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49ers 27, Seahawks 7 — Seattle's offense struggled to generate much, San Francisco dominated possession and the Seahawks never really were in the game to fall to 1-1 on the young season.

The lone Seattle score was an 86-yard return of a blocked field goal in the third quarter that made it 20-7 and briefly gave the Hawks some momentum.

The one time Seattle's offense threatened, a trick play backfired when running back Dee Jay Dallas' pass intended for DK Metcalf in the end zone was intercepted by Charvarious Ward. At the time, the score was 13-0. That play was one of three Seahawks turnovers in the first half.

San Francisco lost quarterback Trey Lance for the season when he broke his ankle on a running play on the Niners' second possession. Jimmy Garoppolo completed 13 of 21 for 154 yards and threw a TD pass on his first full possession of the game.

Geno Smith was 24 of 30 for 197 yards and an interception for the Hawks, who ran only 47 offensive plays to 70 for the 49ers. Seattle netted only 36 rushing yards on only 14 attempts.

The Seahawks return home to play 0-2 Atlanta, which has suffered narrow losses to the Saints and Rams, next Sunday.

Angels 5, Mariners 1 — Luis Rengifo homered twice for the second time in three days as Los Angeles beat Seattle for the third day in a row at Anaheim.

Now in the third AL wild-card slot behind Toronto and Tampa Bay, Seattle (80-64) has a four-game lead on Baltimore.

Julio Rodriguez (back tightness, precautionary) sat out a second game in a row for Seattle, who scored their only run on a two-out single by Adam Frazier in the second inning.

Marco Gonzales (10-14) pitched into the seventh but was hurt by three home runs, including one by Livan Soto in his first major league start.

College volleyball — No. 20-ranked Oregon (6-2) completed its non-conference schedule with a 3-1 win at Miami. Hannah Pukis had a big match with 46 assists, nine digs, six kills and four blocks and Mimi Colyer had a match-high 16 kills.

College women's soccer — Portland State lost 2-0 on the road to Cal State Northridge.


Angels 2, Mariners 1 Seattle (80-64) out hit the Los Angeles Angels (63-82) 5-4, but lost by one run Saturday. Shohei Ohtani was on the mound for the Angels and went seven innings, giving up only three hits with eight strikeouts and one walk. Ohtani also brought home one of the Angels' runs in the first on a double. The lone Mariners run came in the eighth, a Taylor Trammell solo home run.

Seattle falls into the third wild card spot alone, sitting half a game back of Tampa Bay (81-64) and two games back of Toronto (83-63) for the first spot. Baltimore (75-69) is five games back of the Mariners on the outside looking in.

College volleyball Oregon started the weekend at the Hurricane Invitational hosted by Miami with a sweep of South Carolina. Brooke Nuneviller had 19 kills and Hannah Pukis dished out 38 assists...Oregon State picked up a win on the final day of the Green Wave Invitational over host school Tulane 3-1. Nursena Ballioglu had a team-high 13 kills, Izzi Szulczewski was second with 12...Portland State finished the North Marriott Invitational hosted by Portland with a 3-1 win over Seattle. Sophia Meyers had 23 kills while Madison Friebel had 47 assists. The Pilots also took care of Seattle 3-1 behind 18 kills from Jayde Harris and 37 assists from Noelani Helm.

Lewis & Clark football Lewis & Clark is 2-0 after a 44-13 win at Whittier (California) that saw Dyontae Navarre run for 151 yards and three TDs on only 11 carries. the Pioneers play a non-conference home game at 4:30 p.m. Sept. 24 against Lewis-Clark Valley. Northwest Conference play starts Oct. 1.

Winterhawks 7, Americans 1 — Portland closed its preseason schedule with a third win in as many days, this one at Tri-City. Kyle Chyzowski had a goal and two assists for the Hawks, who open the Western Hockey League regular season Friday, Sept. 23 at Kamloops.


College women's soccer — Portland and Oregon played to a 1-1 draw at Merlo Field. Trinity Morales put the Ducks up 1-0 on a shot from outside the box in the sixth minute. Nedya Sawan tied it for unbeaten Portland (5-0-4) at the hour mark when she slotted home a loose ball from just to the left of the goal. The Pilots outshot the Ducks 13-9 (7-5 on goal). Portland took eight corner kicks, Oregon (2-2-4) earned three.

College men's soccer — At Denver, 13th-ranked Portland (3-0-3) and No. 9 Denver played to a scoreless draw. Pilots goalkeeper George Tasouris made five saves for his third shutout of the season. UP next plays on Monday, when No. 21 West Virginia comes to Merlo Field for a 7 p.m. match.

