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Walker, who is a non-smoker. “I was looking to retire ... it’s funny how things work out.” Walker says she’s been able to put more time toward their son, Brian, who is exhibited some athletic traits of his own. The 6-1, 185-pound senior at Reno’s Galena High School is one of Nevada’s top high school baseball players. A left-handed pitcher and outfielder, he has given an oral commitment to play for Oregon State. “My son is my life now,” she said. In 2003, Walker returned to Yelm for the first time in more than 20 years. She became the school’s first inductee into its athletic hall of fame. When she spoke to the crowd, she was given a standing ovation. “People were expecting something different,” Strong said. “They were maybe expecting this broken down older woman ... but they were blown away.” Getting back into track and field intrigues her, possibly as a coach. She said growing up in Yelm and living in the small Northwest town atmosphere was “fantastic.” “There’s nothing like it and I haven’t come across anything like it since,” she said. “I miss it up there. I look forward to coming back up there. “Someday, I’d like to give back and share what I know.”

WALKER

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Now a 50-year-old retired police officer and married with a son, Patsy Pointer still looks back at her prep days in awe. “I didn’t realize how good I was at the time,” said Walker, who lives in Reno. “It was an amazing feat.”

The girl who did everything
Don Backman, Yelm’s track and field coach from 1973-80, remembers Walker’s height – she was 5-foot-9 – and blonde pigtails. And that she was the best female athlete he ever coached. “I think for somebody who was so gifted, she was willing to share her knowledge and her experiences with others, especially her peers,” said Backman, now the Timberline High School boys golf coach. Yelm was under one track and field program until 1976 when the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association recognized girls track and field. That same year was the first time there was a state meet for girls. Before then, an end-of-the-year invitational for girls was held in Goldendale, near Yakima. Walker played four sports at Yelm – basketball, volleyball and cross country as well as track. As a freshman in 1973-74, she was the team’s MVP in basketball. But her volleyball career ended because of a sprained ankle. Yelm, which competed in the Nisqually League, didn’t have a girls cross country team, so she trained with the boys team for two

years. As she got older, track became her primary focus. She set seven Yelm High records and five still remain – 200 meters (24.6 seconds), 400 meters (56.9), shot put (40 feet, 8 inches), high jump (5-10¾) and long jump (19-10). She also had the school’s 800-meter record until 2006. “I was like the Jill of all trades,” Patsy said. In 1974 and ’75, she won three state titles – 220-yard dash, 440yard dash and 80-yard low hurdles – with the latter two coming in state-record time. She later set a national record in the 80 low hurdles. She might have won even more but the 1976 state meet conflicted with her national pentathlon competition. She was also training for the 1976 Olympic Trials so she elected to skip the state meet. No such conflicts would exist in her senior year, and what she did, no one could have imagined it.

An astonishing performance
The Port Townsend girls track and field team, after winning it all the year before, were the favorites in 1977. They featured three athletes who went on to win a combined 20 individual state titles. One of Patsy’s main competitors was Port Townsend’s Sarah Level, who won 11 individual state titles in the sprints and jumps between 1976-79. But luck – and Walker – was against Port Townsend. The Redskins failed to defend their state title in the 440-yard relay because they muffed two baton exchanges, finishing sixth and earning just one point.

Over the course of the two-day meet, Walker excelled. She won the high jump (5-8¼) and long jump (19-9¾) the first day, and then the 80-yard low hurdles (10.6) and the 220-yard dash (26.1) the second. The second day performances were state records, and her long jump mark still stands as a Class 1A state meet record. “I remember my mom telling me, ‘Gosh, the family from Port Townsend is wishing I would break my leg,’ ” she said with a laugh. Four first-place finishes gave her and Yelm 40 team points, which was just enough to edge Port Townsend, 40-37, for the state title. Walker might’ve scored more points, but participants only are allowed to do four individual events at state. Backman remembers Walker wanting to throw the shot put but the two agreed it’d be best for Patsy not to. But could Backman foresee Patsy winning all four of her events? “Oh yeah, I knew,” he said. She wasn’t Yelm’s lone state competitor that weekend. She and junior Penny Baker were the Tornados’ representatives on the girls side. Baker competed in the two-mile, but didn’t place. When it came time for the team awards ceremony Walker took Baker to the podium with her as they accepted the 1977 Class 1A state title trophy together. “We went as a team,” she said. “I wanted us to go up there as a team ... It was an accomplishment. I didn’t know what the significance was until much, much lat-

er.” Walker became the first Washington athlete to win four events in the girls state meet in any classification. Since then, eight girls have done it, including Prosser’s Kelly Blair (1988 and ’89) and University Prep’s Katherine Reynolds (2003 and ’04) twice. River Ridge’s Janae Young also won four events at the 2001 Class 3A state meet. But Walker remains the only athlete to score all of her team’s points for a team state title. Her one-girl show at the state meet in Yakima caught the attention of Sports Illustrated. She was the only girl featured in the magazine’s “Faces in the Crowd” in its July 25, 1977, issue. Shortly after the state meet, Walker won the state and national junior pentathlon championships.

