Sports Update, Wednesday, July 31st – American Legion State Tourney Wraps Up At Kiger Today

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WEDNESDAY, July 31, 2019

The Medford Mustangs, despite local newspaper print reports to the contrary, are very much alive in the Oregon AAA American Legion State Tournament and could win it all today in Klamath Falls at Kiger Stadium.

While Medford did lose last night to Dallas 6-2, the Mustangs were the lone undefeated team going into play last night.  As such, the Mustangs need just one win, in a 4pm game today, to repeat for the sixth year in a row as state champions.

Eugene eliminated Salem 14-8 earlier yesterday.  Eugene will meet Dallas at 1pm, with the title game set shortly afterward with Medford.

Oregon State American Legion Baseball Tournament in Klamath Falls at Kiger Stadium:

Tuesday’s Scores
Eugene 14, Salem 8 (Salem eliminated)
Dallas 6, Medford 2

TODAY’s GAMES (Wednesday, July 31)
Eugene vs. Dallas, 1 pm
Eugene/Dallas winner vs. Medford, 4 pm

Previously in the Tourney:
Saturday Scores
Eugene 11, Hillsboro 1, 5 innings
Salem 9, Beaverton 1
Dallas 4, Willamette Valley 2
Medford 7, Klamath Falls 1

Sunday’s Scores
Hillsboro 5, Willamette Valley 1 (Willamette Valley eliminated)
Eugene 3, Dallas 2
Medford 15, Salem 2
Beaverton 6, Klamath Falls 1 (Klamath Falls eliminated)

Monday’s Scores 
Dallas 7, Beaverton 4 (Beaverton eliminated)
Salem 12, Hillsboro 8 (Hillsboro eliminated)
Medford 4, Eugene 3, 8 innings

Mike Leake of the Mariners

With the MLB Trade Deadline looming and mere hours remaining until that final bell rings, veteran pitchers starting for teams not considered contenders may view their outings this week as one final audition for teams seeking help.

Mike Leake, a veteran starter whose name has surfaced – albeit lightly — in the past few weeks as possible trade bait, assumed that the fact that he made his start against the Rangers signaled a likelihood that he was not going to be dealt.

Leake said in his postgame comments following the Mariners’ 8-5 win over the Rangers at Globe Life Park that he had been approached by Seattle’s front office to gauge his willingness in possibly waiving his full no-trade clause for a specific team that had inquired about him. When nothing came of it, and he remained on schedule to pitch, Leake took that as a signal he’ll still be a Mariner on Wednesday when the Trade Deadline passes just after 1 p.m. PT

But there is still one day to go, and indications are that more than one team has checked in on him.

CJ McCollum, right, signs for 3-year deal with Blazers.

McCollum will be a Blazer for 3 more years.

Portland Trail Blazers guard CJ McCollum has agreed to a three-year, $100 million contract extension, extending his current deal to five years and $157 million, his agent, Sam Goldfeder of Excel Sports, told ESPN.

The new deal will start with the 2021-22 season.

McCollum became eligible for the extension on Saturday and joins All-NBA teammate Damian Lillard in landing summer deals that solidify the Blazers’ backcourt into the mid-2020s.

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