Pettersen Looks For Third Win In Portland

Defending champion Suzann Pettersen looks to make tournament history as the headliner in the LPGA Portland Classic starting Thursday at Columbia-Edgewater Country Club. The 33-year-old Norwegian hopes to join Nancy Lopez as the tournament's only three-time champion. Pettersen won the Portland tournament in 2011 and 2013. Lopez claimed her titles in 1985, 1987 and 1992. Pettersen rallied with a final-round 5-under 67 to defeat Stacy Lewis by two strokes in the 2013 Portland tournament. The Portland Classic, renamed after Safeway dropped out as its title sponsor after an 18-year stint, started in 1972 and is the longest-running non-major tournament on the LPGA Tour. PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – August 28, 2014

Mariners Beat Rangers 5-0

marinerslogo7James Paxton pitched into the seventh in a bounce-back start, Robinson Cano hit his 12th home run of the season, and the Seattle Mariners beat the Texas Rangers 5-0 on Tuesday night. Paxton threw a career-high 118 pitches and came an out away from tying his career high with seven innings pitched. The rookie lowered his ERA to 1.71, the best mark for a pitcher in his first 11 major league starts since 1990.

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Mariners Give GM Zduriencik Contract Extension

The contending Seattle Mariners have rewarded general manager Jack Zduriencik with a multiyear contract extension. The team didn't release details of Zduriencik's new deal Tuesday. The 63-year-old Zduriencik has been Seattle's GM since 2008. The Mariners haven't reached the playoffs since losing in the 2001 AL championship series. Seattle went into Tuesday night's game against Texas in the races for the AL West and the wild-card spots. At 71-59, the Mariners had already matched their win total for all of last season. SEATTLE (AP) – August 27, 2014

NFL Takes Away 2 Minicamp Practices From Seattle

The Seattle Seahawks will forfeit two days of on-field minicamp practices next offseason after being penalized by the league for excessive physical contact during their 2014 minicamp. The league confirmed the penalties on Tuesday. ESPN.com first reported the violation and that Seattle would be fined $300,000 for the infractions. Seattle will be docked the first two days of its 2015 mandatory minicamp and will be permitted one 2 1/2-hour practice on the final day. Seattle's players will be paid for all three days of the camp. The minicamp this past June was highlighted by a fight between All-Pro cornerback Richard Sherman and wide receiver Phil Bates that was caught by television cameras. Seattle also lost a pair of organized team activities during the 2012 offseason due to excessive contact. RENTON, Wash. (AP) – August 27, 2014

Rangers Over Mariners 2-0

mariners logo5Miles Mikolas allowed three hits in eight scoreless innings, J.P. Arencibia singled home the go-ahead run in the fourth and the Texas Rangers opened a three-game set against the Seattle Mariners with a 2-0 win on Monday night. Mikolas faced two batters over the minimum, erasing two of the three hits he allowed with double plays. The right-hander struck out five and walked one.

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