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

Pearland Beats Lynnwood 11-4 In LLWS

Layne Roblyer hit his second home run of the tournament, helping Pearland, Texas, to an 11-4 victory over Lynnwood, Washington, on Monday in the Little League World Series. Roblyer, who homered against Philadelphia on Sunday, had a three-run shot in the third inning against Lynnwood, which was eliminated. Pearland (2-1) scored early, getting a run in the first inning followed by Roblyer's shot to the lawn seats in right field. Christian Terranova scored on a passed ball in the fourth inning. Pearland led 5-0 before Lynnwood (1-2) got on the scoreboard with three runs in the bottom of the fifth. Two doubles and a single from the Northwest regional champions made the deficit reasonable, but Pearland scored five runs on two wild pitches, a passed ball and a single in the sixth to seal the win. Pearland will play the winner of Chicago and Cumberland, Rhode Island, on Tuesday night. SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) – August 19, 2014

Pryor Trying To Find Spot On Seahawks Roster

With one designed rollout and sprint to the end zone, Terrelle Pryor showed why the Seattle Seahawks sacrificed a late-round draft pick to add another quarterback. Pryor's 44-yard touchdown run last Friday against San Diego showed off all his athleticism. He didn't just run away from defensive linemen and linebackers, but left defensive backs playing chase. It was a moment that commanded attention and reminded people how unique Pryor is as a quarterback. But there is nothing guaranteed for Pryor in Seattle. RENTON, Wash. (AP) – August 19, 2014

Mariners Shut Down Tigers 8-1

mariners logo NewChris Young pitched six shutout innings and the Seattle Mariners beat Detroit 8-1 Sunday, winning the weekend series and moving back ahead of the Tigers in the race for the second AL wild-card spot. Seattle's Lloyd McClendon, managing his first series in Detroit after serving as Jim Leyland's hitting coach, was ejected for the second straight game.

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Griner Helps Mercury Set WNBA Record With 29th Win

Brittney Griner had 18 points and 10 rebounds as the Phoenix Mercury set a WNBA record with their 29th win, beating the Seattle Storm 78-65 in the season finale Sunday night. Candice Dupree added 16 points to help Phoenix (29-5) top the previous mark set by Los Angeles (28-4 in both 2000 and 2001) and Seattle (28-6 in 2010). Penny Taylor and Erin Phillips scored 11 points apiece. The Mercury, who have home-court advantage throughout the playoffs, will host Los Angeles in Game 1 of the Western Conference semifinals on Friday. Crystal Langhorne scored 16 points to lead Seattle (12-22), which will miss the playoffs for the first time since 2003. Phoenix didn't give up the lead after scoring the first six points of the game. They were up 56-49 entering the fourth quarter, and extended the margin to 12 with 8:40 left. Seattle didn't closer than nine after that. SEATTLE (AP) – August 18, 2014