Angels 8, Mariners 7 — At Anaheim, Seattle's six-game road win streak ended. Carlos Santana homered twice for the Mariners, Ty France hit a two-run shot in the seventh inning and Julio Rodriguez led off the game with a home run.

But that wasn't enough offense as the Angels scored five runs over five innings off starter Robbie Ray, then added three runs in 2/3 of an inning off of Matt Festa.

Seattle (80-62) is in the second AL wild-card spot, a half game behind Toronto and one ahead of Tampa Bay.

Luis Rengifo homered once off Ray and once off Festa to account for three Los Angeles runs. Mike Trout's solo homer in the fifth made it 5-2 angels, and a three-run sixth proved decisive for the home team.

Blazers injury update — The Trail Blazers announced that Gary Payton II should be healthy at the start of the NBA regular season after undergoing surgery in July for a core muscle injury.

College volleyball — At New Orleans, LSU swept Oregon State.

Portland State men's basketball — Quinton Upshur has been promoted to a full-time assistant coach by Jase Coburn. Upshur was the program's academic advisor and director of player development last year.

Oregon State softball — Eric Leyba has been promoted to associate head coach by head coach Berg. Entering his fifth season with the program, Leyba has primarily worked with hitters and infielders.


College volleyball — Noelani Helm had 10 kills, 11 digs and 18 assists as the Portland Pilots beat visiting Portland State 3-1 for cross-city bragging rights.

PSU (4-6) won the first set 25-20, but the Pilots (6-4) won the next two back-and-forth sets by a couple points, then dominated the fourth set 25-16 to close out the match.

Serving was key for the Pilots, who had 13 aces, including seven in the second set to grab momentum. Grace Zilbert delivered five of the aces.

Jayde Harris led Portland, which has surpassed last season's win total, with 16 kills.

For Portland State, Sophia Meyers had 15 kills and 13 digs, with six of her digs helping the Vikings win the first set. Ellie Snook had 18 digs and is now up to second in program history in career digs.

Winterhawks 4, Chiefs 3 — Portland picked up its first Western Hockey league preseason win on Thursday, beating Spokane in a shootout at Eastern Washington University. The Winterhawks had more experienced players in the lineup than was the case last weekend. Luca Cagnoni scored the winning shootout goal and had two assists. Robbie Fromm-Delorme scored twice and Jack O'Brien tallied on the power play.


NASCAR — The next NASCAR Xfinity Series event at Portland International Raceway, the Pacific Office Automation 147, will be June 2-3, 2023.

The stock car racing series made its debut at PIR this year. It was the first NASCAR event in the Pacific Northwest since 2000.

A.J Allmendinger won the race at PIR.

Mariners 6, San Diego 1 — After being shut down by Yu Darvish on Tuesday, Seattle (80-62) rebounded to beat the visiting Padres (78-65).

Julio Rodriguez and Eugenio Suarez (two-run shot) hit first-inning homers off Mike Clevinger, and Carlos Santana hit a three-run homer off Clevinger in the fifth inning.

Luis Castillo gave up four hits and no runs while striking out nine and walking one in six innings.

The Mariners, who are solidly in the American League wild-card picture, head out on their final regular-season road trip: Angels (Sept. 16-18), A's (Sept. 20-22) and Royals (Sept. 23-25).


Padres 2, Mariners 0 Seattle (79-62) could only muster up three hits against Yu Darvish and San Diego (78-64) at home Tuesday. A Wil Myers double and a Juan Soto RBI ground out brought home the two runs for the Padres, one off of Mariners starter Logan Gilbert in the fourth and the other Paul Sewald in the eighth.

Seattle is now tied with Tampa Bay (79-62) for the second wild card spot and a game back of Toronto (80-62) for the top wild card spot. Baltimore (74-67) is the closest on the outside, sitting five games back.

PSU basketball Portland State men's basketball has added a late grant-in-aid signee in Isaiah Johnson, who transfers from Oregon State. Johnson is a 6-foot-6 forward who has played in 32 games for the Beavers during his two seasons in Corvallis.


Seahawks 17, Broncos 16 — Seattle's defense was dominant in the red zone against former Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson and the Seahawks opened the season with an emotional win at raucous Lumen Field.

Broncos kicker Brandon McManus was just wide on a 64-yard field goal attempt with 15 seconds left as Wilson couldn't (or wasn't allowed to?) produce a dramatic last-minute victory in his Denver debut.

