Mariners Top Phillies 5-2

marinerslogo7Hisashi Iwakuma struck out a season-high 11 batters in eight scoreless innings and Kyle Seager homered to lead the Seattle Mariners to a 5-2 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Tuesday night. Mike Zunino was 0-for-17 before getting two hits and driving in two runs. The Mariners have won 11 of their last 14. Iwakuma (12-6) was masterful while allowing four hits and no walks.

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Malcolm Smith Back To Practice For Seahawks

Malcolm Smith tracked the eyes of quarterback Tarvaris Jackson and leapt into the air, snagging the football with one hand for an interception before racing 60 yards in the opposite direction for a touchdown. Earl Thomas, K.J. Wright and other members of Seattle's defense chased Smith to the end zone, shouting "MVP! MVP!" Not a bad first full day back on the practice field for Seattle's Super Bowl MVP. Smith has been sidelined throughout the entire offseason while recovering from ankle surgery this spring. He showed Tuesday that he's itching to get back to work with his teammates. RENTON, Wash. (AP) – August 20, 2014

Oregon State's Gwacham Goes From WR to DE

Having struggled at wide receiver his entire college career, Obum Gwacham is switching to defensive end for his senior year at Oregon State. He jokes that maybe his biggest catch is ahead of him - in the form of an interception. Defensive line coach Joe Seumalo planted the idea of coming over to the defense last season, Gwacham said. Following Oregon State's victory over Boise State in the Hawaii Bowl, he started seriously considering the possibility for his last year. Gwacham always had an uneven career at receiver. Over three seasons plagued by injury and inconsistency, he'd had just 11 catches for 65 yards and a touchdown, although he also played on special teams. A quick learner, Gwacham is making strides with the defense, in a group competing for the spot opposite DE Dylan Wynn. CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) – August 20, 2014

New LA Clippers Owner

balmerSteve Ballmer has introduced himself to Los Angeles Clippers fans at a rally celebrating his new ownership of the NBA team. The former Microsoft CEO made his way through the crowd inside Staples Center, exchanging high-fives and clapping furiously as he took the stage Monday. Ballmer paid a record $2 billion for the team in a sale that was confirmed by a judge last week.

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Phillies Over Mariners 4-1

Jerome Williams took a three-hitter into the eighth inning, Andres Blanco hit his first homer in three years, and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Seattle Mariners 4-1 in an interleague game Monday night. Making his second start since joining the Phillies, Williams (1-0) allowed one run and three hits in seven-plus innings. Mariners rookie lefty Roenis Elias (9-10) gave up one run and three hits in four innings. He constantly pitched out of jams because he walked six and hit one batter with a pitch. Blanco connected for a three-run shot off reliever Dominic Leone in the fifth to give the Phillies a 4-0 lead. It was his first home run since July 1, 2011, for Texas against Florida. PHILADELPHIA (AP) – August 19, 2014