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Saturday, August 20, 2016
Carl Edwards snags pole for Bristol night race
By PETE IACOBELLI
BRISTOL, Tenn. — Carl
Edwards is looking for Sprint
Cup gold and there are few more
successful spots him this season
than Bristol Motor Speedway.
Edwards won from the pole at
the track in April and on Friday led
Joe Gibbs Racing’s Olympic-style,
1-2-3 sweep of the top three spots
in qualifying for the Saturday
“Hopefully, we’ll be sitting
here tomorrow night at the end
of this deal talking about how we
did it in the race,” Edwards said.
“That’d be pretty neat.”
Edwards had a fast lap of
131.407 mph on the concrete
surface of the half-mile track in
the inal segment of the three-
round knockout qualifying. He
bested teammates Denny Hamlin
in second and Kyle Busch in third.
Hamlin set the Bristol quali-
fying record of 131.668 mph in
the irst round of NASCAR’s three
rounds of knockout qualiications.
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Night Race at Bristol
AP Photo/Wade Payne
Carl Edwards makes his way around Bristol Motor Speedway
during qualifying for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race, Fri-
day, Aug. 19, 2016, in Bristol, Tenn.
Ryan Blaney was fourth, his
Ford disrupting a quartet of JGR
racers as he inished a tick in front
of Matt Kenseth.
Chase Elliott was sixth,
followed by Martin Truex Jr., AJ
Allmendinger, Brad Keselowski
and Joey Logano.
Jeff Gordon was 11th, his best
showing in the four races he has
subbed for injured Dale Earnhardt
Chris Buescher, the winner at
Pocono last month, rounded out
the top 12.
It looks dificult for anyone to
• Saturday, 5 p.m.
• TV: NBCSN
• STARTING LINEUP
1. (19) Carl Edwards, Toyota
2. (11) Denny Hamlin, Toy-
3. (18) Kyle Busch, Toyota
4. (21) Ryan Blaney, Ford
5. (20) Matt Kenseth, Toyota
6. (24) Chase Elliott, Chevy
7. (78) Martin Truex, Toyota
8. (47) AJ Allmendinger,
9. (2) Brad Keselowski, Ford
10. (22) Joey Logano, Ford
crack what appears to be JGR’s
dominance. While most of the
garage is scrambling for position
to make the championship Chase,
Gibbs’ four drivers are already
locked into the 16-driver ield
with a combined 10 victories in
the season’s irst 22 races.
“All of our cars were all very
fast,” Hamlin said. “When you’ve
got drivers that have equal equip-
ment, all good drivers, it will be
Edwards claimed his 21st
career Sprint Cup pole and fourth
at Bristol. Hamlin will start in the
top 10 for the 21st time this season
while Busch will make his 16th
top-10 start of the year.
Joey Logano has won the past two
summer night races at Bristol and
believes he can make it three in a
row this weekend.
Logano, locked into the cham-
pionship Chase since winning at
Michigan, has a string of consis-
tently high inishes eight top-10s
over the past 10 races — six of
those top ive or better. He will
start 10th on Saturday.
The last driver to win two
straight August events was Kyle
Busch in 2009 and 2010. The
last to win three straight summer
events here was Darrell Waltrip in
1981, 1982 and 1983.
MARINERS: Dae-Ho Lee, Joe Wieland optioned to Triple-A, Cishek activated
in a run
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Brent Suter (0-1) made his major
league debut for Milwaukee but
was unable to make it out of the
ifth inning, giving up four runs and
Suter became the irst left-handed
pitcher to start a game for the Brewers
since Aug. 23, 2013. Milwaukee had
used just right-handers in its starting
rotation for nearly three calendar
years — a span of 474 games. Suter
snapped the second-longest streak in
major league history of right-handed
starters. The longest streak still
belongs to the Dodgers, who used
just right-handed starters for 681
straight games from 1992-97.
For the irst three innings, Suter
was just ine. Aside from three
walks, he didn’t allow a hit through
the irst 10 outs. Seager ended that
streak with a long home run to right
ield. Suter was unable to make it out
of the ifth inning, giving up Cano’s
two-run shot and Romero’s base hit
before being lifted.
Seattle also took advantage of
three Milwaukee errors. Marte
reached on shortstop Orlando
Arcia’s throwing error leading
off the sixth and scored when left
ielder Jake Elmore couldn’t hold on
to Cruz’s sinking line drive. Elmore
initially made the catch but lost the
ball as he hit the ground.
