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Saturday, July 9, 2011

Sports editor:Dan Ruthemeyer 360-416-2133 / sports@skagitpublishing.com

Angels get late home run to top Seattle


Boston
Red Sox

Detroit
Tigers

Kansas City
Royals

By GREG BEACHAM
AP Sports Writer

ANAHEIM, Calif. Mark Trumbo led off the ninth with a tiebreaking homer, and Hank Conger hit a
Toronto
tying homer in the Cleveland
seventh inning of
Indians
lue
the Jays
Los Angeles Angels
12th win in
15 games, 4-3 over the Seattle Mariners on Friday night.
Erick Aybar hit a leadoff homer
and Vernon Wells also connected
for the Angels before Trumbo delivered Los Angeles first game-ending
homer of the seasonTexas
against David
Chicago
Pauley (5-2), who had just escaped a
Rangers
White Sox
bases-loaded jam in the eighth.
Mike Trout went 0 for 3 in the
prized Los Angeles prospects major
league debut, but the 19-year-old

made a spectacular
sprinting catch to end
Seattles ninth inning.
The Angels promoted Trout for the final
three games before the
FRIDAY
L.A.Seattle
Angels... 4 All-Star break.
Seattle.........
Mariners 3
Greg Halman had
TODAY
Seattle (Pineda two hits for the Mari8-5) at L.A.
ners, who have lost 14
Angels (Pinof their past 16 games
eiro 4-3), 6:05
at Angel Stadium.
p.m. (ROOT
All-Star selection
TV, 1430 AM,
102.1 FM)
Jordan Walden (2-2)
pitched the ninth for
Minnesota
Los Angeles.
Twins
Blake Beavan gave up Aybars
homer on his second pitch before settling down for another solid effort in
M
his second major Cleague
start for the
Y

Mariners, yielding six hits and two


runs while pitching into the seventh
inning. Beavan left with a 3-2 lead,
but reliever Jamey Wright immediately gave up Congers fifth homer.
Los Angeles loaded the bases in
the eighth on two walks and Wells
single, but Howie Kendrick and
Alberto Callaspo both failed to get a
run home, producing meek grounders
against Pauley. The Angels dropped
to a dismal 10 for 53 with the bases
loaded this season.
Ervin Santana allowed six hits and
three runs over seven innings for the
Angels. The veteran has pitched well
Matt A. Brown / AP
since June, but has won just one of
Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Ervin Santana
his past eight starts.

throws to Seattle Mariners Franklin Gutierrez in the

See SEATTLE, Page B3 third inning Friday in Anaheim, Calif.

New York
Yankees

Keller ready for Timbers

ourtesy of GraphicsBuilders

Sounders goal keeper returns to


city where he went to college

tickets were originally purchased, either at The Dogghouse in Mount Vernon


or Trade Secret at the Cascade Mall in Burlington.

hat noted sports sociologist Dick Vitale


took to the Twitter
soapbox the other day with
his trusty razor to dissect
what currently ails us:
Fans once again thrown
to the curb with these
LOCKOUTS, he typed.
GREED GREED &
MORE GREED!
You dont usually find
a message this nuanced
in the
mediums
140-character limit,
especially
when the
author
misplaces
his quiver
of exclamation
John
points. But
Blanchette if you cut
through
the many
theoretical switchbacks in
his treatise, you can hear a
soft yearning for the purity
and innocence of college
athletics, which remains
blissfully unencumbered
by the notion of, you know,
paying its attractions market value, or even allowing
them free movement from
job to job.
He has a point. If the
NFL players and owners
dont decide how to divvy
up their billions in the next
week, preseason games
may be in jeopardy. Sure,
skipping training camp
never seemed to affect
Walter Jones, but the rest
of us being deprived of
watching NFL starters mill
around on the sidelines for
three quarters of an exhibition game is that really a
world you want to live in?
Didnt think so.
As for the NBA lockout,
knowing his leagues business model was irretrievably broken didnt stop
commissioner David Stern
from hijacking Seattles
franchise to Dustbowlhoma, so why the sudden
urgency?
Lets play ball. Enough
of the NFL and NBA labor
kerfluffles.
What we need is an
NCAA lockout.
Just what are the plutocrats of professional football and basketball hoping
to achieve by chaining the
gates? Their own version
of a market correction,
of course. For the health
of the game that is to
say, their wealth, not the
interests of anyone else
connected to it they

Herald staff

See BLANCHETTE, Page B3

By TIM BOOTH
AP Sports Writer

UKWILA Kasey Keller knew exactly when all the


good will from spending his college career in Portland was
gone.
When Keller attended a Portland Trail Blazers game
last January he was able to get courtside tickets. As the
video board at the Rose Garden panned the arena
showing those in attendance, the camera stopped on
Keller.
In the past, his picture might have elicited
cheers or at least a polite ovation for the former
University of Portland star and U.S. national
team goalkeeper.
This time, with Keller playing for the Seattle Sounders
and the Portland Timbers just
months from joining Major
League Soccer, the reaction was a little more
unfriendly: a tidal wave of
SUNDAY
boos.
Seattle at
That was pretty
Portland, 1 p.m.
cool. I got a good laugh
(ESPN TV)
JULY 13
out of it, Keller said.
U.S. Open Cup
... That just shows
Seattle vs. L.A.
you the state of the
Galaxy, 7 p.m.
rivalry and the state of
the game here in the
Northwest and hopefully that just
continues to grow and grow and
grow.
Keller and the Sounders will
enter the hornets nest of JELDWEN Field on Sunday afternoon
when they face the rival Timbers
in the first MLS match between
the two sides played in Portland.
And for Keller, its likely the last
time hell play professionally in
the city where he first made his
mark as a college star playing
for Clive Charles at Portland
before becoming the first
American goalkeeper to play
successfully in Europe.
Just dont expect any fawning by the Timbers Army, even
if Portland coach John Spencer
called the 41-year-old Keller
an American goalkeeping legend on
Friday.
Although I do
hope he has a stinker
this weekend, Spencer joked.
See KELLER, Page B3

Ted S. Warren / AP

Seattle Sounders goalkeeper Kasey Keller calls


instructions to his team during a training session Friday
in Tukwila. The Sounders will play their rival the Portland
Timbers on Sunday.

Local mixed martial arts competition canceled


MOUNT VERNON
The mixed martial arts
event that was promoted
for tonight at the Skagit
County Fairgrounds will
not be taking place.
Skagit County Parks and

Recreation Director Bryan


Adams said the organization that was organizing the event did not rent
the facilities after initially
approaching the department about it.

They never followed


through, he said.
Dwayne Spivey, the
United Fighting Organizations co-owner, blamed
the cancellation on problems with the fighters

Forget the
NBA and
NFL: Lock
out college
sports

availability.
We didnt want to go
into the event with not
enough fighters, he said.
He said those who purchased tickets for the event
can get a refund where the