MINNEAPOLIS — Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon has said it after bad starts and brilliant ones alike. It’s not a scolding, but so much a reminder — don’t place too much emphasis on the most recent start for Taijuan Walker. At the tender age of 22 and in his first full season in the big leagues, Walker is far from a finished product. And because of that, he could have a clunker one week and pitching brilliance the next. And this season, Walker’s has had stretches both.
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MINNEAPOLIS — In moves that seem to signal resignation in a deeply disappointing season, the Seattle Mariners traded two veteran pitchers just prior to Friday’s non-waiver trade deadline.
ALACHUA COUNTY, Fla. — Hoquiam’s 12U Softball All-Stars gave themselves a great start by winning their first two games at the Babe Ruth 12U Softball World Series on Friday.
MONTESANO — The turf project at Montesano High School’s Jack Rottle Field is one step closer to being completed and one step closer to being fully funded, according to Montesano School District Superintendent Dan Winter.
Clubbers win third tourney in a row
Aberdeen Parks &Rec Coed Softball Standings and Results
SEATTLE — It took until almost the 11th — or should that be the 12th? — hour.
LAKE QUINAULT — The wind may not have cooperated on Wednesday during the Hobie 16 Youth North American Championships at Lake Quinault, but that lack of even a stiff breeze didn’t keep Ben Brown and his crew Casey Larson from repeating as champions.
Kleins win couples golf title
A large group of Grays Harbor athletes brought home medals during the recent Washington State Senior Games in Olympia.
GRAYLAND — The nation’s and world’s best watercraft freeriders will travel up to Grayland to take part in the annual Grayland Open on Aug. 7-9.
Junior golf camp planned at Ocean Shores
SEATTLE — As a kid growing up in Seattle and going to countless games at Safeco Field, Jake Lamb dreamed of being a hero in a variety of situations, like driving in a game-winning run in extra innings. His memories of Ken Griffey Jr. and Jay Buhner playing that hero are embedded in his mind.
On the side of the U-1 Oberto team trailer, the decals tout the national championships by year.
LOS ANGELES — The last time Los Anglees Mayor Eric Garcetti spoke with the U.S. Olympic Committee, the conversation was not entirely pleasant.