Small-town girl in big places
One phone call was all it took for Walker to agree to go to UCLA, then one of the nation’s top collegiate programs and coach Pat Connelly. She went from a smalltown girl to being in Los Angeles. “What a change,” she said. “I’ve never seen so much traffic ... It was fantastic, though. The coaching and all the facilities and competing there.” Walker was at UCLA for two years – and one of those years was used as a redshirt season after she broke her leg during the national heptathlon championship in Michigan in 1979. She decided she wanted to go to Houston because of coach Tom Tellez, who had held clinics and camps at

UCLA. At Houston, her collegiate career soared. In 1981, she won the national indoor pentathlon (4,215 points) and outdoor heptathlon (5,662) championships, defeating future Olympian Jackie Joyner on both occasions. In 1983, she set a personal best of 5,962 points at the national heptathlon championships, and finished third. Her pentathlon point total still is a Houston school record. The Olympics were her dream but it never quite materialized. The United States boycotted the 1980 Olympic Games in Moscow, so Walker thought the 1984 Games in Los Angeles was her best chance. She lost out to her training partner, Cindy Greiner, in the heptathlon at the trials, finishing fourth to Greiner’s third for the last spot. She was the alternate.

Moving on from track
Her athleticism made law enforcement a natural fit, and after moving to Reno she landed a job as a police officer. That’s where she met her husband, Gary Pointer. “We were both hired on the same day,” she said. She spent 22 years with the Reno Police Department, doing everything from fraud cases to major accident investigations, before retiring two years ago because of lung cancer. Doctors caught it in time, but needed to remove half of Patsy’s right lung. She’s been recovering and has three more years before she receives a clean bill of health. “It was a horrible thing,” said

Meg Wochnick: 360-754-5473 mwochnick@theolympian.com

BASEBALL Pacific Coast League
PACIFIC NORTH DIVISION
W L Colo. Springs (Rockies) 73 68 Tacoma (Mariners) 73 70 Salt Lake (Angels) 72 70 Portland (Padres) 59 84 Pct. .518 .510 .507 .413 GB — 1 1½ 15

SPORTS PLANNER
September Mon 7 Tue 8 Wed 9 Thu 10 Fri 11 Sat 12 Sun 13

MOTOR SPORTS NASCAR Sprint Cup
PEP BOYS AUTO 500
At Atlanta Motor Speedway Hampton, Ga. Lap length: 1.54 miles (Car number in parentheses) 1. (2) Kasey Kahne, Dodge, 325 laps, 190 points. 2. (18) Kevin Harvick, Chevy 325 175 3. (22) J. P. Montoya, Chevy 325 170 4. (28) David Reutimann, Toyota 325 160 5. (7) Mark Martin, Chevy 325 155 6. (10) Denny Hamlin, Toyota 325 155 7. (8) Brian Vickers, Toyota 325 151 8. (4) Jeff Gordon, Chevy 325 147 9. (23) Ryan Newman, Chevy 325 143 10. (26) Greg Biffle, Ford 325 139 11. (12) Tony Stewart, Chevy 325 130 12. (15) Matt Kenseth, Ford 325 132 13. (5) Kyle Busch, Toyota 325 129 14. (9) David Stremme, Dodge 325 121 15. (41) Paul Menard, Ford 325 118 16. (29) Robby Gordon, Toyota 325 115 17. (31) D. Earnhardt Jr., Chevy 325 112 18. (25) Bobby Labonte, Chevy 325 109 19. (17) David Gilliland, Ford 325 106 20. (35) AJ Allmendinger, Dodge 325 103 21. (21) Elliott Sadler, Dodge 325 100 22. (34) Joey Logano, Toyota 324 97 23. (11) M. Ambrose, Toyota 324 94 24. (32) Scott Speed, Toyota 324 91 25. (33) Casey Mears, Chevy 324 88 26. (1) Martin Truex Jr., Chevy 324 95 27. (13) Reed Sorenson, Dodge 324 82 28. (27) Jamie McMurray, Ford 323 79 29. (20) Clint Bowyer, Chevy 323 76 30. (42) Erik Darnell, Ford 323 73 31. (40) John Andretti, Chevy 323 70 32. (19) Michael Waltrip, Toyota 323 72 33. (16) David Ragan, Ford 322 64 34. (24) Jeff Burton, Chevy 322 61 35. (30) Sam Hornish Jr., Dodge 320 58 36. (3) Jimmie Johnson, Chevy 303 60 37. (14) Carl Edwards, Ford 302 52 38. (6) Kurt Busch, Dodge, a 244 49 39. (43) Terry Labonte, Toyota, e 148 46 40. (39) Max Papis, Toyota, a 100 43 41. (38) Mike Bliss, Dodge, e 38 40 42. (36) Joe Nemechek, Toyota, b 25 37 43. (37) Dave Blaney, Toyota, e 19 34
Note: a-accident; b-brakes; e-electrical