Carter’s home run was his 28th of
the year and according to Mariners
records was 3 feet longer than Mark
Teixeira’s 462-foot home run in
Seattle’s victory coupled with a
loss by Baltimore helped the Mari-
ners gain one game in the Wild Card
standings, as they now sit just two
games back of the second playoff
Brewers: Along with bringing up
Suter to make the start, Milwaukee
also optioned RHP Damien
Magniico to Triple-A Colorado
Springs, designated OF Ramon
Flores for assignment and reinstated
OF Domingo Santana from the
slumping slugger Dae-Ho Lee to
Triple-A Tacoma, along with RHP
Joe Wieland. Romero was recalled
from Tacoma and RHP Steve Cishek
was activated from the 15-day DL.
Brewers: Wily Peralta (5-8)
goes for his second straight victory.
Peralta allowed one run in six innings
in his last start against Cincinnati.
Mariners: Felix Hernandez (7-4)
looks for his fourth win since being
activated off the DL on July 20.
Hernandez allowed two runs over
6 2/3 innings in a victory over the
Angels in his last start.
BEAVERS: Defense limited big plays, came up with several goal-line stops
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didn’t throw much and that’s
by script,” Andersen said.
That meant plenty of reps
for backup quarterbacks
Marcus McMaryion and
Mason Moran, and both
players responded with solid
After a brief appearance
by Garretson, McMaryion
took over and was sharp on
his irst drive. His decisions
in the passing game were
quick and decisive and his
throws were accurate.
McMaryion wound up
completing ive of eight
passes for 67 yards.
McMaryion has put together
his best week overall and
has been on top of his game
since the Bend trip to open
“Marcus as you can see,
he’s more athletic, he’s more
comfortable, he’s getting rid
of the ball faster,” Andersen
said. “I’m sure a lot of that
has to do with him studying
and working very hard in
the offseason to improve his
body and understand what
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the versatility this season’s team
possesses but said there were still
some things to work out before the
start of the season.
The Timberwolves controlled
the action for the most part using
a variety of line-ups during their
three 30-minute and one 15-minute
games against Columbia Basin,
but it was evident both teams
were playing their irst games as
moments of perfect execution
were followed by breakdowns in
communication and positioning.
The lineup that brought the
most excitement and unpre-
dictability was with sophomore
middle Kristin Williams and
sophomore hitters Miah Perez,
Kailey Buckner and Jordan Mix,
sophomore libero Bailey Tillotson
and freshman setter Brooke
Mix, Perez and Buckner all had
a strong afternoon hitting while
Williams was dominant at the net
— she had ive blocks in the third
Lomica, who at 5-foot-10 is
just as tall as BMCC’s hitters, also
showed her athleticism with some
nice kills that seemed to catch
Columbia Basin off guard.
Freshman Shelby Schreier also
displayed a powerful and accurate
The next action for the volley-
ball team is at the Spring Show-
case on Aug. 27-28 in Springield.
They host their ist home match
of the season on Sept. 21 against
The women’s soccer team will
also be at the fall showcase but
will play another scrimmage at
Western Oregon on Wednesday.
Contact Matt Entrup at
or (541) 966-0838.
he’s putting in his body from
a nutrition standpoint and
feeling comfortable with the
Andersen also liked what
he saw out of Moran.
“What I want to see out
of Mason is that consistent
composure that he seemed
to have today,” Andersen
said. “When it didn’t go his
way he just lined up and
played again and wasn’t
starry-eyed at all. He had the
most composure I’ve seen
out of him.
“So I’m proud of both of
those kids and they did some
good things today.”
Tim Cook and Artavis
Pierce continued their
impressive play at running
Cook inished with 40
yards on eight carries and
Pierce had 46 with a touch-
down on six attempts.
Ryan Nall is still at
the top of the depth chart,
but Andersen has praised
Cook’s progress at the
“Tim has deinitely
Andersen said. “I think his
ball security has been very
good, he was physical out
here today. He seemed very
at peace with himself out
there, so that was good to
“Tim Cook has been
really good as far as getting
to where we need to be about
feeling comfortable about
letting him go into a game.
So he’ll be ready to go.”
Safety Devin Chappell
said the defensive has been
making steps in the right
The Beavers were solid
on that side of the ball,
coming up with some stops
at the goal line and not
allowing any big plays.
“Every day we have seen
less and less mistakes but as
a defense we’re never satis-
ied,” Chappell said. “We’ve
got to get better each and
every day, each and every
week and throughout the
season we need to make
“You can never be perfect,
no team in the country is
perfect. We haven’t arrived
and we don’t think we’ve
arrived and we’re always
going to strive to get better
and better each day.”
NBC — Women’s Triathlon - Gold Medal Final
(LIVE); Canoe/Kayak - Sprint Gold Medal Finals;
Men’s Diving - 10m Platform Semiinal; Women’s
Golf - Final Round (LIVE); Women’s Basketball - Gold
Medal Final (LIVE); Men’s Water Polo - Gold Medal
Final (LIVE), 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Track & Field - Gold
Medal Finals (LIVE): Women’s High Jump, Men’s
Javelin, Men’s 1500m, Women’s 800m, Men’s
5000m, Women 4x400m Relay and Men 4x400m
Relay; Women’s Volleyball - Gold Medal Final (LIVE);
Men’s Diving - 10m Platform Gold Medal Final, 8
p.m.-Midnight. Rhythmic Gymnastics - Individual
All-Around Gold Medal Final, 12:30-1:30 a.m.
