Assistant Sports Editor
Anthony Rizzo showed his torrid hitting pace isnt about to end any time soon.
Jamison Dowers' two-run single highlighted Tumwater's four-run seventh inning in a 5-4 comeback victory over Black Hills in a Class 2A Evergreen Conference baseball game Tuesday while Kierstin Smith pitched her third no-hitter of the season for the Thunderbirds in Tumwater's 8-0 win over Centralia.
Ryan Kesler scored his second power-play goal at 10:45 of overtime, and the Vancouver Canucks beat the Nashville Predators, 3-2, and grabbed a 2-1 lead in the Western Conference semifinal series on Tuesday night in Nashville, Tenn.
Sounders FC has reached the 1.5-points-per-game average that coach Sigi Schmid thinks will be the safe zone for playoff qualification at the end of the season.
SAN FRANCISCO - The Pacific-10 Conference agreed to a 12-year television contract with Fox and ESPN on Tuesday worth about $3 billion, allowing the conference to quadruple its media-rights fees and start its own network.
SEATTLE - Justin Smoak's RBI single in the eighth inning pulled Seattle even, Jack Cust followed with the go-ahead RBI single, and the Mariners rallied for a 4-3 win over the Texas Rangers on Tuesday night at Safeco Field.
Pat McMeel's talent as a catcher is obvious.
The Tacoma Rainiers are slowly getting guys back from injury while other young players are starting to get comfortable playing at the Triple-A level.
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PHILADELPHIA - David Krejci scored 14 minutes into overtime, Tim Thomas was phenomenal in net, and the Boston Bruins beat Philadelphia, 3-2, on Monday night to take a 2-0 lead in the Eastern Conference semifinal series.
In the spring of 1941, when Franklin Roosevelt was president and the United States was on the brink of war, Rowswell began his coaching career in eastern Washington. Later, in the spring of 1956, Rowswell began coaching at North Thurston, working with the shot putters and discus throwers in the school’s first year. He’s coached there nearly every spring since.
• THEN & NOW: Compare winning times and marks from 1956 and 2010
It was a gusty night at Comerica Park in Detroit that Jack Cust would rather forget.
The Tacoma Rainiers had the Aces on the ropes in the ninth inning for the third day in row but Reno reliever Kam Mickolio was able to bear down and hold off the Rainiers ninth-inning rally for a 10-8 win Sunday.
The defensemen are scoring, the high-scoring forwards are working in the defensive zone, and Antti Niemi played the same way he did when he knocked San Jose out of the playoffs a year ago.
Critics, looking at the Seattle Seahawks the way sugar-savoring children look at a piñata dangling over a crowd, took only a few moments after the NFL draft concluded Saturday to take some hefty swings at the Seahawks' draft class.
BOSTON - On a day when the Seattle Mariners could complete an unlikely six-game road sweep with reigning American League Cy Young Award winner Felix Hernandez on the mound, an unlikely event happened to prevent it.
TACOMA - Sunshine and earning two victories to close out the regular season made a long day easier for the Capital Cougars on Saturday.
SEATTLE - Brad Evans scored twice in the second half and set up Alvaro Fernandez's first-half goal in the Seattle Sounders' 3-0 victory over Toronto FC on Saturday night.
Kyle Busch denied teammate Denny Hamlin a weekend sweep at his home track Saturday night by stretching his final tank of gas 107 laps to win at Richmond (Va.) International Raceway.
LACEY - Saint Martin's and Northwest Nazarene split their Great Northwest Athletic Conference doubleheader Saturday afternoon at Saints Field.