NW Sports from the AP

Date: 07/22/2015 04:59 AM

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

DETROIT (AP) – Franklin Gutierrez’s pinch-hit grand slam in the eighth inning lifted the Seattle Mariners to a wild 11-9 victory over the Detroit yesterday, pushing the Tigers one loss closer to a trade deadline that could have drastic consequences in Motown. Joe Beimel (1-1) got the win in relief, and Carson Smith got four outs for his eighth save.

SEATTLE (AP) – Tina Charles scored a season-high 30 points to help the New York Liberty beat the Seattle Storm 81-77 last night for their fourth straight win. New York (11-5) is off to its best start since going 16-5 in 2001. Sue Bird and Ramu Tokashiki scored 14 points apiece for Seattle (5-13), which lost to New York for a fifth straight time.

NEW YORK (AP) – Seattle’s Sue Bird will be playing in her ninth WNBA All-Star Game on Saturday as a Western Conference reserve. The league announced the rosters last night. Bird will be joined by Tulsa’s Plenette Pierson, who will be playing in her first All-Star contest. The veteran is one of seven players competing in their first All-Star Game.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Heisman Trophy winner Marcus Mariota has agreed to a contract with the Tennessee Titans. The Titans finalized the deal with the former Oregon quarterback yesterday. Terms were not immediately available. Mariota, the No. 2 overall pick in the draft, is expected to be an immediate starter for the Titans, who went 2-14 last season.


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