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Seattle's Chad Marshall announces retirement due to injuries

May. 22, 2019 6:00 PM EDT

TUKWILA, Wash. (AP) — Three-time MLS defender of the year Chad Marshall announced his retirement due to injury on Wednesday, bringing an end to a 16-year career that included stints with the Columbus Crew and Seattle Sounders. Marshall's last game for Seattle was on May 4 against Minnesota United, after...

A first: Washington Mystics top AP WNBA preseason poll

May. 22, 2019 1:10 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Washington Mystics sit atop the preseason Associated Press WNBA poll for the first time. The runner-up from last season's WNBA Finals received five first-place votes from the 14-person national media panel Wednesday. It's the first time in the four-year history of the poll that...

WA governor signs bill changing tax exemption for Oregonians

May. 22, 2019 12:46 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has signed a bill that changes how the sales tax exemption for Oregonians shopping in that state works. Oregon Public Broadcasting reports Wednesday that Oregon residents will no longer be free of Washington's 6.5% sales tax at the cash register. Instead,...

Stater Lynn, closer Kelley lead Rangers past Mariners 5-3

May. 22, 2019 12:26 AM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Gutty pitching performances came in different sizes for the Texas Rangers in their 5-3 win over the Seattle Mariners on Tuesday night. Lance Lynn allowed two runs over seven innings and Shawn Kelley earned the save hours after learning that two lumps removed from his throat last...

Mariners' Gordon, Healy placed on IL, Bass signed

May. 21, 2019 11:09 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Seattle Mariners placed second baseman Dee Gordon and third baseman Ryon Healy on the 10-day injured list and signed right-hander Anthony Bass to a one-year contract with a $950,000 salary while in the major leagues. Gordon has a bruised right wrist and Healy lower back...

Storm's Sue Bird needs surgery, will be out indefinitely

May. 21, 2019 7:39 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle Storm guard Sue Bird needs arthroscopic surgery on her left knee and will be out indefinitely, another big blow for the defending WNBA champs. The Storm said Tuesday that the 11-time All-Star has a loose body in her knee. Bird said it's something doctors have noticed in the past but...

Investigators: Human error caused deadly Amtrak crash

May. 21, 2019 7:11 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A 2017 deadly Amtrak train derailment in Washington state happened because the engineer lost track of where he was on the route and was going more than twice the speed limit when he hit a curve, federal safety investigators said Tuesday. The National Transportation Safety Board announced the...

Wagner present, but not participating in Seahawks OTAs

May. 21, 2019 6:54 PM EDT

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Bobby Wagner will be present for the Seattle Seahawks' optional offseason activities. Just don't expect him to take part. That was the message delivered by the All-Pro middle linebacker Tuesday as Seattle continued the first week of organized team activities. Wagner's contract is up...

Washington is 1st state to allow composting of human bodies

May. 21, 2019 6:34 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Ashes to ashes, guts to dirt. Gov. Jay Inslee signed legislation Tuesday making Washington the first state to approve composting as an alternative to burying or cremating human remains. It allows licensed facilities to offer "natural organic reduction," which turns a body, mixed with...

The Latest: Investigators: Human error caused Amtrak crash

May. 21, 2019 6:34 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — The Latest on a National Transportation Safety Board meeting about a fatal Amtrak derailment south of Seattle (all times local): 3:33 p.m. Federal safety investigators say a deadly Amtrak train derailment in Washington state happened because the engineer lost track of where he was on the...