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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.

Happ, Mariners salvage series with Astros, 3-2

SEATTLE — It is only three starts, just one-tenth of the outings the Seattle Mariners hope J.A. Happ makes this season, but here is the strange truth: Happ, the player many fans groaned over when the Mariners traded for him this offseason, has arguably been the team’s most consistent pitcher.

Jordan Spieth ties tournament record to win Masters at 18 under par

AUGUSTA, Ga. — The impulse, at the end of a masterful four days of golf, will be to zoom out and go big picture on 21-year-old Jordan Spieth: Did his decisive, four-stroke victory in the Masters just announce his arrival as Tiger Woods’s heir to the throne of American golf, Rory McIlroy’s career-long archrival and the new face — humble, clean-cut and telegenic — of the sport? Yes, this was a performance for the ages, and those are fair questions — but only Spieth can answer them and only many years from now.

At golf’s biggest events, players give the whole story

AUGUSTA, Ga. — The three greatest golf tournaments in the world — the British and U.S. Opens and the Masters — have an outsized emotional impact on almost every player. Tournaments they have dreamed about since childhood, often feared as adults and where their fondest hopes can be realized or crushed. These events open them up to spontaneous introspection, philosophizing and humor.