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Mariner bats erupt in win over Angels

SEATTLE — With each runner that crossed home plate, Lloyd McClendon stood at the edge of the dugout to acknowledge the accomplishment of the scored run. In terms of the elaborate handshakes and celebrations players do, McClendon’s is much more subdued — a handshake, a fist bump, a pat on the backside. As a manager, you can’t get too high or too low. But the grin on his face told a different story.

NHL franchise application fee will be $10 million

Just applying for an NHL expansion franchise is going to cost $10 million, with $2 million of that non-refundable. An NHL source confirmed Wednesday that the application fee is far higher than the $1 million that had been reported by media outlets in Canada and the U.S.