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(Renton, WA)  --  The Seahawks are hard at work as they get ready for a home tilt with the Saints on Sunday.  Seattle is off to a 2-and-0 start on the season with wins over the Bengals and Steelers.  New Orleans will be without quarterback Drew Brees on Sunday.



(Renton, WA)  --  The latest injury report is out for the Seahawks.  Among those that didn't practice was center Ethan Pocic with a neck issue and tackle D.J. Fluker, who is battling an ankle injury.  Tackle Duane Brown was limited but it was not injury related.  Tyler Lockett did not practice but it was not injury related as well.



(Eugene, OR)  --  Nike can add an Emmy award to its trophy case, thanks to its partnership with Wieden and Kennedy and Colin Kaepernick.  Last year, the company debuted their "Dream Crazy" commercial with the quarterback-turned-activist as part of the company's 30th anniversary of the "Just Do It" campaign.  The video included Serena Williams and LeBron James and was narrated by Kaepernick.



(Portland, OR)  --  The push for the playoffs continues tonight as the Timbers welcome the Red Bulls to Providence Park.  It'll be the club's seventh-straight home game after playing the majority of the first half of the season on the road following renovations to the stadium.  The Tims are currently seventh in the West.  With a win, however, they can leap over San Jose and the LA Galaxy and be tied for fourth.  Portland will play four of their last five at home.



(Pittsburgh, PA)  --  The Mariners will look to continue their hot play tonight when they take on the Pirates in Pittsburgh.  Justin Dunn will take the ball for Scott Servais' club.  He made his first start September 12th in a loss against the Reds at home.  The Pirates will counter with Dario Agrazal.  The right-hander is 4-and-4 with a 4.91 ERA.  He's earned two wins in his last four starts with the club winning three of those.



(Pittsburgh, PA)  --  Marco Gonzales threw seven shutout innings as the Mariners beat the Pirates 6-0 in Pittsburgh.  Gonzales picked up his 16th win of the year.  The M's hit three home runs behind back-to-back jobs by Omar Narvaez and Austin Nola, then a blast by Shed Long the next inning.  Seattle's won three-straight and five-of-seven. 



(Renton, WA)  --  Pete Carroll is asking the league to watch film on the helmet-to-helmet hit Russell Wilson took by the Steelers' Bud Dupree.  The collision occurred during the fourth quarter of Sunday's win in Pittsburgh.  Dupree was not penalized on the play, but could still receive a fine.  The Seahawks will be back home this weekend when they host the Drew Brees-less Saints.



(Eugene, OR)  --  Cam McCormick is going to miss his second-straight season for the Ducks.  He suffered an ankle injury during the offseason and will opt for rest to heal the injury.  The tight end broke his leg in the 2018 opener against Bowling Green.  He did, however, go through pregame warmups in full uniform Saturday before the Montana win.  Oregon will visit Stanford Saturday.



(Seattle, WA)  --  The Seahawks' big free-agent addition is expected to debut this weekend. Head coach Pete Carroll said he expects Ziggy Ansah to be ready to go against the Saints.  The Pro Bowl defensive end had offseason shoulder surgery and missed the first two games.  The 'Hawks will be home Sunday against New Orleans, which will be without Drew Brees, who will miss the next six weeks following surgery on his thumb. 



(Seattle, WA)  --  The opening of the new and improved Key Arena is on track to open in the summer of 2021, in time for the new NHL team to begin play in October.  The building has been completely gutted in advance of a 930-million-dollar renovation.  For now, the 44-million-pound roof is being held up by a series of temporary steel support beams.  Aside from the hockey season, the renovation needs to be ready for the June start to the Seattle Storm season and the NHL Draft. 



(Portland, OR)  --  The homestand continues tomorrow as the Timbers welcome the Red Bulls to Providence Park.  They are fighting for a playoff spot as they have 43 points through 29 matches, leaving them in seventh place in the Western Conference.  With a win, however, they can leap over San Jose and the LA Galaxy and be tied for fourth. 



(Pittsburgh, PA)  --  After the off day today, the Mariners will travel across the country to face the Pirates in Pittsburgh in the first of a three-game series tonight.  Marco Gonzales will take the ball for Scott Servais' club.  The southpaw is 15-and-11 with a 4.30 ERA and won his last start.  Mitch Keller will take the ball for the Bucs in search of his second win for the season and career.  He's 1-and-4 with an 8.29 ERA in nine starts this year.  Justin Dunn and Yusei Kikuchi are scheduled to start the final two games of the series for the M's. 



(Seattle, WA)  --  Sounds supporters are unifying against the league's ban on political signs.  The majority of the Brougham End supporters group walked out at the beginning of the second half in an act of unity with Emerald City Supporters.  The Emerald City leader was removed at halftime for displaying an Iron Front flag during the first half.  The league has determined the anti-fascism flag to be political display, which the MLS banned prior to the season.  Groups from multiple teams will meet with the league in Las Vegas Thursday to discuss the ban.



(Eugene, OR)  --  Justin Herbert threw for five touchdowns as Oregon crushed Montana 35-3 at Autzen Stadium.  The quarterback threw for 316 yards on 30-for-42, while Johnny Johnson the Third had eight catches for 7 yards and two scores.  Travis Dye finished with 101 yards on the ground over 17 rushes.  The Ducks are 2-and-1 will visit Stanford in Northern California Saturday afternoon.



