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Cano homers to lead Mariners over Astros

HOUSTON — Robinson Cano struck one last devastating blow at Minute Maid Park and the Seattle Mariners kept alive their postseason dreams with a 12-4 victory over the Houston Astros on Wednesday.

Epstein signs extension

CHICAGO — The Chicago Cubs and president of baseball operations Theo Epstein have agreed to a five-year contract extension.

Tebow jacks homer on first pitch of MLB career

ST. LUCIE, Fla. — Tebow, on the first pitch of his first organized game since a state semifinal during his junior year of high school, hit a 91 mph fastball over the left-center wall for a home run on Wednesday. After circling the bases, Tebow was greeted at the plate by his New York Mets instructional league teammates, who had poured out of the dugout.

Carroll: Rawls out ‘a few more weeks’

After expressing hope Sunday that Thomas Rawls might return this week, Seahawks coach Pete Carroll on Monday confirmed that the running back will be sidelined “a few more weeks” because of a cracked bone in his left fibula.

Prado signs three-year extension

MIAMI — The Miami Marlins agreed to terms on a three-year, $40 million extension with third baseman Martin Prado on Tuesday.

Davis retires again

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — San Francisco 49ers offensive lineman Anthony Davis has retired from the NFL for the second time in 15 months, the team announced late Monday afternoon.

Marlins ace Fernandez dies in crash

MIAMI — Miami Marlins star Jose Fernandez, one of the most dominant pitchers in Major League Baseball and a hero to Miami's Cuban community, was killed in a boating crash early on Sunday in Florida, the U.S. Coast Guard said. He was 24 years old.

Golf’s ‘king’ Palmer dies at age 87

PITTSBURGH — Golf legend Arnold Palmer, whose style and everyman quality led to a worldwide legion of followers known as "Arnie's Army," died Sunday at age 87.
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Cruz homers twice, Mariners hang on to beat Twins

MINNEAPOLIS — It wasn’t the series sweep they had hoped for when they arrived Friday. But the Mariners can continue to dream of a spot in the playoffs for another day thanks to Sunday’s 4-3 win over the Twins at Target Field.
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Morris scores twice as Sounders subdue Galaxy

CARSON, Calif. — MLS Rookie of the Year candidate Jordan Morris scored two goals to lead the visiting Seattle Sounders FC to a 4-2 victory over the Los Angeles Galaxy on Saturday at the StubHub Center.

Patriots’ Brissett may miss time with thumb injury

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Reports that New England Patriots third-string quarterback Jacoby Brissett suffered a torn ligament in his right thumb and likely would need surgery may have been premature.
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Wilson hurt again as Seahawks embarass 49ers at CenturyLink

SEATTLE — The 69,010 fans at CenturyLink Field on Sunday needed just 43 seconds for something to (loudly) cheer about. On the third play from scrimmage, Seahawks second-string running back Christine Michael scampered for a 41-yard touchdown and gave Seattle a lead it would never relinquish in a 37-18 drubbing of visiting San Francisco on Sunday at CenturyLink Field.

Seahawks try out three running backs

While Pete Carroll seemed to indicate after Sunday’s game that the team thought Thomas Rawls wouldn’t be out long, if at all, after being kicked in the shin, Pro Football Talk reported Tuesday night the Seahawks brought in three running backs for tryouts Tuesday, apparently looking to add depth in case it is needed.

Baldwin makes statement on race relations in U.S.

RENTON — Seahawks wide receiver Doug Baldwin’s time with reporters Thursday began with a statement on race, law enforcement and social activism, reflections that follow the latest police-involved shootings of black men in the United States.

Martin out three weeks

TAMPA, Fla. — RB Doug Martin of the Buccaneers is expected to miss three weeks with a hamstring injury, according to reports. Martin exited Sunday's 40-7 loss against the Arizona Cardinals in the second quarter and did not return. He had seven carries for 23 yards.