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(Cincinnati, OH) -- The Dodgers are heading out of town as they start a series with the Red this afternoon in Cincinnati. Los Angeles has won six straight and cut the Giants' lead in the NL West to one game. They send Walker Buehler to the mound for the opener. The All-Star sports a 14-and-3 record with a 2.32 E-R-A this year. Opposite him is Luis Castillo for Cincinnati. The righty is 7-and-15 with a 4.24 earned run average.



(Chicago, IL) -- Alex Cobb and Jack Mayfield came to play in the Angels 9-3 win over the White Sox in Chicago. Cobb recorded five strikeouts over five scoreless innings to pick up the win for the Angels, who have split their last four games. Mayfield drove in four runs, and Luis Rengifo and Jose Rojas each hit two-run homers. Los Angeles starts a home series with the A's tonight.



(San Francisco, CA) -- Fernando Tatis Jr. launched his 39th homer as the Padres beat the Giants 7-4 in San Francisco. The shortstop hit a solo bomb for San Diego, which split the series with the victory. Evan Longoria homered for San Francisco, which has lost back-to-back. Kevin Gausman suffered his sixth loss, allowing four runs over five innings.



(Henderson, NV) -- The Raiders are losing their backup quarterback for the next couple weeks. The NFL Network reports Marcus Mariota will miss at least a few weeks after aggravating his quadriceps during a run in Week One. Mariota picked up 31 yards on the ground, but now leaves Las Vegas without its backup QB. The Raiders will turn to Nathan Peterman as the backup to Derek Carr moving forward.



Week Three of college football is here as the action kicks off this weekend. Number-4 Oregon hosts Stony Brook Saturday at 4:30 on KBND. 13th-ranked UCLA welcomes Fresno State to the Rose Bowl on Saturday night. USC hits the road as it ventures up North to Pullman to face off with Washington State. The Trojans were upset last week against Stanford, leading to the dismissal of head coach Clay Helton. Cal plays host to Sacramento State as it still seeks its first win of the season. Stanford rounds out the action as the Cardinal visits Vanderbilt in Nashville.



(Los Angeles, CA) -- Max Muncy homered to help Julio Urias win his 18th game of the season as the Dodgers beat the Diamondbacks 5-3 in Los Angeles. Urias moved to 18-and-3 on the year, while Kenley Jansen closed it out for his 33rd save. Gavin Lux drove in a pair of runs for the Dodgers, who swept the three-game series and have won six straight overall. LA is now just a game-and-a-half behind the Giants for the NL West lead. They start a road series with the Reds tomorrow.



(Chicago, IL) -- The Angels hung on for a 3-2 win over the White Sox in Chicago. Brandon Marsh broke a late tie in the eighth inning after he launched his second home run of the season. Mike Mayers was credited with the win and Raisel Iglesias earned his 32nd save of the year. The Angels bullpen combined for eight strikeouts over the final three innings. They wrap up the series today.



(Portland, OR)  --  The Timbers avoided a loss thanks to an extra time goal from Sebastián Blanco.  Portland drew the Colorado Rapids 2-2 in Providence Park.  Blanco found the back of the net down 2-1 in extra time, and Felipe Mora put the Timbers on the board in the 67th minute.  Portland is now fifth in the MLS Western Conference with 34 points.
 



(Los Angeles, CA)  --  Max Muncy homered to help Julio Urias win his 18th game of the season as the Dodgers beat the Diamondbacks 5-3 in Los Angeles.  Urias moved to 18-and-3 on the year, while Kenley Jansen closed it out for his 33rd save.  Gavin Lux drove in a pair of runs for the Dodgers, who swept the three-game series and have won six straight overall.  LA is now just a game-and-a-half behind the Giants for the NL West lead.  They start a road series with the Reds tomorrow.



(Seattle, WA)  --  The Mariners and Red Sox were tied at 3-3 at the end of the ninth, and then Seattle allowed six runs in the 10th to lose 9-4 to the Red Sox at T-Mobile Park.  Marco Gonzales had seven strikeouts and allowed three runs in six innings, before the bullpen eventually faltered in the 10th.  Tom Murphy hit an RBI single and Kyle Seager hit a two-RBI double.  Seattle is off today before a three-game road series against the Kansas City Royals.



(San Francisco, CA)  --  The Giants keep on rolling.  Buster Posey homered as the Giants hammered the Padres 6-1 in San Francisco.  Brandon Belt, Tommy La Stella, and Darin Ruf also drove in runs for San Francisco.  Anthony DeSclafani allowed just one run over six-and-two-thirds innings to earn the win for the Giants, who have won nine straight.  They continue the series tonight.



(Portland, OR)  --  Portland State head coach Bruce Barnum is feeling generous.  In an interview on 750 The Game, Barnum said he will buy beer for all who attend Portland State's home opener on Saturday.  The Vikings host Western Oregon on Saturday at 2 PM in Hillsboro Stadium.



(Chicago, IL)  --  Jared Walsh hit his 27th homer of the year as the Angels fell 9-3 to the White Sox in Chicago.  The first baseman hit a two-run shot in the fourth, while Phil Gosselin mashed a solo shot in the first.  Packy Naughton took his second loss, surrendering four runs in two-and-two-thirds innings.  Los Angeles has lost four of its last five and continues the series today.  



(Los Angeles, CA)  --  USC could be eyeing a Kansas City Chiefs' coach for its coaching vacancy.  ESPN reports Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy has emerged as a candidate to become the Trojans next head coach.  Bieniemy, who is from Southern California, has said in the past that USC is one of few college jobs that would interest him.  The Trojans fired longtime head coach Clay Helton on Monday and are conducting a national search for his replacement over the next several months. 



