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

A's Salvage DH Split With 2-0 Win Over Mariners

Fill-in starter Drew Pomeranz pitched five scoreless innings for his second win in his past 20 starts and the Oakland Athletics salvaged a split of a doubleheader by beating the Seattle Mariners 2-0 in the nightcap Wednesday. The Mariners overcame a shaky start from ace Felix Hernandez to win the opener 6-4 on Justin Smoak's two-out single in the 10th inning. Yoenis Cespedes homered for the second straight day and Craig Gentry scored from first on a single by Jed Lowrie to help the A's snap a six-game home losing streak. Pomeranz (2-1) was sharp in his first major league start since last July, allowing two hits and no walks in five innings with five strikeouts. Pomeranz won just one of his final 19 starts with Colorado, leading to an offseason trade to the A's where he has pitched well in relief. May 8, 2014

Midwest League Team Overcomes 16-Run Deficit, Wins

A minor league team of the Seattle Mariners has pulled off a major rally, coming back from a 16-run deficit to win in the Class A Midwest League. The Clinton LumberKings trailed the Burlington Bees 17-1 after five innings Wednesday night in the game between clubs based in Iowa. Clinton wound up winning 20-17 in 12 innings. Clinton scored six runs in the sixth inning, five in the eighth and five more in the ninth to tie it at 17. Justin Seager, the younger brother of Seattle third baseman Kyle Seager, drove in the go-ahead run in the 12th. Seager finished with four hits. Burlington is an affiliate of the Los Angeles Angels. May 8, 2014