SEATTLE — Less than a week after general manager Jerry Dipoto hinted the Mariners might add a first baseman, the club confirmed an agreement Wednesday with Dae-Ho Lee on a minor league deal that includes an invitation to big league camp.
SEATTLE — There are two recruits from Texas, two from Arizona, seven from California, one from Oregon and five from right here in Washington. There are eight recruits on offense, eight on defense and one punter.
SAN ANTONIO — The San Antonio Spurs won't have Manu Ginobili for at least a month. The team said the veteran guard had testicular surgery Thursday in San Antonio and will be sidelined at least four weeks. Ginobili was hurt in Wednesday night's 110-97 win against the Pelicans.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Tony Stewart will not win a Daytona 500 during his Sprint Cup career. He will miss the start of his final Sprint Cup season to recover from a broken back suffered Sunday while riding a dune buggy in California. Stewart suffered a burst fracture of his L1 vertebra and had surgery Wednesday in North Carolina, according to a Stewart-Haas Racing news release issued Thursday. No timetable was given for his return, but the news release indicated that the 44-year-old Stewart is expected to make a “full ...
SAN FRANCISCO — NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said Thursday that the league will institute a Rooney Rule for women when it comes to all NFL executive positions. He announced the decision in opening remarks at the NFL Women’s Summit, where roughly 250 men and women associated with the league are gathered to listen to a slate of speakers on issues affecting women in sports. The NFL’s Rooney Rule requires teams to interview one minority candidate for each open coaching position. The rule was instituted in 2003 in response to the ...
LAWRENCE, Kan. — Brannen Greene’s soft, two-handed dunk at the end of Kansas’ rout of Kansas State drew the ire of coach Bill Self on Wednesday night after it gave the Jayhawks an 18-point margin of victory.
YAKIMA — The Wenatchee girls basketball team needed overtime to beat the pesky Pirates, but Wenatchee’s improved second-half defense and clutch performances in extra time gave the Panthers a 65-61 win in Yakima on Thursday.
PHOENIX — Just days after winning the weather-hit Farmers Insurance Open in San Diego, four of Brnadt Snedeker’s eight career victories on the U.S. circuit have come in California before he triumphed on Monday at Torrey Pines.
SANTA CLARA, Calif. — U.S. law enforcement officials preparing for Super Bowl 50 have worked with their French counterparts to learn from last year’s deadly attacks in Paris, as they plan safety for Sunday’s big game, the Secretary of Homeland Security said on Wednesday. Secretary Jeh Johnson said he and his team have been “constantly” in contact with security officials in Paris following the Nov. 13 attacks there by gunmen linked to the Islamic State militant group.
ST. LOUIS — The National Football League’s Rams left behind more than bitterness when the team ditched St. Louis for Los Angeles last month — it left a stadium saddled with about $144 million in debt and maintenance costs. Taxpayers will now shoulder the remaining payments for the Edward Jones Dome with only the help of revenue from tractor pulls, volleyball tournaments, concerts and the like.
NEW YORK — A study of former Oakland Raiders quarterback Ken Stabler’s brain following his July death revealed that the Super Bowl-winning athlete was suffering from moderate brain trauma, a leading specialist in the field said on Wednesday. The 69-year-old quarterback’s brain was the 90th of 94 former National Football League players studied by Boston University’s CTE Center since 2008 to show signs of chronic traumatic encephalopathy.
PULLMAN — Arizona power forward Ryan Anderson scored a career-high 31 points, helping the 23rd-ranked Wildcats overcome a cold-shooting start en route to a 79-64 win over Washington State on Wednesday night.
SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Denver sack-leader Von Miller aims to land a one-two punch in the Super Bowl as the number two pick of the 2011 NFL Draft tries to disrupt Carolina quarterback Cam Newton, that draft’s number one overall choice. “I think it’s super cool,” Miller told reporters about the showdown in Sunday’s NFL title game.
CLEVELAND, Ohio — If Johnny Manziel never plays another game in the National Football League, he will not be the first talented player to squander his natural gifts and no doubt will not be the last. It is one thing to have a career cut short by injury, quite another to sabotage yourself through self-inflicted wounds.
With the clock ticking down to national signing day Wednesday, former USC assistant and current Pac-12 Networks analyst Yogi Roth has watched film of every recruit who is expected to sign with a Pac-12 team.