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Seahawks To Host Bears Tonight


(Seattle, WA)  --  The Seattle Seahawks will play their third game of the preseason tonight when they host the Chicago Bears.  Starters are expected to see more playing time as the regular season draws closer.  Head coach Pete Carroll says Marshawn Lynch will likely get more carries tonight after being on the field for only two plays last week.  Kickoff at CenturyLink Field is set for seven p.m.
 

Sounders, Earthquakes Battle To 1-1 Tie


(Seattle, WA)  --  The Seattle Sounders are turning their attention to their Sunday match with the Portland Timbers, after fighting to a 1-1 draw with the San Jose Earthquakes.  Chad Barrett scored in the 43rd minute with an assist from Obafemi Martins.  The Earthquakes tallied the equalizer in the 65th minute, and the score remained that way to the end.  The Sounders and Timbers will play a Cascadia Cup match at 2:00 p.m. Sunday at Providence Park in Portland.

Phillies Trip Mariners, 4-3


(Philadelphia, PA)  --  The Seattle Mariners are now a game back of Detroit in the race for the second AL Wild Card berth, after dropping a 4-3 decision to Philadelphia.  Starting pitcher James Paxton got roughed up for four runs on seven hits over four innings.  Kendrys Morales had a solo home run in the second inning.  The Mariners have the day off, and will play a three-game series at Boston starting tomorrow.

Blazers Bid To Host NBA All-Star Game


(Portland, OR)  --  The Portland Trail Blazers are hoping to host an NBA All-Star Game for the first time in franchise history.  The team has submitted a bid to host either the 2017 or the 2018 contest at the Moda Center.  Blazers president Chris McGowan says hosting the All-Star Game would be "the biggest event, from a sports perspective, hosted in Oregon's history."  McGowan says he hasn't been told when the NBA will make a decision.

Seahawks To Play First Home Preseason Game Tonight


(Seattle, WA)  --  The Seattle Seahawks will play their first home preseason game of the year tonight, when they host the San Diego Chargers. Seattle is hoping to get into the win column after dropping a 21-16 decision to Denver in their first exhibition game last week.  Seahawks coaches say they hope to see better performances tonight from the offensive line and the second-team defense.  Kickoff at CenturyLink Field is set for seven o'clock.

Seahawks: Allegations Against Lynch 'Bogus'


(Renton, WA)  --  The Seattle Seahawks are defending their star running back, saying allegations against Marshawn Lynch are "bogus."  Lynch is under investigation by the Bellevue Police Department after a woman accused him Sunday of being involved in an incident at a Bellevue apartment complex.  Lynch is accused of committing assault and causing property damage.  The Seahawks say while they respect the investigative process, they feel that after speaking with Lynch, they're convinced the allegations against him are "bogus."  There have been no arrests in the case.

Surging Mariners Top Toronto, 6-3


(Seattle, WA)  --  The winning streak for Seattle is three games after the Mariners defeated Toronto, 6-3, assuring themselves of a series win.  Kyle Seager and Kendrys Morales each had a solo homer to help put the Mariners in a tie with Detroit for the final AL playoff berth.  Chris Young earned his eleventh win of the season, giving up only one run on two hits over six innings.  The final game of the three-game series between the Mariners and Blue Jays will be played tonight.

Mariners Take Three Of Four From Chisox


(Seattle, WA)  --  The Seattle Mariners will start a three-game series with Toronto tonight after taking three of four from the Chicago White Sox.  Austin Jackson, who was recently acquired from Detroit, batted in four runs for Seattle to help the M's earn a 4-2 win yesterday over the Sox.  It was the Mariners' eighth win in their last 12 games.  Seattle and Toronto will get started at Safeco Field tonight at 7:10.

