Poised to win a series from the team sitting directly ahead of them in the American League West standings and perhaps pick up some momentum following the All-Star break, the Mariners went out on Sunday and delivered what manager Scott Servais called “hands down, the worst game we played all year.”
TROON, Scotland — The British Open was fortified by the over-40s on Saturday as Henrik Stenson and Phil Mickelson produced a ding-dong tussle to turn golf's oldest major into a gripping two-man slugfest.
MIAMI, Fla. — Miami Heat president Pat Riley on Saturday said it is still too early to know when forward Chris Bosh will be able to return to the team after a recurrence of blood-clotting issues kept the 11-time All-Star on the bench for the final 29 games of the season.
SUMNER — The Wenatchee Valley Rams (7-1 Western Washington Football Alliance) defeated the Pierce County Bengals 21-6 at Sunset Stadium on Saturday to finish the WWFA regular season on a positive note and extend their winning streak to four games heading into the first round of the league playoffs.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Dale Earnhardt Jr. will not compete in Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway after experiencing concussion-like symptoms, his Hendrick Motorsports team announced Thursday. Alex Bowman will be the team’s substitute driver this weekend at New Hampshire. There is no current timetable for Earnhardt’s return.
TROON, Scotland — Phil Mickelson was the improbable leader of the 145th Open Championship at Royal Troon Golf Club in South Ayrshire, Scotland, after he walked off the course with a major championship record-tying, 8-under-par 63 on Thursday.
LOS ANGELES — Storm rookie Breanna Stewart won an ESPY on Wednesday for best female athlete. The first-time honor was based on Stewart’s college senior season where she won a fourth straight NCAA championship for the University of Connecticut.
WENATCHEE — Although the Wenatchee Valley Rams wrapped up second place in their division and a home game in the first round of the Western Washington Football Alliance playoffs with last week’s 43-14 win over the Snohomish County Vikings, Saturday’s regular-season finale against the Pierce County Bengals is anything but a meaningless game.
SEATTLE — Clint Dempsey scored in the sixth minutes and four of his teammates followed suit as the Seattle Sounders trounced league-leading FC Dallas 5-0 on Wednesday night at CenturyLink Field in Seattle, Wash.
NEW YORK — Tom Brady likely will sit out the first four games of the 2016 NFL season after the Second Circuit Court of Appeals denied his appeal of the four-game suspension Brady received for the ‘Deflategate’ scandal on Wednesday morning. Brady’s suspension will be effective weeks 1-4 of the upcoming season and Jimmy Garrapolo is expected to be named the early-season starter.