Mariners Over Twins 4-1

mariners logo5MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Logan Morrison's RBI double in the 11th inning broke the tie and Austin Jackson added a two-run double as the Seattle Mariners outlasted the Minnesota Twins 4-1 on Sunday.

Rookie Ketel Marte had three hits and a walk in his third major league game for Seattle, which split the four-game series and won for the second time in seven games.

Reliever Kevin Jepsen (2-6) lost his Minnesota debut after being picked up before Friday's trading deadline. Jepsen walked two batters and struck out Nelson Cruz with two runners on.

Fernando Rodney (4-4) pitched around a walk in the 10th, and Tom Wilhelmsen allowed a leadoff double in the 11th before recording his second save in as many chances.

August 3, 2015

Tina Charles Scores 29 Points, Liberty Beat Storm 78-62

NEW YORK (AP) - Tina Charles scored 29 points and the New York Liberty pulled away in the third quarter to beat the Seattle Storm 78-62 on Sunday for their fourth straight home victory.

Up 36-35 at the half, the Liberty (13-6) outscored for Storm (5-16) 24-9 in the third quarter.

Epiphanny Prince and Essence Carson each scored 11 points for the Liberty. Candice Wiggins added 10.

Seattle's Sue Bird, the first pick of the 2002 draft, was 3 of 7 from beyond the arc to score 14 points, becoming the first player in WNBA history to score 5,000 points and amass 2,000 assists.

The Liberty inducted former star Becky Hammon into the franchise' Ring of Honor at halftime. Hammon joined the San Antonio Spurs last year as the first full-time paid female assistant coach in the NBA and coached the Spurs' to a summer league title last month.

August 3, 2015

Portland Timbers, Earthquakes Play To A Scoreless Draw

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - Diego Valeri sent a penalty kick careening off the crossbar in the 75th minute and the Portland Timbers settled for scoreless tie with the San Jose Earthquakes on Sunday.

The single point for the draw moved the Timbers past Seattle into fifth place in the Western Conference.

Both teams came into the match looking to snap winless streaks. San Jose avoided losing its fifth straight match and the Timbers are winless in their last four, all on the road.

San Jose goalkeeper David Bingham made five saves to earn the shutout, including a foot save on a shot by newly signed Timbers designated player Lucas Melano inside the goal box just seconds before Valeri was taken down inside the penalty area to earn the penalty shot.

Adam Larsen Kwarasey needed just three saves in goal for Portland, but the Timbers had to defend 11 corner kicks.

August 3, 2015

Seahawks Sign Wagner To Contract Extension

The Seattle Seahawks have signed linebacker Bobby Wagner to a four-year contract extension, the team announced today.

A second-round choice (47th overall) in the 2012 NFL Draft, Wagner has started 40 of 41 regular season games played totaling 363 tackles (224 solo), nine sacks, five interceptions, 13 passes defensed and one fumble recovery. In eight postseason games, all starts, he has totaled 82 tackles (45 solo), two interceptions and three passes defensed.

Last season, he became the sixth player in franchise history to record 100-plus tackles in three consecutive seasons, collecting 104 tackles (67 solo) despite missing five games midseason, and also garnered first-team AP All-Pro and Pro Bowl honors for the first time in his career. He was also the NFL's Defensive Player of the Month for December when he helped Seattle's defense hold opponents to 8.3 points per game.

During his rookie season, Wagner set the franchise-record for tackles by a rookie with 140 (86 solo), breaking Terry Beeson's record of 136 set in 1977. He also finished in second-place in the AP Defensive Rookie of the Year voting.

Seahawk News - August 3, 2015

Seattle Acquires Seisay From Detroit For Draft Pick

RENTON, Wash. (AP) - The Seattle Seahawks have added depth to their secondary by acquiring cornerback Mohammed Seisay from the Detroit Lions for an undisclosed 2016 draft pick.

Seattle announced the trade on Sunday. The Seahawks had an open spot on their 90-man roster after releasing defensive tackle Tony McDaniel in a salary cap move. The draft pick going back to Detroit is expected to be a late-round selection.

Seisay appeared in 13 games last season for Detroit as a rookie, and played in the Lions' playoff loss to Dallas. Seisay was signed by the Lions as an undrafted rookie free agent out of Nebraska.

Seisay fits the profile of Seattle's cornerbacks at 6-foot-2 and 200 pounds. Two projected contributors in Seattle's secondary - Jeremy Lane and Tharold Simon - are both still recovering from offseason surgeries.

August 3, 2015