TENNIS U.S. Open
AT THE USTA BILLIE JEAN KING NATIONAL TENNIS CENTER
New York Purse: $21.6 million (Grand Slam) Surface: Hard-Outdoor Singles Men Third Round Juan Carlos Ferrero (24), Spain, def. Gilles Simon (9), France, 1-6, 6-4, 7-6 (5), 1-0, retired. Fernando Gonzalez (11), Chile, def. Tomas Berdych (17), Czech Republic, 7-5, 6-4, 6-4. Rafael Nadal (3), Spain, def. Nicolas Almagro (32), Spain, 7-5, 6-4, 6-4. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (7), France, def. Julien Benneteau, France, 7-6 (4), 6-2, 6-4. Juan Martin del Potro (6), Argentina, def. Daniel Koellerer, Austria, 6-1, 3-6, 6-3, 6-3. Gael Monfils (13), France, def. Jose Acasuso, Argentina, 6-3, 6-4, 1-0, retired. Marin Cilic (16), Croatia, def. Denis Istomin, Uzbekistan, 6-1, 6-4, 6-3. Andy Murray (2), Britain, def. Taylor Dent, United States, 6-3, 6-2, 6-2. Women Fourth Round Serena Williams (2), United States, def. Daniela Hantuchova (22), Slovakia, 6-0, 6-2. Li Na (18), China, def. Francesca Schiavone (26), Italy, 6-2, 6-3. Kim Clijsters, Belgium, def. Venus Williams (3), United States, 6-0, 0-6, 6-4. Flavia Pennetta (10), Italy, def. Vera Zvonareva (7), Russia, 3-6, 7-6 (6), 6-0. Doubles Men Third Round Ivan Ljubicic, Croatia, and Michael Llodra, France, def. Juan Ignacio Chela, Argentina, and Pablo Cuevas, Uruguay, 7-5, 2-6, 6-3. Wesley Moodie, South Africa, and Dick Norman (7), Belgium, def. Martin Damm, Czech Republic, and Robert Lindstedt (11), Sweden, 6-7 (4), 7-6 (2), 7-6 (5). Max Mirnyi, Belarus, and Andy Ram (5), Israel, def. Simone Bolelli and Andreas Seppi, Italy, 7-6 (5), 6-7 (8), 6-2. Bob and Mike Bryan (1), United States, def. Guillermo Garcia-Lopez, Spain, and Olivier Rochus, Belgium, 7-5, 6-3. Women Third Round Maria Kirilenko and Elena Vesnina (10), Russia, def. Alexa Glatch and Carly Gullickson, United States, 7-6 (3), 6-2. Alisa Kleybanova and Ekaterina Makarova (13), Russia, def. Anabel Medina Garrigues and Virginia Ruano Pascual (2), Spain, 7-6 (3), 6-3. Bethanie Mattek-Sands, United States, and Nadia Petrova (8), Russia, def. AnnaLena Groenefeld, Germany, and Patty Schnyder (9), Switzerland, 6-7 (6), 3-6, 6-3. Cara Black, Zimbabwe, and Liezel Huber (1), United States, def. Olga Govortsova, Belarus, and Alla Kudryavtseva, Russia, 6-4, 5-7, 6-1. Samantha Stosur and Rennae Stubbs (3), Australia, def. Gisela Dulko, Argentina, and Shahar Peer, Israel, 7-5, 6-3. Serena and Venus Williams (4), United States, def. Sorana Cirstea, Romania, and Caroline Wozniacki, Denmark, 6-4, 6-2. Mixed Second Round Carly Gullickson and Travis Parrott, United States, def. Sania Mirza, India, and Daniel Nestor, Canada, 6-1, 6-4. Yan Zi, China, and Mariusz Fyrstenberg, Poland, def. Anna-Lena Groenefeld, Germany, and Mark Knowles (4), Bahamas, 6-3, 6-3. Bethanie Mattek-Sands, United States, and Nenad Zimonjic (8), Serbia, def. Virginia Ruano Pascual, Spain, and Stephen Huss, Australia, 6-2, 6-4. Hsieh Su-wei, Taiwan, and Kevin Ullyett (5), Zimbabwe, def. Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez, Spain, and Andre Sa, Brazil, 64, 4-6, 10-7 tiebreak.

TR ANSACTIONS
BASEBALL
American League KANSAS CITY ROYALS—Purchased the contract of INF Luis Hernandez from Omaha (PCL). National League CHICAGO CUBS—Recalled RHP Esmailin Caridad from Iowa (PCL). FLORIDA MARLINS—Recalled LHP Andrew Miller from New Orleans (PCL). MILWAUKEE BREWERS—Released RHP Jesus Colome.

SOCCER Major League Soccer
WESTERN CONFERENCE
W L T Pts GF GA Houston 11 7 7 40 31 22 Los Angeles 9 4 11 38 28 23 Colorado 10 7 6 36 36 27 Seattle 8 6 10 34 29 23 Real Salt Lake 9 9 6 33 35 27 Chivas USA 10 9 3 33 23 24 FC Dallas 6 11 6 24 33 37 San Jose 5 12 5 20 27 40

Seahawks www.seahawks.com St. Louis 1:15 p.m. Ch. 13

PACIFIC SOUTH DIVISION
W x-Sacramento (Athletics)85 Reno (Diamondbacks) 78 Fresno (Giants) 71 Las Vegas (Blue Jays) 71 L 57 64 72 72 Pct. GB .599 — .549 7 .49714½ .49714½

EASTERN CONFERENCE
Columbus Chicago D.C. New England Toronto FC Kansas City New York W L T Pts GF GA 10 4 9 39 34 25 10 6 8 38 33 28 7 5 12 33 37 36 9 7 6 33 28 30 8 9 7 31 30 34 6 10 6 24 24 31 4 16 4 16 20 41