Bend North Little Leaguers advance


The Bend North 12 year old Little League All-Star team will play for the Northwest Regional Championship after defeating Alaska yesterday in the Semis on national TV, 7-6.
With the win, North meets Lynwood, Washington tomorrow at 1pm on ESPN-TV with the winner advancing to Williamsport, Pennsylvania, the site of the THE Little League World Series.
The Washington All-Stars beat Bend one week ago, 10-2, in the opening game of pool play.
Bend North becomes the 2nd central Oregon Little League team to play for a Regional Title since Bend South came one game short in 2011.
Jay Reese will have a complete recap and review with interviews Monday at 6pm on the summer journey Bend North has had since winning the Distrcit-5 Championship on July 4th, and the State Title 2 weeks ago.

Bend Elks


The Bend Elks defeated the Corvallis Knights 6-3 last night at Goss Stadium in Corvallis in West Coast Collegiate League baseball action.
The Elks take 2 of the three games from South Division leading Knights.
The Knights got on the board first with 2 runs in the 4th, but the Elks fought back and scored 4 in the top of the 5th taking the lead and never looking back.
Bend starting pitcher, and Summit High grad Kevin Hamman threw 4 and 2/3rd's strong innings giving up one earned run while striking out 4.
Bend returns home for a final 3-game series starting tonight at 6;35 at Vince Genna Stadium against the Klamath Falls Game.
The Elks maintain a 1 game led over Wenatchee for the wildcard playoff spot with the Playoffs beginning Tuesday.
 

MLS All-Stars Defeat Bayern Munich, 2-1


(Portland, OR)  --  The Portland Timbers' Diego Valeri is credited with the assist that led to the game-winning goal in the MLS All-Star Game.  The All-Stars defeated Bayern Munich last night, 2-1, after Landon Donovan scored off Valeri's assist in the 70th minute.  After Bayern Munich scored in the eighth minute, Bradley Wright-Phillips tied the match in the 51st minute of an assist by Erick Torres and Bobby Boswell.  The contest was played before nearly 22-thousand fans at Portland's Providence Park.

Seahawks Open 2014 Preseason In Denver Tonight


(Denver, CO)  --  It won't exactly be a rematch of Super Bowl 48, but the Seahawks and Broncos will see their first preseason action tonight in Denver.  Seattle head coach Pete Carroll says his younger players will be used a lot in tonight's game.  Veteran running back Marshawn Lynch may not see many snaps, as he entered training camp a week late.  Kickoff at Sports Authority Field in Denver is set for 6 p.m.

Bend North Little Leaguers advance


Bend North defeated Montana 5-0 Tuesday afternoon in the final game of pool play at Little League Western Regional Tournament in San Bernardino, California.

Bend North, now 3 and 1,  will play in the semi-finals Thursday at 2:00 p.m. Jay Reese, with KBND Sports says they will most likely face Alaska who Bend beat Monday 10-2 in round robin play.

Bend North Little League semi play will be televised on ESPN-2 tomorrow afternoon at 2.
 

Mariners Top Braves, 4-2


(Seattle, WA)  --  The Seattle Mariners are looking to sweep their two-game series with Atlanta today after defeating the Braves, 4-2.  Felix Hernandez picked up his 12th victory of the season last night, allowing one run on four hits and striking out eight over eight innings.  All the Mariners' runs were scored in the fourth inning, giving Hernandez all the cushion he needed.  The two teams will play again at Safeco Field this afternoon at 12:40.

Carroll: Lynch Lagging In Football Conditioning


(Renton, WA)  --  Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll says he and his staff are being patient with star running back Marshawn Lynch, who missed the first week of training camp.  Carroll says Beast Mode is lagging behind his teammates when it comes to the conditioning necessary to be competitive on a football field.  Lynch saw little activity during minicamp and skipped off-season Organized Team Activities, and Carroll says all that plus the training camp holdout have put Lynch in a position of having to catch up.  The defending Super Bowl champs are preparing for their first preseason game, which takes place Thursday in Denver. 

Lynch Ends Holdout


(Renton, WA)  --  Beast Mode is back.  Running back Marshawn Lynch has joined the Seahawks in training camp after a week-long holdout.  The "Seattle Times" reports the team has agreed to guarantee one-point-five-million dollars to Lynch for this season, money that was previously reserved for bonuses or incentives.  The Seahawks may also refrain from making Lynch pay the nearly half-million dollars in fines he accrued during the holdout.

