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On the Pac-12 college gridiron over the weekend, the mistake-prone Ducks fall to Arizona State in the League opener in Tempe. The Sun Devils walk away with a 37-35 win snapping Oregon’s 10-game win streak against ASU.

Quarterback Justin Herbert threw for 281 yards and 3 TD’s in the loss and Duck runningback Royce Freeman rushed for 81 yards and a 12 yard TD run. It was Freeman’s 58th touchdown which ties him with LaMichael James for most TD’s in a career at Oregon, and 2nd most in Pac-12 history.

The Ducks return home after two games and host Cal Saturday night at 730. Cal played USC tough, but the Trojans left Berkley Saturday with a 30-20 win handing the Bears their first loss in 4 games.

7th ranked Washington held Colorado to just one TD as the Huskies beat the Buffaloes, 37-10. Washington State is unbeaten at 4-and-0 as the Cougars beat Nevada, 45-7. And, Stanford ran over UCLA, 58-34.
 



(Tempe, AZ)  --  Oregon jumped into the coaches poll at number-24 last week after a year's absence from the rankings.  The Ducks promptly fell out of the rankings after a 37-35 loss at Arizona State.  It is the third straight year Oregon has lost its PAC-12 opener.  Royce Freeman scored on a 12-yard run for his 54th rushing touchdown, the most in school history.  Oregon was flagged 17 times against the Sun Devils.  Oregon will try to rebound from its first loss of the Willie Taggart era on Saturday, hosting California.



(Tualatin, OR)  --  Blazers power forward Noah Vonleh [[ von-LAY ]] suffered a right shoulder injury during a scrimmage at the team's practice facility.  It is questionable whether Vonleh will be ready for the October 18th season opener with the Suns.  He started 41 games last season.



On the Pac-12 college gridiron over the weekend, the mistake-prone Ducks fall to Arizona State in the League opener in Tempe. The Sun Devils walk away with a 37-35 win snapping Oregon’s 10-game win streak against ASU.

Quarterback Justin Herbert threw for 281 yards and 3 TD’s in the loss and Duck runningback Royce Freeman rushed for 81 yards and a 12 yard TD run. It was Freeman’s 58th touchdown which ties him with LaMichael James for most TD’s in a career at Oregon, and 2nd most in Pac-12 history.

The Ducks return home after two games and host Cal Saturday night at 730. Cal played USC tough, but the Trojans left Berkley Saturday with a 30-20 win handing the Bears their first loss in 4 games.

7th ranked Washington held Colorado to just one TD as the Huskies beat the Buffaloes, 37-10. Washington State is unbeaten at 4-and-0 as the Cougars beat Nevada, 45-7. And, Stanford ran over UCLA, 58-34.
 



Portland, OR)  --   Diego Valeri scored two goals to extend his MLS goal-scoring record to nine consecutive games in the Timbers 3-0 triumph over Orlando City yesterday.  Valeri leads the MLS with 20 goals.  Darren Mattocks had the other Portland goal.  The Timbers play Saturday at San Jose.



(Corvallis, OR)  --  The Beavers return to the field Saturday, hosting Washington.  Kickoff is 5 p.m.  Oregon State was off last week.  The Beavers are 1-and-3.  Washington is 4-and-0 and moved up to number-six in the coaches' poll after winning 37-10 at Colorado.



(Nashville, TN)  --  Russell Wilson threw for 373 yards and four touchdowns, but the Seahawks lost 33-27 to the Titans in Nashville.  Tennessee scored 24 points the second half after trailing in the third quarter.  Seattle dropped to 1-and-2.  The Seahawks host the Colts this coming Sunday.  Indianapolis is coming off a 31-28 victory over Cleveland.



We start with prep football, and the opening week of League play in what is officially called ‘Special District-1’…but, we know it more commonly as, and will call it, ‘The I-M-C’

#1 ranked Mt. View looks for a 3-and-0 start as the Cougars entertain Hermiston at Jack Harris Stadium at 7pm. The Summit Storm are on the road at Pendleton, Bend hosts Redmond, and Ridgeview plays a
non-league game at Hood River.

In Class 4-A action tonight…final week of the preseason where Sisters hosts Crook County, and Madras welcomes Valley Catholic of Beaverton.
In other non-league games in the lower levels, La Pine ventures to Burns for a 3A showdown, and Culver entertains Santiam.



