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Mariners go deep to beat A’s

OAKLAND, Calif. — Run support wasn’t an issue for J.A. Happ this time. Sure, when he exited the game after six innings pitched, his teammates had given him only four runs and a one-run lead.

Grays Harbor Birds — Violet-green Swallow

Way back in 1965, my toddler-aged daughter and I visited my parents in their Boston Harbor/Olympia home for a week. While hanging diapers on the clothesline I was the object of intense interest by a large flock of Violet-green Swallows. They swirled around me and perched on the clothesline examining me, cocking their heads and chattering away, talking up a storm…discussing me I am sure. Thus began a love affair with these small, beautifully colored birds that has lasted all these years. According to one quote, “…we will call them children of heaven.” (Dawson 1923) I hope you like this photo by Mike Hamilton as much as I do.
 

Timberwolves go to Towns with NBA draft’s No. 1 overall pick

Karl-Anthony Towns already had completed an animated hand slap with his father, hugged and kissed his mother and shook hands with several more people before he finally huddled for a brief moment with NBA Commissioner Adam Silver. After months of excitement and stress culminated in the Minnesota Timberwolves selecting him first overall, Towns smiled, exhaled and let out a “Wooo!”