(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.