Timbers D Paparatto Suspended For 1 Game By MLS

Portland Timbers defender Norberto Paparatto has been suspended for a game after elbowing Seattle's Chad Marshall in the back of the head during Sunday's game. Paparatto also was fined an undisclosed amount and will miss Portland's game Saturday at Vancouver. The Argentine was shown a yellow card for the collision in the 39th minute. Both players went up for a ball in the air, and Paparatto's arm flew out in front of him. It made contact with Marshall, who has a history of head injuries and missed 17 games due to concussions in 2007. NEW YORK (AP) – August 29, 2014

Raiders Rookie QB Derek Carr To Start Vs. Seahawks

Oakland Raiders fans will get a close look at their past and future at quarterback in Thursday night's exhibition finale against the Seattle Seahawks. Rookie Derek Carr will start and get ample playing time in place of injured Matt Schaub for the Raiders, while last season's opening game starter in Oakland, Terrelle Pryor, should get significant playing time as he fights for a roster spot with the Seahawks. After a promising start to last season, Pryor's struggles eventually led him to lose his starting job in Oakland and then get traded to Seattle for a seventh-round pick in May's draft. Listen to the game on 1030KMAS - Full broadcast schedule on the sports broadcast page . OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) – August 28, 2014

Washington St Plays Rutgers

goCOUGSRutgers' debut as a member of the Big Ten Conference will likely be Washington State's farewell to Seattle. The Cougars open the season with their annual game at Seattle's CenturyLink Field on Thursday night, hosting the Scarlet Knights in their first game after leaving the American Athletic Conference to join the Big Ten. For Washington State, this could be its final "home" game in Seattle.

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Rangers over Mariners 12-4

Rougned Odor hit a third-inning grand slam to back Colby Lewis, and the last-place Texas Rangers beat Seattle 12-4 Wednesday to take two of three from the Mariners. Erasmo Ramirez (1-6), recalled from Triple-A Tacoma for the start, allowed 10 runs and nine hits in three-plus innings. Seattle, which began the day a half-game ahead of Detroit for the second AL wild-card spot, had been the only major league team not to allow 10 or more runs in a game this season. Lewis (9-11) allowed seven hits, struck out seven and walked one in his second complete game of the season and second in August. He had been 0-3 since pitching a five-hit shutout at the Chicago White Sox on Aug. 5. Texas, a big league-worst 52-80, won a series for only the third time since the All-Star break. The Rangers took two of three from the Yankees from July 28-30 and also at the Chicago White Sox from Aug. 4-6. SEATTLE (AP) – August 28, 2014

M's Send Paxton To Triple-A, Recall Erasmo Ramirez

The Seattle Mariners optioned starter James Paxton to Triple-A Tacoma on Wednesday. The team recalled Erasmo Ramirez to join the club in order to start against the Texas Rangers on Wednesday. Paxton, a rookie who moved to 4-1 on the season after throwing 6 2-3 scoreless innings on Tuesday, will rejoin the Mariners when rosters expand on Sept. 1. He is scheduled to make his next start on Sept. 2 in Oakland. Ramirez got the nod Wednesday after the Mariners altered their rotation to add extra rest after Thursday's day off. It is the sixth stint with the big league club for the right-hander this season. Ramirez is 1-5 with a 4.06 ERA in 14 starts, but Seattle manager Lloyd McClendon said his improvement in Triple-A could earn him another outing in September. "I've seen a lot of growth," McClendon said. "I think the command of the fastball is a lot better, his secondary stuff is much more crisp. I don't think he's pitching away from bats anymore. He's making quality pitches with two strikes." SEATTLE (AP) – August 28, 2014