Mariners Over Braves 4-2

felixcourt8614Felix Hernandez allowed one run in eight innings, extending his major league record of games with at least seven innings and two or fewer runs to 15, as the Seattle Mariners beat the Atlanta Braves 4-2 on Tuesday.

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Seattle Safety Looks To Impress In Temporary Stint

Jeron Johnson knows this is all going to end. That eventually Kam Chancellor will be back at strong safety and patrolling the Seattle Seahawks secondary. For now, Johnson is going to do all he can to leave a strong enough impression that should Chancellor ever need a break, the secondary will get along just fine. Johnson is beginning his fourth season with the Seahawks, going from the undrafted rookie out of Boise State who fought to make the roster to the established backup to Chancellor as Seattle's strong safety. But his role for Seattle goes beyond that. With Chris Maragos leaving for Philadelphia in free agency, Seattle has no true backup for All-Pro Earl Thomas at free safety. So for now, Johnson must know the free safety role as well. RENTON, Wash. (AP) – August 6, 2014

Sports August 5

sports3PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Steven Evans got the biggest cheers last night at the inaugural MLS Homegrown Game. Evans grew up in Portland and played at the University of Portland. After college, Evans signed with the Timbers as the team's second homegrown player. Last night, he was captain of a group of players from the program that seeks to develop team academy players.

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Washington, Gonzaga To Renew Series In 2016-17

After a decade-long layoff, Washington and Gonzaga will renew their basketball series beginning with the 2016-17 season. The schools announced the renewal of the matchup Monday. The date and location of the first game is yet to be determined, but the contract is a four-year deal with two games on the home court of each school in alternating years. Washington coach Lorenzo Romar says the renewal of the matchup is good for the state. The schools last played in 2006 and there had been difficulties with previous attempts to renew the matchup. The schools met every season between December 1997 and December 2006 before the rivalry went on hiatus. The schools were unable to start the contract any sooner because of non-conference commitments already made for the next two seasons. SEATTLE (AP) – August 4, 2014

Orioles Over Mariners 1-0

mariners logo5Chris Tillman pitched seven innings of three-hit ball in a duel with Hisashi Iwakuma, Nick Markakis hit his first career leadoff homer and the Baltimore Orioles beat the Seattle Mariners 1-0 Sunday for their fourth straight series win.

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