Huskies football www.gohuskies.com Idaho 12:30 p.m. FSN

FOOTBALL
National Football League ATLANTA FALCONS—Agreed to terms with CB Brian Williams. Signed QB D.J. Shockley, DT Vance Walker, OL Jose Valdez, OL Michael Butterworth, LB Robert James, WR Troy Bergeron and CB Glenn Sharpe. BUFFALO BILLS—Signed LB Alvin Bowen, RB Bruce Hall, DB Cary Harris, WR C.J. Hawthorne, OL Nick Hennessey, WR Felton Huggins, DT Corey Mace and TE Jonathan Stupar to the practice squad. CAROLINA PANTHERS—Claimed RB Tyrell Sutton off waivers from Green Bay and DT Ra’Shon Harris from Pittsburgh. CLEVELAND BROWNS—Claimed DB Marquis Floyd (Seattle), RB Cedric Peerman (Baltimore), DB DeAngelo Smith (Dallas) and OL Phil Trautwein (St. Louis) off waivers. Waived LB Marcus Benard, OL Corey Hilliard and DB Bret Lockett. Reached an injury settlement with OL Fred Weary. DALLAS COWBOYS—Signed WR Jesse Holley, CB Mike Mickens, WR Manny Johnson, G Travis Bright, QB Rudy Carpenter, TE Scott Chandler, FB Julius Crosslin and DE Marcus Dixon. DENVER BRONCOS—Signed TB Darius Walker, TE Marquez Branson, CB Tony Carter, CB D.J. Johnson, G Mitch Erickson, LB Braxton Kelley, DL Everette Pedescleaux and WR Matthew Willis to the practice squad. GREEN BAY PACKERS—Signed QB Brian Brohm, WR Jake Allen, CB Trevor Ford, LB Cyril Obiozor, RB Kregg Lumpkin, T Jamon Meredith, DE Ronald Talley and NT Anthony Toribio to the practice squad. HOUSTON TEXANS—Signed CB Dunta Robinson to a one-year contract. INDIANAPOLIS COLTS—Claimed LB Cody Glenn off waivers from Washington. Waived S Matt Giordano. Signed WR Sam Giguere, WR John Matthews, WR Taj Smith, RB Mike Hart, OG Jaimie Thomas, TE Colin Cloherty and DT John Gill to the practice squad. JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS—Released QB Todd Bouman. KANSAS CITY CHIEFS—Claimed OT Ryan O’Callaghan off waivers from New England. Waived OT Barry Richardson. Signed CB Jackie Bates, TE Tom Crabtree, DE Dion Gales, DE Bobby Greenwood, G Darryl Harris, RB Javarris Williams and WR Rodney Wright to the practice squad. MINNESOTA VIKINGS—Signed QB John David Booty, RB Ian Johnson, TE Garrett Mills, OT Chris Clark, OT Drew Radovich, WR Nick Moore, DT Tremaine Johnson and S Colt Anderson to the practice squad. Waived C Jon Cooper. Signed C Kory Lichtensteiger. NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS—Traded DL Richard Seymour to Oakland for a 2011 first-round draft pick. NEW ORLEANS SAINTS—Signed QB Chase Daniel, WR Adrian Arrington, DT DeMario Pressley, RB P.J. Hill, G Tim Duckworth, WR Matt Simon, CB Danny Gorrer and OT Jermey Parnell to the practice squad. NEW YORK JETS—Waived RB Danny Woodhead, P Reggie Hodges, OT Mike Kracalik and LB Brandon Renkart. Claimed P A.J. Trapasso, TE Matthew Mulligan and FB Jason Davis off waivers. Acquired QB Kevin O’Connell from Detroit for an undisclosed draft pick. OAKLAND RAIDERS—Released DT William Joseph. Signed DE Greyson Gunheim, LBs Slade Norris and David Nixon, FB Marcel Reece, S Jerome Boyd and WR Jonathan Holland to the practice squad. Placed DB Michael Hawkins on injured reserve. PHILADELPHIA EAGLES—Released QB A.J. Feeley. Claimed DT Antonio Dixon off waivers from Washington. PITTSBURGH STEELERS—Signed RB Isaac Redman, C A.Q. Shipley, DT Steve McLendon, RB Justin Vincent, TE Dezmond Sherrod and WR Tyler Grisham to the practice squad. ST. LOUIS RAMS—Claimed DT LaJuan Ramsey off waivers from Tennessee and DB Anthony Smith from Green Bay. Waived LB Quinton Culberson and WR Nate Jones. Signed LB K.C. Asiodu, TE Eric Butler, DE Ian Campbell, LB Dominic Douglas, CB Cord Parks and WR Sean Walker to practice squad. SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS—Signed T Alex Boone, WR Dobson Collins, TE Joe Jon Finley, FB Brit Miller, DT Khalif Mitchell, RB Kory Sheets and WR Dominique Zeigler to the practice squad. SEATTLE SEAHAWKS—Signed S Lawyer Milloy to a one-year contract. Claimed OT Brandon Frye off waivers from Miami. Waived OT Kyle Williams. WASHINGTON REDSKINS—Signed S Lendy Holmes, DE Rob Jackson, WR Trent Shelton, DE J.D. Skolnitsky and FB Eddie Williams to the practice squad. TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS—Claimed DE Maurice Evans and CB William Middleton off waivers. Signed CB Kyle Arrington, WR Patrick Carter, DT Rashaad Duncan, RB Kareem Huggins, OT James Lee, TE Ryan Purvis and WR Mario Urrutia to the practice squad.

