Twins Over Mariners 8-1

mariners logo NewKendrys Morales knocked in three runs and Kyle Gibson pitched six shutout innings to lead the Minnesota Twins to an 8-1 rout of the Seattle Mariners on Wednesday night. Chris Colabello hit a two-run double, Brian Dozier scored twice and the Twins put up eight runs in the first four innings to chase an ineffective Roenis Elias (7-8). The rookie lasted a career-low 3 1-3 innings, yielding seven runs - six earned - and seven hits with three walks.

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Mercury Use Big Run To Rout Storm 78-58

Penny Taylor scored 14 points to lead a balanced offense and the Phoenix Mercury used a 19-0 run in the second quarter to rout the Seattle Storm 78-58 on Wednesday for a franchise-record eighth straight win. The Mercury outscored the Storm 21-4 in the second quarter, including the 19-point run that finally ended on a Camille Little jumper with 28.8 seconds to go until halftime. The four points allowed in a quarter tied a Mercury franchise record low. Brittney Griner added 13 points, eight rebounds and five assists for the Mercury (14-3), who have the best record in the league. Angel Robinson scored 10 points to lead the Storm (8-13). July 10, 2014

Sounders Score 2 In Extra Time, Beat Timbers 3-1

Kenny Cooper scored on a header in the 110th minute and the Seattle Sounders advanced to the U.S. Open Cup semifinals with a 3-1 win over the Portland Timers on Wednesday night. Cooper's goal came in the second half of extra time after Darlington Nagbe's goal in the final seconds of regulation forced an additional 30 minutes of play. Gonzalo Pineda sent a pass into the penalty area from 30 yards out and Cooper was able to flick it past Portland goalkeeper Donovan Ricketts. Seattle held on over the final minutes, helped by the Timbers playing a man down after Diego Chara was given a red card in the 99th minute for his tackle of Seattle's Marco Pappa. Pappa added an insurance goal in the 116th minute. Osvaldo Alonso scored in the 69th minute to give Seattle a lead that held up until Nagbe's goal in second-half stoppage time. July 10, 2014

Pete Carroll Chosen For USC Athletic Hall Of Fame

carroll seahawksPete Carroll is going back to Southern California - as a member of the school's Athletic Hall of Fame. The former Trojans football coach is one of 16 people who have been named to the hall's 11th class. They will be introduced at halftime of USC's game against Oregon State on Sept. 27 at Los Angeles Coliseum.

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Fuld, Hughes Lead Twins Past Mariners 2-0

Minnesota's Phil Hughes pitched into the eighth inning, Sam Fuld barely cleared the wall with his second home run of the season and the Twins beat the Seattle Mariners 2-0 on Tuesday night. Hughes rebounded from being knocked around in his previous two starts to shut down the Mariners. Hughes (9-5) gave up eight hits in 7 1-3 innings, struck out eight and didn't walk a batter in silencing Seattle's stagnant offense. A night after Fuld could not pull back Michael Saunders' home run, the roles were reversed. Fuld hit a 3-2 pitch from Seattle starter Chris Young (8-5) beyond the wall in right and just out of the reach of Saunders for the solo shot in the fifth inning. It was the first homer for Fuld since April 10. He finished with three hits and two stolen bases. Glen Perkins pitched the ninth for his 21st save. July 9, 2014