The Secret's Out About RB Royce Freeman

Freshman running back Royce Freeman made his anticipated debut for the No. 3 Oregon Ducks and showed a glimpse of the talent that was kept behind closed doors all summer. Poised and confident, the 6-foot, 229-pound back is so far handling all the expectations heaped on him as a five-star recruit. Freeman ran for 75 yards and two touchdowns on just 10 carries for the Ducks in Saturday's 62-13 victory over South Dakota. He also caught a pass for 11 yards. There was a lot of buzz about Freeman during camp but the praise came from coaches and teammates since the Ducks practice in private. Out of high school in Southern California, he had drawn early comparisons to former Oregon backs LeGarrette Blount and Jonathan Stewart. AP - September 3, 2014

Mariners Lose To Athletics 6-1

mariners 8The fired-up Oakland Athletics came out swinging, and Chris Young's day was short-lived. Newcomer Adam Dunn hit a two-run homer as Oakland jumped to a five-run lead in the first, and Young failed to make it out of the inning as Seattle lost 6-1 to the Athletics on Monday. "I wasn't sharp. My stuff wasn't good, it was flat," Young said. "They came out super-aggressive, you could see it.

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Mariners Over Nationals 5-3

mariners logo5Dustin Ackley homered and drove in four runs and the Seattle Mariners averted a three-game sweep, beating the Washington Nationals 5-3 Sunday. Bryce Harper homered twice for Washington and Nate Schierholz also connected. The NL East-leading Nationals homered 10 times in the series, one short of the Safeco Field record set by Cleveland in 2009.

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Seattle Hopes Offensive Roll Will Continue

Throughout the preseason, quarterback Russell Wilson and the starting offense of the Seattle Seahawks were never really stopped. Wilson was on the field for 13 possessions in the four preseason games and directed Seattle to nine touchdowns, two field goals and just one punt in those 13 opportunities. It's was an impressive rate of success, even for games that don't have much meaning or have opponents game planning to try and stop the Seahawks offense. How much that can carry into the regular season is one of the biggest questions for Seattle headed into Thursday night's season opener against Green Bay. Seattle returned to practice on Sunday to begin prepping for the Packers with wide receiver Percy Harvin on the field after missing the final preseason game at Oakland last week for personal reasons. RENTON, Wash. (AP) – September 1, 2014

FC Kansas City Wins NWSL Title Over Seattle, 2-1

Amy Rodriguez scored twice as FC Kansas City won the National Women's Soccer League title with a 2-1 win over Seattle Reign FC at Starfire Stadium on Sunday. It is the first title for Kansas City, which knocked off the league's defending champion, the Portland Thorns, in the semifinals. Megan Rapinoe capped a crazy sequence with a goal in the 87th minute for Seattle to make for a frantic final few minutes in which two attempts at an equalizer went just wide. Rodriguez got behind the defense in the 21st minute and beat Reign keeper Hope Solo with her left foot to open the scoring. Last season's scoring champion put Kansas City up 2-0 in the 56th minute, netting a cross from Lauren Holiday. TUKWILA, Wash. (AP) – Sept 1, 2014