SEATTLE (AP) — Brian Banks isn't going to pass up an offer from Seattle coach Pete Carroll to keep his NFL dreams alive. Banks' agent, Bruce Tollner confirmed Sunday that after flying to Kansas City for a workout with the Chiefs, Banks is expected to head to the Pacific Northwest and participate in the Seahawks' minicamp. The minicamp starts Tuesday, and Banks' first day taking part with the Seahawks is expected to be Wednesday.
SEATTLE (AP) — The Los Angeles clubhouse was loose before Saturday's game. Players joked and discussed the previous night's no-hitter against them. Neither manager Don Mattingly or the Dodgers hitters appeared troubled. Then they went out and proved it.
TUKWILA, Wash. (AP) — Osvaldo Alonso and Fredy Montero each scored a pair of second-half goals, and the Seattle Sounders scored their goals in a span of 20 minutes on Tuesday night to end amateur side Cal FC's run through the U.S. Open Cup with a 5-0 victory. Alex Caskey also scored for Seattle, which was kept off the board for nearly 50 minutes by the team from Thousand Oaks, Calif., before Alonso converted a penalty kick.
CHICAGO (AP) — Alexei Ramirez drove in the go-ahead run with a two-out infield single in the eighth inning Friday night and the Chicago White Sox beat the Seattle Mariners 7-4 for their ninth straight win. Gordon Beckham homered twice and Adam Dunn also connected off Felix Hernandez as Chicago took a 4-0 lead. The White Sox then scored three times in the eighth, helped by a Mariners misplay.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Mike Napoli and Nelson Cruz both homered before combining on a big defensive play, and Matt Harrison pitched eight strong innings to lead the Texas Rangers past the Seattle Mariners 4-2 on Monday night. Napoli homered for the second game in a row, a tiebreaking, three-run shot in the sixth. Cruz went deep in the second to help the Rangers win their fourth straight game.
SEATTLE (AP) — Pinch-hitter Howie Kendrick broke a tie in the top of the ninth inning with a two-run single off Seattle closer Brandon League, and the Los Angeles Angels rallied from a 4-0 deficit for a 6-4 win over the Mariners on Friday night. With Seattle holding a 4-3 lead heading to the top of the ninth, League (0-4) failed for the third time in his last five save opportunities.
SEATTLE (AP) — Justin Meram and Emilio Renteria scored to lead the Columbus Crew to a 2-0 victory over the Seattle Sounders on Wednesday night. Meram headed a left-footed cross from Dilly Duka for his third goal in the 15th minute. Renteria sealed the win for Columbus (4-4-3) with a 30-yard chip over Seattle goalkeeper Bryan Meredith in the 76th minute for his first goal.
DENVER (AP) — Kevin Millwood tossed a two-hitter for his first shutout in nearly nine years and Mike Carp hit a solo homer, helping the Seattle Mariners snap a four-game skid with a 4-0 win over the Colorado Rockies on Friday night. It was also the 22nd complete game of the 37-year-old righty's career.
CLEVELAND (AP) — Ubaldo Jimenez overcame a shaky start to get the win and the Cleveland Indians pounded out a season-best five doubles to beat the Seattle Mariners 9-3 Wednesday night. Jimenez (4-3) gave up five hits and three runs over six innings. He threw 107 pitches — 27 in a long first inning — walked two and struck out four.
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Seattle coach Pete Carroll has wanted the Seahawks to get faster on defense, especially at linebacker. With the addition of Bobby Wagner in the second round of the draft, Carroll hopes they've solved that issue.
SEATTLE (AP) — Justin Verlander won his 12th straight decision on the road, Prince Fielder homered and the Detroit Tigers raced to an early lead before holding on for a 6-4 win over the Seattle Mariners on Tuesday night. Verlander wasn't his sharpest, giving up three runs and seven hits. But Verlander retired nine of his final 10 batters, struck out six and went at least six innings for the 49th straight start.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Yoenis Cespedes leaned back, put all his might into one powerful swing and sent a soaring shot over the fence in left-center field and off the second-deck facade. And with that, the Cuban defector finally arrived at his new home. The power from the rest of the Oakland Athletics' lineup, well, that's still missing.
SEATTLE (AP) — When Chris Wondolowski is on the penalty spot, he doesn't care who the goalkeeper is. All the San Jose Earthquakes star forward knows is that he has to beat him. Wondolowski scored on a penalty kick midway through the first half, and Jon Busch earned his second straight shutout as the San Jose Earthquakes beat the Seattle Sounders 1-0 on Saturday night.
SEATTLE (AP) — Somewhere between the disappointment of becoming the answer to a trivia question and beginning the NIT, Lorenzo Romar found the words and reasons to motivate Washington into taking a consolation tournament with seriousness. Three wins later, Washington is headed back to New York City for the NIT semifinals.
EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — Kyla Ross was unsure what the expectations of her were coming into the Pacific Rim gymnastics championships. She knows they'll now be a lot higher until the United States selects its women's team for this summer's London Olympics.
SEATTLE (AP) — David Estrada scored three times and the Seattle Sounders beat Toronto FC 3-1 on Saturday night in the Major League Soccer opener for each club. Estrada's impressive performance was the third hat trick for the Sounders, joining Lamar Neagle on August 27 and Blaise Nkufo on Sept. 18, 2010, both against the Columbus Crew.
CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — Terrence Ross had 21 points and 13 rebounds on Sunday to lead Washington to a 75-72 win over Oregon State. C.J. Wilcox added 17 points for the Huskies (17-8, 10-3), who went back into a tie for first place in the Pac-12 with California, which won at UCLA on Saturday.
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Reserve Carlos Emory scored 16 points and Oregon knocked off Washington with a resounding 82-57 victory Thursday night. Garrett Sim, E.J. Singler and Devoe Joseph all added 13 points for the Ducks (17-7, 8-4 Pac-12), who pulled within one game of the Huskies (16-8, 9-3) in the conference standings.