Sportswatch for 8-27
Sports events worth keeping an eye on
For the week of Aug. 27-Sept. 3
By Tim Clinton, SPORTS EDITOR
The fall football season kicks off with jamborees Saturday, including the Highline School District Jamboree scheduled for 10 a.m. at Highline Memorial Stadium.
Evergreen High School of White Center will be joined by Mount Rainier of Des Moines and Highline of Burien for the action.
Seattle will be at home at Safeco Field for a 12:40 p.m. game against the Texas Rangers on Wednesday before hosting the Washington Nationals at 7:10 p.m. Friday, 6:10 p.m. Saturday and 1:10 p.m. Sunday.
Then it's on to Oakland to play the Athletics at 1:05 p.m. Monday, 7:05 p.m. Tuesday and 12:35 p.m. Wednesday.
All of the games can be seen on ROOT Sports cable television.
Tacoma plays its final regular season home game at Cheney Stadium on Wednesday, hosting the Iowa Cubs at 7:05 p.m.
The Rainiers finish the Pacific Coast League season at Fresno.
They will play the Grizzlies at 7:05 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday ahead of a 6:05 p.m. game Sunday and a 1:05 p.m. game Monday.
Seattle wraps up its preseason with a 7 p.m. game at Oakland on Thursday.
Channel 13 will televise the action live.
Washington State University will play its only game in Western Washington for the year on Thursday, entertaining Rutgers in a 7 p.m. battle at CenturyLink in Seattle.
Fox Sports 1 will carry the action.
The University of Washington opens its season with a 7:30 p.m. game at Hawaii on Saturday that can be seen on CBS Sports.
Seattle hosts Colorado for a 1 p.m. Major League Soccer match at CenturyLink Field on Saturday before visiting Chivas USA at 7:30 p.m. next Wednesday.
Channel 13 will televise both games.
Seattle's professional women's soccer team hosts Kansas City for a 12 p.m. playoff match at Starfire Stadium in Tukwila on Sunday.
ESPN 2 will show the game live.
Horse races will be held starting at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sunday and Monday this week.