Seattle Mariners Recall OF James Jones

The Seattle Mariners opted to add a position player, calling up outfielder James Jones from Triple-A Tacoma. Seattle made the move Monday before opening a three-game series against Toronto. Seattle had an open roster spot after pitcher Erasmo Ramirez was optioned following his start against Chicago on Sunday. Jones was sent to the minors on Aug. 1, after Seattle acquired outfielder Austin Jackson from Detroit at the trade deadline. Jones had been slumping, seeing his average drop to .258 and was in a 3-for-41 slump when he was sent down. Jones will be shifted from playing center field to playing either left or right field with Jackson locked in center. But Seattle manager Lloyd McClendon says Jones' playing time will be limited during this call up. SEATTLE (AP) – August 12, 2014

Police Looking At Lynch In Assault Investigation

Police in Bellevue, Washington, are investigating whether Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch was involved in an assault and damage of personal property. The Bellevue Police Department released a statement Monday morning saying that the alleged incident took place around 2:30 a.m. Sunday and that Lynch is alleged to have been involved. Bellevue police stated that they have not been able to verify whether Lynch was involved, but are investigating. The incident was reported by the female victim about 12 hours after it took place at a downtown Bellevue apartment. Police say there was no domestic violence or sexual assault involved in the allegation. The Seahawks did not immediately return a message seeking comment. BELLEVUE, Wash. (AP) – August 12, 2014

Washington State Depending On Offense

Washington State rode the arm of quarterback Connor Halliday to its first bowl game in a decade last year, and Cougar fans can expect more of the same this season. Halliday, a senior, led the nation's fourth-best pass attack last season. He set school single-season records with 714 pass attempts, 449 completions, and 4,597 passing yards. He tied the school record with 34 touchdown passes. The Cougars went 6-6 in the regular season and earned a trip to the New Mexico Bowl. They gave up a late lead to Colorado State in the bowl game to finish 6-7 in coach Mike Leach's second season at the helm. SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) – August 12, 2014

Petersen Era Set To Begin At Washington

Chris Petersen was finally persuaded by his gut. For years, Petersen was perfectly content. Yet something about Washington - the facilities, the setting, the conference, the history - all combined to finally give Petersen the feeling he needed to make a move. So gone was the comfort of being at Boise State. And accepted was the task of accelerating Washington's rise. Steve Sarkisian rebuilt the foundation of the Huskies program, inheriting a winless team and returning it to respectability. Washington won nine games last season for the first time since 2000, but remained stuck behind Oregon and Stanford in the Pac-12 North. Petersen's job is figuring out a way to leap over the Cardinal and Ducks. SEATTLE (AP) – August 12, 2014

Mannion Gives It Another Shot With Oregon State

Mike Riley, the dean of the Pac-12's coaches embarking on his 14th season at Oregon State, is always unapologetically optimistic each season. This season is no different - but a big reason behind his hope is returning quarterback Sean Mannion, who decided to stick with the Beavers for a final season. Mannion embodies Riley's pro-style offense. The 6-foot-5 senior set a Pac-12 season record last year for yards passing with 4,662 and threw an Oregon State-record 37 touchdown passes, third-most for a single season in conference history. The fifth-year senior has collected 10,436 career yards passing and could break Matt Barkley's record of 12,274 before the end of the season. CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) – August 12, 2014