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Mariners waste opportunities, fall to Padres

SEATTLE — All those home runs became nothing but a happy fading memory by the time the fifth runner was stranded in scoring position. A day after scoring 11 runs while belting six homers in their array of 15 hits, the Seattle Mariners showed that offensive outburst, particularly from their bats, can be fleeting.

Seahawks draft Michigan DE Frank Clark with pick No. 63

SEATTLE — After a long wait to get involved in the NFL draft, the Seahawks made quick work of their Friday, drafting Michigan defensive end Frank Clark — one of the more controversial players in the draft — in the second round and then making a trade with Washington to move up to select Kansas State receiver/returner Tyler Lockett in the third.

Harvick’s drive to the top of NASCAR

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Even a mind honed to absolute focus from years of driving up to 200 mph for hours at a time can be blown. Even a heart conditioned to a sitting rate of 47 beats per minute can come thumping through your chest at the strangest times. Kevin Harvick realized these things Tuesday on the south lawn of the White House, in the bright afternoon sunlight, when the man standing next to him started to speak.