(White Sulphur Springs, WV)  --  The San Francisco 49ers are losing their starting running back for the season.  Raheem Mostert announced on his social media Tuesday that he will undergo season-ending knee surgery and miss the 2021 season.  San Francisco originally estimated the running back would miss eight weeks with "chipped cartilage" after Mostert got injured in the first quarter of the team's season opener.  Mostert missed eight games last season with knee and ankle injuries and is in the final season of his three-year contract.  



(Los Angeles, CA)  --  The Dodgers are booking their ticket into the postseason.  Tony Gonsolin threw five shutout innings as Los Angeles beat the Diamondbacks 8-4 in Los Angeles.  The right-hander allowed only two hits and struck out six to earn his third win of the year.  Max Muncy, Trea Turner and Will Smith all homered for the Dodgers, who have won five straight and became the second team to clinch a playoff spot.  Ketel Marte racked up three hits and three RBI for Arizona, which has lost eight of its last 10.  Luke Weaver was dealt his fifth loss, allowing four runs over four frames. 



(Eugene, OR)  --  Oregon will be without one of its best offensive players for the rest of the season.  Former Summit Storm player and current Ducks tight end Cam McCormick suffered a season-ending right leg injury in Oregon's 35-28 win over Ohio State.  The Bend native caught one pass for 16 yards against the Buckeyes. 



We kick things off with prep football where tonight Mountain View hosts Roseburg in a 7pm kickoff.

Ridgeview hosts Crescent Valley, and Redmond takes on Corvallis.

Crook County is on the road at Cottage Grove. La pine ventures to Vale, and Culver hosts Stanfield.

Tomorrow afternoon at 2, North Lake welcomes Gilchrist, and at 4, Bend entertains South Medford while Summit hosts McKay at 530.



On the college grid iron, tomorrow morning at 9am here on KBND, the Oregon Ducks will try to capture their first win ever against 3rd ranked Ohio State.

The Buckeyes are 9-and-0 against the Ducks, all time, with the latest win coming in the college football playoff championship game in 2015 in Dallas with Ohio State claiming a 42-20 win over Oregon.

The two teams were to play last fall in Eugene, but because of COVID-19 that game was cancelled. Tomorrow, the 12th ranked Ducks and Buckeyes meet in Columbus where Oregon last played in 1987.

Elsewhere among PAC-12 teams, Oregon State hosts Hawaii in an 8pm kickoff tomorrow night televised on Fox Sports One.

Colorado greets #5 Texas A&M, Cal plays at TCU, Washington state hosts Portland State, Washington is at Michigan, Arizona greets San Diego State, BYU hosts Utah, UNLV is at Arizona State, and the first league game of the season features #14 USC taking on Stanford.

Meantime, top-ranked Alabama hosts mercer and #2 Georgia welcomes Alabama Birmingham.

Tonight...Boise state hosts Texas El-Paso, and Utah State meets North Dakota. 

Linfield hosts Simon Fraser and Lewis & Clark travels to southern California to play Claremont.



(Undated)  --  You will soon be able to stream Mariners, Kraken and Trail Blazers games.  ROOT Sports and fuboTV announced a deal that allows subscribers to stream Mariners, Blazers and Kraken games carried by ROOT Sports.  Prior to this announcement, the only other way to watch ROOT Sports locally was through cable or DirecTV Stream.  



(Eugene, OR) -- Oregon Ducks fans are mourning the death of a longtime coaching legend at the University of Oregon -- Joe Schaffeld -- who passed away this week.  Schaffeld was 85 when he died Monday.  Schaffeld played for the Ducks when the team played in the Rose Bowl in 1958.  He started his coaching career with Oregon in 1974 and spent 24 seasons as an assistant coach.  Schaffeld helped lead the Ducks back to Pasadena in 1994.  The Oregon football program memorialized Schaffeld with an award that's handed out each year to the team's top defensive lineman.  There's a room at the team's football complex that's named after him as well.



(Oakland, CA)  --  Sean Manaea had White Sox batters dancing at the plate all day as the Athletics topped Chicago 3-1 in Oakland.  Manaea pitched seven innings and struck out nine while allowing just one run.  Matt Chapman and Tony Kemp drove in runs for Oakland, which took two-of-three in the series.  The A's stay home to start a series with the Rangers tonight. 



(St. Louis, MO)  --  Trea Turner was a lone bright spot as the Dodgers fell 2-1 to the Cardinals in St. Louis.  The shortstop recorded two hits and an RBI  for Los Angeles, which has split its last four.  The Dodgers were held to four hits and split the series after winning the first two games.  Tony Gonsolin tossed three innings in his return from the injured list and Phil Bickford suffered his second loss in relief.  The Dodgers return home to host the Padres tonight. 



(Houston, TX)  --  With the game tied at four apiece in the ninth, the Mariners scored four runs in the final inning to beat the Astros 8-5 in Houston.  Jose Marmolejos hit a two-run single and JP Crawford hit a two-run homer in the ninth for Seattle.  Abraham Toro and Jarred Kelenic each hit two-run doubles as well.  Tyler Anderson gave up four runs in four-and-two-thirds innings and Diego Castillo earned the win in relief after striking out the side in the eighth inning.  The Mariners are off today before hosting the Arizona Diamondbacks tomorrow night.



(San Pedro Sula, Honduras) -- The United States Men's National Soccer Team is celebrating their first victory in World Cup qualifiers.  Ricardo Pepi led the way for the U.S. with a goal and three assists to help lift his country to a 4-1 win.  The FC Dallas star became the second youngest player in the history of the men's national team to appear in a World Cup qualifier.  Honduras scored the first goal of the match in the 27th minute before the U.S. stormed back with four unanswered in the second half.  The men's national team is now tied with Panama and Canada for second place in the table with five points.  Mexico leads the way with seven points.


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