Kizer Scores Season-High 17 To Lead Fever Over Storm 88-65

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Lynetta Kizer scored a season-high 17 points and Indiana rolled over the Seattle Storm 88-65 on Wednesday for the Fever's third straight win.

Marissa Coleman reached double figures for a team-best eighth time this season with 15 points, and Tamika Catchings added 12 for the Fever, who shot 50 percent. Indiana (6-6) won by 23 points for the second straight game and reached .500 for the first time since July 10, 2014.

Led by 13 points from Kizer and 11 by Coleman, the Fever raced to a 53-35 halftime lead, the most points Indiana has scored in a half this season.

Kizer came off the bench and scored her 17 points in 19 minutes on the floor, making 7 of 10 shots.

Seattle's leading scorers, Crystal Langhorne and Sue Bird, combined for just 14 points as the Storm finished three points under their league-low scoring average. Langhorne scored eight and Bird six.

July 9, 2015

Chazanow Hired As Voice Of Cougars

PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) - Matt Chazanow has been hired as the play-by-play announcer for Washington State football, men's basketball and baseball games.

The move was announced Wednesday by Cougar IMG Sports Marketing.

Chazanow replaces Bud Nameck on the football and men's basketball broadcasts.

For football, Chazanow will team with veteran broadcaster Bob Robertson, along with Jason Gesser and Jessamyn McIntyre.

Nameck spent the past 13 years as a member of the Cougar football broadcast team. He also served as the voice of Cougar men's basketball since the 1993-94 season.

July 9, 2015

Seattle 7-6 Win Over Detroit

mariners whiteSEATTLE (AP) - Robinson Cano lined an RBI single into the right-field corner with one out in the 11th inning, giving the Seattle Mariners a 7-6 win over the Detroit Tigers on Tuesday night. Cano lined a 2-1 pitch from Detroit left-hander Ian Krol (1-2) that one-hopped off the wall. It was the first walk-off hit for Cano since Aug. 28, 2009, with the New York Yankees.

Austin Jackson reached on a fielder's choice when Brad Miller was forced out at second base. Franklin Gutierrez then chopped a single through the left side, and for the third straight inning Seattle had the winning run at second base with one out.

This time Cano came through.

Charlie Furbush (1-1) pitched the top of the 11th for the victory. Furbush and Carson Smith combined for three solid innings and kept Detroit off the scoreboard despite the Tigers having runners in scoring position in the 10th and 11th.

July 8, 2015

King And Cruz Headed To All-Star Game

felix king061715Felix Hernandez has been chosen to represent the Seattle Mariners at the 2015 All-Star Game. This marks the sixth time in his career that King Felix has been selected to the American League team. He will join teammate Nelson Cruz, who was selected as the AL starter at designated hitter yesterday.

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Sports Brief July 7

sports3SEATTLE (AP) - Nick Castellanos hit a home run and drove in four runs to lead a 19-hit outburst from the Detroit Tigers in a 12-5 win over the Seattle Mariners yesterday. Castellanos had a season-high four hits and matched a season best with four RBIs. Victor Martinez added four hits, while J.D. Martinez had three hits and two RBIs.

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