Washington State Dismisses Special Teams Coach

Washington State coach Mike Leach has dismissed special teams coordinator Eric Russell after Saturday's 60-59 loss to California in which the Cougars gave up back-to-back kickoff returns for touchdowns. The Cougars also missed a potential game-winning 19-yard field goal in the closing seconds of the game. The previous week at Utah, the Cougars gave up another special teams touchdown on a punt return. Leach said during his press conference Monday that Russell's duties will be divided up among the other assistants. Russell came to Washington State from Tennessee in 2012. PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) – October 7, 2014

High School Football Results Oct 3

football highschoolWilson 35, Shelton 20. The Shelton Highclimbers played their best half of football in two seasons since Ralph Kinne and David Ajamu graduated in 2011. Jake Henry ran for 101 yards in the first half including a two yard touchdown run on the first drive of the game to give the Highclimbers a 7-0 lead.

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Sounders tie for top MLS spot, beat Rapids 4-1

Obafemi Martins scored twice, Clint Dempsey and Marco Pappa added goals, and the Seattle Sounders cruised to a 4-1 victory over the Colorado Rapids on Sunday. The Sounders surpassed the club record for wins in a season set in 2010, and tied the LA Galaxy for the top spot in MLS for the third week in a row. The Rapids also set a club record, extending their winless streak to 11 games. Dempsey opened the scoring with a penalty kick in the 11th minute. Martins scored in the 28th and Pappa in the 33rd, extending Seattle's lead to 3-0. Deshorn Brown scored the Rapids' lone goal in the 43rd minute, and Martins added his second goal in the 70th to cap the scoring. Seattle hosts the Vancouver Whitecaps next week before finishing the regular season with a home-and-home series with the Galaxy to determine the Supporters' Shield winner. COMMERCE CITY, Colo. (AP) - October 6, 2014

California Beats WA State

cougsWSUJared Goff threw for 527 yards and five touchdowns as California held on to beat Washington State 60-59 on Saturday in a game in which WSU quarterback Connor Halliday broke the NCAA passing record. Washington State kicker Quentin Breshears attempted a 19-yard field goal with 19 seconds remaining and was wide right, preserving the win for California (4-1, 2-1 Pac-12), which is enjoying its best start since 2008.

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Mariners To Be Aggressive Adding Bats In Offseason

mariners logo5After narrowly missing the postseason, the Seattle Mariners say they will raise payroll in 2015 and aggressively pursue offense during the offseason. General manager Jack Zduriencik and manager Lloyd McClendon spoke Tuesday, two days after Seattle concluded an 87-75 season. The Mariners finished one game behind Oakland in the AL wild card standings.

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