Lynx Trade Wright To Seattle For Montgomery

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The Minnesota Lynx have acquired guard Renee Montgomery from Seattle in a deal for injured guard Monica Wright.

The Lynx also receive the Storm's second-round draft pick in 2016 in the trade announced Monday.

Montgomery has career averages of 10.6 points, 3.2 assists and 1.8 rebounds in 23.8 minutes per game. The 5-foot-7 guard has played in 17 games for the Storm this season, including two starts, and has averaged 7.1 points, 3.2 assists and 1.8 rebounds.

Montgomery originally was drafted by the Lynx in 2009. During her one season in Minnesota, she averaged 9.0 points, 2.1 assists and 1.9 rebounds.

Wright has career averages of 7.9 points, 2.4 rebounds and 1.7 assists. The 5-10 guard recently had arthroscopic surgery on her right knee.

July 21, 2015

Yankees Over Mariners 2-1

marinerslogo7NEW YORK (AP) - Mark Teixeira homered with two outs in the eighth inning, and the New York Yankees rallied for a 2-1 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Sunday for a series win.

On a steamy day with a gametime temperature of 92 degrees - a thermometer in the photographers' well down the first base line read over 100 - both Cy Young Award winning starters, CC Sabathia and Felix Hernandez, were done after six impressive innings with the score tied 1-all.

Sabathia, the 2007 AL Cy Young winner, had one of his best starts of the year, allowing six hits and striking out seven. Hernandez, selected in 2010, yielded five hits and three walks with five strikeouts.

Teixeira, who had three hits, connected on a 1-2 pitch from former closer Fernando Rodney (2-4).

Dellin Betances (6-2) walked two in the eighth but got Mark Trumbo to pop out to end the threat. Andrew Miller finished for his 20th save in 20 chances.

Hunter Pence's double in the third put the Giants ahead.

Corbin (1-2) was charged with both runs and took the loss on his 26th birthday.

July 19, 2015

Cano Homers Twice For Mariners In 4-3 Win Over Yankees

NEW YORK (AP) - Robinson Cano snapped a season-long slump with a pair of two-run homers against his former team, Hisashi Iwakuma pitched neatly into the sixth and the Seattle Mariners held on to beat the New York Yankees 4-3 Saturday.

Batting .249 with just six homers and 30 RBIs coming in, Cano has taken the brunt of the blame for the Mariners' subpar first half. But he came out swinging against the team he spurned for a huge contract with Seattle before the 2014 season.

The second baseman responded to hearty first-inning boos with a blast off Michael Pineda (9-6) over the center field wall with Kyle Seager aboard, helping the Mariners end a seven-game skid against New York.

Brian McCann hit a tying two-out, two-run shot off Iwakuma (2-1) in the fourth.

Carson Smith gave up an RBI grounder to Garrett Jones in the ninth before getting Didi Gregorius to ground out to Cano with the tying run on second base for his seventh save.

July 18, 2015

Doyle's Late Goal Boosts Rapids Past Sounders, 1-0

SEATTLE (AP) - Kevin Doyle scored on a counterattack in the 84th minute on Saturday night, boosting the Colorado Rapids past the Seattle Sounders, 1-0.

The Rapids (5-6-9, 24 points) not only won their third straight game, they came away from Seattle with a victory for the first time since the Sounders joined Major League Soccer in 2009. Colorado had been 0-8-1 at CenturyLink Field.

Seattle (10-9-2, 32 points) lost for the fifth in six games, and has been shut out in four of those.

Jared Watts started the scoring play by sending a long ball up the field. Doyle, the Irish international who joined the Rapids in March, caught up with it and got just enough space around Sounders defender Zach Scott to send a shot from inside the top left of the penalty area into the far side of the net.

It was Doyle's second goal of the season.

Rapids goalkeeper Clint Irwin made three saves to pick up his seventh shutout of the year.

July 18, 2015

Whitecaps And Timbers Play To 1-All Draw

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Matias Laba scored in the 58th minute to pull the Vancouver Whitecaps even in a 1-1 draw with the Portland Timbers in a Cascadia Cup rivalry match Saturday night.

Diego Valeri scored in the first half for the Timbers (9-7-5), who had won six of their previous eight games. Portland, coming off a 3-0 loss at Philadelphia last weekend, was jockeying with the Whitecaps for position in the Western Conference.

With a win, Vancouver (10-8-3) could have pulled even with FC Dallas atop the standings, despite dropping its previous two matches.

The match ended on a contentious note. Vancouver defender Jordan Harvey was sent off with a red card in stoppage time after a slide tackle from behind on Valeri. There a shoving match between the teams at the final whistle, and Portland's Will Johnson appeared to exchange words with the officials, resulting in a yellow card and then a red.

July 18, 2015