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CORRECTS TO STARTING PITCHER - Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Justus Sheffield throws against the Colorado Rockies in the second inning of a baseball game Sunday, Aug. 9, 2020, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Sheffield shuts down Rockies as Mariners win 5-3

Aug. 9, 2020 7:32 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Justus Sheffield struck out seven in his longest stint of the season, Dylan Moore hit a two-run homer and the Seattle Mariners beat the Colorado Rockies 5-3 on Sunday. Sheffield (1-2), one of three pitchers 24 or younger in the Mariners’ starting rotation, gave up four hits without a...

Colorado Rockies' Charlie Blackmon watches his three-run double against the Seattle Mariners during the fifth inning of a baseball game Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Blackmon stays hot, Rockies pitch 1-hitter, top Mariners 5-0

Aug. 9, 2020 12:56 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Even Charlie Blackmon staying hot at the plate was upstaged on this night by a foursome of Colorado Rockies pitchers, led by the debut of rookie Ryan Castellani. Blackmon added three more hits to his major league-leading total and drove in three runs, and four Rockies pitchers combined to...

Colorado Rockies' Elias Diaz slides safely across home as Seattle Mariners catcher Austin Nola puts on a late tag in the third inning of a baseball game Friday, Aug. 7, 2020, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Murphy drives in 4, Rockies keep rolling, beat M's 8-4

Aug. 8, 2020 1:40 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Daniel Murphy had a key two-run single and later hit a two-run home run, Garrett Hampson and Charlie Blackmon added solo shots, and the Colorado Rockies won for the sixth time in seven games, beating the Seattle Mariners 8-4 on Friday night. The division-leading Rockies picked up their...

Desks are spaced out in a classroom at Aikahi Elementary School in Kailua, Hawaii on Tuesday, July 28, 2020. While Hawaii has one of the lowest rates of cases per capita in the country and many of its schools have open-air campuses, the challenges of returning kids full time to classrooms may still be insurmountable. (AP Photo/Jennifer Sinco Kelleher)

The Latest: Hawaii schools to open year with remote learning

Aug. 7, 2020 10:21 PM EDT

HONOLULU — Hawaii officials say the state’s public school students will begin the academic year with remote learning only, after a spike of coronavirus cases. Gov. David Ige said Friday that all public students will spend the first four weeks of the school year learning online from home. Officials...

A flag with the new logo for the newly-named Seattle NHL team, the Seattle Kraken, flies atop the iconic Space Needle Thursday, July 23, 2020, in Seattle. The hockey expansion franchise unveiled its nickname Thursday, ending 19 months of speculation about whether the team might lean traditional or go eccentric with the name for the league's 32nd team. Seattle's colors are a deep dark blue with a lighter shade of blue as a complement. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Kraken hire Everett Fitzhugh as club's first broadcaster

Aug. 7, 2020 5:50 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle Kraken have hired Everett Fitzhugh as the club’s first broadcaster, the team announced Friday. Fitzhugh is believed to be the first Black team broadcaster hired by an NHL franchise. He has spent the past five seasons as the director of media relations and broadcasting for...

Cemetery workers bury 65-year-old Maria Joana Nascimento, whose family members, behind, suspect died of COVID-19, at Vila Formosa cemetery in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020. Brazil is nearing 3 million cases of COVID-19 and 100,000 deaths. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)

The Latest: UN says cybercrime hindering pandemic response

Aug. 7, 2020 12:00 AM EDT

UNITED NATIONS — The United Nations’ counterterrorism chief says a 350% increase in phishing websites was reported in the first quarter of the year and many of them targeted hospitals and health care systems, hindering their response to the coronavirus pandemic. Vladimir Voronkov told the U.N....

Los Angeles Angels' Shohei Ohtani (17) watches his solo home run as Seattle Mariners catcher Joe Hudson, right, looks on during the second inning of a baseball game Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Ohtani homers, Bundy brilliant as Angels top Mariners 6-1

Aug. 6, 2020 7:32 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Shut down from stepping on the mound, Shohei Ohtani needed one at-bat to show he's still a threat in the batter's box. Ohtani homered in his first plate appearance since being shut down as a pitcher, Dylan Bundy struck out 10 in the third complete game of his career and the Los Angeles...

Los Angeles Angels' Shohei Ohtani (17) watches his solo home run as Seattle Mariners catcher Joe Hudson, right, looks on during the second inning of a baseball game Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Angels' Ohtani homers in 1st at-bat since pitching shutdown

Aug. 6, 2020 4:53 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Limited to the batter's box for the rest of this season, Shohei Ohtani is still helping the Los Angeles Angels. Ohtani homered Thursday against the Seattle Mariners in his first plate appearance since being shut down as a pitcher for the rest of the year with a right forearm strain. The...

Seattle Mariners' Kyle Seager, right, is congratulated by J.P. Crawford on his three-run home run against the Los Angeles Angels in the third inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Seager hits 200th HR, Mariners outlast Trout, Angels 7-6

Aug. 6, 2020 1:48 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Scorching slugger Kyle Seager hit a three-run homer, rookie Kyle Lewis stayed hot with an RBI single, and the Seattle Mariners overcame two home runs by Mike Trout to beat the Los Angeles Angels 7-6 on Wednesday night. Albert Pujols remained on 659 career home runs, one behind Willie Mays...

Seattle City Council takes steps to cut police officers

Aug. 5, 2020 11:56 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle City Council in a preliminary vote decided unanimously Wednesday to reduce the police department by up to 100 officers through layoffs and attrition — a move pushed by demonstrators who have marched in the city following George Floyd's killing in Minneapolis. The Seattle...