Daybreak 2

Seattle Activates Safety Earl Thomas From PUP List

RENTON, Wash. (AP) - The Seattle Seahawks have activated All-Pro free safety Earl Thomas from the physically unable to perform list, raising hopes he'll be ready for the regular-season opener.

Seattle announced Thomas had passed his physical and been added to the active roster following practice on Wednesday.

Thomas started training camp on the PUP list after undergoing offseason surgery to repair the labrum in his left shoulder. Thomas was initially hurt in the NFC championship game but played in the Super Bowl with the injury. He underwent surgery shortly after the Super Bowl and was expected to be ready near the start of the season.

Backup Steven Terrell has been working at free safety early in training camp with Thomas out.

August 6, 2015

NFL Doctor: Super Bowl Medical Timeout Might Have Helped

NEW YORK (AP) - The NFL's new rule calling for a medical timeout when a player appears possibly concussed might have helped after a Super Bowl play involving Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman.

Edelman appeared dazed after a hit by Seahawks safety Kam Chancellor in the fourth quarter. New England was in an up-tempo offense and Edelman remained in the game. Soon after, he caught the winning touchdown pass.

Dr. Richard Ellenbogen, co-chair of the NFL's Head, Neck and Spine Committee, said Wednesday that 90 percent of concussions can clear within minutes. So had a medical timeout rule been in place for the Super Bowl, Ellenbogen said Edelman might have immediately tested positive for a concussion, been removed from the game and not caught the TD pass.

Team physicians on the field will be able to watch replays this year to figure out how someone was hurt. The medical trainer in the press box has replay access and can send a replay down to the field to help the doctors make a diagnosis if they didn't see the hit.

August 6, 2015

Seattle Beats Rockies 10-4

cruz080415DENVER (AP) - Nelson Cruz homered for the fifth consecutive game, and the Seattle Mariners spoiled Jon Gray's major league debut with a 10-4 victory over the Colorado Rockies on Tuesday night. It is the second time this season Cruz has gone deep in five straight games. He also singled to extend his hitting streak to 15 games.

Gray, the third overall pick in the 2013 draft, had a rough beginning to his big league career. Seattle touched him for two runs during a 33-pitch first inning.

He allowed an unearned run in the fourth on two singles and an error that gave the Mariners a 3-1 lead.

Gray's teammates rallied to keep him out of the loss column. Charlie Blackmon's homer in the first, the 10th leadoff blast of his career, made it 2-1, and Nick Hundley hit a two-run shot to tie it at 3 in the fourth.

Gray allowed three runs - two earned - and five hits, striking out four in four innings.

August 5, 2015

Mariners Beat Rockies 8-7

marinerslogo7DENVER (AP) - Felix Hernandez pitched effectively into the seventh inning, Nelson Cruz homered in a fourth consecutive game to reach 30 for the season, and the Seattle Mariners beat the Colorado Rockies 8-7 on Monday night. Kyle Seager homered on the front end of back-to-back shots with Cruz, and Brad Miller added a solo shot among his three hits for the Mariners, who have won three of four since dropping four straight.

Jose Reyes, in his first appearance at Coors Field since being acquired by Colorado in the trade deadline deal that sent Troy Tulowitzki to Toronto, had two RBI singles. Charlie Blackmon added four hits, including two doubles.

Trailing 8-4 heading into the bottom of the ninth, the Rockies scored three runs and had runners at the corners with two outs before Carson Smith induced a game-ending fly out from Blackmon for his 10th save.

August 4, 2015

Mariners Over Twins 4-1

mariners logo5MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Logan Morrison's RBI double in the 11th inning broke the tie and Austin Jackson added a two-run double as the Seattle Mariners outlasted the Minnesota Twins 4-1 on Sunday.

Rookie Ketel Marte had three hits and a walk in his third major league game for Seattle, which split the four-game series and won for the second time in seven games.

Reliever Kevin Jepsen (2-6) lost his Minnesota debut after being picked up before Friday's trading deadline. Jepsen walked two batters and struck out Nelson Cruz with two runners on.

Fernando Rodney (4-4) pitched around a walk in the 10th, and Tom Wilhelmsen allowed a leadoff double in the 11th before recording his second save in as many chances.

August 3, 2015