Former Blazers Center Schlueter Dies

Dale Schlueter, a member of the Portland Trail Blazers for their inaugural 1970-71 season, died Thursday after battling cancer. He was 68. The Trail Blazers said Schlueter died at his Portland home. Schlueter was acquired by the Blazers in 1970 and averaged 8.2 points in the team's first season. The 6-foot-10 center had two stints in Portland, from 1970-72 and again for the 1977-78 season. A Washington native who played at Colorado State, Schlueter averaged 5.3 points and 5.2 rebounds in seven NBA seasons with San Francisco, Portland, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Buffalo and Phoenix. After retiring in 1978, Schlueter remained involved with the Blazers and served as a team ambassador at games and community events. Blazers founder Harry Glickman remembered Schlueter as giving his ultimate effort every time he played. Funeral arrangements are pending. PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – July 25, 2014

Lynch Expected To Hold Out From Seahawks Camp

Marshawn Lynch is not expected to be present for the first day of the Seattle Seahawks' training camp according to close friend and former teammate Michael Robinson. Appearing on NFL Network on Thursday night, Robinson said he spoke with Lynch and Seattle's star running back plans to hold out of the camp that begins Friday. At dispute is Lynch's contract. Lynch can make up to $5.5 million this season in base pay and roster bonuses. It's the third year of a four-year contract Lynch signed with Seattle before the 2012 season. Lynch nearly skipped June's mandatory minicamp because he wants the final two years of his contract reworked. He ultimately showed to avoid a hefty fine, but did not participate with what coach Pete Carroll said was an ankle issue. RENTON, Wash. (AP) – July 25, 2014

Huskies QB Cyler Miles Suspended For Opener

Washington quarterback Cyler Miles has been suspended for the Huskies' season opener against Hawaii. Coach Chris Petersen announced the decision at Pac-12 media days on Thursday. Miles will miss the Aug. 30 game for his role in two on-campus assaults following the Seattle Seahawks' win over the Denver Broncos in the Super Bowl. Wide receiver Damore'ea Stringfellow, who has since left the team, pleaded guilty to two counts of assault and one count of mischief. Miles was not charged. Miles, a sophomore, will be one of three quarterbacks competing to replace Keith Price. Redshirt sophomore Jeff Lindquist and redshirt freshman Troy Williams split snaps during spring practice while Miles was suspended from all team activities. LOS ANGELES (AP) – July 25, 2014

Stanford Not Slighted By 2nd-Place Pac-12 Pick

Stanford has played in four straight major bowl games and the past two Rose Bowls, building a resilient football power at an improbable place. The Cardinal's reward for all that consistency this week? They were picked to finish second behind Oregon in the Pac-12 North Division yet again. Yet Stanford coach David Shaw doesn't perceive any slight in the preseason conference media poll. He believes it's a testament to the overall power of the Pac-12, which appears to be stacked with deep, talented teams heading into his fourth season on The Farm. LOS ANGELES (AP) – July 25, 2014

Mets Over Mariners 3-2

mariners logo5Bartolo Colon came within seven outs of a perfect game, giving up a single to Robinson Cano with two outs in the seventh inning, and the New York Mets held off a late rally to beat the Seattle Mariners 3-2 on Wednesday. The 41-year-old Colon retired the first 20 batters he faced before Cano lined a 2-2 pitch into left field. Colon applauded the single that dropped in front of left field Eric Young Jr.

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