SEATTLE — It took until almost the 11th — or should that be the 12th? — hour.
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ARLINGTON, Texas — The Yankees acquired lefty-hitting outfielder/second baseman Dustin Ackley from the Seattle Mariners on Thursday.
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. The Toronto Blue Jays, with a .500 record but only two games out of the second American League wild-card spot entering Thursday’s game, consider their future attractive. The Detroit Tigers, three games under .500 and 3 ½ games out of the same spot, consider their own ugly.
LAKE QUINAULT — The wind may not have cooperated on Wednesday during the Hobie 16 Youth North American Championships at Lake Quinault, but that lack of even a stiff breeze didn’t keep Ben Brown and his crew Casey Larson from repeating as champions.
SEATTLE — Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon, eyes glowing, saw it this way: “We got our butts kicked in this series.”
TORONTO — The Phillies late Wednesday were nearing a deal to send ace pitcher Cole Hamels and reliever Jake Diekman along with cash to the Texas Rangers for five prospects and 29-year-old left-hander Matt Harrison, according to multiple reports.
It appears the NFL isn’t taking any chances when it comes to the safety of commissioner Roger Goodell in the wake of his decision to uphold Tom Brady’s four-game suspension.
Tom Brady said he’s disappointed his four-game suspension wasn’t overturned by National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell. The reigning Super Bowl Most Valuable Player also said the dispute about his destroyed cell phone was manufactured by the league to overshadow its lack of proof of his involvement in the New England Patriots’ deflated-ball controversy.
GRAYLAND — The nation’s and world’s best watercraft freeriders will travel up to Grayland to take part in the annual Grayland Open on Aug. 7-9.
A large group of Grays Harbor athletes brought home medals during the recent Washington State Senior Games in Olympia.
SEATTLE — It’s during the tedious and overwrought week to 10 days before the non-waiver trade deadline where exaggeration and overstatement can be prevalent.
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell denied New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady’s appeal of his four-game suspension for his alleged involvement in the Deflategate scandal, the league announced Tuesday.
Kleins win couples golf title