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Mariners bring back Morales

SEATTLE — In the search for offensive help, the Seattle Mariners decided to bring back someone who has actually had some hitting success at Safeco Field.

Mariners blanked, fall out of wild-card lead

SEATTLE — On a day when they traded for a designated hitter presumably to bolster their tepid offense, the Mariners served up another frustrating reminder of why they made the deal to acquire Kendrys Morales and why they may need to make one or two more deals for additional help.

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McIlroy in control of British Open

HOYLAKE, England — It was short, and for Rory McIlroy, oh so sweet. In a matter of minutes he threw two eagles at the field and dispelled any thought the 143rd British Open would belong to anyone else.

Mariners fall in 16th inning

ANAHEIM, Calif — Efren Navarro grounded the first pitch he saw into center field, plating Mike Trout in the bottom of the 16th inning and lifting the Los Angeles Angels to a 3-2 win over the Seattle Mariners in a five-plus hour marathon from Angel Stadium.

McIlroy puts distance between him, field atop British Open leaderboard

HOYLAKE, England — His gait, on days like this, is unmistakable, even from a par-5 away. When Rory McIlroy is playing his best golf — and his best golf is about the best golf on the planet right now — he carries himself as the best golfer in the world. His chest is out, his head upright, his gaze forward and the ground beneath his feet seems to bounce him upward. He is in command of everything around him, and he wants every single person who glances his way to know it.

Competitive juices are flowing in Seattle for Sounders, M’s

You can almost sense the confidence building with each win. Team chemistry, seemingly an issue in the past, has improved dramatically. And the new high-priced, high-profile superstar, after an early period of adjustment, is elevating his teammates as they all figure out how to succeed together.