Morrison's HR In 9th Puts M's Past Angels 3-1

mariners400Logan Morrison hit a three-run homer with two outs in the ninth inning that broke a scoreless tie, and the Seattle Mariners boosted their wild-card hopes with a 3-1 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Thursday night. With just their third win in nine games, the Mariners pulled within one game of the slumping Oakland Athletics for the second AL wild-card spot.

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Angels Beat Mariners 5-0

mariners logo5The Los Angeles Angels clinched the AL West title Wednesday night, getting seven dominant innings of one-hit ball from C.J. Wilson in a 5-0 victory over the Seattle Mariners. C.J. Cron hit a three-run homer for the major league-leading Angels (95-57), who wrapped up their first division crown since 2009 when Oakland lost to Texas about an hour after Los Angeles' game ended.

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Cougars Release 2015 Schedule

goCOUGSWashington State's football team will play six home games in 2015, including four against Pac-12 opponents. The 2015 season will open Sept. 5 against Portland State. The following week, Sept. 12, WSU travels east for a return engagement against Rutgers, this year's opening opponent. The Cougars close out the nonconference schedule Sept. 19 against Wyoming in Martin Stadium. The Cougars also play home games Oct. 17 against Oregon State; Oct. 31 against Stanford; Nov. 7 against Arizona State and Nov. 21 against Colorado. They will have road games on Oct. 3 at California; Oct. 10 at Oregon; Oct. 24 at Arizona; Nov. 14 at UCLA and Nov. 27 at Washington. PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) – September 18, 2014

Welker Back On The Field After Suspension Lifted

Wes Welker is practicing for the first time since Labor Day. The Denver Broncos wide receiver was reinstated Wednesday after the NFL agreed to a new performance-enhancing drug policy. Welker's four-game suspension for offseason amphetamine use was essentially cut in half, and he'll be eligible to play Sunday at Seattle. Under the new rules, players who test positive for banned stimulants in the offseason will no longer be suspended. Instead, they will be referred to the substance-abuse program, where a first offense doesn't result in an immediate ban. It takes multiple positive tests under the substance-abuse program before a suspension. The players union agreed to the new policy on Friday. But the NFL didn't sign off on the new policy before Saturday's roster deadline. ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) – September 18, 2014

Nike Suspends Deal With Adrian Peterson

Nike has suspended its sponsorship deal with Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson following child abuse allegations. The Beaverton-based shoemaker issued a statement Wednesday morning that said Nike "in no way condones child abuse or domestic violence of any kind and has shared our concerns with the NFL." The move comes the same day that the Vikings took Peterson off the team's active roster while he deals with a felony child-abuse charge in Texas. He is accused of injuring his 4-year-old son by spanking him with a wooden switch earlier this year. Peterson has an Oct. 8 court appearance scheduled in Montgomery County, outside of Houston, on a felony charge of injury to a child. Peterson has taken responsibility for the incident, insisting he meant no harm to the child. BEAVERTON, Ore. (AP) – September 18, 2014