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Now comes the hard part: Hiring new general manager

When Mariners president Kevin Mather on Friday characterized being a baseball general manager as “an impossible job,” he was speaking about the complexities and vast scope of the position.

Late field goal lifts Seahawks to win

SAN DIEGO — In the exhibition game regarded most like a dress rehearsal for the regular season, Seattle’s defense and special teams looked pretty well groomed for opening night.

Colon leads streaking Mets to sixth straight win

NEW YORK — Right-hander Bartolo Colon threw seven shutout innings as the New York Mets beat the Philadelphia Phillies 9-4 at Citizens Bank Park on Wednesday for their sixth consecutive victory. The Mets (70-56), in first place of the National League East, are 17-6 in August and 23-5 in their past 28 games against Philadelphia, including 11-1 this season.

Bulls’ Rose, two others, accused in lawsuit of rape

CHICAGO — Derrick Rose, the 2011 National Basketball Association Most Valuable Player, is being sued by a former girlfriend who claims he and two friends drugged and gang-raped her in 2013, TMZ reported. Rose’s accuser, identified only as Jane Doe, said she and the three-time All-Star Chicago Bulls guard dated from 2011 to 2013, the celebrity news website reported.

Sprint sweep for brilliant Bolt in Beijing

BEIJING — Usain Bolt delivered when it mattered again on Thursday when he scorched the fastest time of the year to win a record fourth straight world 200 meters title in 19.55 seconds and sweep the individual sprints at a global championships for a fifth time. Five days after beating Justin Gatlin to win the 100 meters, the 29-year-old Olympic champion and world record holder again proved too strong for in-form American, who finished second in 19.74.

Ex-49ers player McDonald charged with rape

LOS ANGELES — Former San Francisco 49ers defensive end Ray McDonald has been charged with rape by intoxication, and current 49ers linebacker Ahmad Brooks has been charged with sexual battery of the same woman on the same night, prosecutors said on Wednesday. The felony indictment against McDonald, marking the latest sex abuse scandal to embroil the National Football League, stems from a December 2014 incident at his home, according to the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office.

Nowak goes from undrafted to starting Seahawks center

RENTON — If Russell Wilson had known the Seahawks center this season was going to be a former undrafted college defensive lineman from the Mid-American Conference, the quarterback may have taken out a larger insurance policy this spring.

Football must not be overlooked in FIFA race

ZURICH, Germany — FIFA presidential candidate Michael Platini will publish his manifesto in the next six to eight weeks and wants to bring football back into the spotlight during the campaign, a source close to the Frenchman said on Wednesday. Although Platini, the UEFA president, agrees that reform of scandal-plagued FIFA has to be the priority in the run-up to the election on Feb. 26, he also believes it should not completely overshadow the sport itself, the source told Reuters.

Bolt-Gatlin II on after duo top times in 200 semis

BEIJING — Usain Bolt and Justin Gatlin looked in fine form as they ran the fastest times of the 200 meters semi-finals on Wednesday to set up a mouthwatering second sprint showdown at the world championships. Bolt, who beat Gatlin when they clashed for the first time this year in the 100 meters final, looked relaxed and took time to chat with a fellow competitor as he approached the line to win his heat with his first sub-20 second time of the year.

Galette tears achilles, out for season

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Washington Redskins linebacker Junior Galette suffered a torn Achilles at the end of practice on Wednesday. Galette now faces an six-to-eight month rehabilitation. Galette, 27, was released by New Orleans earlier this summer, less than a year after they signed him to an extension worth up to $41 million. He was arrested in January on charges of domestic violence, but those were later dismissed. Galette’s attorney denies another incident in which it appears Galette strikes a woman.

Day withdraws from Pro-Am with back issue

EDISON, N.J. — PGA Championship winner Jason Day withdrew from Wednesday’s Pro-Am at The Barclays tournament due to a back issue, but should be able to tee off in Thursday’s first round. The withdrawal was a precautionary move, the player’s trainer said in a statement at the first event of the four-tournament, season-ending FedExCup playoffs that start on Thursday at Plainfield Country Club.

Tired Bolt and Gatlin cruise into 200 meters semis

BEIJING — A tired Usain Bolt and an emotionally fatigued Justin Gatlin progressed towards their second blockbuster sprint showdown of the world championships by easing through the 200 meters heats on Tuesday. Bolt, who beat Gatlin to retain his 100 meters title at the Bird’s Nest on Sunday, shot out of the blocks and led for the entire race before easing up over the final 15 meters to cross the line in 20.28 seconds.

U.S. court rules against New Jersey sports betting

NEWARK, N.J. — A U.S. appeals court on Tuesday ruled against a New Jersey law authorizing sports gambling in the state, upholding a lower court ruling that voided the state’s repeal of some prohibitions against sports gambling. Attorneys and advisors had predicted that had New Jersey won, it would have enabled the state to grab a slice of a national market that could be as much as $400 billion and would have had implications beyond the state.