win over Texas.  Felix Hernandez won the ERA crown by pitching five-plus scoreless innings, and closed out the season with a 15-6 record.  The Mariners finished with 87 wins, 16 more than last season. 

Mariners Shut Out By Jays, 1-0

(Toronto, ON)  --  The Mariners' hopes of a Wild Card berth are fading fast, after a 1-0 loss to the Blue Jays in Toronto.  Rookie Taijuan Walker gave up only one run on four hits and struck out six over eight innings, but Seattle managed only three hits.  The Mariners remain three games back in the AL Wild Card race with only four games left in the regular season.  Seattle and Toronto will wrap up their four-game series this afternoon.

Timbers Shut Out Alpha United, 6-0

(Portland, OR)  --  The Portland Timbers continue to pick up steam in CONCACAF Champions League play, after shutting out Alpha United of Guyana, 6-0.  Jack Jewsbury and Gaston Fernandez scored goals in the first half.  Norberto Paparatto scored twice in the second half, and Michael Nanchoff and Fanendo Adi each tallied one goal.  The Timbers are in sole possession of first place in their three-team group and will play their final match in the group phase on October 21st in Honduras, against CD Olimpia.

Seahawks Using Bye Week To Get Healthy

(Renton, WA)  --  The Seattle Seahawks' next game won't be for nearly two weeks, so they're using the time off to nurse some injuries.  Offensive tackle Russell Okung suffered a shoulder strain in the second quarter of the Denver game, but returned in the third quarter.  Head coach Pete Carroll says safety Kam Chancellor is dealing with ankle problems that flared up in the San Diego game, but were improved during the win over the Broncos.  The Seahawks will visit the Washington Redskins for a Monday night game on October 6th.

Mariners Decked By Blue Jays, 14-4

(Toronto, ON)  --  The Seattle Mariners are running out of time to earn a playoff berth, with only six games remaining in the regular season.  Yesterday's 14-4 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays puts the M's two games back in the race for the second AL Wild Card slot.  Pitcher James Paxton got shelled for nine runs on seven hits over two-and-two-thirds innings.  Seattle and Toronto will play the second game of their four-game series this afternoon.

Oregon Drops In Coaches Poll After Close Win

(Undated)  --  The Oregon Ducks are down one spot in the weekly college football Coaches Poll, after their 38-31 win at Washington State.  The Ducks are fourth in this week's poll, with Florida State, Alabama, and Oklahoma at one, two, and three, respectively.  Auburn rounds out the Top Five.  UCLA remains in tenth place, while Arizona State rose from 13th to 12th, Stanford moved from 15th to 14th, and USC fell from 21st to 22nd.

Seahawks Defeat Broncos In OT, 26-20

(Seattle, WA)  --  The 12th Man is celebrating the Seattle Seahawks' thrilling, 26-20 overtime win over the Denver Broncos.  Russell Wilson engineered an 80-yard drive in the overtime period, capped off by Marshawn Lynch's six-yard touchdown run.  Denver sent the game into overtime as Peyton Manning led an 80-yard scoring drive of his own with less than a minute remaining in regulation.  The Seahawks have a bye week before visiting the Washington Redskins for a Monday night game on October 6th.


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