AMERICAN NORTH DIVISION
Memphis (Cardinals) Nashville (Brewers) Iowa (Cubs) Omaha (Royals) W 77 74 72 64 L 66 69 71 79 Pct. GB .538 — .517 3 .503 5 .448 13

Cougars football wsucougars.com Hawaii 4 p.m.*

Three points for victory, one point for tie.

AMERICAN SOUTH DIVISION
W L x-Albuquerque (Dodgers)79 64 Oklahoma City (Rangers)68 75 New Orleans (Marlins) 63 79 Round Rock (Astros) 62 81 x-clinched division Pct. GB .552 — .476 11 .44415½ .434 17

Mariners www.mariners.mlb.com L.A. Angels L.A. Angels L.A. Angels 7:05 p.m. 7:05 p.m. 7:05 p.m. FSN FSN FSN Texas 5:05 p.m. FSN Texas 5:05 p.m. FSN Texas 12:05 p.m. FSN

Sunday Iowa 3, Albuquerque 1 Colo. Springs 5, Tacoma 2 Salt Lake 13, Sacramento 3 Las Vegas 3, Portland 2, 10 innings Reno 8, Fresno 6 Nashville 9, New Orleans 1 Memphis 6, Oklahoma 1 Round Rock 3, Omaha 2, 15 innings Today Omaha at Round Rock, 10:05 a.m. Albuquerque at Iowa, 11:05 a.m. Oklahoma at Memphis, 11:05 a.m. Fresno at Reno, 1:05 p.m. Colo. Springs at Tacoma, 1:30 p.m. Nashville at New Orleans, noon Sacramento at Salt Lake, 1:05 p.m. Las Vegas at Portland, 2:05 p.m.

Wednesday Kansas City at D.C. United, 4:30 p.m. Saturday, September 12 Colo. at Toronto FC, 12:30 p.m. Kansas City at New York, 4:30 p.m. Seattle FC at D.C. United, 4:30 p.m. Chicago at Real Salt Lake, 6 p.m. FC Dallas at Los Angeles, 7:30 p.m. Sunday, September 13 New England at Chivas USA, noon Houston at Columbus, 2 p.m.

Rainiers www.tacomarainiers.com Colorado 1:30 p.m. End of regular season

GLANTZCULVER LINE
MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL
National League Favorite Line Underdog Line Chicago -160 PITTSBURGH +150 St. Louis -210 MILWAUKEE +190 Philadelphia -170 HOUSTON +160 COLORADO -250 Cincinnati +220 ARIZONA -115 Los Angeles +105 S. FRANCISCO -175 San Diego +165 American League NEW YORK (G1)-180 Tampa Bay +170 TORONTO -125 Minnesota +115 Boston -130 CHICAGO +120 Los Angeles -165 KANSAS CITY+155 Texas -140 CLEVELAND +130 NEW YORK (G2)-220 Tampa Bay +200

Sounders FC www.soundersfc.com D.C. United 4:30 p.m. Ch. 6/16

NHRA
MAC TOOLS U.S. NATIONALS QUALIFYING
At O’Reilly Raceway Park Clermont, Ind.

Northwest League
WEST DIVISION
W x-Salem-Keizer (Giants) 49 Everett (Mariners) 39 Vancouver (Athletics) 36 Eugene (Padres) 34 L 27 37 40 42 Pct. .645 .513 .474 .447 GB — 10 13 15

Storm www.wnba.com/storm Phoenix 7 p.m. San Antonio 5 p.m.

EAST DIVISION
W x-Tri-City (Rockies) 47 Spokane (Rangers) 36 Boise (Cubs) 33 Yakima (Diamondbacks) 28 x-clinched division Sunday Vancouver 6, Everett 4 Eugene 6, Salem-Keizer 4 Yakima at Spokane, (late) Tri-City at Boise, (late) L 28 39 42 47 Pct. .627 .480 .440 .373 GB — 11 14 19

Emerald Downs www.emeralddowns.com LIVE 2 p.m. LIVE 6 p.m. LIVE 6 p.m. LIVE 2 p.m. LIVE 2 p.m.

home games

* - game to be played at Qwest Field in Seattle

Today on the dial
Baseball 1:30 p.m. Colorado Springs at Tacoma 850-AM 2 p.m. Las Vegas at Portland FSN College football 1 p.m. Cincinnati at Rutgers 5 p.m. Miami at Florida St. Cycling 10 p.m. Tour of Missouri ESPN ESPN Vs. Golf 11 a.m. Deutsche Bank Championship Ch. 5 ESPN2 Ch.7 ESPN2

BASKETBALL Women’s National Basketball Association
WESTERN CONFERENCE
Phoenix Seattle Los Angeles San Antonio Minnesota Sacramento W L 22 10 19 13 15 16 14 17 13 18 11 21 Pct GB .688 — .594 3 .484 6½ .452 7½ .419 8½ .344 111

Motor sports 10 a.m. NHRA Nationals Tennis 8 a.m. 4 p.m. U.S. Open U.S. Open

Tuesday on the dial
Baseball 7:05 p.m. Seattle at L.A. Angels FSN, 1030-AM Tennis 8 a.m. 4 p.m. U.S. Open U.S. Open ESPN2 ESPN2