Defending 5A Champion Bend beat Redmond in straight sets 3-zip last night in High School Volleyball action, and 4th ranked Ridgeview was shutout at home in 3-games falling to #3 Summit.

Defending 4A Champion Sisters beat Cottage Grove 3-games-to-none in an early season Sky-Em showdown…Elsewhere, Crook County scored its first win of the season with a 3-1 win at Corbett, and Estacada took a 3-zip win at Madras. La Pine blanked Gilchrist 3-0 in an inter-league match, and, 2nd ranked Culver wins big at Heppner in straight sets, 3-zip.



(Pullman, WA)  -- Oregon State opens Pac-12 action with a road game tomorrow at number-22 Washington State.  Kickoff is 2:30 p.m.  The Beavers are 1-and-2.  The Cougars have scored 78 points in beating Boise State and Montana State in their first two games.  OSU lost 35-31 last year to the Cougars.



(Laramie, WY)  --  Oregon hits the road tomorrow to visit Wyoming with a 4 p.m. kickoff.  The Ducks are 2-and-0 with Royce Freeman rushing for six touchdowns and ranked eighth nationally with 303 rushing yards.  The Cowboys are 1-and-1.  Oregon went 1-and-5 on the road last season.  Wyoming has not defeated a Pac-12 team since beating UCLA 24-21 in the 2004 Las Vegas Bowl.



(Portland, OR)  --   While the Trail Blazers do not officially begin training camp until Tuesday, September 26th, several players are already working out at the Moda Center.  The preseason tips off on October 3rd when the Blazers host the Suns.  Portland is expecting immediate contributions from rookies Caleb Swanigan and Zach Collins, a seven-foot center from Gonzaga who was the 10th overall pick in the draft.



(Renton, WA)  --  The Seahawks are preparing for Sunday's home opener against the 49ers.  Cornerback Richard Sherman sat out his second straight Seahawks' practice with a hamstring injury.  He has never missed a game since entering the league in 2011.  Seattle lost its opener 17-9 at Green Bay.  Russell Wilson passed for only 158 yards and no touchdowns against the Packers.  The 49ers made only 13 first downs in losing their home opener 23-3 to Carolina.



(Sandy, UT)  --  The Portland Timbers play at Real Salt Lake tomorrow.  The Timbers have won their past four MLS games and top the Western Conference with 44 points.  Real Salt Lake sits in eighth with 35 points.  Portland lost 4-1 to Salt Lake on July 19th.



Volleyball action tonight in the high desert with defending 5A Champion and 8th rated Bend hosting Redmond, and
4th ranked Ridgeview entertaining #3 Summit in IMC play.

Defending 4A State Champion and #1 ranked Sisters is at home taking on 15th ranked Cottage Grove in a Sky-Em showdown…and, in the Tri-Valley Conference, Crook County looks for its first win in 5 matches as the Cowgirls travel to Corbett. Madras welcomes Estacada.

La Pine hosts Gilchrist in a non-league match, and 2nd ranked Culver tangles with #14 Heppner on the road in the 2A division.



(Portland, OR)  --  The Blazers will host their 2017 Media Day on Monday, September 25th at the Moda Center.  Training camp kicks off the next day.  The preseason begins on October 3rd when the Blazers host the Suns.  In other team news, the Blazers signed rookie guard Isaiah Briscoe to a training camp deal.  Briscoe averaged 12.1 points and 5.3 rebounds in 36 games at Kentucky last season and went undrafted this spring.
 



(Sandy, UT)  --  The Portland Timbers pay a visit to Real Salt Lake on Sunday.  The Timbers are first in the Western Conference with 44 points.  Real Salt Lake sits in eighth with 35 points.  Portland has five regular season games left.



(Undated)  --  In college football action on Saturday, Oregon hits the road to visit Wyoming.  The Ducks are 2-and-0 so far in the Willie Taggart era with wins over Southern Utah and Nebraska.  Oregon State opens Pac-12 action as they travel to face number-22 Washington State.  The Beavers are 1-and-2 this season.



(Renton, WA)  --  The Seahawks are preparing for Sunday's home opener against the 49ers.  Richard Sherman, Terence Garvin and K.J. Wright all missed practice yesterday.  Running back Thomas Rawls was a full participant after missing last week's loss to the Packers with an ankle injury.
 



