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Seattle Outdoors

Red-hot Mariners finally cool off in loss to Astros

The M’s bats, which have been as hot as any team in the majors, were stymied in a 5-2 loss to Houston.
Reno erupts for 4 late runs to defeat Tacoma 9-5

The Reno Aces scored four runs in the eighth inning and went on to beat the Tacoma Rainiers 9-5 Saturday night.
Photos: Mariners lose to the Astros, 5-2

Seattle lost to Houston at Safeco Field on Saturday night.
Short-handed Reign guts out tie with FC Kansas City

Defender Lauren Barnes earned a red card in the fourth minute, and Seattle played the rest of the game down a player but still managed a 1-1 tie.
UW men’s basketball Mike Hopkins beats out former team to secure Hameir Wright

Plenty of high-profile schools wanted Hameir Wright, including Syracuse, Villanova and Michigan State, but new Washington coach Mike Hopkins secured the four-star prospect from Albany, NY.
No. 1 national seed Oregon State is eliminated from College World Series

Oregon State, the No. 1 national seed, was eliminated from the College World Series when it lost to Louisiana State for the second consecutive day.
After 5 straight losses, Oracle Team USA finally wins a race in America’s Cup

Jimmy Spithill skippered two-time defending champion Oracle Team USA to its first victory of the regatta, taking a thriller in Race 6 to earn a split Saturday and slow the momentum of Emirates Team New Zealand.
LEADING OFF: Old-Timers’ Day at Yankee Stadium, Barreto pop

A look at what’s happening all around the majors Sunday: ___ WELCOME BACK Old-Timers’ Day is always a popular event at Yankee Stadium, and former catcher Jorge Posada figures to draw a lot of attention when he attends for the first time. Tim Raines, set for induction at the Hall of Fame next month, will […]
Mariners’ run into playoff contention seems to be sustainable with roster nearly fully healthy

With the best lineup the club has had in years, the Mariners seem to be for real in the chase for a wild-card spot. If they can get just stay healthy, it could be a special summer in Seattle.
Mariners vs. Astros: Can the M’s extend the streak to seven? Follow live updates here

The Mariners are looking for their seventh straight win and to clinch the series against the division-leading Astros.
Every year, players emerge from nowhere to become All-Stars; here are this year’s candidates

Former Mariners Justin Smoak, Logan Morrison and Jason Vargas have put together strong first halves his season, putting themselves in contention for All-Star nods.
Here’s why Ben Gamel isn’t just yet among the MLB leaders in hitting — and a few more pre-game notes

Mariners outfielder Ben Gamel needs a few more games and hits and then he could be leading the Major Leagues in hitting.
Poll: Which pro league would be the most likely to have a team hire the first female general manager?


Castroneves leads Penske march in Road America qualifying

ELKHART LAKE, Wis. (AP) — Team Penske will have a stranglehold on the first two rows in the IndyCar race at Road America. Helio Castroneves won the pole Saturday, turning a lap in 1 minute, 41.30 seconds at 142.649 mph. It was his 50th career pole, and third of the season. Castroneves edged teammate Will […]
Backtalk: Times readers sound off on Mariners’ surge, Markelle Fultz and Seahawks’ roster

Backtalk: Letters to the Sports Editor.
Woodinville softball, Puyallup baseball finish seasons ranked among the nation’s best

Both teams had strong pitching and reliable hitting to piece together storybook seasons.
Tony Kanaan back on familiar IndyCar ground at Road America

ELKHART LAKE, Wis. (AP) — Tony Kanaan feels like a veteran again this weekend at Road America. In France last week, the 42-year-old driver with 20 years of IndyCar experience was treated like a rookie. Subbing for injured driver Sebastien Bourdais, Kanaan drove the No. 67 Ford GT for his Chip Ganassi Racing team and […]
White Sox retire former star pitcher Buehrle’s No. 56 jersey

CHICAGO (AP) — On the day his No. 56 jersey was retired, former Chicago White Sox star Mark Buehrle spoke much like he pitched. Which is to say quickly, efficiently and from the heart. Before the White Sox hosted Oakland at Guaranteed Rate Field on Saturday, Buehrle gave a 4-plus-minute tribute to the organization with […]
Germany’s Goretzka in demand after new diet-aided healing

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — With his lung-bursting runs, shrewd vision on the ball and versatility linking up play, Leon Goretzka’s reputation as Germany’s midfield dynamo is growing by the game. Thanks in no small part to a change in diet. Once lethargic and injury prone, Goretzka eradicated dairy, pork and nuts from his menu and […]
Things risked getting way hotter than they already are in Sounders-Timbers rivalry

On-field temperatures between the Sounders and Portland Timbers risked getting as high as 150 degrees before officials moved Sunday's start time back to 7:30 p.m. from its initial 1 p.m. kickoff
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