Seattle Safety Looks To Impress In Temporary Stint

Jeron Johnson knows this is all going to end. That eventually Kam Chancellor will be back at strong safety and patrolling the Seattle Seahawks secondary. For now, Johnson is going to do all he can to leave a strong enough impression that should Chancellor ever need a break, the secondary will get along just fine. Johnson is beginning his fourth season with the Seahawks, going from the undrafted rookie out of Boise State who fought to make the roster to the established backup to Chancellor as Seattle's strong safety. But his role for Seattle goes beyond that. With Chris Maragos leaving for Philadelphia in free agency, Seattle has no true backup for All-Pro Earl Thomas at free safety. So for now, Johnson must know the free safety role as well. RENTON, Wash. (AP) – August 6, 2014

Sports August 5

sports3PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Steven Evans got the biggest cheers last night at the inaugural MLS Homegrown Game. Evans grew up in Portland and played at the University of Portland. After college, Evans signed with the Timbers as the team's second homegrown player. Last night, he was captain of a group of players from the program that seeks to develop team academy players.

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Washington, Gonzaga To Renew Series In 2016-17

After a decade-long layoff, Washington and Gonzaga will renew their basketball series beginning with the 2016-17 season. The schools announced the renewal of the matchup Monday. The date and location of the first game is yet to be determined, but the contract is a four-year deal with two games on the home court of each school in alternating years. Washington coach Lorenzo Romar says the renewal of the matchup is good for the state. The schools last played in 2006 and there had been difficulties with previous attempts to renew the matchup. The schools met every season between December 1997 and December 2006 before the rivalry went on hiatus. The schools were unable to start the contract any sooner because of non-conference commitments already made for the next two seasons. SEATTLE (AP) – August 4, 2014

Orioles Over Mariners 1-0

mariners logo5Chris Tillman pitched seven innings of three-hit ball in a duel with Hisashi Iwakuma, Nick Markakis hit his first career leadoff homer and the Baltimore Orioles beat the Seattle Mariners 1-0 Sunday for their fourth straight series win.

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Petersen Ready For 1st Fall Camp At Washington

Chris Petersen can't wait to see quarterback Cyler Miles take his first snaps in fall camp, even if Miles will be a spectator when Washington opens its season Aug. 30 at Hawaii. Petersen spoke Sunday about the start of his first fall camp at Washington after spending the previous eight seasons as the head coach at Boise State. Miles situation has drawn the most attention since Petersen's arrival. Miles was the presumptive replacement for Keith Price, who finished his career as one of the top passers in Washington history. But Miles was suspended for spring practices while police investigated his role in a Super Bowl night fight. Miles was reinstated after not being charged by prosecutors but was suspended for the season opener. SEATTLE (AP) – August 4, 2014