Daybreak 2

Sounders Clinch Playoff Spot By Beating Real Salt Lake, 3-1

Sounders logoSEATTLE (AP) - Clint Dempsey scored two goals and assisted on another, all in the first 20 minutes of the game, as the Seattle Sounders beat Real Salt Lake 3-1 to wrap up an MLS playoff berth Sunday.  The Sounders (15-13-6, 51 points) ended the regular season on an eight-game unbeaten streak (4-0-4).

They have made the playoffs in all seven years of their existence.  With Sunday's other results, the Sounders are the No. 4 seed in the Western Conference. They will play host to No. 5 seed and defending MLS Cup champion Los Angeles in a knockout game on Wednesday or Thursday. 

Dempsey put the Sounders on the board in the fifth minute when he met a cross from Obafemi Martins at the top right corner of the 6-yard box and sent it into the net while falling to the turf. It was his ninth goal of the year. 

Marco Pappa scored in the 10th minute off of a cross from Dempsey. In the 20th Dempsey made it 3-0 when he buried the rebound of a hard shot by Martins. 

Luis Gill scored in the 77th minute for Salt Lake (11-15-8, 41 points), which missed the playoffs after seven straight appearances. 

October 26, 2015 

Timbers Secure Playoffs With 4-1 Win Over Colorado

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Darlington Nagbe scored his fourth and fifth goals of the season to lead the Portland Timbers a 4-1 victory over the Colorado Rapids.

Saturday night's win, combined with other results around the league on the final day of the regular season, means Portland (15-11-8) finished in third place in the Western Conference with 53 points. The Timbers will host Sporting Kansas City in the first round of playoffs. Colorado (9-15-10) finished the season in last place in the Western Conference with 37 points.

Jorge Villafana and Fanendo Adi also scored for Portland.

Dominique Badji scored for Colorado.

October 26, 2015

Buffs Snap Pac-12 Losing Streak With 17-13 Win Over Beavers

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) - The Colorado Buffaloes snapped a 14-game losing streak in the Pac-12 with a 17-13 victory over Oregon State. Sefo Liufau threw for 140 yards and a touchdown, and ran for another score in Saturday night's victory. Colorado's last league win was on Nov. 16, 2013, when the Buffaloes beat Cal 41-24 in Boulder. The win over the Beavers also snapped a 13-game losing streak on the road against conference foes, with the last coming on Sept. 22, 2012, at Washington State, 35-34. Colorado (4-4, 1-3) had lost three straight, including last weekend's 38-31 loss at Arizona. Ryan Nall ran for 122 yards and a touchdown for the Beavers (2-5, 0-4)who are the last team in the Pac-12 without a conference win. The Beavers have lost four straight.

October 26, 2015

Marks, Falk Lead Cougars To Third-straight Win

goCOUGSTUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Luke Falk threw for 514 yards and hit Gabe Marks on four of his five touchdown passes, helping resurgent Washington State beat Arizona 45-42 Saturday.

Washington State (5-2, 3-1 Pac-12) beat Oregon in Eugene two weeks ago and tacked on another impressive road victory behind the arm of Falk to remain in the thick of the Pac-12 North race.

The sophomore completed 47 of 62 passes and had the most passing yards ever against Arizona, breaking the mark of 511 yards set by Arizona State's Ryan Kealy in 1998.

Marks caught eight passes for 97 yards, the last one a 9-yard touchdown that put the Cougars up 45-35

High School Football Scores

football highschool Shelton 24, Mount Tahoma 21
Tumwater 42, Black Hills 14
Bellarmine Prep 16, Olympia Bears 13
Capital 49, North Thurston 7
Eatonville 48, Elma 35
Puyallup 24, Timberline 21
River Ridge 48, Fife 32

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