Sports Briefs May 12

sports6SEATTLE - Alcides Escobar hit a grand slam and Johnny Giavotella added a three-run shot to give the Kansas City Royals a comeback 9-7 victory over the Seattle Mariners yesterday.

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Iwakuma Pitches Mariners To 1-0 Win Over Royals

iwakumaHisashi Iwakuma scattered four hits over eight innings and Corey Hart hit an RBI single to lift the Seattle Mariners over the Kansas City Royals 1-0 on Thursday night. Seattle won for the 11th time in 14 games since losing eight straight from April 15-22.

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Seattle Trades Final Pick Of 1st Round

hawsktextgradThe Seattle Seahawks traded the final pick in the first round of the NFL draft, picking up an additional second-round selection and a fourth-round pick from Minnesota. Seattle's trade Thursday night was not a surprise considering its relative lack of picks.

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Seattle, Sherman Agree To 4-Year Extension

sherman hawksAll-Pro cornerback Richard Sherman has signed a four-year contract extension with the Seattle Seahawks. Sherman announced the news on his website Wednesday ahead of a news conference called by the team. Sherman wrote that the extension is for $57.4 million with $40 million guaranteed.

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Sounders Beat FC Dallas 2-1 For Fifth Straight Win

Kenny Cooper scored in the 88th minute Wednesday, and the Seattle Sounders came from behind to beat FC Dallas 2-1 for their fifth straight win. Less than two minutes after coming into the game, Cooper converted a pass from Obafemi Martins. Martins also set up Lamar Neagle for the tying goal in the 62nd minute. He now has an MLS-leading six assists. Cooper subbed in for Neagle in the 86th minute. With Martins taking the ball down the left wing, Cooper ran into the box, took Martins' cross and one-timed it high into the left side of the net for his third goal of the season. The Sounders (7-2-1) tied a club record with their fifth consecutive victory, extending their unbeaten streak to six and their league-leading point total to 22. They came from behind in five of the games during the unbeaten streak. Brazilian forward Michel gave FC Dallas (5-4-1) the early lead when he converted a penalty kick in the 16th minute. It was his fourth goal of the year. May 8, 2014