Sports Briefs March 21

sports3RENTON, Wash. (AP) - The Seattle Seahawks and Seattle Sounders will separate their business operations after working jointly since the city was awarded an MLS expansion franchise in 2007. The franchises made the announcement yesterday. The separate businesses will begin on April 30 with the Sounders relocating their operations to the Pioneer Square area of Seattle.

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Mariners Shut Out Cubs 3-0

RamirezMESA, Ariz. – Led by 6.0 scoreless innings from starting pitcher Erasmo Ramirez, four pitchers combined to lead the Seattle Mariners to a 3-0 shutout victory over the Chicago Cubs Thursday afternoon in front of a Cactus League record crowd of 15,243 at Cubs Park.

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Mariners Fall To Brewers 9-7

marinersSBrad Miller goes 3-for-4 with two triples, two runs scored and a walk. PEORIA, Ariz. – The Seattle Mariners were outscored 7-3 over the final six frames en route to a 9-7 loss to the Milwaukee Brewers in Cactus League action in front of 9,198 fans at Peoria Stadium.

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Mariners Tie Padres 5-5

mariners logo NewBrad Miller went 3-for-4 and fell a triple short of hitting for the cycle as the Seattle Mariners and San Diego Padres played to a 5-5 tie Tuesday evening in Cactus League play at Peoria Stadium. The Mariners are 14-5-3 in Cactus League play, with a little under two weeks remaining until the start of the regular season March 31 at Los Angeles Angels.

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Washington State Fires Ken Bone After 5 Seasons

PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) - Washington State has fired men's basketball coach Ken Bone after five seasons during which he was unable to sustain the success of his predecessor Tony Bennett. Washington State athletic director Bill Moos announced the firing Tuesday. Bone was 80-86 in five seasons at Washington State and just 29-61 in the Pac-12. He failed to reach the NCAA tournament during his tenure on the Palouse, and was not able to sustain the success the program had under Bennett, who left after the 2009 season to take the top job at Virginia. Bone had taken Portland State to the NCAA tournament the two previous seasons, a goal he was never able to achieve with the Cougars. Bone was in the fifth year of a seven-year contract.

March 19, 2014