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sports5SEATTLE (AP) - Robinson Cano had a two-run homer and Nelson Cruz doubled in two runs to help the Seattle Mariners beat the Chicago White Sox 8-6 yesterday to avoid a three-game sweep. Seattle built a 7-1 lead through five innings, but the White Sox cut it to 7-6 with five runs in the sixth behind a pair of two-run homers. Adam Eaton singled with one out in the sixth and scored on Tyler Saladino's double.

SNOQUALMIE, Wash. (AP) - Billy Andrade won the Boeing Classic yesterday for his second Champions Tour victory and first in an individual event, overcoming trouble early in the final round for a one-stroke victory. Andrade closed with a 1-over 73 to finish at 9-under 207 at TPC Snoqualmie Ridge. He opened with rounds of 69 and 65 to take a three-stroke lead into the final round. Andrade won four times on the PGA Tour.

BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Sophomore Ryan Finley has been named the starting quarterback for No. 23 Boise State for its season opener against Washington. Boise State coach Bryan Harsin made the announcement yesterday. Finley was in a four-way race for the job with Tommy Stuart, Alex Ogle and freshman Brett Rypien. Finley finished spring practice as the clear leader in the competition, but an April misdemeanor arrest clouded his status.

August 24, 2015

Seahawks Visit Kansas City Friday

seahawk helmut(AP) -- Two teams with more in common than one might think meet in their second preseason game when Seattle visits Kansas City. Start with the offensive line: Both teams have no idea who will be starting when the regular season rolls around. The NFC champion Seahawks have tried five options at left guard in camp, the latest move taking right tackle Justin Britt and sliding him over, all while converted defensive lineman Drew Nowak tries to play center. The Chiefs have had a different front five every week in practice, and are now without left tackle Eric Fisher because of a high-ankle sprain, and right tackle Jeff Allen because of a knee injury.

Both teams also have dynamic defenses, though both could be missing key players. All-Pro cornerback Richard Sherman is unlikely to play for Seattle. All-Pro safety Earl Thomas will not. Fellow safety Kam Chancellor's holdout hit Week 3 on Thursday.

Meanwhile, Kansas City will be without Pro Bowl defensive tackle Dontari Poe, who had back surgery over the summer and is out for all of training camp.

August 21, 2015

Sounders Beat Olimpia 2-1 In CONCACAF Champions League

seattlesounders logo2SEATTLE (AP) - Brad Evans converted a penalty kick 6 1/2 minutes into second-half stoppage time to give the Seattle Sounders a 2-1 comeback victory over Olimpia of Honduras in a CONCACAF Champions League game Wednesday night.

The penalty kick was awarded when Sounders defender Dylan Remick was taken down just inside the penalty area by Arnold Peralta. Evans drove his shot into the right side, with goalkeeper Noel Vallarda going the opposite way.

The final whistle came immediately after Olimpia kicked off following the goal.

Erik Friberg tied it for Seattle on a header in the 90th minute.

Before scoring, the Sounders had had six near-misses, including two shots off the post.

Alberth Ellis scored for Olimpia in the fifth minute.

Seattle (1-0-1) took the lead in the three-team group. Vancouver (0-0-1) is second, and Olimpia (0-1-0) third.

August 20, 2015

Rangers Over Mariners 7-2

mariners whiteDerek Holland returned from four months on the disabled list to throw 6 1/3 innings of two-run ball and the Rangers ripped three straight home runs in the seventh en route to a 7-2 win over the Mariners to wrap up a series win on Wednesday afternoon at Globe Life Park.

Holland, sidelined with a strained left shoulder since throwing one inning in his season debut in April, allowed eight hits with no walks and six strikeouts in a 93-pitch performance. He's now 10-2 with a 2.94 ERA in 19 career outings against Seattle.

Mariners rookie Mike Montgomery gave up three runs on three hits in the first, then settled in and got through six innings on just three more hits. Veteran southpaw Joe Beimel entered with a 3-2 deficit and surrendered home runs to Mitch Moreland, MIke Napoli and Elvis Andrus, the eighth time in Rangers history they've hit back-to-back-to-back long balls.

The Rangers closed out a 5-1 homestand and are now 61-58 overall. The Mariners (56-65) head home after going 2-4 on a road trip in which they were outscored 58-28.

By T.R. Sullivan and Greg Johns, August 19, 2015

Iwakuma Follows No-Hitter With 3-2 Win For Mariners

marinerslogo7ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Hisashi Iwakuma followed his no-hitter by limiting Texas to two runs and five hits over seven innings as the Seattle Mariners beat the Rangers 3-2 on Tuesday night. All of Seattle's scoring came in the first inning on three extra-base hits, including Seth Smith's 10th home run of the season.

Iwakuma (5-2) gave up a hit to Texas' second batter, a single by Shin-Soo Choo. He retired 12 straight at one point and struck out six while walking one.

The right-hander no-hit Baltimore 3-0 in Seattle last Wednesday.

The Rangers' winning streak ended at five games.

One of the hits off Iwakuma was Rougned Odor's ninth homer of the year.

Rangers rookie right-hander Chi Chi Gonzalez (2-5) set a career high with seven strikeouts and allowed three runs and five hits in six innings.

August 19, 2015