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Grays Harbor Birds — Cooper’s Hawk

This photo by Gregg Thompson is a newly fledged Cooper’s Hawk, closely watching something, probably a bug. Notice the total concentration, an intensity common to raptors, and youngsters learning what is edible and what may harm.

Walker hurls one-hitter to lead Mariners past Twins, 6-1

MINNEAPOLIS — Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon has said it after bad starts and brilliant ones alike. It’s not a scolding, but so much a reminder — don’t place too much emphasis on the most recent start for Taijuan Walker. At the tender age of 22 and in his first full season in the big leagues, Walker is far from a finished product. And because of that, he could have a clunker one week and pitching brilliance the next. And this season, Walker’s has had stretches both.
 

Busch maintains NASCAR hot streak

LOUDON, N.H.— Kyle Busch took another big step towards moving into the top-30 in the point standings and therefore earning a spot in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship by winning Sunday’s 5-Hour Energy 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway — his third victory in the last four races.

Mariners fall to Yankees

NEW YORK — Mark Teixeira’s home run with two outs in the bottom of the eighth inning snapped a tie game and ultimately gave the New York Yankees a 2-1 victory over the Seattle Mariners.