Scoreboard rewind under the Friday Night Lights. Mt. View smashed Sandy, 48-13. Summit battled on the road but came up short losing at Grants Pass, 12-7. The Cougars play at Grants Pass this week. 

Elsewhere. West Salem throttled Bend, 44-19. Redmond lost a close game at Eagle Point, 29-27. South Eugene ran past Ridgeview, 34-12. Crook County blanked Cottage Grove, 39-zip. Valley Catholic of Beaverton edged Sisters, 22-19. 

In the lower levels, La Pine shut down Madras, 22-3. Culver slipped by Rogue River, 13-12. Gilchrist edged Crow, 27-24 and Butte Falls blew out North Lake, 68-to-nothing.
 



(Corvallis, OR)  --  Jake Luton threw for 255 yards and four touchdowns as Oregon State hammered Cal Poly 45-7 at Reser Stadium.  BJ Baylor had 101 yards and a score on seven carries, while Artavis Pierce had 90 yards rushing on 12 carries.  Champ Flemings had five catches for 142 yards and two scores while Isaiah Hodgins found the end zone twice, catching seven passes for 81 yards.  The 1-and-2 Beavers will be off this weekeend before hosting Stanford in Corvallis September 28th. 



(Portland, OR)  -- The Timbers lost 1-nil to DC United on an own goal at Providence Park Sunday.  Bill Tuiloma slid to try and clear the ball and knocked it into his own net in the 25th minute.  Diego Valeri hit the woodwork in the 16th minute on a header off a cross that would've given Portland the lead.  Despite the loss, the Tims are in seventh place in the West with 43 points through 29 matches.  They have at least one game in hand on every team in the conference.  Portland will host the Red Bulls Wednesday night. 



(Pittsburgh, PA)  --  Russell Wilson connected with DK Metcalf for a 28-yard touchdown pass to push the Seahawks to a 28-26 win over the Steelers in Pittsburgh.  Wilson finished with 300 yards passing and three touchdowns.  Rashaad Penny had 62 yards rushing and a touchdown while Chris Carson added 61.  Tyler Lockett had 10 catches for 79 yards in the win for Seattle, whose now 2-and-0.  Ben Roethlisberger left in the first half after hurting his right elbow on a non-contact injury.  Mason Rudolph threw for 112 yards and a pair of touchdowns to Vance McDonald in relief.  James Connor had 33 yards rushing and a touchdown.  The Steelers are 0-and-2 for the first time since 2013. 



(Seattle, WA)  --  Tom Murphy walked with the bases loaded in the bottom of the ninth inning as the Mariners outlasted the White Sox 11-10 at T-Mobile Park.  The M's tied the game at 10 with five in the eighth, highlighted by a three-run homer from Kyle Lewis.  Mallex Smith singled in the tying run for Seattle, which took the final two in the three-game series. 



(Pittsburgh, PA)  --  After winning back-to-back series, a day off is probably the last thing the Mariners want.  After the off day today, they'll travel across the country to face the Pirates in Pittsburgh in the first of a three-game series tomorrow.  Marco Gonzales will take the ball Tuesday for Scott Servais' club.  The southpaw is 15-and-11 with a 4.30 ERA and won his last start.  Mitch Keller will take the ball for the Bucs in search of his second win for the season and career.  He's 1-and-4 with an 8.29 ERA in nine starts this year.  Justin Dunn and Yusei Kikuchi are scheduled to start the final two games of the series for the M's. 



(Los Angeles, CA)  --  The Storm's long season is over.  They lost 92-69 to the Sparks in Los Angeles in the single-game second round of the WNBA's Western Conference Playoffs.  Natasha Howard scored 20 points and pulled down 11 rebounds, while Mercedes Russell had 10 points and eight boards.  Seattle was outscored 25-11 in the final period.  Chelsea Gray had 21 points and eight assists and Candace Parker added 11 points, 10 rebounds and six assists for Derek Fisher's LA squad.  The Storm played the entire season without Miss MVP of Everything Brianna Stewart and veteran point guard Sue Bird.  Both are expected back next season.



On the high school volleyball court tonight, Bend hosts West Salem,  Summit entertains McNary, Sisters plays at Cascade, Madras visits Woodburn, Culver is at Kennedy, Trinity Lutheran welcomes Central Christian, and North Lake entertains Gilchrist.



(Portland, OR)  --  It won't be long before basketball season takes over Portland again.  The Trail Blazers will be holding their annual fan fest on October 6th at the Veterans Memorial Coliseum.  They open the preseason two days later at home against the Denver Nuggets.



(Portland, OR)  --  The Timbers are back in action Sunday.  Portland will host D.C. United.  The Timbers are sixth in the west with 43 points.



(Undated)  --  In college football action, number-17 Oregon hosts Montana on Saturday.  The Ducks are 1-and-1.  Oregon State will host Cal Poly.  The Beavers are 0-and-2 on the season.  Portland State will visit Boise State Saturday.  The Vikings are 1-and-1.


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