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Sky beat Storm 74-58 for 6th straight win

ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) — Epiphanny Prince scored 17 points, Sylvia Fowles had 16 points and 15 rebounds and the Chicago Sky beat the Seattle Storm 74-58 Wednesday night for their franchise-record sixth straight win. Fowles got her eighth straight double-double, matching her own single-season league record set last year. Tamera Young scored 12 points and Ruth Riley added 10 for Chicago (7-1), which never trailed.

Richards pitches Padres past Mariners, 5-4

SEATTLE (AP) — Clayton Richards pitched seven strong innings, Everth Cabrera had an RBI triple in a four-run sixth and the San Diego Padres hung on for a 5-4 win over the Seattle Mariners on Tuesday night. Seattle starter Felix Hernandez (4-5) foundered in his first outing in 11 days. The 2010 Cy Young Award winner pitched six innings, allowing nine hits, five runs and three walks.

Banks accepts Seahawks minicamp tryout offer

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.

Hairston’s career-high 5 RBIs lead Dodgers over

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.

Alonso, Montero lift Sounders past Cal FC 5-0

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.

White Sox win 9th straight, beat Mariners

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.

Napoli, Cruz homer for Rangers in 4-2 win over Ms

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.

Kendrick’s hit gives Angels 6-4 win over Seattle

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.

Meram, Renteria lead Crew to 2-0 win over Sounders

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.

Millwood throws 2-hitter in 4-0 win

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.

Indians pound Mariners’ Hernandez in 9-3 win

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.

Wagner looking to seize linebacker job

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.

Detroit gets 1st win over Seattle in 6-4 victory

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.

Mariners top A’s 7-3 in stateside opening night

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.

Wondolowski’s PK lifts Earthquakes past Sounders

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.

Washington ousts rival Oregon from NIT 90-86

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.

Kentucky women rally to beat Green Bay 65-62

AMES, Iowa (AP) — Kentucky did nearly everything it could to give its season away by blowing a 17-point lead. Senior Keyla Snowden made sure the Wildcats will keep playing.

Ross wins gold, silver, bronze at Pacific Rim

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.

Sounders beat Toronto FC in MLS opener

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.