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Mariners notebook: Good news comes with strong outings by Dunn, Sheffield
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Mariners notebook: Good news comes with strong outings by Dunn, Sheffield

Mariners pitcher Justus Sheffield looked good in three innings Thursday. (Getty) It’s a bit of a good news, bad news situation as the Mariners’ starting pitching dominated yet another inadequate intersquad game with the Pilots taking the 1-0 win Thursday over the Steelheads. Prospect Julio Rodríguez has hairline fracture; Gordon’s status unclear Offensively, a group that included most regulars was only able to come up with the one run on ei
Mariners’ Julio Rodríguez has hairline fracture; Dee Gordon’s status unclear
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Mariners’ Julio Rodríguez has hairline fracture; Dee Gordon’s status unclear

M's prospect Julio Rodríguez has suffered his second hairline fracture in as many seasons. (Getty) A double dose of bad news Thursday morning for the Mariners as the news was not good on Julio Rodríguez, who appeared to have suffered an injury at the end of drills Wednesday, nor Dee Gordon, who was scratched from the lineup earlier that day. M’s notebook: Kendall Graveman may have an addition to his arsenal Preliminary X-rays revealed that Rodríguez su
How the Seahawks stack up in the NFC West: Rams may be the sleeping giant
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How the Seahawks stack up in the NFC West: Rams may be the sleeping giant

Rams QB Jared Goff won't have the same weapons around him on offense in 2020. (Getty) The Seahawks have been the most stable and consistent team in the NFC West over the last decade, but they’re also a team that’s six years removed from their last NFC Championship appearance – and if they want to get back in 2020, they’ll need to best the three other teams in the toughest division in football. Bumpus: NFC West is the Seahawks’ to lose, and the pressure
Bumpus: NFC West is the Seahawks’ to lose, and the pressure is on
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Bumpus: NFC West is the Seahawks’ to lose, and the pressure is on

Are Seahawks GM John Schneider and HC Pete Carroll are under a lot of pressure in 2020? (AP) Heading into the 2020 season, the NFC West is widely regarded as the toughest division in the NFL, and there’s a case that can be made for the Seahawks or any of the three other teams in the division taking the NFC West crown this upcoming season. Can Seahawks take a step forward on D without Dunbar? Reed will be key The 49ers won the division last year and pla...
Mariners manager Servais on Lewis and Kelenic impressing, handling 2020 season
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Mariners manager Servais on Lewis and Kelenic impressing, handling 2020 season

Mariners OF Kyle Lewis has three home runs in intrasquad action. (Getty) The Mariners fly to Houston next week to take on the Astros in their first regular season action of the shortened 2020 season and the build up to getting there has been strange to say the least. Mariners notebook: Kelenic turning heads but M’s still stressing patience Spring training was cut short and players were sent home due to COVID-19 and then there was a lengthy public battl...
Mariners notebook: Kendall Graveman may have an addition to his arsenal
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Mariners notebook: Kendall Graveman may have an addition to his arsenal

Mariners pitcher Kendall Graveman went three innings in Wednesday's intrasquad game. (Getty) Mariners starters have precious few innings in Summer Camp to get ready for the games that count, and Kendall Graveman made the most of his on Wednesday afternoon. Drayer: Kelenic turning heads but M’s still stressing patience After cruising through the first two innings of the three-inning intrasquad game, he ran into a bump when he started to fatigue a little...
Moore: Based on what we’ve heard, Seahawks should cut ties with Dunbar
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Moore: Based on what we’ve heard, Seahawks should cut ties with Dunbar

Jim Moore thinks it's time for the Seahawks to release Quinton Dunbar. (Getty) Have you been following the details involving Seahawks cornerback Quinton Dunbar and Giants cornerback DeAndre Baker in a robbery that may or may not have happened in Florida in May? Can Hawks take a step forward on D without Dunbar? Reed will be key It may or may not have involved guns. It may or may not have a motive of losing money while gambling. On one day, according to the v...
Mariners notebook: Kelenic turning heads but M’s still stressing patience
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Mariners notebook: Kelenic turning heads but M’s still stressing patience

Top Mariners Jarred Kelenic is on the verge of turning 21. (Getty) After Jarred Kelenic’s two-home run performance Monday afternoon, a popular topic Tuesday was how long the Mariners could keep keep him down on the farm. Drayer: Playful Jarred Kelenic says two-homer day could have been three While just about everything the soon-to-be 21 year old does is eye-catching, organizationally the temptation to rush him to the big leagues is not there. “I ...
Clayton: Why Seahawks CB Dunbar’s case won’t be settled anytime soon
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Clayton: Why Seahawks CB Dunbar’s case won’t be settled anytime soon

The Seahawks acquired Quinton Dunbar in a trade with Washington this offseason. (Getty) The Quinton Dunbar story took a strange twist late last week when it was alleged that the Seahawks cornerback’s lawyer, Michael Grieco, paid some of the alleged victims in Dunbar’s robbery case to recant their stories. Can Seahawks’ D take a step forward without Dunbar? Reed will be key According to court documents, there is visual evidence of an alleged $55,0
Sounders fall 2-1 to Chicago in second match of MLS is Back tournament
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Sounders fall 2-1 to Chicago in second match of MLS is Back tournament

Yeimar Gomez and the Sounders fell to Chicago 2-1 on Tuesday. (AP) LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Rookie Mauricio Pineda scored in the 84th minute to give the Chicago Fire a 2-1 victory over the Seattle Sounders on Tuesday in the MLS is Back tournament. Sounders tie Earthquakes 0-0 in first match since March Wide open at the back post, Pineda caught Sounders goalkeeper Stefan Frei off guard after Seattle’s Handwalla Bwana scored in the 77th minute to knot the