WSU Athletes Score Well In Class

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - The NCAA has released its latest Academic Progress Rate for student-athletes and Washington State teams recorded six perfect scores. The announcement Wednesday was for the 2013-14 academic year. Women's basketball, men's and women's cross country, women's golf, rowing and volleyball all recorded perfect academic scores of 1,000 for the year. Washington State's football team recorded a four-year average score of 951, an improvement from last year's score of 944, and meeting the NCAA's 930 standard. The single-year score of 973 beat last year's mark of 963. Men's basketball had a four-year average of 938, also meeting the standard. May 28, 2015

Mariners Over Rays, 7-6 In 10

kyleseager052615ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - Kyle Seager hit a grand slam in the eighth inning and a game-winning home run in the 10th on Tuesday night to lift the Seattle Mariners to a 7-6 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays. The game-winner, Seager's 10th home run of the season, came off Brad Boxberger (2-2) after the Rays had rallied for three runs to tie the game in the ninth.

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Stars Missing For Various Reasons As Seahawks Open OTAs

RENTON, Wash. (AP) - Russell Wilson, Jimmy Graham and Cliff Avril were absent for personal reasons. Michael Bennett and Bruce Irvin were just absent. And Marshawn Lynch? Well, no one expected him around anyway. The Seattle Seahawks began on-field organized team activities Tuesday with a number of their biggest stars missing. Avril posted on Instagram about the death of his father, while Graham was attending the funeral of his manager in Miami.

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Seattle Arena Investor Says No Hockey-First Plan Yet

SEATTLE (AP) - The investor attempting to build a new basketball and hockey arena in Seattle says his group has yet to be presented with a plan that would have a hockey franchise as the first occupant of the facility. In an interview with The Associated Press on Tuesday, Chris Hansen said despite speculation about Seattle being a potential NHL expansion market, there has yet to be any formal proposal that would allow for arena construction to begin with only a hockey franchise secured.

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Washington State Fires Baseball Coach

PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) - Washington State has fired baseball coach Donnie Marbut after 11 seasons. Athletic director Bill Moos said Tuesday that a change is needed to return Cougar baseball to a position of prominence. Marbut compiled a record of 314-304 at Washington State. That's the third-most wins in program history behind Bobo Brayton and Buck Bailey. This season he guided the Cougars to a 29-27 mark, 11-19 in Pac-12 play. That's the most wins by the program since going 37-22 in 2010. Marbut led the Cougars to two postseason appearances, in 2009 and 2010. May 27, 2015