Date: 06/19/2014 04:59 AM
Here is the latest Washington, Oregon and Alaska sports news from The Associated Press
SAN DIEGO (AP) – Pinch-hitter Tommy Medica singled in the go-ahead run in the eighth inning and the San Diego Padres beat the Seattle Mariners 2-1 last night. Starters Felix Hernandez and Andrew Cashner pitched well but didn’t get a decision. Hernandez struck out 10 and allowed only three singles in seven innings, with no walks. But he allowed the Padres to tie it at 1 on a wild pitch with two outs in the sixth.
TUKWILA, Wash. (AP) – Brad Evans scored on a penalty kick in the 23rd minute, Kenny Cooper scored two goals and the Seattle Sounders beat amateur squad PSA Elite 5-0 in the fourth round of the U.S. Open Cup last night. A year after getting knocked out in their opening match, the three-time U.S. Open Cup champion Sounders advanced to the fifth round. Seattle will host fellow MLS squad San Jose next Tuesday night.
SEATTLE (AP) – The Seattle Storm have hired Alisha Valavanis as their chief operating officer, replacing outgoing team president and CEO Karen Bryant. She’ll take over for Bryant who is stepping down on July 31 after being with the franchise since its inception. Valavanis will start her new position in Seattle on July 1.
RENTON, Wash. (AP) – Tempers flared during the second day of the Seattle Seahawks’ minicamp, with cornerback Richard Sherman and wide receiver Phil Bates in the middle of a heated scuffle. Seattle coach Pete Carroll called the team together. By the end of practice, all the players involved were shaking hands and laughing about what happened.
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