Portland Timbers, Earthquakes Play To A Scoreless Draw
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - Diego Valeri sent a penalty kick careening off the crossbar in the 75th minute and the Portland Timbers settled for scoreless tie with the San Jose Earthquakes on Sunday.
The single point for the draw moved the Timbers past Seattle into fifth place in the Western Conference.
Both teams came into the match looking to snap winless streaks. San Jose avoided losing its fifth straight match and the Timbers are winless in their last four, all on the road.
San Jose goalkeeper David Bingham made five saves to earn the shutout, including a foot save on a shot by newly signed Timbers designated player Lucas Melano inside the goal box just seconds before Valeri was taken down inside the penalty area to earn the penalty shot.
Adam Larsen Kwarasey needed just three saves in goal for Portland, but the Timbers had to defend 11 corner kicks.
August 3, 2015
Seahawks Sign Wagner To Contract Extension
The Seattle Seahawks have signed linebacker Bobby Wagner to a four-year contract extension, the team announced today.
A second-round choice (47th overall) in the 2012 NFL Draft, Wagner has started 40 of 41 regular season games played totaling 363 tackles (224 solo), nine sacks, five interceptions, 13 passes defensed and one fumble recovery. In eight postseason games, all starts, he has totaled 82 tackles (45 solo), two interceptions and three passes defensed.
Last season, he became the sixth player in franchise history to record 100-plus tackles in three consecutive seasons, collecting 104 tackles (67 solo) despite missing five games midseason, and also garnered first-team AP All-Pro and Pro Bowl honors for the first time in his career. He was also the NFL's Defensive Player of the Month for December when he helped Seattle's defense hold opponents to 8.3 points per game.
During his rookie season, Wagner set the franchise-record for tackles by a rookie with 140 (86 solo), breaking Terry Beeson's record of 136 set in 1977. He also finished in second-place in the AP Defensive Rookie of the Year voting.
Seahawk News - August 3, 2015