Rainiers fall to Storm Chasers, 5-2

PAPILLION, Neb. — A pair of Omaha home runs sunk Tacoma in a 5-2 loss to the Storm Chasers Wednesday. Tacoma starting pitcher Stephen Landazuri allowed three runs on five hits with just one strikeout in five innings of work. The Rainiers (20-28) managed just six hits off the Storm Chasers’ pitching staff while striking […]

Point guard Renee Montgomery welcomes fresh start with Storm

In its rebuild, the Storm felt it was important to sign veteran players with something to prove. Enter point guard Renee Montgomery. For five seasons, Montgomery was in what often felt like basketball purgatory. A former star at the University of Connecticut, the bulk of Montgomery’s professional career was an hour from the school’s Storrs […]

Nielsen survey says Liam Neeson is big ad man

NEW YORK (AP) — Ad executives looking for a celebrity to endorse their product can’t do much better than actor Liam Neeson. That’s the conclusion of the Nielsen company, which looked at celebrities who made commercials during the first three months of the year and ranked them with a calculation that takes into account likability, […]

May 27 TV Picks: CBS premieres ‘The Briefcase’

‘The Briefcase’ In this new reality series an American family is given a briefcase containing a large sum of money and then must decide if they should keep it or give it away. The two families featured in the series premiere are the Bergins from Matthews, N.C., and the Bronsons from Manchester, N.H. 8 p.m. […]

Bar stabbing trial starts for sitcom actor Diamond

PORT WASHINGTON, Wis. (AP) — Dustin Diamond, the actor who portrayed Screech on the 1990s TV show “Saved by the Bell,” went on trial Wednesday on charges that he stabbed a man during a confrontation at a bar, but the proceedings came to a screeching halt at the start after the prosecutor objected to a […]

Wednesday night notes: Wilson’s agent to appear on 710 ESPN Seattle Thursday, a quick review of day two of OTAs and more

A few notes to pass along tonight. … — During the months-long Russell Wilson extension saga, we have yet to hear publicly from his agent, Mark Rodgers. That is apparently about to change as Rodgers is scheduled to be a guest on ESPN 710 Seattle Thursday at 8 a.m. on the Brock and Salk Show. […]

Vikings coach: Adrian Peterson can play for us or no one

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — Adrian Peterson has spent the past five months sending out vague messages about his desire or lack thereof to remain with the Minnesota Vikings. Coach Mike Zimmer cut right to the chase Wednesday when asked about the situation surrounding his disgruntled star running back. “He’s really got two choices. He can […]

First impressions: Sounders 1, Rapids 0

Marco Pappa netted his first goal of the season and the Sounders took over first place in the Western Conference with a 1-0 win over the Colorado Rapids on Wednesday night at CenturyLink Field. These are my first impressions: – Marco Pappa was on his game. Pappa’s opening goal was an impressive piece of skill […]

Blackhawks beat Ducks, force Game 7 on Saturday

CHICAGO — It is really hard to wear out Duncan Keith. He just keeps going and going and going. Keith had three assists and saved a goal in the third period, and the Chicago Blackhawks beat the Anaheim Ducks 5-2 on Wednesday night to force a Game 7 in the Western Conference finals. The Blackhawks’ […]

Alex Rodriguez moves past Lou Gehrig for career RBI in Yankees’ win

Alex Rodriguez checked off another age-old milestone in a comeback season that’s surpassing almost anyone’s expectations. The three-time MVP hit a three-run homer to break Lou Gehrig’s American League record for RBI as the Yankees completed a three-game sweep of the Royals with a 4-2 win Wednesday. “I haven’t played a lot of baseball in […]