The Mariners lost to Atlanta 5-3 yesterday as the Braves completed a three game sweep. The M’s take today off before the San Diego Padres come in for a three game set Friday night…..The Cowlitz Black Bears were rained out against the Bend Elks last night. The Bears take a seven game winning streak to Walla Walla tonight for a three game series against the Sweets. The Bears host the Portland Stars Sunday evening…..The Pacific Tech Legion team is in Twin Falls Idaho for the Cowboy Classic starting today…..The 9th Independence Day Invitational features Junior Legion, Senior Babe Ruth and Babe Ruth teams starting today and through the weekend…..The Blazers offered Greg Oden a $8.8 million qualifying offer. Portland can match any offer Oden receives.