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Athletics clinch playoff berth with Rays' loss to Yankees

Sep. 25, 2018 3:15 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — The Oakland Athletics clinched their first playoff berth in four years Monday night, earning at least an American League wild card when the Tampa Bay Rays lost to the New York Yankees. Following three straight last-place finishes in the AL West, the A's found out just a couple of minutes...

A's clinch playoff berth, then beat Mariners 7-3

Sep. 25, 2018 3:06 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Champagne flowed in the clubhouse as players bopped around and screamed in a wild celebration after the Oakland Athletics clinched their first playoff berth in four years. "It's a lot of fun," a soaked Khris Davis said. "We're just trying to enjoy the moment. It's a blast. We've been waiting...

Carroll: Thomas will face consequences for missing practice

Sep. 24, 2018 9:23 PM EDT

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said Monday that disgruntled free safety Earl Thomas will face "consequences" for skipping a pair of practices last week, but he didn't detail what the punishment would be and said he sympathizes with Thomas' situation. Thomas recorded two interceptions in...

Seattle Mariners' Felix Hernandez becomes US citizen

Sep. 24, 2018 8:54 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Mariners teammates stood and applauded and "God Bless America" played on speakers when Felix Hernandez entered Seattle's clubhouse after becoming a U.S. citizen. A native of Venezuela, the 32-year-old pitcher passed his citizenship interview Monday and was among 74 people from 36 countries...

Chuck Arnold promoted to president of Seattle Seahawks

Sep. 24, 2018 8:01 PM EDT

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — The Seattle Seahawks have promoted Chuck Arnold to team president, replacing Peter McLoughlin, whose contract was set to expire and was not renewed. Arnold has been with the franchise for 25 seasons and most recently had been serving as COO. He will oversee all business management for...

Seattle one step closer to NHL after arena plan approved

Sep. 24, 2018 7:45 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle City Council unanimously approved plans for a privately funded $700 million renovation of KeyArena on Monday, clearing one of the last major hurdles in the city's bid to land an expansion NHL franchise. The 8-0 vote was the last step needed to strengthen Seattle's expansion...

The Latest: Doc Rivers urging eligible players 'to go vote'

Sep. 24, 2018 5:09 PM EDT

The Latest on NBA media day from around the league on Monday (all times Eastern): 5:05 p.m. Doc Rivers says he's always been political, he just doesn't talk about it much. But the Los Angeles Clippers coach is urging his players who are eligible to vote in next month's midterm elections to do so, saying, "It's...

Opponents avoiding taking chances vs No. 11 Washington's DBs

Sep. 24, 2018 4:47 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Facing Arizona State was supposed to be a true challenge for No. 11 Washington's secondary. The Sun Devils had an experienced quarterback and a top-flight wide receiver with NFL potential. And then the Sun Devils switched gears, apparently deciding the best way to try to beat the Huskies was...

Cowboys' offense can't do enough in 24-13 loss to Seahawks

Sep. 24, 2018 2:14 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Jerry Jones is trying to remain supportive of a Dallas Cowboys offense that has shown only fleeting moments of promise through three weeks of the season. Eight points in the opener and 13 points on Sunday won't be enough to get victories on the road no matter how well the Cowboys play on...

The Latest: Lions lead Patriots 10-0 early in 2nd quarter

Sep. 23, 2018 11:03 PM EDT

The Latest on the third Sunday of the NFL regular season (all times EDT): 9 p.m. The winless Detroit Lions could hardly have asked for a better start against New England. The Lions lead 10-0 after Matthew Stafford's 3-yard touchdown pass to Kenny Golladay early in the second quarter. New England does not have a...