NBCSN — Men’s Soccer - Bronze Medal (LIVE);
Men’s Wrestling - Freestyle Qualifying; Women’s
Cycling - Mountain Bike Gold Medal Final; Men’s
Soccer - Gold Medal Final (LIVE), Noon-7:30 p.m.
MSNBC — Women’s Volleyball - Bronze Medal
(LIVE); Men’s Badminton - Bronze Medal; Women’s
Handball - Gold Medal Final (LIVE), Noon-5 p.m.
USA — Rhythmic Gymnastics - Group Qualiica-
tions (LIVE); Women’s Basketball - Bronze Medal
(LIVE); Men’s Water Polo - Bronze Medal (LIVE);
Women’s Handball - Bronze Medal; Rhythmic
Gymnastics - Individual All-Around Gold Medal Final
(LIVE); Men’s Badminton - Singles Gold Medal Final;
Boxing - Gold Medal Finals; Men’s Wrestling - Free-
style Gold Medal Finals; Men’s Modern Pentathlon;
Taekwondo - Gold Medal Finals, 9 a.m.-Midnight.
GOLF CHANNEL — Golf Central Live From the
Olympics, 5-6:30 a.m. & 3-5 p.m.; Women’s Golf -
Final Round (LIVE), 6:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
NBC BASKETBALL CHANNEL — Women’s
Basketball - Bronze Medal (LIVE), Gold Medal Final
(LIVE), 10:30 a.m.-10 p.m.
NBC SOCCER CHANNEL — Men’s Soccer -
Bronze Medal (LIVE), Gold Medal Final (LIVE), Medal
Ceremony (LIVE), Noon-Midnight
TELEMUNDO — Men’s Soccer - Bronze Medal
(LIVE); Boxing - Gold Medal Finals; Men’s Soccer -
Gold Medal Final (LIVE), Medal Ceremony, Noon-7
FRIDAY’S SCORES AND RESULTS
United States 82, Spain 76
Serbia 87, Australia 61
Germany 2, New Zealand 1
Britain 3, Netherlands 3, Britain wins 2-0 in
Canada 2, Brazil 1
Germany 2, Sweden 1
France 29, Germany 28
Denmark 29, Poland 28, OT
Italy 3, United States 2 (30-28, 26-28, 9-25, 25-22,
Brazil 3, Russia 0 (25-21, 25-20, 25-17)
China 10, Brazil 5
Russia 19, Hungary 18
Spain 12, Australia 10
United States 12, Italy 5
TRACK & FIELD
1. Jamaica (Nickel Ashmeade; Usain Bolt; Yohan
Blake; Asafa Powell), 37.27.
2. Japan (Shota Iizuka; Aska Cambridge; Yoshihide
Kiryu; Ryota Yamagata), 37.60.
3. Canada (Aaron Brown; Akeem Haynes; Andre de
Grasse; Brendon Rodney), 37.64.
8. United States (Justin Gatlin; Tyson Gay; Trayvon
Bromell; Mike Rodgers), DQ.
1. Dilshod Nazarov, Tajikistan, (78.68), 258-1 3-4.
2. Ivan Tsikhan, Belarus, (77.79), 255-2 1-2.
3. Wojciech Nowicki, Poland, (77.73), 255-0 1-4.
1. Vivian Jepkemoi Cheruiyot, Kenya, 14:26.17.
2. Hellen Onsando Obiri, Kenya, 14:29.77.
3. Almaz Ayana, Ethiopia, 14:33.59.
1. United States (Tori Bowie; Tianna Bartoletta;
English Gardner; Allyson Felix), 41.01.
2. Jamaica (Veronica Campbell-Brown; Elaine
Thompson; Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce; Christania
3. Britain (Desiree Henry; Asha Philip; Daryll Neita;
Dina Asher-Smith), 41.77.
1. Ekaterini Stefanidi, Greece, (4.85), 15-10 3-4.
2. Sandi Morris, United States, (4.85), 15-10 3-4.
3. Eliza McCartney, New Zealand, (4.80), 15-8 3-4.
Men’s Fly (52kg)
Shakhobidin Zoirov, Uzbekistan, def. Yoel Segundo
Finol, Venezuela, 3-0.
Misha Aloian, Russia, def. Jianguan Hu, China, 3-0.
Light Welter (64kg)
Fazliddin Gaibnazarov, Uzbekistan, def. Vitaly
Dunaytsev, Russia, 2-1.
