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Houston Astros starting pitcher Zack Greinke throws to a Seattle Mariners batter during the first inning of a baseball game Saturday, April 17, 2021, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S.

Mariners cut down by a sharp Greinke, 1-0

Houston Astros starting pitcher Zack Greinke throws to a Seattle Mariners batter during the first inning of a baseball game Saturday, April 17, 2021, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S.

April 17, 2021, 9:29pm National Sports

Zack Greinke pitched eight sharp innings, rookie Taylor Jones drove in the only run and the depleted Houston Astros ended a six-game losing streak, edging the Seattle Mariners 1-0 Saturday night. Read story

Seattle Mariners' Ty France follows through on a single that drove in the winning run, next to Houston Astros catcher Jason Castro during the ninth inning of a baseball game Friday, April 16, 2021, in Seattle. The Mariners won 6-5.

France delivers game-ending hit as Mariners get past Astros, 6-5

Seattle Mariners' Ty France follows through on a single that drove in the winning run, next to Houston Astros catcher Jason Castro during the ninth inning of a baseball game Friday, April 16, 2021, in Seattle. The Mariners won 6-5.

April 16, 2021, 11:01pm National Sports

Ty France hit a game-ending RBI single, and the Seattle Mariners beat the depleted Houston Astros 6-5 on Friday night. Read story

During Marshawn Lynch's 12 NFL seasons he earned a reputation for his fearless style on the field, while remaining one of the league's most reclusive figures off the field. Now the retired running back is lending his voice to try to help members of Black and Hispanic communities make more informed decisions about receiving COVID-19 vaccines.  (AP Photo/Ted S.

Marshawn Lynch, Dr. Fauci discuss vaccine hesitancyvideo icon

During Marshawn Lynch's 12 NFL seasons he earned a reputation for his fearless style on the field, while remaining one of the league's most reclusive figures off the field. Now the retired running back is lending his voice to try to help members of Black and Hispanic communities make more informed decisions about receiving COVID-19 vaccines.  (AP Photo/Ted S.

April 16, 2021, 3:23pm Multimedia

During Marshawn Lynch’s 12 NFL seasons he earned a reputation for his fearless style on the field, while remaining one of the league’s most reclusive figures off the field. Read story

A customer makes a sports bet at the DraftKings sports book at Resorts Casino in Atlantic City, N.J. On Tuesday, March 30, 2021, DraftKings acquired the video production and distribution company Vegas Sports Information Network to add content to DraftKings' operations in 14 states.

NFL inks sports bet deals with Caesars, FanDuel, DraftKings

A customer makes a sports bet at the DraftKings sports book at Resorts Casino in Atlantic City, N.J. On Tuesday, March 30, 2021, DraftKings acquired the video production and distribution company Vegas Sports Information Network to add content to DraftKings' operations in 14 states.

April 15, 2021, 7:07pm National Sports

Once one of the staunchest opponents of allowing people to bet legally on its games, the NFL on Thursday announced deals with three major gambling companies to become official sports betting partners. Read story

Seattle Mariners' Mitch Haniger follows through on a two run home run against the Baltimore Orioles in the fifth inning of the first game of a baseball doubleheader, Thursday, April 15, 2021, in Baltimore.

Haniger homers in both games as Mariners sweep Orioles

Seattle Mariners' Mitch Haniger follows through on a two run home run against the Baltimore Orioles in the fifth inning of the first game of a baseball doubleheader, Thursday, April 15, 2021, in Baltimore.

April 15, 2021, 4:19pm National Sports

Mitch Haniger became the first Seattle player to homer out of the leadoff spot in both ends of a doubleheader, hitting a tiebreaking drive in the second game that led the Mariners over the Baltimore Orioles 2-1 Thursday for a sweep. Read story

Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard, front, greets a former teammate, San Antonio Spurs center LaMarcus Aldridge, before an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019.

Former Blazers forward Aldridge retires at 35 due to irregular heartbeat

Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard, front, greets a former teammate, San Antonio Spurs center LaMarcus Aldridge, before an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019.

April 15, 2021, 10:07am Blazers

LaMarcus Aldridge retired from the NBA on Thursday after saying he experienced an irregular heartbeat during his final game with the Brooklyn Nets. Read story

Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Carlos Rodon, center, celebrates his no hitter against the Cleveland Indians with his teammates in a baseball game, Wednesday, April, 14, 2021, in Chicago.

Almost perfect: White Sox’s Rodón throws no-hitter after HBP in 9th

Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Carlos Rodon, center, celebrates his no hitter against the Cleveland Indians with his teammates in a baseball game, Wednesday, April, 14, 2021, in Chicago.

April 14, 2021, 9:34pm National Sports

Carlos Rodón threw the second no-hitter of the young baseball season Wednesday night, losing his bid for a perfect game on a hit batter with one out in the ninth inning, and the Chicago White Sox cruised to an 8-0 victory over the Cleveland Indians. Read story

Gonzaga assistant coach Tommy Lloyd, left, alongside head coach Mark Few, has been hired as the new head coach at Arizona, Wednesday, April 14, 2021. The school says Lloyd, a graduate of Kelso High School, will receive a five-year contract, pending approval by the Arizona Board of Regents.

Kelso grad Lloyd hired as Arizona’s basketball coach

Gonzaga assistant coach Tommy Lloyd, left, alongside head coach Mark Few, has been hired as the new head coach at Arizona, Wednesday, April 14, 2021. The school says Lloyd, a graduate of Kelso High School, will receive a five-year contract, pending approval by the Arizona Board of Regents.

April 14, 2021, 5:38pm College

Arizona has hired longtime Gonzaga assistant Tommy Lloyd as its men's basketball coach. Read story

Baltimore Orioles' Anthony Santander (25) slides into home as Seattle Mariners catcher Luis Torrens tries to apply the tag during the third inning of the second game of a baseball doubleheader, Tuesday, April 13, 2021, in Baltimore. The ball kicked away from from Torrens and Santander was ruled safe. On the play, Santander, Freddy Galvis and DJ Stewart scored on a bases loaded double by Maikel Franco.

Mariners top Orioles in opener, but mistakes costly in nightcap

Baltimore Orioles' Anthony Santander (25) slides into home as Seattle Mariners catcher Luis Torrens tries to apply the tag during the third inning of the second game of a baseball doubleheader, Tuesday, April 13, 2021, in Baltimore. The ball kicked away from from Torrens and Santander was ruled safe. On the play, Santander, Freddy Galvis and DJ Stewart scored on a bases loaded double by Maikel Franco.

April 13, 2021, 7:29pm National Sports

Ramón Urías hit a game-ending single with two outs in the seventh inning and the Baltimore Orioles defeated the miscue-prone Seattle Mariners 7-6 Tuesday night to earn a doubleheader split. Read story

Seattle Mariners starting pitcher James Paxton, right, reacts near the mound after experiencing an injury during the second inning of a baseball game against the Chicago White Sox, Tuesday, April 6, 2021, in Seattle. Paxton left the game and the White Sox won 10-4. (AP Photo/Ted S.

Mariners left-hander Paxton to undergo season-ending surgery

Seattle Mariners starting pitcher James Paxton, right, reacts near the mound after experiencing an injury during the second inning of a baseball game against the Chicago White Sox, Tuesday, April 6, 2021, in Seattle. Paxton left the game and the White Sox won 10-4. (AP Photo/Ted S.

April 13, 2021, 3:05pm National Sports

Seattle Mariners left-hander James Paxton will undergo season-ending surgery, manager Scott Servais said Tuesday. Read story