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Cano homers as Mariners beat White Sox

Robinson Cano had a two-run homer and Nelson Cruz doubled in two runs to help the Seattle Mariners beat the Chicago White Sox 8-6 on Sunday to avoid a three-game sweep.

Tampa Bay Rays relief pitcher Fernando Rodney (56) sits in the dugout after his team lost to the Boston Red Soxs in Game 4 of an American League baseball division series, Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013, in St. Petersburg, Fla. The Boston Red Sox's defeated the Tampa Bay Rays 3-1 to move on to the American League Championship Series.

Mariners reliever Fernando Rodney designated for assignment

The M's former closer went 5-5 with a 5.68 ERA in 54 relief appearances this season, including 16-for-22 in save opportunities.

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USC coach Sarkisian apologizes for behavior at team event

The former UW Huskies coach issued a written apology Sunday, saying he used "inappropriate language" Saturday night at the Salute to Troy, a reception held before each season for the football team, alumni and athletic program donors.

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The Mariners’ bullpen implodes again in loss to White Sox

Seattle's bullpen allowed five runs in the ninth and 10th in a 6-3 loss to the Chicago White Sox Saturday night at Safeco Field.

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Real Salt Lake holds on to beat Sounders

Real Salt Lake moved within three points of the Sounders for the sixth and final playoff position in the Western Conference.

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Seahawks waive Schwenke, sign Farmer

Schwenke suffered a knee injury in Seattle's 14-13 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs Friday at Arrowhead Stadium. Farmer is listed as wide receiver but according to Gary Klein of the LA Times, the Seahawks plan to use him as a defensive back.

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Billy Andrade leads Champions Tour’s Boeing Classic

The 51-year-old Andrade had eight birdies — three in a row on Nos. 13-15 — and a bogey to reach 10-under 134 at TPC Snoqualmie Ridge.

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LLWS: Portland, Oregon & White Rock, Canada both eliminated

Oregon will play the Dominican Republic on Monday in a consolation game. Canada will play a consolation game Tuesday against the loser of Saturday night's game between Webb City, Missouri, and Cranston, Rhode Island.

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Report: Evan Mathis to visit Seahawks

Mathis is 10-year NFL veteran and spent the past four seasons as a Philadelphia Eagle, garnering All-Pro honors in 2013 and two Pro Bowl's in 2013 and 2014.

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Sale outpitches Mariners’ Hernandez as White Sox win 11-4

Sale (12-7) gave up three runs and four hits while reaching double-digit strikeouts for the 12th time in 24 starts this season, and the 30th time in his career

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Larry Mize leads Champions Tour’s Boeing Classic

Larry Mize birdied the par-5 18th hole for a 5-under 67 and a two-stroke lead over Fred Couples and four others Friday after the first round of the Champions Tour's Boeing Classic.

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Chiefs hold off Seahawks 14-13 in second preseason game

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson and Chiefs counterpart Alex Smith struggled behind their unsettled offensive lines…

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Washington Huskies get verbal commitment from 5-star guard Markelle Fultz

At 6-5, 180 pounds, Fultz is ranked 21st in the ESPN top 100. He will play Saturday in the Under Armour Elite24 game in Brooklyn, New York.

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Report: Andreas Ivanschitz not expected to play for Sounders in Utah

Sounders coach Sigi Schmid told the Seattle Times Thursday that the Austrian midfielder is still suffering from a quad-injury.

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Mariners moves: Beimel goes on 15-day DL, Rob Rasmussen called up

Manager Lloyd McClendon also announced Friday that left-handed reliever Charlie Furbush, has a slight tear in his rotator cuff.

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Chris Petersen says he told Art Briles about Ukwuachu’s past at Boise State; Baylor player sentenced to 6 months in jail

Baylor football player Sam Ukwuachu was sentenced to 180 days in jail and given 10 years of probation Friday for sexually assaulting a female soccer player at the Texas university.

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LLWS: Portland, Oregon falls to Texas; Mexico slips past British Columbia squad

White Rock South Surrey Matthew Wilkinson struck out 16 before leaving at the 85-pitch limit after 5 shutout innings. He got a no decision as Mexico scored the game winner in the 6th inning.

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Fred Couples the headliner at Boeing Classic, but Maggert on roll

While Couples will remain the hometown favorite any time he plays in the Seattle area, Jeff Maggert has three victories this year and is coming off a win two weeks ago in Calgary, Alberta.

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Defense is key to Washington State improvement

"Defense and special teams, we've got to improve there," Coach Mike Leach said. "The good news is we've got a lot of people back."

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Ramu Tokashiki leaves Storm to play with Japanese national team

The 6-foot-3 rookie has started 12 games this season, scoring 8.3 points, 3.1 rebounds in 20 minutes per game.

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