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Toye scores twice to lead Montreal past Seattle 2-1

Jun. 30, 2022 00:34 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Mason Toye scored two goals to lead Montreal to a 2-1 victory over the Seattle Sounders on Wednesday night. Toye tied it at 1 in the 18th minute and scored the go-ahead goal in the 62nd for Montreal (9-6-2). Jordan Morris scored in the third minute for...

Bird sets WNBA career wins record as Storm beat Aces 88-78

Jun. 30, 2022 00:32 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Sue Bird became the WNBA's leader in career wins with 324 on Wednesday night as the Seattle Storm beat the Las Vegas Aces 88-78. Bird, who has announced this will be her final season, passed former Minnesota star Lindsay Whalen. Jewell Loyd led...

Julio Rodríguez hits 12th HR as Mariners topple Orioles 9-3

Jun. 29, 2022 20:16 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Julio Rodríguez claimed not taking a peek at where his 12th home run of the season finally came to rest. Maybe he should have. Not many homers at T-Mobile Park land where the 21-year-old deposited his latest longball. “That’s a long way to home...

Soap Lake wildfire evacuations lifted, 2 firefighters hurt

Jun. 29, 2022 16:42 PM EDT

SOAP LAKE, Wash. (AP) — The Grant County Sheriff’s Office has lifted all evacuations east of Soap Lake, Washington, that had been in effect Tuesday because of a wildfire. Sheriff’s officials said the 50 homes threatened by the fire which started around 11 a.m. were no longer...

Abortion ruling prompts variety of reactions from states

Jun. 29, 2022 16:21 PM EDT

The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday overturned Roe v. Wade, the 1973 decision that had provided a constitutional right to abortion. The ruling is expected to lead to abortion bans in roughly half the states, although the timing of those laws taking effect varies. Some Republican-led...

Clippers and Blazers to play preseason game in Seattle

Jun. 29, 2022 15:51 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — The NBA is returning to Seattle — for the preseason, that is. The Portland Trail Blazers and Los Angeles Clippers will play a preseason game at Seattle’s Climate Pledge Arena on Oct. 3, the teams announced Wednesday. It will be the first NBA event...

Minimum wage increase initiative qualifies in WA city

Jun. 29, 2022 13:08 PM EDT

TUKWILA, Wash. (AP) — An initiative to increase the minimum hourly wage in Tukwila, Washington, by more than $3 has qualified for the November ballot. The Seattle Times reports the Raise the Wage Tukwila campaign has submitted enough signatures to qualify for a vote, according to a...

Mystics make 15 3-pointers in 92-74 victory over Dream

Jun. 29, 2022 08:27 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Natasha Cloud scored 18 points, Ariel Atkins added 15 and the Washington Mystics made 15 3-pointers in a 92-74 victory over the Atlanta Dream on Tuesday night. Washington was 8 of 12 from 3-point range in the first half to help build a 52-32 lead. Atkins and Cloud...

Editorial Roundup: Florida

Jun. 29, 2022 07:12 AM EDT

Palm Beach Post. June 26, 2022. Editorial: Florida’s senators failing us on gun reform If U.S. Sens. Marco Rubio and Rick Scott can’t bring themselves to support even a watered-down, bipartisan first step toward easing gun violence amid a contagion of shootings...

Jesse Winker drives in 2 runs, Mariners beat Orioles 2-0

Jun. 29, 2022 02:20 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Jesse Winker drove in two runs with a go-ahead double in the eighth, Robbie Ray allowed just one hit over seven scoreless innings and the Seattle Mariners beat the Baltimore Orioles 2-0 Tuesday night. Winker’s go-ahead hit came with two outs against Felix Bautista...