NW Sports from the AP

Date: 07/18/2012 05:29 AM

Here is the latest Washington, Oregon and Alaska sports news from The Associated Press


KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – Justin Smoak and Michael Saunders each hit two-run homers and the Seattle Mariners beat the Kansas City Royals 9-6 last night. Every Mariners starter had at least one hit. Jesus Montero went 3 for 4 and drove in two runs. Smoak homered with Montero aboard in the three-run first inning. Montero’s double scored Casper Wells with the first run. Saunders homered in the fifth inning off Vin Mazzaro after Miguel Olivo singled.

SEATTLE (AP) – English Premier League club Chelsea’s preseason American tour begins tonight with an exhibition game against the Seattle Sounders. The Sounders get a 10-day break after the game and hope this match against a Premier League club is less embarrassing than their last, when Manchester routed them 7-0.

UNDATED (AP) – A newly released report says Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch was seen weaving from lane to lane on Interstate 880 in Oakland, Calif., on Saturday morning, leading to his arrest for investigation of DUI. The California Highway Patrol report described Lynch driving a Ford Econoline van and having two near collisions with two other vehicles.

NORTH RICHLAND HILLS, Texas (AP) – Former NFL offensive lineman Grant Feasel, who was a standout at Abilene Christian before a pro career that included six seasons in Seattle, has died. He was 52. A service for Feasel is scheduled Friday in North Richland Hills, Texas. Church officials said he died Sunday, though the cause of death hasn’t been revealed.


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