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

Mariners Over White Sox 4-2

marinersSAustin Jackson, acquired in a trade with the Detroit Tigers before the deadline, matched a career-high with four RBIs to lead the Seattle Mariners to a 4-2 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Sunday. Logan Morrison began a two-out rally for the Mariners in the second inning off Chicago's John Danks (9-8) with a hard line drive single off the wall in right field.

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Broncos Beat Seahawks 21-16

pregramebroncosThe Super Bowl teams slogged through a preseason opener delayed by lightning and a flurry of flags Thursday night before linebacker Steven Jackson's interception of Terrelle Pryor's pass sealed the Denver Broncos' 21-16 win over the Seahawks. In between a 46-minute delay, both starting offenses put together long touchdown drives that ate up more than 9 minutes and were kept alive by a wave of yellow flags.

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Camille Little Leads Storm Past Dream, 88-68

Camille Little had 21 points and 13 rebounds and the Seattle Storm used a 13-0 first-quarter run to build a double-digit in an 88-68 victory over the Eastern Conference-leading Atlanta Dream on Thursday night. Crystal Langhorne added 17 points and Temeka Johnson had 16 to help Seattle (11-20) keep alive its faint hopes of making the WNBA playoffs for the 11th straight season. Tiffany Hayes had 16 points for the Dream (17-12) and Schoni Schimmel added 14. Atlanta has lost three straight and seven of its last nine. Schimmel, last month's WNBA All-Star game MVP, played in high school in Portland and grew up on the Umatilla Indian Reservation in northeastern Oregon. Many in the sellout crowd of 9,686, including a large number from several Pacific Northwest tribes, wore Schimmel T-shirts or held up signs of support of the rookie star from Louisville. The loudest reaction of the night for any player was when Schimmel made a 3-pointer early in the second quarter. SEATTLE (AP) – August 8, 2014