EASTERN CONFERENCE
Indiana Atlanta Detroit Chicago Connecticut Washington New York Sunday Indiana 72, Washington 61 Detroit 84, Chicago 75 Today No games scheduled Tuesday Indiana at New York, 4:30 p.m. San Antonio at Los Angeles, 7:30 p.m. W 21 17 16 15 15 15 12 L 10 15 15 17 17 17 19 Pct .677 .531 .516 .469 .469 .469 .387 GB — 4½ 5 6½ 6½ 6½ 9

G OLF PGA Tour
DEUTSCHE BANK CHAMPIONSHIP
At TPC Boston Norton, Mass. Purse: $7.5 million Yardage: 7,202; Par: 71 Third Round Steve Stricker Retief Goosen Sean O’Hair Kevin Na Padraig Harrington Scott Verplank Jerry Kelly Kevin Sutherland Jason Dufner John Senden Dustin Johnson Jim Furyk Matt Kuchar Angel Cabrera Geoff Ogilvy Marc Leishman Mark Wilson Jeff Overton Mike Weir Justin Leonard Zach Johnson Jason Day Bill Haas Charlie Wi Anthony Kim Hunter Mahan Charley Hoffman Charles Howell III Bryce Molder

LPGA Tour
CANADIAN OPEN
At Priddis Greens GC Calgary, Alberta Purse: $2.75 million Yardage: 6,427; Par 71 Final Suzann Pettersen, $412,500 65-68-66-70—269 Momoko Ueda , $157,477 67-72-70-65—274 M. Pressel, $157,477 71-71-66-66—274 Ai Miyazato, $157,477 69-69-69-67—274 Karrie Webb, $157,477 69-68-68-69—274 A. Stanford , $157,477 70-65-69-70—274 In-Kyung Kim, $78,371 69-68-69-69—275 Vicky Hurst, $65,195 71-71-67-67—276 A. Nordqvist, $65,195 68-71-70-67—276 Jiyai Shin, $47,530 72-65-77-63—277 Song-Hee Kim, $47,530 71-62-77-67—277 Juli Inkster, $47,530 69-72-68-68—277 K. McPherson, $47,530 71-67-69-70—277 S. Gustafson, $47,530 69-68-70-70—277 Lorena Ochoa, $47,530 66-68-72-71—277 Amy Yang, $37,035 70-70-71-67—278 M.J. Hur, $37,035 68-67-74-69—278 Cristie Kerr, $33,707 72-69-68-70—279 Anna Rawson, $33,707 64-73-72-70—279 S. Prammanasudh, $30,793 68-71-74-67—280 Carin Koch, $30,793 68-74-68-70—280 Sun Young Yoo, $30,793 69-66-73-72—280 M. Redman, $28,575 70-71-70-70—281 Na Yeon Choi, $26,008 74-67-75-66—282 Maria Hjorth, $26,008 73-69-70-70—282 Inbee Park, $26,008 68-74-69-71—282 C. Matthew, $26,008 68-66-75-73—282 Paula Creamer, $22,655 69-71-74-69—283 Janice Moodie, $22,655 71-65-75-72—283 R. Hetherington, $22,655 70-72-67-74—283 Soo-Yun Kang, $20,528 74-68-75-67—284 S. Jane Smith, $20,528 68-73-71-72—284

FOOTBALL National Football League
REGULAR SEASON
Thursday Tennessee at Pittsburgh, 5:30 p.m. Sunday Miami at Atlanta, 10 a.m. N.Y. Jets at Houston, 10 a.m. Detroit at New Orleans, 10 a.m. Denver at Cincinnati, 10 a.m. Kansas City at Baltimore, 10 a.m. Dallas at Tampa Bay, 10 a.m. Minnesota at Cleveland, 10 a.m. Philadelphia at Carolina, 10 a.m. Jacksonville at Indianapolis, 10 a.m. St. Louis at Seattle, 1:15 Washington at N.Y. Giants, 1:15 p.m. San Francisco at Arizona, 1:15 p.m. Chicago at Green Bay, 5:20 p.m. Monday Buffalo at New England, 4 p.m. San Diego at Oakland, 7:15 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 20 Houston at Tennessee, 10 a.m. Minnesota at Detroit, 10 a.m. Carolina at Atlanta, 10 a.m. St. Louis at Washington, 10 a.m. New England at N.Y. Jets, 10 a.m. Oakland at Kansas City, 10 a.m. Cincinnati at Green Bay, 10 a.m. New Orleans at Philadelphia, 10 a.m. Arizona at Jacksonville, 10 a.m. Tampa Bay at Buffalo, 1:05 p.m. Seattle at San Francisco, 1:05 p.m. Pittsburgh at Chicago, 1:15 p.m. Baltimore at San Diego, 1:15 p.m. Cleveland at Denver, 1:15 p.m. N.Y. Giants at Dallas, 5:20 p.m. Monday, Sept. 21 Indianapolis at Miami, 5:30 p.m.

COLLEG E S Football
SUNDAY
South S. Carolina St. 34, Grambling St. 31 Mississippi 45, Memphis 14

Men’s soccer
Puget Sound 2, Simpson 1 Goals: UPS-Saetrum, McDonald. SYoungman. SMU 4, Seattle 0 Goals: da Silva 2, Ivo, Saintus.