New Seattle quarterback Geno Smith played as flawless first half, completing 17 of 18 passes including touchdowns to tight ends Will Dissly (37 yards) and Colby Parkinson (25 yards) as the Seahawks led 17-13 at halftime. Smith finished the night 23 for 28 for 195 yards.

Seattle had only three possessions in the second half and only 47 net yards before two kneel-down plays with the win secure.

But the Seahawks' defense forced fumbles on two Denver plays from the 1-yard line to snuff third-quarter Broncos drives, then denied Wilson — who was booed constantly — a chance to pull off a winning march at the end of the game.

The Hawks defense was aided by the Seattle crowd which made it hard for Wilson to communicate, change plays or even get plays off in a comfortable rhythm.

Wilson finished 29 for 42 for 340 yards as the Broncos out-gained the Seahawks 433-253.

But Wilson netted only two rushing yards and leaves Seattle a loser in his Denver debut. The decision at the end of the game to attempt a 64-yard field goal instead of going for it on fourth-and 5 from the Seattle 45 is sure to be questioned in Denver. The Broncos had all three timeouts, but took the ball out of Wilson's hands.

The Seahawks, the only NFC West team to win its opener, visit San Francisco on Sunday, Sept. 18.

Pro baseball — The Mariners play San Diego on Tuesday-Wednesday, Sept. 13-14, and then take their playoff push to their final road swing through Sept. 25, facing three clubs outside the playoff chase in the Angels (Sept. 16-18), A's (Sept. 20-22) and Royals (Sept. 23-25).

Then, it's three home series, through Oct. 5, to conclude the regular season.

Winterhawks — Portland plays its final three preseason games, facing Spokane on Thursday, Sept. 15 at Eastern Washington University in Cheney and on Friday, Sept. 16 against Spokane in Kennewick, Washington and on Saturday, Sept. 17 at Tri-City.

The regular-season opener is Sept. 23 at Kelowna.

College soccer — The University of Portland soccer teams have started the season well.

West Linn's Jacob Babalai scored his second goal of the season and added an assist Sept. 10 as the Portland men scored a big 2-0 home win over 15th-ranked UCLA, improving to three wins and two draws in 2022. The Pilot men travel to Denver on Friday, Sept. 16 before starting a four-game home stretch on Monday, Sept. 19 against West Virginia.

The Portland women take an unbeaten record into a Friday, Sept. 16 home game against Oregon at 7 p.m.

The Oregon State men host Seattle U at 6 p.m. Sept. 15 and visit Denver on Sept. 20 ahead of a Sept. 29 Pac-12 opener at UCLA.

College volleyball — The cross-city rivalry takes place Thursday, Sept. 15 when Portland State visits the University of Portland. It's part of the Portland North Mariott Invitational which runs through Sept. 17 at Chiles Center and also includes Seattle U. … Before Oregon visits Oregon State on Sept. 21 to open Pac-12 competition, the Ducks travel to Miami to take on South Carolina and the host Miami on Sept. 17-18. The Beavers are in New Orleans Sept. 16-17 top face LSU and Tulane.

Bill Tuiloma — Portland Timbers defender Bill Tuiloma was called up by the New Zealand Men's National Team to play two international friendly matches. Tuiloma is set to join New Zealand on Sept. 19. Tuiloma and New Zealand will face Australia twice during the FIFA window. The first match will take place on Thursday, Sept. 22 at 3 a.m. PT at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane, Australia. Three days later, the All Whites will travel home to host the Socceroos on Saturday, Sept. 24 at 8 p.m. PT at Eden Park in Auckland, New Zealand. Tuiloma, 27, has made 34 appearances for New Zealand, scoring four goals in the past two years (2021-2022). The Kiwi defender has been a part of New Zealand's U-17, U-20 and U-23 teams before making his senior debut on Oct. 15, 2013, at the age of 18.

Ivacic honored — Portland Timbers goalkeeper Aljaz Ivacic was named to the MLS Team of the Week for week 30. The goalkeeper recorded his sixth shutout of the 2022 campaign on Saturday night to help Portland to a 1-0 victory against Minnesota United FC on Sept. 10.

Kitan Oladapo — Oregon State defensive back Kitan Oladapo has been named the Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Week.

Oladapo posted a career-high 15 tackles, including a sack and 1.5 tackles for loss, as the Beavers came-from-behind in the fourth quarter Saturday for a 35-32 win over Fresno State.

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