(Eugene, OR)  --  The Ducks are back on the practice field as they get set to visit Wyoming.  The game will be Willie Taggart's first road test as the head coach of the Ducks.  Oregon is 2-and-0 following wins over Southern Utah and Nebraska in Eugene.  Wyoming bounced back from a week one loss to beat Gardner-Webb.  Oregon opens the Pac-12 schedule a week from Saturday at Arizona State.



(Corvallis, OR)  --  The Beavers hit the road this weekend to open up conference play in Pullman against Washington State.  The Beavers are 1-and-2 as they take on Top-25 opponents in four of their next five games.  Following Washington State, OSU will host defending conference champion Washington in Corvallis.



(Los Angeles, CA)  --  The Los Angeles Rams will be keeping punter Johnny Hekker around beyond this season.  They've signed the 27-year-old to a two-year contract extension.  Hekker initially inked a six-year extension in 2014 and is now under contract through 2022.  ESPN reports the Oregon State product is guaranteed 10-million-dollars, the most ever for a punter.  Hekker has led the league in punting the last two seasons.  His average of 46.9 yards per punt ranks third all-time in NFL history.



(Los Angeles, CA)  --  Former Seattle Seahawks cornerback Brandon Browner has found himself in some legal trouble.  Browner was arrested Monday in Los Angeles County on suspicion of criminal threats which is a felony.  He played with the Seahawks from 2011-2013 and won a Super Bowl with New England in 2014.  After spending the 2015 season in New Orleans, Browner signed with the Seahawks last offseason but was cut in the spring.



(Renton, WA)  --  The Seahawks are back on the practice field as they get set to welcome the 49ers.  Seattle is 0-and-1 after dropping the opener in Green Bay.  San Francisco is also 0-and-1.  The Seahawks' home opener kicks off at 1:25 p.m. at CenturyLink Field on Sunday.



(Eugene, OR)  --  The Ducks are back on the practice field as they get set to visit Wyoming.  The game will be Willie Taggart's first road-test as the head coach of the Ducks.  Oregon is 2-and-0 following wins over Southern Utah and Nebraska in Eugene.  Wyoming bounced back from a week one loss to beat Gardner-Webb.  Oregon opens the Pac-12 schedule a week from Saturday at Arizona State.



(Renton, WA)  --  Head coach Pete Carroll fully expects running back Thomas Rawls to be back when the Seahawks host the 49ers this weekend.  Rawls did not play in the opening loss to Green Bay.  Seattle's home opener kicks off at 1:25 p.m. at CenturyLink Field on Sunday.



(Corvallis, OR)  -- The Beavers hit the road this weekend to open up conference play in Pullman against Washington State.  The Beavers are 1-and-2 as they take on Top-25 opponents in four of their next five games.  Following Washington State, OSU will host defending conference champion Washington in Corvallis.



(New York, NY)  --  Diego Valeri scored in the 44th minute as the Portland Timbers dropped New York City FC, 1-0, on Saturday.  The Timbers are now first in the Western Conference with 44 points.  Portland visits Real Salt Lake on Saturday.



(Corvallis, OR)  -- The Beavers couldn't contain Minnesota's running game in a 48-14 loss on Saturday in Eugene.  The Gophers rushed for 253 yards and five touchdowns. Jake Luton threw for 135 yards and a score for the 1-and-2 Beavers.  Oregon State visits Washington State on Saturday.



(Eugene, OR)  --  Justin Herbert tossed three touchdowns and Royce Freeman ran for two more as Oregon downed Nebraska, 42-35, in Eugene on Saturday.  The Ducks led 42-14 at halftime.  The defense racked up four interceptions as the Ducks moved to 2-and-0 under first-year head coach Willie Taggart.  The Ducks visit Wyoming on Saturday.



(Green Bay, WI)  --  Aaron Rodgers threw for 311 yards, including a 32-yard touchdown to Jordy Nelson, as the Packers topped the Seahawks 17-9 at Lambeau Field.  Russell Wilson finished 14-of-27 for 158 yards and a fumble for Seattle, which hasn't won at Lambeau Field since 1999.  Wilson also led the team with 40 rushing yards.  The Seahawks host the 49ers on Sunday.



(Corvallis, OR)  --  Oregon State faces off with Minnesota tomorrow night in Corvallis.  The Beavers are 1-and-1 after beating Portland State last week.  Minnesota enters at 1-and-0. Kick-off is at 7 p.m.



