Zagunis gets bronze on Mother's Day
Two-time Olympic individual saber gold medalist Mariel Zagunis from Beaverton won the bronze medal on Mother's Day at a grand prix in Moscow — her first international medal since giving birth seven months to the day earlier to her first child.
Zagunis 33, took a year off from the sport and welcomed daughter Noelle Swehla. She returned to competitive fencing in March and placed eighth in the Seoul Grand Prix. A month later, she won gold at her first national championships in a decade.
Coming into the Moscow tournament, she was ranked 77th in the world. The bronze moved her up to 27th.
Zagunis defeated now-63rd Rajin Lee of Korea, No. 11 Manon Brunet of France, and No. 12 Yana Egorian of Russia — all 15-11 — to reach the quarterfinals.
A 15-10 win over No. 13 Liza Pusztai of Hungary put Zagunis into the semifinals, where she lost 15-12 to third-seeded Anna Marton of Hungary.
• Rookie Wyndham Clark from the University of Oregon surged on Sunday and finished third in the Knoxville (Tennessee) Open.
Clark was four shots behind the winner, Stephan Jaeger, who had a 7-under-par 64 for a 16-under 268 total.
Scott Harrington, a former Jesuit High golfer who lives in Phoenix, finished with a 66 to tie for 27th at 6-under 278.
Clark, overcoming a double bogey on the 7th hole, got hot early on the back nine. He eagled the par-5 10th, then ran off birdies on the next three holes to get to 11-under and into a tie for third, two shots behind Jaeger.
Clark, a 6-0, 170-pound former Pac-12 champion from Denver, birdied the 18th to finish at 12-under 272 with a 6-under 65.
Two weeks earlier, Clark had closed with a 67 to place second in the United Leasing & Finance Championship at Newburgh, Indiana.
Sunday's runner-up showing further helped his cause in the bid to make the top 25 on the money list by the end of the season — which would earn him a PGA Tour card for next season.
Clark, 24, began this week 15th on the Web.com Tour in earnings and moved up to ninth with $133,091 in nine events.
The Web.com Tour returns to Pumpkin Ridge for the Aug. 16-19 WinCo Foods Portland Open to cap its regular season.
PORTLAND 1, Seattle 0
• Midfielder Sebastian Blanco scored in the 86th minute in front of 21,144 fans at Providence Park.
The win marked Portland's third consecutive shutout and fourth straight victory. The match was the 100th between the Timbers (4-3-2, 14 points) and Sounders (2-5-2, 8).
Despite playing without four players due to injury, the Sounders limited Portland's scoring opportunities. The Timbers outshot Seattle 10-5, but only two shots were on goal.
Blanco's winner was his fifth goal this season.
Portland next faces Los Angeles FC (6-2-1, 20) at noon Saturday at Providence Park.
DETROIT 5, Seattle 4
• The Tigers (17-22) used three consecutive ninth-inning singles against reliever Juan Nicasio to break a 4-4 tie and send the Mariners (22-17) to their first road series loss (2-1) of 2018.
A walk-off single from Detroit shortstop Jose Iglesias plated the winning run.
Trailing 4-2 in the eighth, Mariners shortstop Jean Segura delivered a two-out, two-run single with the bases loaded off reliever Joe Jimenez to even the score.
Seattle was unable to retake the lead, though, as infielder Andrew Romine struck out to end the inning and the Mariners were retired in order in the top of the ninth.
The Mariners lost second baseman Robinson Cano to a broken finger when he was hit by a pitch by left-hander Blaine Hardy. Cano is facing surgery and expected to be sidelined for at least six weeks.
Seattle heads to Minnesota on Monday for a make-up game from April 8 to wrap up its seven-game road trip.
Wade LeBlanc (0-0, 3.18) gets the ball for the Mariners while the Twins counter with Jake Odorizzi (3-2, 3.83). First pitch is set for 4 p.m. PT at Target Field.