Dempsey Ready Debut

Sounders logoClint Dempsey has a good feel for what makes a big rivalry. He played in two of the biggest in England during his time in the Premier League with Fulham and Tottenham Hotspur. Even Dempsey is impressed by what Sunday night could bring when 67,000 fans are expected to watch him make his home debut for the Seattle Sounders against rival Portland.

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Sweezy Takes Hold Of Starting Job

seahawks blueTwo years ago, J.R. Sweezy was playing defensive tackle at North Carolina State. Now, he's a starting offensive guard for the Seattle Seahawks. It's quite a transition for a player to make once he reaches the professional level but Sweezy has acclimated entering his second season playing the position and earned the trust of the Seahawks coaching staff.

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Mariners Top A's 5-3

mariners logo NewBrendan Ryan hit a two-run double in the sixth and added an RBI single in the eighth, and the Seattle Mariners beat the Oakland Athletics 5-3 on Wednesday. Michael Morse and Brad Miller homered for Seattle, which overcame an uneven start by Hisashi Iwakuma to beat the A's for the fourth time in the past five games between the division rivals. Iwakuma (12-6) gave up a pair of home runs and pitched with runners in scoring position most of the afternoon, but limited the damage to win his second straight.

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M's 7-4 Victory

marinersSNick Franklin homered and drove in three runs and the Seattle Mariners rallied from a four-run deficit to beat the Oakland Athletics 7-4 on Tuesday night. Brad Miller and Kendrys Morales also drove in runs for the Mariners, who won for just the third time in 53 games when trailing after seven innings.

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Washington Tops Tennessee 6-5 LLWS

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Austin Oh drove in two runs to cap a six-run third inning in leading Sammamish, Wash., to a 6-5 win over Nashville, Tenn., in a Little League World Series elimination game Tuesday night. Jack Carper, Dalton Chandler and Will Armbruester each had RBI singles during the rally that put Sammamish ahead 6-2. The Washington team had six of its eight hits in the third inning. And the rally came after the team's first six batters were struck out by Trae McLemore.

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