Mariners Clinch Series Win Over Cleveland


(Cleveland, OH)  --  The Seattle Mariners will continue their road trip this afternoon in Baltimore, after earning a 6-5 win over the Cleveland Indians.  Mike Zunino's two-run blast in the eighth inning of yesterday's game assured the M's of a series win.  Dustin Ackley had a two-run homer of his own in the third.  The Mariners and Orioles will get started this afternoon at 4:05.

Mariners Offense Fails To Support King Felix Performance


(Cleveland, OH)  --  The Seattle Mariners will try to win their series against Cleveland today after dropping Game Two, 2-0.  Felix Hernandez pitched seven solid innings and tied Tom Seaver's MLB record for most consecutive starts of at least seven innings while allowing two or fewer runs.  But Seattle was held scoreless and managed only three hits.  The Mariners and Indians will wrap up their series this afternoon in Cleveland.
 

Report: Seahawks Sign Ex-Giants CB Terrell Thomas


(Renton, WA)  --  The Seattle Seahawks are reported to have signed free-agent cornerback Terrell Thomas.  ESPN quotes an anonymous source as saying the Hawks have agreed to terms with Thomas, who spent the past six seasons with the New York Giants.  His career has been marred by injuries, forcing him to sit out the 2011 and 2012 regular seasons with knee problems.  Thomas came back last year to record 67 tackles, one interception, one sack, and eight passes defended. 

Mariners Lose To Baltimore In Ten, 3-2


(Seattle, WA)  --  The Seattle Mariners have today off before beginning a three-game series in Cleveland.  The Mariners suffered their seventh loss in their last ten games by falling in ten innings to the Baltimore Orioles, 3-2.  Starter Roenis Elias pitched five solid innings for the Mariners, but the Orioles pushed across the winning run in the top of the tenth.  Mike Zunino and Chris Taylor each had an RBI for Seattle.

Timbers Top Montreal, 3-2


(Montreal, QC)  --  The Portland Timbers are on a two-game winning streak, following their 3-2 victory in Montreal over the Impact.  Maxi Urriuti, Will Johnson, and Diego Valeri all scored for the Timbers.  Valeri scored in the 82nd minute to break a two-all tie.  Portland will play the Galaxy in Los Angeles this Saturday.

Bend North Little Leagues


Both Bend North Little League All-Star baseball teams will play for state championships.

Yesterday the North 10-and-under team blanked Clackamas, 12-to-nothing, and will play for the title Saturday at 10am at Skyview middle school in Bend.

The North 12-year old all-star team plays tomorrow night in Portland for the state banner.
 

Summit golfer- U.S. Women's jr. Amateur


3-time state golf champion Madison Odiorne of Summit high school was knocked out of the opening day of match play of the U.S. Women's junior championship yesterday.

In Flagstaff, arizona, Odiorne shot just 3-over par for 55-holes of championship play, but succumbed on the 19th hole playoff losing to Monica Dibildox of Mexico.

Odiorne, just 17 years of age, was the youngest golfer in the tourney which was won by 19-year LPGA star Lexi Thompson two years ago.
 

Ramirez Gets 10 Ks, But Mets Win


(Seattle, WA)  --  The Mariners will wrap up their three-game series with the Mets this afternoon after losing to New York, 3-1.  Seattle starter Erasmo Ramirez pitched seven solid innings in last night's game, allowing two runs on five hits and striking out ten.  Dustin Ackley had an RBI double in the fifth inning for Seattle's only run.  The rubber match in the series will start at 12:40 this afternoon at Safeco Field.

Seahawks' 2014 Schedule Rated One Of NFL's Toughest


(Renton, WA)  --  The Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks will have one of the NFL's toughest schedules in 2014.  The formula used to determine strength of schedule includes the win-loss records of opponents in 2013.  The Seahawks' 2014 opponents had a combined winning percentage last season of .561, which is sixth-highest.  Seattle will open the regular season on September 4th at home against Green Bay.

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