The Mariner bullpen struggled last night as the Angels came from behind twice to beat Seattle 7-6. The Halos snapped an 11-game losing streak. The teams play again tonight, KLOG 6:00 pm…..The Corvallis Knights won the West Coast League championship with a 6-4 win over Bellingham last night. The Cowlitz Black Bears have hired head coach Grady Tweit to an additional full time role as Director of Baseball Operations. Tweit leaves as head coach for Skagit Valley…..Today is the first day of high school football practice in the state of Washington. Local teams will be dealing with excessive heat this week…..The LCC women’s soccer team is playing three mini games at the Clark College Jamboree in Vancouver today. The Devils play at 10 am, 11 am and 2 pm.
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Nelson Cruz hit his 30th homer and Felix Hernandez got the victory as the Mariners beat the Angels 3-2 last night. Seattle has won nine of 10 while the Halos have lost 11 straight. They play again tonight in Anaheim, KLOG 6:00 pm…..Bellingham has forced a final deciding game in the WCL championship series with a 5-2 win at Corvallis last night. The winner-take-all game is tonight at 6:40 pm, also in Corvallis…..The Seahawks have brought back defensive tackle Tony McDaniel, who was a starter on the Hawks recent Super Bowl teams. He was released last summer and played for Tampa Bay……Former Seahawks great Kenny Easley was selected as a finalist for the 2017 Hall of Fame by the Seniors Committee. 18 finalists are vying for selection which will be announced in February.
The Mariners have won 8 out of 9 games after an 8-4 victory over the Oakland A’s on Sunday. Kyle Seager had two doubles and four RBI’s to lead the way. The M’s are within 5 1/2 games of AL-West leading Texas as they begin a series against the Angels tonight in Anaheim, KLOG 6:00 pm…..Nicolas Lodiero scored a goal and added an assist as the Seattle Sounders defeated Real Salt Lake 2-1 yesterday. Saturday, the Timbers lost 2-0 at DC United…..Also Saturday, Trevoyne Boykin engineered a last minute drive to get the Seahawks a 17-16 NFL Pre-Season win at Kansas City. Boykin hit Tanner McEvoy with a 37-yard TD pass with no time left then handed the ball to Troymaine Pope for the winning two-point conversion. The Hawks host the Vikings Thursday night.
The Mariners take a six game win streak to Oakland tonight, KLOG 6:00 pm. The M’s are one game behind Boston for the final AL Wild Card spot going into action tonight. Ariel Miranda gets the start for Seattle tonight…..The Seahawks open the NFL Pre-Season with a game at the Kansas City Chiefs tomorrow afternoon. Kick off is 1:30 pm…..The Washington Huskies will open practice to the public on Saturday as they continue to get ready for the season. Sports Illustrated ranked the Huskies #7 in it’s College Football edition this week…..The NBA unveiled the regular season schedule yesterday and the Trail Blazers will open at home October 25 against the Jazz. The first of four meetings with Golden State is November 1 at Moda Center.
Nelson Cruz hit an 8th inning homer to give the Mariners a 3-1 victory over Detroit last night. Felix Hernandez and Justin Verlander dueled through seven innings, each with a no decision. The M’s complete the sweep and have won six straight games. They are off today…..Corvallis eliminated Yakima Valley and Bellingham ousted Victoria in the WCL playoffs last night. The Bells and Knights meet for the championship…..Six NFL Pre-Season games scheduled for tonight but the Seahawks don’t play until Saturday against the Kansas City Chiefs. The Hawks welcomed TE Jimmy Graham back to practice yesterday after his serious knee injury last season…..Close to 12,000 people will be at Key Arena in Seattle this weekend for the Dota 2 international video game tournament.
The Mariners outlasted the Tigers 6-5 in 15 innings last night. Kyle Seager’s three-run homer in the 8th tied it and his RBI single in the 15th also tied it. Mike Zunino’s sacrifice fly drove in the game winner. Seattle has won five straight games and they look for the sweep tonight, KLOG 6:00 pm. It’s a marquee pitching matchup that features Felix Hernandez against Justin Verlander…..Thomas Rawls made his return to Seahawks practice yesterday as he comes back from last season’s broken ankle. The Hawks will take it slow with Rawls and he is not expected to play in the Hawks first pre-season game Saturday against Kansas City. TE Jimmy Graham is reportedly close to making his return to active practice at training camp…..The UW Huskies will open today’s football practice to the public.
Hisashi Iwakuma had another great outing last night as the Mariners blanked the Tigers 3-0. Iwakuma went seven shutout innings and won his 8th straight start at Safeco Field, a team record. Seattle is now 2 1/2 games behind the Tigers and Red Sox for the last Wildcard spot. The Tigers and M’s play again tonight, KLOG 6:00 pm…..Former Mariners pitcher Rob Ramsay passed away yesterday after a battle with cancer. He played his college ball at WSU. Another former Cougar also passed away yesterday after battling cancer as George Yarno died. Yarno was a longtime player and coach in the NFL…..Football practice sessions for the UW Huskies and WSU Cougars continue this week. The Huskies will open Wednesday’s practice to the public.
The Mariners completed a three game sweep of the Angels with a 3-1 victory yesterday. James Paxton dominated until he was struck in the elbow by a line drive in the 9th inning. Seattle hosts the Detroit Tigers tonight, KLOG 6:00 pm…..The Cowlitz Black Bears closed the season with a 3-1 victory over Corvallis. The Bears went 23-31 in the WCL season this summer…..Portland beat Sporting Kansas City 3-0 in MLS action yesterday. Clint Dempsey scored three goals in the Sounders 3-1 win over Orlando City…..Four Timber Baron girls teams won titles at the Cowlitz Kickoff Classic soccer tourney over the weekend. One Timber Baron boys team also won…..The Seattle Seahawks signed former New Orleans Saints all-pro guard Jahri Evans.
The 15th Cowlitz Kickoff Classic youth soccer tournament gets underway this afternoon with 46 teams and close to 800 players in town. Action goes through Sunday at 7th Avenue Park…..The Red Sox outlasted the Mariners 3-2 in 11 innings last night as the teams split the four game set. The Angels are in for three starting tonight, KLOG 6:00 pm. Ken Griffey Junior will have his Mariners number retired tomorrow night…..Corvallis visits Cowlitz in the WCL regular season finales this weekend. Games at Story Field tonight and Saturday at 6:35 pm and 7:05 on Sunday…..The Huskies are ranked #18 in the USA Today Football Coaches Pre-Season Poll, the Dawgs highest pre-season ranking since 2003. The Oregon Ducks are ranked #22.
Nelson Cruz, Mike Zunino and Adam Lind all hit solo homers in the Mariners 3-1 win over the Boston Red Sox last night. Hisashi Iwakuma got the win and Edwin Diaz collected his second save. The M’s and Sox close out the four game set tonight, KLOG 6:00 pm…..The Cowlitz Black Bears beat Yakima Valley for the first time ever last night. The Bears scored four runs in the 8th inning to pull out a 6-3 win, snapping a seven game losing streak. Weston Hatten had three hits to lead the way. The Bears are off today before hosting Corvallis in the final three games of the season this weekend…..Seahawk Brandon Browner will not be charged after an allegation that he punched his girlfriend’s father during an altercation in Southern California.