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Yankees top Red Sox 3-2, deny Boston a division clincher

Sep. 19, 2018 12:03 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Neil Walker hit a three-run homer, Zach Britton started a game-ending double play on New York's third try in the ninth inning and the Yankees kept the Boston Red Sox from a bubbly celebration in the Bronx for at least another night with a 3-2 victory Tuesday. Batting from the left side,...

Washington State's Gesser resigns amid misconduct complaint

Sep. 18, 2018 11:43 PM EDT

PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) — Washington State University employee and former quarterback Jason Gesser resigned Tuesday, a day after he was accused of sexual misconduct. Gesser, 39, sent a letter to the university resigning his post as assistant athletic director effective immediately. "I am deeply saddened that...

Washington State's Minshew is a QB to watch in the Pac-12

Sep. 18, 2018 7:24 PM EDT

At the beginning of the season, Washington State coach Mike Leach played coy with the media — as he often does — over his choice for starting quarterback. The Cougars had four candidates and Leach wryly said it would be a "thrill a minute" to discover which one would emerge. Gardner Minshew II...

Carroll: Wilson trying too hard during Seahawks' 0-2 start

Sep. 18, 2018 5:49 PM EDT

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Pete Carroll believes Russell Wilson is trying too hard to create opportunities during Seattle's winless start and in the process is making the kinds of fourth-quarter mistakes that have largely been absent during his career. "I'm finding Russ over-trying a little bit," Carroll said...

No. 9 Auburn seeking more big plays, fewer penalties

Sep. 18, 2018 4:15 PM EDT

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — The Auburn Tigers are racking up too many big penalties and not enough big plays. The combination already has hindered the ninth-ranked Tigers in a close win against No. 10 Washington and a loss to No. 6 LSU . Auburn (2-1, 0-1 Southeastern Conference) faces a big hole in its bid to...

USC's Helton pushes for better practices to end losing skid

Sep. 18, 2018 1:16 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Southern California running back Aca'Cedric Ware let loose after the 37-14 loss at Texas on Saturday, lamenting poor practice habits and a lack of offensive leadership in consecutive blowout losses. When the Trojans returned to practice Monday night, it looked as if coach Clay Helton had...

Bill Gates calls for more global education assessments data

Sep. 18, 2018 12:11 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Bill Gates is rallying behind school quality in developing nations with a push for more assessment data, a new initiative that links the Microsoft co-founder's signature U.S. education priorities with his more prominent global philanthropy work. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation as the...

$135M in funding OK'd for Seattle Mariners ballpark

Sep. 18, 2018 11:13 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Washington state's King County Council has approved $135 million in public funding for improvements at Safeco Field where the Seattle Mariners play. The funding package narrowly passed in a 5-4 vote on Monday. The Mariners initially asked for $180 million in funding to fix wear and tear at...

International 10-year salmon preservation plan advances

Sep. 17, 2018 8:02 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Canada and the U.S. states of Alaska, Oregon and Washington would all reduce their catch of fragile salmon species under the terms of an updated international agreement that, if approved, will spell out the next decade of cooperation between the U.S. and Canada to keep the migratory...

No. 10 Washington's defense dominating in early going

Sep. 17, 2018 5:47 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — The offense for No. 10 Washington may still have some things to figure out. Defensively, the Huskies are doing just fine. The immense talent Washington has on the defensive side was on full display in Saturday's 21-7 win at Utah. The Huskies held the Utes scoreless for the final three...