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Mike Zunino leads Mariners to win over White Sox

SEATTLE – While Hisashi Iwakuma felt his command was terrible, the results looked awfully familiar. Iwakuma pitched seven innings of one-run ball despite some trouble with his off-speed repertoire, and the Seattle Mariners beat the Chicago White Sox 4-1 on Friday night for their fourth straight victory.

Batterymates deliver for Mariners

Mike Zunino hit a three-run homer, Hisashi Iwakuma pitched seven innings and the Seattle Mariners beat the Chicago White Sox 4-1 on Friday night for their fourth straight victory.

Mariners ride the long ball to defeat White Sox

The Mariners used the long ball to open up a floodgate of runs – the most in a game this season – while rolling to a third straight victory on Thursday night at Safeco Field. Long ball?

Area youth coaches taught how to address concussions

Youth football coaches sat around a room Saturday at the Spokane YMCA and had safety regarding concussions drilled into their heads. Head-injury awareness has been heightened in what many view as a violent sport. Concussions have been further thrust into the spotlight through litigation by former players who claim the National Football League overlooked head injuries that have caused debilitating effects.

Pau Gasol tweets he’s joining Chicago Bulls

Free-agent center Pau Gasol says he has decided to join the Chicago Bulls. Gasol announced on his verified Twitter account on Saturday that he was looking forward to the “new chapter” of his career in Chicago. He says the choice wasn’t easy and he decided on the Bulls “after meditating a lot.” It was unclear if Gasol had signed with the Bulls or was a part of a sign-and-trade deal with the Los Angeles Lakers, where he had played for parts of seven seasons. The 7-foot Spaniard averaged 17.4 points and 9.7 rebounds in 60 games last season with Los Angeles. – Associated Press • Report: Anthony to remain with Knicks/C10

White Sox, Noesi beat Seattle Mariners

CHICAGO – The Mariners had just five hits. They left nine runners on base and went 0 for 11 with runners in scoring position. And manager Lloyd McClendon felt much of the blame belonged to his own team. Taijuan Walker threw a wild pitch in the first inning that allowed Conor Gillaspie to score the only run in Seattle’s 1-0 loss to the Chicago White Sox on Sunday.

Early run holds up as White Sox beat Mariners

Taijuan Walker threw a wild pitch in the first inning that allowed Conor Gillaspie to score the only run in Seattle’s 1-0 loss to the Chicago White Sox on Sunday.

Manny Ramirez could join Triple-A Iowa soon

Manny being Manny has been a positive so far for the Chicago Cubs. President of baseball operations Theo Epstein praised Manny Ramirez on Friday for his work with the Cubs’ minor leaguers in Arizona, and said the former major league star could join Triple-A Iowa next week.


Hired The Edmonton Oilers have hired Craig Ramsay as an assistant coach. The 63-year-old has more than 40 years of NHL experience since being drafted by the Buffalo Sabres as a forward in 1971. As a player, Ramsay had 672 points (252 goals, 420 assists) and 201 penalty minutes in 1,070 games with Buffalo. Out Veteran UFC light heavyweight Chael Sonnen has failed a drug test, forcing him out of his bout with Vitor Belfort at UFC 175 in Las Vegas next month. The former University of Oregon wrestler says he tested positive for two banned substances last month. Sonnen claimed he took the banned substances as part of his move off testosterone replacement therapy, which was outlawed by Nevada regulators earlier this year.

Kings return to Stanley Cup Final

Alec Martinez scored at 5:47 of overtime, and the Kings beat the Chicago Blackhawks 5-4 on Sunday night to advance to the Stanley Cup Final for the second time in three years.

Stanley Cup Final spot hinges on Game 7 for Blackhawks, Kings

Jonathan Quick would rather be resting up than staring at yet another seventh game. There’s not much he can do about that now. A wild and memorable Western Conference final between the Los Angeles Kings and the Chicago Blackhawks comes down to a win-or-go-home Game 7 in Chicago tonight ( 5, NBC Sports). The Kings goaltender, in his third Game 7 this postseason, says playing all these win-or-go- home games is “pretty tough on your body.” The Blackhawks wiped out a 3-1 series deficit with two tense victories to force the decisive game. The winner hosts the New York Rangers in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final on Wednesday. – AP

Blackhawks beat Kings to force Game 7

LOS ANGELES – Patrick Kane skated to a patch of open ice near the painted Stanley Cup logo and fired a long, low shot at the Los Angeles net, hoping to hit an invisible hole. His Chicago Blackhawks teammates weren’t shocked when he found it.

Blackhawks beat Kings, force Game 7

Patrick Kane’s career has been defined by his brilliance in the Blackhawks’ biggest moments, and his tiebreaking goal with 3:45 to play in Game 6 of the Western Conference finals will rank among the best.

Kings go up 3-1

LOS ANGELES – The ovations started after the Los Angeles Kings’ third goal in 16 minutes to open Game 4 of the Western Conference final, and the home crowd eventually serenaded its team off the ice for the first intermission. The low-scoring Kings have become the Stanley Cup playoffs’ highest-scoring team. This defensive powerhouse is shutting down the Chicago Blackhawks’ big stars while pushing the defending champions to the verge of elimination.

Kings take 3-1 NHL series lead

Jake Muzzin, Marian Gaborik and captain Dustin Brown scored in a dominant first period, and the Los Angeles Kings beat the Chicago Blackhawks 5-2 Monday night to take a 3-1 NHL series lead.

Chicago Cubs-rooftop owners rivalry heats up

CHICAGO – The Chicago Cubs and owners of rooftop venues across the street from Wrigley Field appeared to be headed toward the legal equivalent of a bench-clearing brawl, after the team announced Thursday it will now push to erect more signs in the outfield than the city has approved. Owners of the 15 rooftop venues immediately vowed to fight in court what they see as a threat to their views and livelihoods.

In brief: Kings even series with 6-goal outburst

HOCKEY: Jeff Carter scored three of Los Angeles’ six straight goals, and the Kings beat the host Chicago Blackhawks 6-2 on Wednesday night to leave the Western Conference final tied at one game apiece. Drew Doughty and Tyler Toffoli also scored in Los Angeles’ five-goal third period as the Kings became the first visiting team to win in Chicago this postseason.