OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Another dramatic win in hand, the Oakland Athletics gathered around the big screen clubhouse TV and began feasting on Mexican food while watching the Angels and Rangers play the second game of their Texas doubleheader. The upstart A's are still chasing an AL West title with three games to go. And that's about as ideal a scenario as anyone around here could have envisioned in a season full of injuries, sweeping changes and even a drug suspension for key starting pitcher Bartolo Colon.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Seattle Mariners watched Oakland make a playoff push with a pair of dramatic weekend wins. So close sometimes, these Mariners. They missed chances in the early innings, just as they did all series in being swept.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — With Seimone Augustus and Maya Moore around, Lindsay Whalen's focus generally isn't on scoring. That doesn't mean she can't. Whalen scored 20 points to lead the defending champion Minnesota Lynx in a 78-70 victory over the Seattle Storm in the opener of the Western Conference semifinals Friday night.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — John Jaso doesn't see the Seattle Mariners as spoilers. They're active participants in the AL pennant race, even if it's from the outside — and they showed the Angels how much they've already learned. Jaso hit a two-run homer and an RBI double, and Seattle prevented Los Angeles from moving within one game of an AL wild-card spot with a 9-4 victory over the Angels on Thursday.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Torii Hunter's RBI singles tied it in the seventh inning and ended it in the ninth, and the Los Angeles Angels rallied to keep pace in the AL wild-card race with their fifth consecutive victory, 4-3 over the Seattle Mariners on Wednesday night. Erick Aybar had an early two-run double before Hunter ended it for the Angels (86-69), who remained two games behind Oakland (88-67) after the other three teams in the AL wild-card race all won earlier in the day.
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — One day after venting on his radio show about the refereeing debacle that cost the Green Bay Packers a game in Seattle, Aaron Rodgers was saving one last barb for the NFL. Asked Wednesday about how the Packers were handling the aftermath of a Monday night loss that touched off a national firestorm about the league's use of replacement officials, Rodgers dismissed an NFL-issued statement generally supporting the officials' handling of the situation a "bogus report."
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Zack Greinke had a season-high 13 strikeouts in five innings, and the Angels got home runs from Torii Hunter and Erick Aybar on Tuesday night in a 5-4 victory over the Seattle Mariners that kept Los Angeles two games behind Oakland for the second AL wild card. According to ESPN Stats, Greinke became the first pitcher in the live-ball era (since 1920) to strike out 13 batters in a start that lasted only five innings. Randy Johnson had 13 through his first five frames on July ...
SEATTLE (AP) — In a bizarre ending that capped a tough weekend for replacement officials, the Seattle Seahawks beat the Green Bay Packers 14-12 on Monday night. Russell Wilson threw a disputed 24-yard touchdown pass to Golden Tate on the final play of the game, a game that finally ended 10 minutes later when both teams were brought back on the field for the extra point.
PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) — Jordan Webb scored on a 4-yard run in the final seconds, the last of three Colorado touchdowns in the final 7 minutes, to beat Washington State 35-34 on Saturday in the Pac-12 Conference opener for both teams. Webb threw for two touchdowns and ran for two more for Colorado (1-3), which had been outscored by an average of 40-19 coming into the game.
SEATTLE (AP) — Carlos Triunfel drove in the tiebreaking run in the fourth inning and Miguel Olivo hit a two-run homer in the eighth to lead the Seattle Mariners to a 6-3 victory over the Texas Rangers on Friday night. Hisashi Iwakuma (7-5) held the Rangers to three runs and eight hits in seven innings, and Justin Smoak had three hits and scored two runs for the Mariners.
SEATTLE (AP) — Adam Jones hit a two-run homer in the top of the 11th inning and the Baltimore Orioles won their 15th straight extra-innings game with a 3-1 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Wednesday night. A night after the teams played an 18-inning marathon that lasted nearly 6 hours, Jones, the one-time Mariners prospect, gave Baltimore a huge boost in its race with the Yankees for the lead in the AL East. Even with New York sweeping a doubleheader from Toronto on Wednesday, the Orioles stayed just a ...
SEATTLE (AP) — Marshawn Lynch ran for 122 yards and a 3-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter, Seattle's special teams came up with two huge first-quarter plays that led to 10 points, and the Seahawks beat the Dallas Cowboys 27-7 on Sunday. Michael Robinson forced Felix Jones to fumble on the opening kickoff that led to a short field goal, and Malcolm Smith blocked Chris Jones' punt which Jeron Johnson returned for a touchdown to give Seattle (1-1) a 10-0 lead in less than 5 minutes.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Matt Harrison pitched into the ninth inning for his 17th victory and the Texas Rangers beat the Seattle Mariners 2-1 on a drizzly Sunday. Adrian Beltre hit his 33rd homer for Texas.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Seattle Mariners are just fine playing the role of spoiler. Former Rangers infielder Justin Smoak homered in the eighth inning and drove in a run in the ninth as the Mariners handed American League West-leading Texas its second loss in three games with an 8-6 win Saturday night.
SEATTLE (AP) — Keith Price threw three first-half touchdowns, Washington returned a blocked field goal and interception for touchdowns, and the Huskies shook off their Bayou beat down of a week ago with a 52-13 rout of FCS Portland State on Saturday afternoon. Price tossed touchdowns of 20, 3 and 16 yards, while Tre Watson returned a blocked field goal 79 yards for a score, and Marcus Peters returned an interception 21 yards to score as Washington built a 45-0 lead at halftime. The 45 points tied the Huskies school ...
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nick Sherry had a career-game for UNLV. It just wasn't enough to help the Rebels end an eight-game losing streak and beat Washington State. Sherry passed for 351 yards and three touchdowns and had 33 completions to tie a school record set by Jon Denton in 1996 against San Jose State. He couldn't rally the Rebels from a 15-point fourth quarter deficit and UNLV fell 35-27 to the Cougars on Friday night.
NEW YORK (AP) — The replacement officials' error that awarded an extra timeout to Seattle in the final minute of its loss at Arizona was the third such mistake in an NFL game in the last nine years. In 2009, the Cleveland Browns were mistakenly awarded four timeouts in the second half of a 16-0 home loss to Baltimore. And in 2003, the Baltimore Ravens got four in a 44-41 overtime win against Seattle.
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Forget all the hand-wringing surrounding the Seattle Seahawks' final drive against Arizona, the botched timeout situation and ultimately Russell Wilson's last pass attempt that eluded the hands of Braylon Edwards at the goal line. For all the focus on that one drive, there were plenty of other opportunities the Seahawks missed earlier in the 20-16 loss to the Cardinals.
SEATTLE (AP) — George Kottaras homered for the second straight game, Brett Anderson won his fourth straight start since recovering from Tommy John surgery and the Oakland Athletics beat the Seattle Mariners 6-1 Saturday night. Anderson (4-0), who had surgery on his left elbow 14 months ago, allowed one unearned run and six hits while striking out four in six innings. He lowered his ERA to 0.69.