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Canseco Will Represent Self

American League The players’ union rightfully disallowed Jose Canseco from starting his own 40-40 Sports Council, a player agency. There could be no clearer conflict of interest. However, the union …


Royals Revive Coleman’s Career

American League The Kansas City Royals placed outfielder Phil Hiatt on the 15-day disabled list with a collapsed right lung Saturday and purchased the contract of Vince Coleman from Triple-A …


Phils Sideline Ailing Stocker

National League Philadelphia shortstop Kevin Stocker, a former standout at Spokane’s Central Valley High School, left Friday night’s game against Atlanta with a mild groin strain and is listed as …


Myers’ Seventh-Inning Blast Foils Mariners

Seattle’s Edgar Martinez hands out high fives after unloading a two-run homer in the first inning. Photo by Associated Press


Chief Wahoo Protest Grows

American League More than 50 American Indians and supporters marched peacefully Friday night outside Jacobs Field in Cleveland to protest that the Cleveland Indians’ logo is an ethnic slur. Most …


Reds Dispatch Best Prospect

National League Willie Greene, the Cincinnati Reds’ opening-day starter at third base, was demoted to Triple-A Indianapolis on Friday along with struggling setup man Johnny Ruffin. The Reds plan to …


Blood Fans 11 Vikings In Gu Rout

Area colleges Darin Blood struck out 11 batters in six innings of work to break the Pac-10 North Division single-season strikeout record as the Gonzaga Bulldogs cruised to a 15-5 …


M’S For Massacred, As In 10-0 Davis Homers, Singles As Angels Shell Seattle

Chili Davis homered, singled twice and drove in four runs Friday night, and five California Angels pitchers shut out the Seattle Mariners 10-0. Seattle came into Anaheim Stadium with a …


Davis Signs, Eats Crow

Less than 24 hours after accusing the California Angels of racism, designated hitter Chili Davis reached agreement with the club on the $11.4 million, three-year deal he sought, and apologized …


Yanks’ Homers Bedevil Boston

American League Paul O’Neill led off the eighth inning with a disputed home run and Don Mattingly later connected for a no-doubt drive over the wall, rallying the New York …


The Ballpark, Frankly, Belongs To The M’S Winners Of Eight Straight At Texas Stadium, Mariners Complete A Sweep Of Rangers

There’s no place like The Ballpark at Arlington for the Seattle Mariners. They swept a three-game series in the home of the Texas Rangers with a 5-1 victory Wednesday night …


Nomo’s Now Known Quantity

National League Now that Hideo Nomo has proven he is much more than a curiosity, a former teammate who never doubted the Japanese right-hander’s ability has a sobering message for …


Rangers Assist Disaster Effort

American League The players and management of the Texas Rangers donated $40,000 Wednesday to the relief efforts in the Oklahoma City bombing disaster. The Rangers players and coaches made a …


Abc ‘Settles’ For All-Stars

American League The July 11 All-Star Game at The Ballpark in Arlington, Texas - the game no network wanted to televise - will be aired on ABC. The announcement was …


Nomo, Japan Step Boldly Into Bigs Osaka Native Overpowers Giants Before Dodgers Fall 4-3 In 15

Hideo Nomo was a hit in U.S. debut. Photo by Associated Press


Mariners Run Wild, Rout Rangers 15-3

Late in the game, the Seattle Mariners sent batters to the plate one at a time - they only seemed to come in waves. Eight of them in the seventh …


Backup Umpire Meets Early End

National League Terry Bovey’s job as a replacement umpire ended a few innings early Tuesday night. Bovey, 46, left the Pittsburgh-St. Louis game in the fourth inning with a torn …


Mariners Get Pitching Tim Davis, With Help From Texas’ Bumbling Rangers, Gets Seattle Off To A 4-1 Start

Tim Davis puts his foot down on the Rangers. Photo by Associated Press


Marlins Lose Closer To Elbow Injury

National League Bryan Harvey’s season is over, his career in jeopardy. The Florida Marlins’ $4.5 million closer will be sidelined the rest of the year with a torn ligament in …


Mariners Delight Bosio By Scoring Some Runs

It should come as no surprise to anyone that Chris Bosio is again off to a good start. Bosio holds a career record of 21-9 in April and is already …


Japanese Ace Now A Starter For Dodgers

National League Japanese pitching star Hideo Nomo will make his major-league debut Tuesday night for the Los Angeles Dodgers when he faces the San Francisco Giants. Nomo will become the …


M’S Dump Tigers, Wonder If They’re Real Thing After 11-1 Rout Of Detroit, Undefeated Seattle Sees Signs Of Improvement

Good thing the baseball strike was settled when it was. Another couple of days and the Seattle Mariners wouldn’t have had the Detroit Tigers to kick around to start the …


Study Reveals Predators In The Outfield Catching Fly Balls Hardly An Art Form, But Don’t Tell Major Leaguers

For millions of fans, Willie Mays’ graceful catch of a deep fly ball to the outfield was a work of art, a moment to savor. But scientists now say the …


Former Major-Leaguer Polidor Killed In Venezuela

Former major-league shortstop Gus Polidor was shot and killed Friday when two men attempted to steal his car and take his 1-year-old son. Polidor tried to make a comeback this …


Ontario Bans Backup Umps

The Ontario Labor Relations Board said replacement umpires can’t work at the SkyDome, but said it wouldn’t enforce the law during the Blue Jays’ first homestand. Ontario law prohibits the …


Blood Has Pro Promise Former Post Falls Resident Has Scouts’ Attention At Gu

1. Blood 2. When Darin Blood winds up his career at Gonzaga University, the professional ranks appear within reach. Photo by Shawn Jacobson/The Spokesman-Review


Griffey, Johnson Find Familiar Form Three-Run Homer, Three-Hit Shutout Give Seattle The Edge In Season-Opening Win Over Detroit

From an opposing hitter’s perspective, the Seattle Mariners started off the 1995 major-league season the same way they finished last year - with an overpowering performance by pitcher Randy Johnson. …


At Least At Home, Uecker Gets Respect

Comedian and TV star Bob Ueckeris celebrating his 25th season as the Brewers radio broadcaster and is featured on the cover of the team’s media guide… . Sandy …


That’s A Record-Low Crowd, If You’re Scoring At Home

The Toronto Blue Jays drew their smallest crowd ever at SkyDome, and San Diego and Pittsburgh each pulled under 7,500 as fans stayed away from the ballparks again Thursday. There …


Nomo Loses Professional Debut

Former Japan League pitching star Hideo Nomo made his U.S. debut Thursday night, allowing two runs in 5 1/3 innings in a losing start for Bakersfield of the Class A …