Women’s soccer
Florida State 4, Washington State 1 Goals: FS-Price, McCarty. WSU-Dallstream 1. Gonazaga 2, Eastern Washington 0 Goals: Sorenson, Conrad. Whitworth 1, Gustavus Adolphus 0 Goal: Oakes.

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Top Fuel 1. Antron Brown, 3.835 seconds, 319.22 mph vs. 16. Spencer Massey, 3.972, 306.81; 2. Tony Schumacher, 3.836, 316.82 vs. 15. T.J. Zizzo, 3.972, 308.14; 3. Brandon Bernstein, 3.846, 316.30 vs. 14. Bruce Litton, 3.955, 307.58; 4. Larry Dixon, 3.850, 312.86 vs. 13. Clay Millican, 3.941, 309.56; 5. Morgan Lucas, 3.851, 314.61 vs. 12. Terry Haddock, 3.914, 300.60; 6. Cory McClenathan, 3.851, 311.63 vs. 11. David Grubnic, 3.902, 313.07; 7. Doug Kalitta, 3.862, 315.12 vs. 10. Rod Fuller, 3.888, 310.63; 8. Pat Dakin, 3.875, 313.95 vs. 9. Shawn Langdon, 3.888, 312.71. Did Not Qualify: 17. Ron August, 4.013, 298.93; 18. Joe Hartley, 4.025, 297.75; 19. Del Cox Jr, 4.848, 300.80; 20. Chris Karamesines, 4.956, 234.94; 21. Troy Buff, 5.625, 291.32. Funny Car 1. Robert Hight, Ford Mustang, 4.082, 308.35 vs. 16. Grant Downing, Chevy Monte Carlo, 4.230, 283.25; 2. Ashley Force Hood, Mustang, 4.093, 309.20 vs. 15. Matt Hagan, Dodge Charger, 4.171, 299.46; 3. Mike Neff, Mustang, 4.093, 308.85 vs. 14. Jack Beckman, Charger, 4.166, 297.35; 4. Cruz Pedregon, Toyota Solara, 4.098, 305.36 vs. 13. Ron Capps, Charger, 4.154, 299.73; 5. John Force, Mustang, 4.107, 307.09 vs. 12. Jim Head, Solara, 4.143, 304.46; 6. Del Worsham, Solara, 4.109, 303.98 vs. 11. Tony Pedregon, Chevy Impala, 4.141, 301.67; 7. Jerry Toliver, Monte Carlo, 4.110, 302.69 vs. 10. Jeff Arend, Solara, 4.141, 301.87; 8. Bob Tasca III, Mustang, 4.126, 302.69 vs. 9. Tim Wilkerson, Mustang, 4.128, 303.78. Did Not Qualify: 17. Bob Bode, 4.292, 290.69; 18. Justin Schriefer, 12.015, 102.70; 19. Brian Thiel, broke. Pro Stock 1. Mike Edwards, Pontiac GXP, 6.581, 209.01 vs. 16. Rickie Jones, Dodge Stratus, 6.689, 207.02; 2. Jason Line, GXP, 6.620, 208.23 vs. 15. Justin Humphreys, GXP, 6.665, 205.82; 3. Ronnie Humphrey, GXP, 6.630, 207.88 vs. 14. Larry Morgan, Stratus, 6.652, 207.56; 4. Allen Johnson, Stratus, 6.633, 207.91 vs. 13. Rodger Brogdon, GXP, 6.650, 207.85; 5. Greg Anderson, GXP, 6.635, 208.30 vs. 12. Jeg Coughlin, Chevy Cobalt, 6.650, 208.04; 6. Greg Stanfield, GXP, 6.637, 207.78 vs. 11. Steve Spiess, Cobalt, 6.649, 207.21; 7. Ron Krisher, Cobalt, 6.640, 207.78 vs. 10. Johnny Gray, Stratus, 6.647, 207.72; 8. Ryan Ondrejko, GXP, 6.641, 206.95 vs. 9. Vinnie Deceglie, Stratus, 6.646, 207.37. Did Not Qualify: 17. Kurt Johnson, 6.701, 207.43; 18. Steve Schmidt, 6.701, 205.32; 19. Warren Johnson, 6.703, 207.94; 20. V. Gaines, 6.715, 204.60; 21. Bob Benza, 6.731, 205.22; 22. Mark Buehring, 6.828, 202.03; 23. Jim Cunningham, 6.856, 203.83; 24. Erica Enders, 6.942, 201.46; 25. Dave River, 6.988, 197.74; 26. John Nobile, 7.149, 206.95; 27. Matt Hartford, 7.478, 206.80; 28. Mark Hogan, 7.754, 203.92; 29. John Gaydosh Jr, 8.900, 201.97; 30. Kevin Lawrence, broke; 31. Frank Gugliotta, broke. Pro Stock Motorcycle 1. Matt Smith, Suzuki, 6.918, 192.38 vs. 16. Junior Pippin, Buell, 7.064, 184.07; 2. Hector Arana, Buell, 6.936, 191.89 vs. 15. Angie McBride, Buell, 7.063, 186.54; 3. Andrew Hines, Harley-Davidson, 6.957, 192.66 vs. 14. Craig Treble, Suzuki, 7.059, 188.49; 4. Michael Phillips, Suzuki, 6.971, 191.57 vs. 13. Jim Underdahl, Suzuki, 7.057, 189.04; 5. Shawn Gann, Buell, 6.979, 189.66 vs. 12. Wesley Wells, Suzuki, 7.045, 187.73; 6. Steve Johnson, Suzuki, 7.014, 188.54 vs. 11. Chip Ellis, Suzuki, 7.028, 187.68; 7. LE Tonglet, Suzuki, 7.015, 186.77 vs. 10. Karen Stoffer, Suzuki, 7.023, 188.17

