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Fifth inning two-out rally dooms Mariners

For a span of about two innings Monday night, it seemed as if the Mariners were en route to a rare nondescript, drama-free victory at Safeco Field.

Patriots sign Wayne

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — The New England Patriots have signed free agent wide receiver Reggie Wayne to a one-year deal. Wayne, the leading receiver in most statistical categories for the Indianapolis Colts, played 13 seasons in Indiana.

Hoyer named starting quarterback

HOUSTON — The Houston Texans have declared Brian Hoyer as its starting quarterback for the upcoming 2015 season. Hoyer, who started in 14 games under Mike Pettine as a member of the Cleveland Browns a season ago, will have a second chance as a starting quarterback. Josh McCown and Johnny Manziel will battle for the starting job in Cleveland this season.

Ratliff banned three games

CHICAGO — Chicago Bears defensive lineman Jeremiah Ratliff has been suspended without pay for the first three games of the 2015 regular season for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy, the league announced Monday.

Federer back as world No. 2 ahead of U.S. Open

LONDON — Five-times winner Roger Federer will go into next week's U.S. Open as the world number two after beating Novak Djokovic in the final of the Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati at the weekend. Monday's new ATP rankings put the Swiss back in front of Britain's Andy Murray, the player he defeated in the semi-finals in Cincinnati.

Piscotty helps Cardinals avoid sweep in San Diego

SAN DIEGO — Stephen Piscotty went 3-for-4 with two home runs and five RBIs to lead the Cardinals to a 10-3 victory over the San Diego Padres on Sunday as St. Louis successfully avoided being swept in a three-game series for the first time this season. Right-handed starter Michael Wacha allowed one run on five hits and two walks with three strikeouts in six innings to improve to 15-5 while lowering his earned run average to 2.80.

Record fourth steeplechase crown for Kemboi

BEIJING — Ezekiel Kemboi underlined his status as one of the great Kenyan athletes by capturing the world championship 3,000 meters steeplechase crown for a record fourth time on Monday. The 33-year-old seized the gold medal thanks to a devastating sub 57-second last-lap burst at the Bird's Nest Stadium.

Love turns back the clock at Wyndham, Tiger fades

GREENSBORO, North Carolina — Davis Love III became the oldest winner on the PGA Tour in 40 years when he clinched the Wyndham Championship on Sunday while Tiger Woods's bid to end a two-year victory drought ended in a tie for 10th.

Mariners victimized by Chicago pitching twice

SEATTLE — The Chicago White Sox used some late-inning offensive fireworks for the second game in a row, scoring five runs in the ninth and 10th innings to beat the Seattle Mariners 6-3 on Saturday night.

Petersen clarifies Ukwachu debocle

Washington coach Chris Petersen has refuted a claim from Baylor coach Art Briles about the violent history of former Boise State and Baylor defensive end Sam Ukwuachu.

Woods two strokes back heading into final round

GREENSBORO, North Carolina — Overnight co-leader Tiger Woods three-putted the final hole to slip two strokes behind leader Jason Gore after the third round at the Wyndham Championship on Saturday.

FIFA cannot be dominated by one continent

ZURICH, Germany — Scandal-hit FIFA can never be dominated by one continent, outgoing president Sepp Blatter said on Saturday. Without going into details or naming anyone, Blatter said that in the past one continental federation had tried to exert a dominance over the others, using proposed reforms as an attempt to grab the presidency.

Cespedes’ three homers help Mets outslug Rockies

NEW YORK — Yoenis Cespedes tied a franchise record with three home runs and the New York Mets blew an early six-run lead before rebounding to beat the Colorado Rockies 14-9 on Friday. Cespedes went 5-for-6, adding a double, seven RBIs and five runs as the Mets defeated the Rockies for the ninth consecutive time.

Jury awards Michael Jordan $8.9 million

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A jury awarded retired basketball player Michael Jordan $8.9 million in his lawsuit against a grocery store chain that used his name in a one-page magazine advertisement without his permission, the Chicago Tribune and other local media reported. Jordan, 52, led the Chicago Bulls to six National Basketball Association championships in the 1990s. He retired from professional basketball 12 years ago.