PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Diego Valeri scored his 14th goal of the season and the Portland Timbers beat the New York Red Bulls 2-0 Friday night. The Timbers were 2-2-1 in their previous five games, including a 4-1 loss at Toronto last weekend.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - Nelson Cruz hit two doubles and his 30th home run Friday night and Erasmo Ramirez won his first game for the Seattle Mariners since April 1st, 2014. Cruz's home run was measured by MLB Statcast at 482 feet, the longest in Tropicana Field history.
SEATTLE (AP) - Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett sat during the national anthem for the second straight game of the preseason. The Louisiana native was alone sitting on the Seahawks bench during the "Star-Spangled Banner" before Friday night's preseason game against Minnesota. But teammates showed support for Bennett with center Justin Britt standing alongside with his hand on Bennett's shoulder. Defensive back Jeremy Lane also stood next to Bennett. Lane sat for the national anthem during one preseason game last year.
SEATTLE (AP) - Russell Wilson looked just fine throwing for 206 yards and two touchdowns in preseason work, and the Seattle Seahawks defeated the Minnesota Vikings 20-13 Friday night. Wilson hit Kasen Williams on a 1-yard touchdown pass and found Mike Davis on a 22-yard catch-and-run TD late in the first half.
SEATTLE (AP) - Seahawks left tackle George Fant suffered a torn ACL in his right knee in Friday night's preseason game against Minnesota and is likely done for the season. Seattle coach Pete Carroll said after the preseason win that the former Western Kentucky offensive lineman has a significant injury that will require surgery.
VANCOUVER - Jerome Messam rushed for Calgary's only touchdown and Rene Parades was perfect on five field goals as the Stampeders defeated the B.C. Lions 21-17 Friday night. Former Eastern Washington quarterback Bo Levi Mitchell was 15-of-31 passing for 237 yards for Calgary and was picked off by the home team once.
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