COLLEGE FOOTBALL
Today Favorite Line +/Underdog RUTGERS 5 (47) Cincinnati FLORIDA ST. 6½ (47½) Miami Thursday GEORGIA TECH 4 4½ Clemson Friday TOLEDO OFF OFF Colorado Saturday North Carolina 3½ 4 CONNECTICUT W. VIRGINIA 7 6½ East Carolina PENN ST. 29 28 Syracuse VIRGINIA TECH 19½ 19½ Marshall MICHIGAN ST. 14½ 0 C.Michigan NORTHWESTERN19 17½ E. Michigan Iowa 8 7 IOWA ST. AUBURN 15 14½ Mississippi St. Duke 11½ 1 ARMY WISCONSIN 9 8½ Fresno St. WAKE FOREST Pk 2 Stanford GEORGIA 7½ 8 South Carolina TENNESSEE 10 8 UCLA BYU 17½ 18 TULANE OREGON 11 10 Purdue Texas 32 33 WYOMING NAVY 8 7½ Louisiana Tech Notre Dame 3 4½ MICHIGAN WASHINGTON 18 20½ Idaho UAB 12 11 SMU Pittsburgh 11½ 11 BUFFALO TCU 11½ 12 VIRGINIA BOSTON COL. 19 20 Kent St. TEXAS TECH 25 25 Rice MINNESOTA 3 4½ Air Force Hawaii-x 3½ 3 Washington St. INDIANA 1 1 W. Michigan MISSOURI 16½ 17 Bowling Green Kansas 10½ 11 UTEP SOUTHERNMISS. 14 15 UCF OKLAHOMA ST.16 15 Houston BOISE ST. 36 Miami (Ohio) LSU 12 14½ Vanderbilt Tulsa 17 NEW MEXICO Southern Cal 5 OHIO ST. Utah 13 13½ SAN JOSE ST. Oregon St. 8½ 7½ UNLV NEBRASKA 24½ 23½ Arkansas St. ALABAMA 33 33½ FIAU South Florida 24 24 W. KENTUCKY FLORIDA 37 36 Troy Ohio 3 2½ NORTH TEXAS MIDDLE TENN.OFF OFF Memphis Kansas St. 5 7½LA.-LAFAYETTE x-at Seattle Off Key Colorado played Sept. 6 Memphis played Sept. 6

U.S. OPEN ROAD
Women Serena Williams (2) First Round — def. Alexa Glatch, 6-4, 6-1. Second Round — def. Melinda Czink, 6-1, 6-1. Third Round — def. Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez, 6-3, 7-5. Fourth Round — def. Daniela Hantuchova (22), 6-0, 6-2. Quarterfinals — vs. Flavia Pennetta (10). Flavia Pennetta (10) First Round — def. Edina Gallovits, 6-0, 6-4. Second Round — def. Sania Mirza, 6-0, 6-0. Third Round — def. Aleksandra Wozniak, 6-1, 6-1. Fourth Round — def. Vera Zvonareva (7), 3-6, 7-6 (6), 6-0. Quarterfinals — vs. Serena Williams (2). Li Na (18) First Round — def. I. Raluca Olaru, 7-6 (4), 6-3. Second Round — def. Michelle Larcher de Brito, 6-1, 6-3. Third Round — def. Maria Kirilenko, 6-4, 6-2. Fourth Round — def. Francesca Schiavone (26), 6-2, 6-3. Quarterfinals — vs. Kim Clijsters. Kim Clijsters First Round — def. Viktoriya Kutuzova, 6-1, 6-1. Second Round — def. Marion Bartoli (14), 5-7, 6-1, 6-2. Third Round — def. Kirsten Flipkens, 6-0, 6-2. Fourth Round — def. Venus Williams (3), 6-0, 0-6, 6-4. Quarterfinals — vs. Li Na (18).

NFL
Thursday Favorite Line +/Underdog PITTSBURGH 5½ (35) Tennessee Sunday ATLANTA 4 (43) Miami BALTIMORE 10½ (37) Kansas City Philadelphia 1 (43½) CAROLINA CINCINNATI 4 (43½) Denver Minnesota 3½ (39½) CLEVELAND HOUSTON 4½ (43) N.Y. Jets INDIANAPOLIS 7 (44½) Jacksonville NEW ORLEANS13½ (48½) Detroit Dallas 5 (39½) TAMPA BAY ARIZONA 6½ (46½) San Francisco N.Y. GIANTS 6½ (37½) Washington SEATTLE 7½ (41½) St. Louis GREEN BAY 3½ (46) Chicago Sept. 14 NEW ENGLAND10½ (47½) Buffalo San Diego 9 (43) at Oakland Home teams in CAPS