(Eugene, OR)  -- The Ducks look to move to 2-and-0 as they host Nebraska at Autzen Stadium tomorrow.  Oregon steamrolled Southern Utah, 77-21, to win in Week One.  The Cornhuskers are also 1-and-0 after a season-opening win over Arkansas State.  Kick-off is at 1:30 p.m.



(New York, NY)  --  The Portland Timbers visit New York City FC tomorrow at Yankee Stadium.  Portland is second in the Western Conference with 41 points, while New York City is second in the East with 50 points.  The game starts at 2:30 p.m. tomorrow.



(Portland, OR)  --  The Trail Blazers are bringing in guard Archie Goodwin to training camp.  Goodwin has been invited to try out with the team.  The 22-year-old was the 29th overall pick in the 2013 NBA Draft, but has bounced around the league with stints in Phoenix, New Orleans and Brooklyn.



(Hillsboro, OR)  -- The Hillsboro Hops' 2017 season is over.  The Hops fell to the Eugene Emeralds, 10-4, in the Northwest League playoffs on Thursday, ending the three-game series.  Reliever Breckin Williams was charged with the loss.



(Eugene, OR)   --  Officials remain optimistic the Oregon home game Saturday against Nebraska will go on despite 14 large wildfires in the state.  There remains a smoke air quality alert for the area.  The Ducks practiced outside on their complex fields Wednesday after busing the previous day to Florence for a workout.  Kickoff is 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Autzen Stadium, pre-game at 12:00 noon on KBND.



(Corvallis, OR)  --  Oregon State will try to win its second straight game Saturday when it hosts Minnesota.  The Beavers nipped Portland State 35-32 this past weekend to even their record at 1-and-1.  The Golden Gophers have not played since August 31st when they beat Buffalo 17-7.



(Corvallis, OR)  --  The Beavers will play St. John's on Thanksgiving Day in a nationally televised game at Orlando, Florida.  Oregon State released its non-conference basketball schedule, which includes seven games at Gill Coliseum and a December 16th contest in Portland against St. Louis.  The first game is November 10 against Southern Utah.  The final non-conference game will be December 21st at Kent State.



(Portland, OR)  --  Forward Andrew Nicholson, who was waived by the Trail Blazers last week, has signed with a Chinese team.  Nicholson signed with the Guangdong Southern Tigers in the Chinese Basketball Association.  The Blazers acquired Nicholson in a July 25 trade that sent Allen Crabbe to the Brooklyn Nets.  He was the 19th overall pick in the 2012 draft and has also played with the Magic and Wizards.



(Portland, OR)  --  The Timbers will play the New York City FC on Saturday at Yankee Stadium.  It will be the Timbers' first action since a 1-1 draw on August 27th at Seattle.  Portland is second in the MLS Western Conference with 41 points, one behind the Sounders.  Portland is 3-and-7-and-4 on the road.  New York City is 10-and-1-and-3 at home after a 1-0 victory over Sporting Kansas City.



(Eugene, OR)  --   Gustavo Polanco singled in the go-ahead run in the eighth inning as the Emeralds edged by the Hillsboro Hops 3-2 in Eugene.  It was the first game of a best-of-three series in the Northwest League playoffs.  Hops pitcher Brian Schaffer struck out six and allowed one hit in three scoreless innings.  The series switches to Hillsboro for game two tonight.



(Portland, OR)  --  Portland State linebacker Beau Duronslet was named the Big Sky defensive player of the week. He made eight tackles, intercepted a pass and recovered a fumble in the 35-32 loss to the Beavers this past weekend.  After road losses to Brigham Young and the Beavers, the Vikings are idle this week.  They will host UC Davis on September 16 for their first home game.



(Eugene, OR)  --  The Emeralds and the Hillsboro Hops open the Northwest League playoffs tonight in Eugene in a best-of-three series. The Emeralds are a Cubs' farm club and finished with a 39-37 record.  The Hops are a Diamondbacks affiliate and topped the South Division with a 41-35 record.  Game two will be played tomorrow at Hillsboro.  Hops first baseman Pavin Smith finished third in the league with a .318 batting average and a .401 on-base percentage.



(Corvallis, OR)  --  The Beavers will host the Golden Gophers on Saturday.  Oregon State beat Portland State 35-32 to even its record at 1-and-1.  Minnesota defeated Buffalo 17-7 on August 31st to kickoff its season.  Tyler Johnson caught six passes for 141 yards, including a 61-yard touchdown reception, in the Gophers' victory.



