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Martin, Cano help Mariners beat Angels for 6th straight win

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Leonys Martin went 4 for 4 with three doubles and three runs, and Robinson Cano homered to help the Seattle Mariners beat the Los Angeles Angels 8-1 on Monday night for their sixth straight victory.

Cano went 3 for 5 with his 33rd home run. Ben Gamel added his first major league homer, a two-run shot to left-center in the eighth inning to close the scoring.

Ariel Miranda (4-1) shut out Los Angeles over six innings, striking out three and walking one in his third straight win.

In front of a season-low crowd of 29,932, the Angels began to unravel in the seventh inning.

Ricky Nolasco (5-14) gave up four earned runs on six hits in his second straight loss.


Seattle coach Pete Carroll: Russell Wilson has ankle sprain

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll believes quarterback Russell Wilson will be able to play in Week 2 against Los Angeles despite suffering a sprained ankle in the opener against Miami.

Speaking on his weekly radio show on KIRO-AM on Monday, Carroll said Wilson has been diagnosed with a sprained ankle. Carroll said both X-rays and an MRI came back clear, but there is some swelling.

Wilson may be limited in practice this week ahead of facing the Rams, Carroll said.

Wilson has not missed a game during his career.

Wilson was injured in the third quarter of Sunday’s 12-10 win over the Dolphins while being sacked by Ndamukong Suh. Wilson had his ankle re-taped and did not miss a snap.


No. 8 Washington giving up very little on defense in 2 games

SEATTLE (AP) — The Washington Huskies so far are getting what has been expected from their defense, although the 8th-ranked Huskies have so far not been facing any powerhouse opposition in Rutgers and Idaho.

While plenty of reserves have been rotated through, Washington’s starting defense has given up just three points through the first two weeks, allowing a field goal to Rutgers and shutting out Idaho into the third quarter last Saturday before the backups got their turn.

It’s likely those defensive numbers are only going to get better with the Huskies closing out their non-conference slate against lower-division Portland State on Saturday.

Coach Chris Petersen says his players have been really focused so far and played hard.

While the matchup with Portland State might seem lopsided, Petersen is hopeful the Vikings offense will give Washington an unfamiliar look. Portland State runs a pistol-style offense, one that Petersen can’t remember seeing since arriving at Washington.


Kate Upton: Dolphins’ national anthem protest ‘a disgrace’

NEW YORK (AP) — Supermodel Kate Upton has condemned the four Miami Dolphins players who knelt during the national anthem, writing on Instagram that their actions are “a disgrace to those people who have served and currently serve our country.”

The four players — running back Arian Foster, outside linebacker Jelani Jenkins, free safety Michael Thomas and wide receiver Kenny Stills — were down on their right knee as the song played before the Dolphins’ 12-10 loss to the Seahawks in Seattle on Sunday.

Their decision to not stand during the national anthem was the latest in a series of protests undertaken by a number of professional athletes in recent weeks, with San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick beginning the demonstration prior to a preseason game last month.

Upton, who is engaged to Detroit Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander, specifically noted the protest coming on the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks.


Abby Wambach: I abused alcohol, prescription drugs for years

UNDATED (AP) — Abby Wambach says she abused alcohol and prescription drugs for years until her arrest in April for driving under the influence.

Soccer’s most prolific scorer tells The Associated Press in a phone interview: “I was stubborn and I was in denial.”

In “Forward,” her memoir being released Tuesday, the retired U.S. national team star recounts her career, from the lows of losing her high school championship to the highs of winning the Women’s World Cup last year. She chronicles her marriage to fellow soccer player Sarah Huffman and the struggles they faced.

She also candidly describes her bouts with vodka and pills, which included Vicodin, Ambien and Adderall.

With 184 goals, Wambach is the leading career scorer — male or female — in international soccer. She retired last December after 15 years with the U.S. women’s national team. She won two Olympic gold medals and a World Cup title with the team.


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