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Mariners manager: Hernández to rejoin rotation this weekend

Aug. 20, 2019 5:34 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Pitcher Félix Hernández will rejoin the Seattle Mariners' starting rotation this weekend. Manager Scott Servais made the announcement Tuesday. Hernandez has missed three months with right shoulder stiffness. He pitched 3-plus innings Monday night for Triple-A Tacoma in...

WNBA playoff picture clearing up, Aces, Sun Mystics clinch

Aug. 20, 2019 12:36 PM EDT

The WNBA playoff picture is slowly coming into focus. With a few weeks left in the season it seems there are three teams in contention for the coveted double-bye in the postseason. Washington, Connecticut and Las Vegas. They are separated by two games with each having seven left to play. Washington, which has won...

State and National Parks offer free admission on Sunday

Aug. 20, 2019 10:43 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — To honor the National Parks System's 103rd birthday, both it and the Washington State Parks system are giving free admission. The Seattle Times reports single-day visitors to any state park on Sunday, Aug. 25, won't need a Discover Pass to park. The pass costs $30 a year or $10 a day. The...

Earthquake-warning system gets funding boost

Aug. 20, 2019 8:45 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — The U.S. Geological Survey is greatly increasing funding for the region's seismic network, putting it on track to send public alerts of impending earthquake shaking within the next two years. The Seattle Times reports the federal agency gave $10.4 million to the Pacific Northwest Seismic...

Hudson, 2 relievers 1-hit Brewers, Cardinals win 3-0

Aug. 20, 2019 1:11 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Dakota Hudson and two relievers combined on a one-hitter, and Paul DeJong homered to lead the St. Louis Cardinals over the Milwaukee Brewers 3-0 Monday night in a series opener between NL Central contenders. Yasmani Grandal's ground-rule double with two outs in the eighth inning off...

Murphy, Nola lead Mariners to 9-3 win over Rays

Aug. 19, 2019 11:58 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Brendan McKay couldn't provide a lift for a depleted Tampa Bay rotation and was headed back to the minors after his latest start. Tom Murphy homered twice and drove in four runs, Austin Nola also went deep and had three RBIs, and the Seattle Mariners beat the Rays 9-3 on Monday...

New lawsuit seeks protection zone for Northwest orcas

Aug. 19, 2019 6:01 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A new U.S. lawsuit filed Monday seeks to establish a whale protection zone for endangered orcas in the Pacific Northwest. The Center for Biological Diversity and the Orca Relief Citizens' Alliance sued NOAA Fisheries in U.S. District Court in Seattle, saying the agency has failed to act on a...

Wilson, Ciara, Macklemore celebrate joining Sounders

Aug. 19, 2019 5:22 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Russell Wilson, Ciara and Macklemore say they are honored to be a part of the Seattle Sounders ownership group. The Seattle Seahawks quarterback and his wife, along with the Grammy Award-winning hip hop artist, said at a Sounders event Monday that a sense of community drew them into joining...

4 last wolves in Washington pack killed by state hunters

Aug. 19, 2019 2:13 PM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The last four members of a wolf pack that preyed on cattle in a rural Washington state area bordering Canada have been killed by state hunters, prompting protests from environmental groups. The four wolves were part of a pack that originally had seven members and attacked cows,...

Balanced attack leads Storm to 82-74 win over Lynx

Aug. 18, 2019 9:15 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Jordin Canada scored 14 points to and the Seattle Storm never trailed in an 82-74 victory over the Minnesota Lynx on Sunday. Jewell Loyd and Natasha Howard had 13 points apiece, Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis added 11 and Mercedes Russell and Alysha Clark scored 10 apiece for Seattle (15-13). Clark...