(Florence, OR)  --  The Ducks will practice today in Florence at Siuslaw Middle School, instead of Eugene.  With Eugene air quality listed as hazardous with four wildfires larger than 20,000 acres in the state, Oregon opted to move the practice about an hour away to the coast.  The Ducks will host Nebraska on Saturday.  Oregon routed Southern Utah 77-21 in its season opener.



(Portland, OR)  --  The Timbers will play the New York City FC on Saturday at Yankee Stadium.  It will be the Timbers' first game since a 1-1 draw on August 27th at Seattle.  Portland is second in the MLS Western Conference with 41 points.  Portland is 3-and-7-and-4 on the road.  New York City is 9-and-1-and-3 at home.
 



Here we go! September is here and,…High School football kicks off the new season tonight, but only one game in the region and that’s La Pine hosting Lost River. The other scheduled games in town have been moved because of the dangerous air quality from the wildfires.

So, defending IMC Champion Summit opens at 6A Clackamas under new head coach Corben Hyatt who takes over Joe Padilla.

The Bend Lava Bears have a tough test in Independence, just west of Salem where they take on 5A semifinalist from last year, Central.

Mt. View travels to South Albany, Redmond ventures to Portland to play Jefferson under new head coach Gene Dales, and Ridgeview plays at Thurston.

In the 4A ranks, Crook County faces Phoenix in Sutherlin, and Madras is at The Dalles. The Sisters Outlaws have a new head coach in Neil Fendall and they travel to Burns.

Culver takes on Illinois Valley at Noon at Roseburg High School, and Gilchrist plays at Bonanza.



(Eugene, OR)  --  The Ducks will meet Southern Utah tomorrow in their season opener.  It will be the inaugural Oregon game under Willie Taggart.  He was hired as Oregon's coach in December.  Oregon finished 4-and-8 last season.  Southern Utah is a member of the Big Sky Conference and went 6-and-5 last year.
 



(Portland, OR)  --  Pat Connaughton will be a Trail Blazer again this season.  The club faced a Thursday deadline to waive Connaughton before his 1.4-million-dollar salary became guaranteed.  The team opted to keep the 2015 second-round draft pick.  He averaged 2.5 points in 39 games last season.  The Blazers have 14 guaranteed contracts on their roster.



(Corvallis, OR)  --  The Beavers will host Portland State tomorrow.  Kickoff is at 11 o'clock at Reser Stadium.  The two last met in 2014, with the Beavers winning 29-14.  Oregon State will try to rebound from a 58-27 loss at Colorado State in its season opener.  Portland State lost 20-6 at Brigham Young in its first game.



The prep football season is set to begin tomorrow night for most of the central Oregon teams, but there are some changes to home sites due to smokey and unhealthy air quality conditions in some areas of the state.

At the time this was written, all games scheduled to kick off Friday night here with home dates for Summit, Bend, and La Pine are still scheduled.

However, Crook County was scheduled to play Phoenix in southern Oregon, but that game has been moved to north of Roseburg and will be played at Sutherlin High School.

Officials at the OSAA, the governing body for high school sports is closely monitoring the DEQ air quality site, and also the heat index guide as temperatures are expected to reach triple digits in some areas by tomorrow.

The air quality and smoke conditions have improved some in the last
24-hours. You can find updated information online at ‘O-S-A-A dot org.’ and we will alert you as we receive new information, also.



(Portland, OR)  --  The Trail Blazers are moving on from forward Andrew Nicholson.  Portland waived Nicholson on Wednesday and are using the stretch provision to spread out his salary cap hit.  The Blazers acquired him in the Allen Crabbe trade last month.  He's entering the second year of a four-year, 26-million-dollar deal.



(Undated)  --  In college football action on Saturday, Oregon opens its 2017 season at home versus Southern Utah. 3 o'clock pre-game on KBND. The Ducks will officially begin the Willie Taggart era.  He was hired as Oregon's new head coach in December.  Also on Saturday, Portland State travels to Corvallis to visit the Beavers.  Each team is 0-and-1 after losing last Saturday.