Lorenzo Sotomayor Collazo, Azerbaijan, def. Artem
Harutyunyan, Germany, 3-0.
Super Heavy (+91kg)
Tony Victor James Yoka, France, def. Filip Hrgovic,
Joe Joyce, Britain, def. Ivan Dychko, Kazakhstan,
Women’s Light (57-60kg)
Estelle Mossely, France, def. Junhua Yin, China,
Claressa Maria Shields, United States, def. Dariga
Shakimova, Kazakhstan, 3-0.
Nouchka Fontijn, Netherlands, def. Qian Li, China,
1. Connor Fields, United States, 34.642.
2. Jelle van Gorkom, Netherlands, 35.316.
3. Carlos Alberto Ramirez Yepes, Colombia, 35.517.
4. Nicholas Long, United States, 35.522.
1. Mariana Pajon, Colombia, 34.093.
2. Alise Post, United States, 34.435.
3. Stefany Hernandez, Venezuela, 34.755.
4. Brooke Crain, United States, 35.520.
1. Chloe Esposito, Australia, 1372.
2. Elodie Clouvel, France, 1356.
3. Oktawia Nowacka, Poland, 1349.
L Pct GB
69 53 .566 —
68 53 .562 ½
67 54 .554 1½
62 59 .512 6½
50 70 .417 18
L Pct GB
70 50 .583 —
64 58 .525
61 60 .504 9½
57 64 .471 13½
49 72 .405 21½
L Pct GB
73 50 .593 —
65 56 .537
62 60 .508 10½
53 69 .434 19½
51 71 .418 21½
Houston 15, Baltimore 8
Cleveland 3, Toronto 2
Boston 10, Detroit 2
Texas 6, Tampa Bay 2
Oakland 9, Chicago White Sox 0
Minnesota at Kansas City, late
N.Y. Yankees 7, L.A. Angels 0
Seattle 7, Milwaukee 6
Texas (Grifin 5-2) at Tampa Bay (Odorizzi 7-5),
Houston (Fiers 8-6) at Baltimore (Tillman 15-4),
Boston (Pomeranz 9-9) at Detroit (Norris 1-1), 4:10
Oakland (Detwiler 1-1) at Chicago White Sox (Sale
14-6), 4:10 p.m.
Toronto (Sanchez 12-2) at Cleveland (Tomlin 11-6),
Minnesota (Santiago 10-7) at Kansas City (Kennedy
7-9), 4:15 p.m.
Milwaukee (Peralta 5-8) at Seattle (Hernandez 7-4),
N.Y. Yankees (Cessa 2-0) at L.A. Angels (Nolasco
4-10), 6:35 p.m.
69 .430 25½
L Pct GB
54 .557 —
54 .554 ½
63 .479 9½
70 .421 16½
71 .413 17½
Miami 6, Pittsburgh 5
St. Louis 4, Philadelphia 3, 11 innings
Cincinnati 9, L.A. Dodgers 2
Washington 7, Atlanta 6
San Francisco 8, N.Y. Mets 1
Arizona at San Diego, late
Chicago Cubs at Colorado, late
N.Y. Mets (Colon 10-7) at San Francisco (Moore
7-9), 1:05 p.m.
Miami (Phelps 6-6) at Pittsburgh (Kuhl 3-0), 4:05
St. Louis (Weaver 0-0) at Philadelphia (Hellickson
9-7), 4:05 p.m.
L.A. Dodgers (Anderson 0-1) at Cincinnati (Finneg-
an 7-9), 4:10 p.m.
Washington (Scherzer 12-7) at Atlanta (Jenkins
2-3), 4:10 p.m.
Chicago Cubs (Montgomery 4-5) at Colorado,
Arizona (Ray 6-11) at San Diego (Richard 0-2), 5:40
Milwaukee (Peralta 5-8) at Seattle (Hernandez 7-4),
Wild Card Standings
L Pct. GB
Everett (Mariners) 16
6 .727 —
Spokane (Rangers) 9 13 .409
Vancouver (Blue Jays) 9 13 .409
8 14 .364
L Pct. GB
5 .772 —
Hillsboro (Dbacks) 12 10 .545
9 13 .409
8 14 .363
Vancouver 6, Spokane 3
Hillsboro 7, Salem-Keizer 1
Eugene 7, Boise 1
Everett 8, Tri-City 1
Spokane at Hillsboro, 7:05 p.m.
Boise at Vancouver, 7:05 p.m.
Everett at Eugene, 7:05 p.m.
Salem-Keizer at Tri-City, 7:15 p.m.
Boise at Vancouver, 1:05 p.m.
Spokane at Hillsboro, 1:05 p.m.
Everett at Eugene, 5:01 p.m.
Salem-Keizer at Tri-City, 7:15 p.m.