The Seattle Seahawks open their exhibition season tonight at San Diego with the players getting their first chance in a game to impress new coach Jim Mora (above).
Most of the starters, including veteran quarterback Matt Hasselbeck, will see limited time – perhaps a series or two. Others, like top draft pick Aaron Curry, may play more to make up for missed days at training camp. The linebacker from Wake Forest missed eight days of camp before agreeing to a contract.
The players you won’t see are tackle Walter Jones, cornerback Marcus Trufant, guard Mansfield Wrotto and guard Grey Ruegamer – all nursing injuries.
Game time is set for 7 p.m. on Fox 28.
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Volcanoes top Indians
Baseball: The Spokane Indians dropped the second straight home game against Salem-Keizer, losing 4-1 Friday at Avista Stadium.
The teams will meet in the rubber match of the five-game series tonight at 6:30.
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WSU draws host in Shootout
Men’s basketball: Washington State is one of six teams in the smaller field for the 2009 Great Alaska Shootout.
With the smaller field, the tournament will feature Olympic-style pool play instead of the traditional eight-team tournament. The event is scheduled for Nov. 24-28 in Anchorage.
Joining Washington State will be host Alaska Anchorage, Houston, Nicholls State, Oklahoma and San Diego. WSU will be in Pool A along with Alaska Anchorage and Nicholls State. The Cougars open against UAA on Nov. 25 and Nicholls State on Nov. 27. The championship game is Nov. 28.
WSU participated in the Great Alaska Shootout once, in 1981, as it went 1-2 against Alaska-Anchorage, Southwestern Louisiana and Iona. Last year San Diego State defeated Hampton 76-47 in the championship game of the tournament.
Eneroth earns spot in Classic
Golf: Former WSU golfer Amy Eneroth (Mead High) earned a spot in the LPGA Safeway Classic with a birdie on the first hole of a playoff of the Safeway Classic Amateur Open on Thursday at Langdon Farms Golf Club in Portland.
Eneroth defeated Ayaka Kaneko of Hawaii by knocking her third shot to 2 feet on the par-5 18th hole after both players completed their rounds at 1-under 71.
The win gives Eneroth the chance to play with the best on the LPGA Tour in the 54-hole event Aug. 28-30 at the Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club just west of Portland. The tournament features a purse of $1.7 million.
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