(Undated)  --  In Minor League Baseball action on Wednesday, the Hops slipped past the Tri-City Dust Devils, 2-0, in Hillsboro.  Kevin McCanna and three other pitchers combined on a six-hit shutout.  The Hops are off tonight.  The Volcanoes fell to the Spokane Indians, 10-5, in Keizer.  Manuel Geraldo homered in defeat.  The Volcanoes are also off tonight.



(Oakland, CA)  --  The Seahawks close out preseason play against the Raiders in Oakland tonight.  Starters aren't expected to play much, if at all.  Seattle is 3-and-0 in exhibition play following last week's 26-13 win over the Chiefs.  The 'Hawks open the regular season a week from Sunday against the Packers in Green Bay.



An Oregon man has filed a class-action lawsuit against Showtime for streaming problems from the Mayweather-McGregor fight Saturday night.

 

The man, Zack Bartel, is alleging that he paid the $99.99 fee to stream the fight in high-definition from a Showtime app, only to suffer through an unstable feed with poor resolution and numerous freezes.

 

The suit was filed by attorneys Michael Fuller and Mark Geragos in a U.S. District Court in Portland, Oregon

 

The filing included screen shots taken by Bartel, showing subpar video quality, and an example of an error message. It also included many tweets by other frustrated would-be viewers who were complaining about the Showtime app.

 

The lawsuit stated, Instead of being a 'witness to history' as defendant had promised, the only thing plaintiff witnessed was grainy video, error screens, buffer events, and stalls.



(Undated)  --  The Oregon Ducks look to start the 2017 season off with a bang when they open up this weekend.  First year coach Willie Taggart is looking to lead the Ducks back after a disappointing 2016 campaign.  Oregon welcomes the Southern Utah Thunderbirds to Eugene on Saturday. Pre-game show on KBND starts at 3:00 p.m.  Also on Saturday, Oregon State looks to recover from a 58-27 loss at Colorado State in its opener.  The Beavers host Portland State in Corvallis.



Portland Trail Blazers President of Basketball Operations Neil Olshey has agreed to a contract extension to remain with the franchise through the 2021 season.

Olshey joined the Blazers front office in 2012 when he was hired away from the L.A. Clippers to become Portland's GM. He was entering the final guaranteed year of that deal prior to agreeing to the new extension.

Olshey signed his first contract extension with the Blazers in January 2015. He was entering the final guaranteed year of that deal prior to agreeing to the new extension. The Blazers begin Fall training camp in 3 weeks.

In college hoops news…Oregon State officially announced it will host the second ‘Dam City Classic’ at the Moda Center. The OSU men's and women's basketball teams will play a doubleheader on Saturday, Dec. 16. The men play Saint Louis and the women's team will play UC Santa Barbara.



(Undated)  --  In minor league baseball, the Hops lost 5-2 to the Tri-City Dust Devils in Hillsboro.  At 39-and-33, the Hops have already clinched a spot in the Northwest League playoffs.  The Salem-Keizer Volcanoes suffered a 6-4 home loss to the Spokane Indians.  The Volcanoes fell to 28-and-44.  Hillsboro and Salem-Keizer both wrap up the regular season tonight.



(Renton, WA)  --  The Seahawks close out the preseason on the road against Marshawn Lynch and the Oakland Raiders tomorrow.  Lynch will most likely not play along with most starters on both sides.  All NFL teams must trim their rosters from 90 players to 53 by Saturday afternoon.  Seattle is 3-and-0 in exhibition play thus far.  They open the regular season on September 10th at Green Bay.



Portland Timbers midfielder Darlington Nagbe has been named to the U.S. Men's National Team for next years FIFA World Cup qualifiers against Costa Rica and Honduras.

Nagbe is one of 26 players named to the squad and will join the National Team this week, and return to the Timbers ahead of their next match against New York City FC at Yankee Stadium early next month.

The US team will face Costa Rica in New Jersey on Friday before traveling to play Honduras in San Pedro one week from today. The Timbers have six games remaining in the regular season and are currently in 2nd place in the Western Conference of the M-L-S.






 



Hurricane Harvey has forced both the Houston Astros and NFL Texans to vacate the city for their upcoming games.

The Astros will play the Rangers starting tonight in a 3-game series in St. Petersburg, Florida at Tropicana Field. Houston did not make it home yesterday after a series in Anaheim against the Angels to check on their homes, and families, but will play in Florida for at least their next 3 games.

And, Thursday night…the Houston Texans will play the Cowboys in Dallas to wrap up the preseason.



