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Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Yusei Kikuchi, of Japan, throws against the Chicago White Sox during the first inning of a baseball game in Chicago, Friday, June 25, 2021. (AP Photo/Nam Y.

Kikuchi, Torrens star as surging Mariners beat White Sox 9-3

Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Yusei Kikuchi, of Japan, throws against the Chicago White Sox during the first inning of a baseball game in Chicago, Friday, June 25, 2021. (AP Photo/Nam Y.

June 25, 2021, 9:11pm National Sports

Yusei Kikuchi pitched another road gem and Luis Torrens homered twice, helping the Seattle Mariners beat the Chicago White Sox 9-3 on Friday night. Read story

Jordan Chiles competes on the balance beam during the women's U.S. Olympic Gymnastics Trials Friday, June 25, 2021, in St. Louis.

Biles soars to lead, Chiles 3rd at U.S. Olympic gymnastics trials

Jordan Chiles competes on the balance beam during the women's U.S. Olympic Gymnastics Trials Friday, June 25, 2021, in St. Louis.

June 25, 2021, 8:24pm National Sports

Simone Biles is primed for Tokyo. The world and Olympic gymnastics champion put on a dazzling display during the U.S. Olympic Trials on Friday. Read story

Chicago Cubs relief pitcher Craig Kimbrel, right, celebrates with catcher Willson Contreras after the final out for a combined no-hitter after a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers in Los Angeles, Thursday, June 24, 2021. The Cubs won 4-0.

No-hitter No. 7: Cubs order up a combo in L.A.

Chicago Cubs relief pitcher Craig Kimbrel, right, celebrates with catcher Willson Contreras after the final out for a combined no-hitter after a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers in Los Angeles, Thursday, June 24, 2021. The Cubs won 4-0.

June 24, 2021, 11:18pm National Sports

Zach Davies and three Chicago Cubs relievers combined for the seventh no-hitter in the majors this year, blanking the Los Angeles Dodgers 4-0 Thursday night to match the record for most in a single season since 1900. Read story

New Seattle Kraken Head Coach Dave Hakstol listens during a news conference, Thursday, June, 24, 2021 in Seattle. The Kraken hired Hakstol as head coach of the expansion franchise that will begin its first NHL hockey season in the fall.  It's his second NHL head-coaching job after three plus seasons with the Philadelphia Flyers from 2015-19.

Expansion Seattle Kraken hire Dave Hakstol as first coach

New Seattle Kraken Head Coach Dave Hakstol listens during a news conference, Thursday, June, 24, 2021 in Seattle. The Kraken hired Hakstol as head coach of the expansion franchise that will begin its first NHL hockey season in the fall.  It's his second NHL head-coaching job after three plus seasons with the Philadelphia Flyers from 2015-19.

June 24, 2021, 2:55pm National Sports

Through all the speculation, rumors, leaks and educated guesses that came with the search for the Seattle Kraken’s first coach, the name Dave Hakstol never surfaced. Read story

The home run ball hit by Colorado Rockies' Brendan Rodgers bounces among fans in the stands with Seattle Mariners center fielder Taylor Trammell leaping during the second inning of a baseball game, Wednesday, June 23, 2021, in Seattle.

Rockies put an end to Mariners’ win streak

The home run ball hit by Colorado Rockies' Brendan Rodgers bounces among fans in the stands with Seattle Mariners center fielder Taylor Trammell leaping during the second inning of a baseball game, Wednesday, June 23, 2021, in Seattle.

June 23, 2021, 5:05pm National Sports

Trevor Story homered twice, German Márquez took a perfect game into the sixth inning and the Colorado Rockies beat the Seattle Mariners 5-2 on Wednesday for just their sixth road victory this season. Read story

Seattle Mariners' Shed Long Jr. hits a solo home run on a pitch from Colorado Rockies' Tyler Kinley during the eighth inning of a baseball game, Tuesday, June 22, 2021, in Seattle.

Shed Long Jr. the star again as Mariners top Rockies 2-1

Seattle Mariners' Shed Long Jr. hits a solo home run on a pitch from Colorado Rockies' Tyler Kinley during the eighth inning of a baseball game, Tuesday, June 22, 2021, in Seattle.

June 22, 2021, 11:21pm National Sports

Shed Long Jr. hit a solo homer with one out in the eighth inning that lifted Seattle over the Colorado Rockies 2-1 on Tuesday night, the Mariners' fifth straight victory. Read story

FILE - In this Nov. 29, 2020, file photo, Las Vegas Raiders defensive end Carl Nassib leaves the field after an NFL football game against the Atlanta Falcons in Atlanta. Nassib on Monday, June 21, 2021, became the first active NFL player to come out as gay.

Nassib becomes first active NFL player to come out as gay

FILE - In this Nov. 29, 2020, file photo, Las Vegas Raiders defensive end Carl Nassib leaves the field after an NFL football game against the Atlanta Falcons in Atlanta. Nassib on Monday, June 21, 2021, became the first active NFL player to come out as gay.

June 21, 2021, 6:02pm National Sports

Las Vegas Raiders defensive end Carl Nassib on Monday became the first active NFL player to come out as gay. Read story

Jon Rahm reacts to making his birdie putt on the 18th green during the final round of the U.S. Open Golf Championship, Sunday in San Diego.

Jon Rahm rallies to win U.S. Open

Jon Rahm reacts to making his birdie putt on the 18th green during the final round of the U.S. Open Golf Championship, Sunday in San Diego.

June 20, 2021, 7:58pm National Sports

SAN DIEGO — Two career-changing putts for Jon Rahm brought two trophies Sunday. Read story

Seattle Mariners' Shed Long Jr. celebrates as he rounds the bases after hitting a grand slam off Tampa Bay Rays relief pitcher Diego Castillo that also scored Luis Torrens, Dylan Moore and Jake Bauers during the 10th inning of a baseball game, Sunday, June 20, 2021, in Seattle.

Long grand slam in 10th, Mariners sweep Rays in 4-game set

Seattle Mariners' Shed Long Jr. celebrates as he rounds the bases after hitting a grand slam off Tampa Bay Rays relief pitcher Diego Castillo that also scored Luis Torrens, Dylan Moore and Jake Bauers during the 10th inning of a baseball game, Sunday, June 20, 2021, in Seattle.

June 20, 2021, 5:37pm National Sports

SEATTLE (AP) — Shed Long Jr. hit a grand slam with two outs in the 10th inning, lifting the Seattle Mariners over the Tampa Bay Rays 6-2 on Sunday for a four-game sweep. Read story

Seattle Mariners' J.P. Crawford celebrates at home with Dylan Moore behind, after hitting a grand slam off Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Josh Fleming during the second inning of a baseball game Saturday, June 19, 2021, in Seattle.

Crawford’s slam, 10th-inning run lifts Mariners past Rays

Seattle Mariners' J.P. Crawford celebrates at home with Dylan Moore behind, after hitting a grand slam off Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Josh Fleming during the second inning of a baseball game Saturday, June 19, 2021, in Seattle.

June 19, 2021, 10:59pm National Sports

J.P. Crawford scored the winning run on Mitch Haniger’s 10th-inning single and hit a grand slam to lift the Seattle Mariners over the Tampa Bay Rays 6-5 on Saturday night. Read story