Mariners Sweep Angels

marinersSHisashi Iwakuma won for the first time in over a month and the Seattle Mariners completed their first sweep of the season, beating the Los Angeles Angels 4-3. Michael Saunders hit a two-run homer and Raul Ibanez ha an RBI double as the Mariners topped Los Angeles for the third straight day.

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Storm stops Dream

seatte stormTanisha Wright scored 13 of her 21 points in the second half and Camille Little added 19 points and 10 rebounds as the Seattle Storm rallied to beat the short-handed Atlanta Dream 73-65 on Sunday night. Shekinna Stricklen added 10 points for the Storm in her first start. Seattle (6-8) had lost five of six. Rookie Alex Bentley scored 16 and Erika de Souza had 16 points and 14 rebounds for Atlanta (10-3), which only had eight players available.

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All-Star Replacements

mlballstar2013Pittsburgh pitcher Mark Melancon has been picked as a replacement for the NL All-Star team, giving the Pirates five players in the game for the first time since 1972. NL manager Bruce Bochy also selected Sergio Romo, his San Francisco Giants closer, as a replacement pick Sunday. Pirates pitcher Jeff Locke and Washington Nationals pitcher Jordan ZImmermann, both on the original NL All-Star roster, are hurt and will miss Tuesday's game at Citi Field.

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Ibanez Homers Twice For Win

ibanez24homerRaul Ibanez homered twice to give him 24 this season and the Seattle Mariners set a team home-run record in an 8-3 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Friday night. The 41-year-old Ibanez hit a fourth-inning blast 438 feet into the right-field second deck and a 421-foot shot to center in the seventh.

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Seattle To Portland Ride

stpTen-thousand bicyclists are making a 200-mile ride this weekend in the annual Seattle to Portland Bicycle Classic. Most spend Saturday night in the Centralia-Chehalis area. Most of the route goes over county roads and city streets. The STP is organized by the Cascade Bicycle Club in Seattle. The ride met its quota and sold out in February. Riders start at the University of Washington and finish at Holladay Park in Portland and according to The Chronicle, some of the bikes complete the ride in one day.