Sounders Score 2 In Extra Time, Beat Timbers 3-1

Kenny Cooper scored on a header in the 110th minute and the Seattle Sounders advanced to the U.S. Open Cup semifinals with a 3-1 win over the Portland Timers on Wednesday night. Cooper's goal came in the second half of extra time after Darlington Nagbe's goal in the final seconds of regulation forced an additional 30 minutes of play. Gonzalo Pineda sent a pass into the penalty area from 30 yards out and Cooper was able to flick it past Portland goalkeeper Donovan Ricketts. Seattle held on over the final minutes, helped by the Timbers playing a man down after Diego Chara was given a red card in the 99th minute for his tackle of Seattle's Marco Pappa. Pappa added an insurance goal in the 116th minute. Osvaldo Alonso scored in the 69th minute to give Seattle a lead that held up until Nagbe's goal in second-half stoppage time. July 10, 2014

Pete Carroll Chosen For USC Athletic Hall Of Fame

carroll seahawksPete Carroll is going back to Southern California - as a member of the school's Athletic Hall of Fame. The former Trojans football coach is one of 16 people who have been named to the hall's 11th class. They will be introduced at halftime of USC's game against Oregon State on Sept. 27 at Los Angeles Coliseum.

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Fuld, Hughes Lead Twins Past Mariners 2-0

Minnesota's Phil Hughes pitched into the eighth inning, Sam Fuld barely cleared the wall with his second home run of the season and the Twins beat the Seattle Mariners 2-0 on Tuesday night. Hughes rebounded from being knocked around in his previous two starts to shut down the Mariners. Hughes (9-5) gave up eight hits in 7 1-3 innings, struck out eight and didn't walk a batter in silencing Seattle's stagnant offense. A night after Fuld could not pull back Michael Saunders' home run, the roles were reversed. Fuld hit a 3-2 pitch from Seattle starter Chris Young (8-5) beyond the wall in right and just out of the reach of Saunders for the solo shot in the fifth inning. It was the first homer for Fuld since April 10. He finished with three hits and two stolen bases. Glen Perkins pitched the ninth for his 21st save. July 9, 2014

Mariners Recall Jesus Sucre After Buck Designated

The Seattle Mariners have recalled catcher Jesus Sucre to take the roster spot opened when John Buck was designated for assignment. Sucre was recalled on Tuesday and in uniform for Seattle's game against Minnesota. Buck was designated following Monday night's game in a surprise move by the Marinres. Seattle manager Lloyd McClendon highlighted Sucre's defense in making the decision to call him up from the minors. Sucre was hitting .274 at Triple-A Tacoma, but he has a history with handling most of Seattle's pitching staff and is regarded as a stellar defensive catcher. McClendon also suggested the move would allow Seattle to rest starter Mike Zunino more in the second half of the season and not feel they are missing anything defensively. Zunino has caught 70 of Seattle's 89 games entering Tuesday night. July 9, 2014

Mariners Top Twins 2-0

Iwakumajune10Hisashi Iwakuma struck out a season-high 10 in seven strong innings, Mike Zunino and Michael Saunders hit solo home runs, and the Seattle Mariners beat the Minnesota Twins 2-0 on Monday night. Iwakuma (7-4) has not allowed an earned run to the Twins in five career starts, which spans 33 2-3 innings. After allowing a combined 10 runs in two consecutive starts to close out June,

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