(Renton, WA)  --  The Seahawks close out the preseason on Thursday on the road against Marshawn Lynch and the Oakland Raiders.  Lynch will most likely not play along with most starters on both sides.  All NFL teams must trim their rosters from 90 players to 53 by Saturday afternoon.  Seattle is 3-and-0 in exhibition play thus far.  They open the regular season on September 10th at Green Bay.



(Undated)  --  The Oregon Ducks look to start the 2017 season off with a bang when they open up this weekend.  First year coach Willie Taggart is looking to lead the Ducks back after a disappointing 2016 campaign.  Oregon welcomes the Southern Utah Thunderbirds to Eugene on Saturday.  Also on Saturday, Oregon State looks to recover from a 58-27 loss at Colorado State in its opener.  The Beavers host Portland State in Corvallis.



(Undated)  --  In minor league baseball, the Hops lost 4-3 to the Tri-City Dust Devils in Hillsboro.  At 39-and-32 the Hops have already clinched a spot in the Northwest League playoffs.  The Salem-Keizer Volcanoes suffered a 9-4 home loss to the Spokane Indians.  The Volcanoes fell to 28-and-43.
 



The college football season kicked off Saturday and Oregon State was one of two teams to be the first on the gridiron. In Fort Collins, Colorado State ran away from and ran past the Beavers defense in an easy 58-27 win.

OSU plays Portland State early Saturday morning at 11am in its home opening game. Portland State played BYU tough on the road in Provo, but came up short losing to the Cougars, 20-to-6.

Elsewhere…14th ranked Stanford crushed Rice in Australia, 62-7.

The Oregon Ducks tee it up this Saturday night at Autzen Stadium when they start the season with Southern Utah. Pre-game and 3:00 p.m. here on the home of the Ducks, FM News 100.1 and 1110 KBND.



(Portland, OR)  --  The Timbers played to a 1-1 draw with the Seattle Sounders in Portland last night.  Diego Valeri scored on a penalty kick for Portland, which is a point behind Seattle for the top spot in the West.  The Timbers are off until September 9.



(Undated)  --  In minor league baseball, the Hops came away with a 7-3 win over the Tri-City Dust Devils in Hillsboro.  The Hops improved to 39-and-31.  The Salem-Keizer Volcanoes suffered a 5-4 home loss to the Spokane Indians.  The Volcanoes fell to 28-and-42.



(Fort Collins, CO)  --  Oregon State opened the new football season with a 58-27 road loss to Colorado State.  Jake Luton was 27-of-47 for 304 yards, two touchdowns and three interceptions for the Beavers.  Ryan Nall rushed for 115 yards and a score in defeat.  Oregon State hosts Portland State on Saturday.



(Provo, UT)  --  The Portland State Vikings open the 2017 season against FBS-foe BYU in Provo tomorrow.  PSU looks to score an upset over the Cougars.  The Vikings are looking to rebound from a 3-and-8 season last year under Bruce Barnum.  Kick-off is at noon.



(Fort Collins, CO)  --  The Oregon State Beavers kick off the 2017 season tomorrow with a road game against Colorado State.  Gary Andersen enters his third season at the helm for Oregon State, who looks to improve on a 4-and-8 season last fall.  Jake Luton, a 6-foot-7 quarterback who transferred to Corvallis in the spring, is set to start at quarterback.  Kick-off is at 11:30 a.m.



(Undated)  --  In Minor League Baseball action on Wednesday night, the Hops took down the Hawks, 7-1, in Hillsboro.  Daulton Varsho clubbed a two-run homer and finished with three RBI in the win.  The Hops host Boise again this afternoon.  The Volcanoes fell to the Emeralds, 4-3, in Eugene.  John Russell gave up the walk-off run to take the loss.  Salem-Keizer clashes with Eugene again tonight.



(Seattle, WA)  --  The Portland Timbers clash with rival Seattle Sounders FC on Sunday evening at CenturyLink Field.  Portland is tied for second in the Western Conference with 40 points, one behind first place Seattle.  The game starts at 6:30 p.m.



(Seattle, WA)  --  The Seahawks continue preseason play tonight as they host the Chiefs.  Seattle moved to 2-and-0 in exhibition play with a 20-13 home win over the Vikings last Friday.  The 'Hawks wrap up the preseason against the Raiders on Thursday.


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