Taijuan Walker brilliant in Mariners’ win over Cleveland

On a day when their No. 2 starter joined their No. 3 starter on the 15-day disabled list, the Mariners got an inspiring outing from their No. 5 starter, offering some hope for what could be a tough stretch for a frightfully thin starting rotation. Taijuan Walker delivered his best outing of the season — […]

Protesters gather at Phoenix mosque under close police watch

PHOENIX (AP) — About 500 protesters gathered outside a Phoenix mosque on Friday as police kept two groups sparring about Islam far apart from each other. The rally initially was organized by a Phoenix man who says he is a former Marine who fought in the Iraq War and believes Islam is a violent religion. […]

Tampa Bay wins Game 7, reaches Stanley Cup Final

NEW YORK – The only history the Tampa Bay Lightning was interested in was what it would create. Such as handing the New York Rangers their first Game 7 loss at Madison Square Garden, which it did Friday night with its second straight 2-0 road victory, behind Ben Bishop’s 22 saves. Such as heading to […]

Roger Federer, Maria Sharapova win in straight sets

PARIS – The tennis Roger Federer of Switzerland wove on the French Open center court verged on art. The canvas for his strokes, the backhand as smooth as a cat’s paw and the forehand with crackle and pop, was Damir Dzumhur. The 23-year-old, the first Bosnian man to play singles at a major, idolizes the […]

Washington State Patrol sergeant hit by suspected drunken driver on I-90

A Washington State Patrol sergeant was hit by a suspected drunken driver on the Interstate 90 bridge Friday night, the State Patrol said. The sergeant’s patrol car was struck by another car about 9:15 p.m. on westbound I-90 near West Mercer Way, according to the State Patrol. The sergeant was taken to Harborview Medical Center with […]

Owners tend to overvalue homes

Nation’s Housing WASHINGTON — Do you know what your house is worth? Would you concede that there’s a chance that your estimate of its value might be higher than what a buyer would pay? A new statistical study, published in the Journal of Housing Economics, found that homeowners on average “overestimate the value of their […]

Shorewood, Mercer Island advance to Class 4A baseball final

Extra-inning scoreless games are getting normal for Shorewood. After needing 12 innings to advance with a 1-0 win in a loser-out game last Saturday, the Thunderbirds, behind a gem from starter Ian Oxnevad, pulled out another in a must-win contest Friday. Nick Edney hit a bases-loaded sacrifice fly in the eighth inning to give Shorewood […]

Shorewood, Mercer Island advance to Class 3A baseball final

Extra-inning scoreless games are getting normal for Shorewood. After needing 12 innings to advance with a 1-0 win in a loser-out game last Saturday, the Thunderbirds, behind a gem from starter Ian Oxnevad, pulled out another in a must-win contest Friday. Nick Edney hit a bases-loaded sacrifice fly in the eighth inning to give Shorewood […]

Mariners 2, Indians 1: Postgame videos, notes and boxscore

Taijuan Walker had his best start of the season – eight shutout innings, two hits, eight strikeouts and no walks. Fernando Rodney made it an adventure in the ninth, walking Jason Kipnis with two outs and then giving up a RBI triple to pinch hitter Ryan Raburn to put the tying run on third base. […]