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Seattle: Megan Rapinoe plays key role in latest OL Reign win

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The GIST: Skip right over the Seahawks’ 30–3 preseason loss on Saturday (it’s just preseason!) and raise a glass of Rachel’s Ginger Beer for our Seattle squads’ thrilling wins this weekend.

August 23, 2021
Source: OL Reign/Twitter
Source: OL Reign/Twitter

🏀Storm: Sue Bird and Stephanie Talbot drilled key three-pointers in the fourth quarter to hold off the Washington Mystics yesterday, putting the Storm in a three-way tie for first atop the WNBA standings.

  • Securing a top-two spot is crucial as the teams receive two byes in the playoffs, while the third and fourth spots only receive first-round byes. 
  • With seven regular season games left, including tomorrow’s clash with the Minnesota Lynx at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT, every win matters. Let’s get this bread.

⚾️Mariners: The Mariners redeemed themselves big time yesterday, defeating the Houston Astros 6–3 in extra innings after being blown out the previous two contests. Infielder Ty France notched an RBI single in the 11th inning before third baseman Kyle Seager hammered a three-run homer to secure the W. That’s more like it.

⚽️Soccer: Saturday was all about the late-game heroics. Megan Rapinoe converted two penalty kicks to lift OL Reign to a 3–2 win over NJ/NY Gotham FC and the Sounders scored twice in the span of two minutes to claim a 2–1 victory over Columbus Crew. Comeback kids.