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Posted on September 22, 2013 at 4:03 PM


Cowgill homers, steals home as Angels beat Seattle

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Collin Cowgill homered and also stole home as the Los Angeles Angels beat the Seattle Mariners 6-5 Saturday night.

Rookie Grant Green hit a three-run double to help Jerome Williams win his fourth straight start.

The Angels won for the 21st time in 28 games. Earlier in the day, they were officially eliminated from postseason contention.

Williams (9-10) allowed one run, five hits and five walks in 5 2-3 innings.

Ernesto Frieri got three outs for his 36th save in 40 attempts despite giving up Raul Ibanez's 300th career homer and 29th this season.

Joe Saunders (11-16) tied the Astros' Lucas Harrell and the Cubs' Edwin Jackson for the most losses in the majors.


Sounders, Galaxy draw 1-1

CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Seattle's Eddie Johnson and Los Angeles' Juninho traded first-half goals and the Sounders and Galaxy settled for a 1-1 draw Saturday night.

Johnson headed home a corner kick to give Seattle a 25th-minute lead, and Juninho scored on a 24-yard free kick in first-half stoppage time.

Both teams were without their U.S. national team stars. Galaxy forward Landon Donovan sprained his ankle sustained last weekend and Sounders forward Clint Dempsey strained a calf in training this week.

Johnson scored on an open header from about 8 yards, losing Galaxy defender Omar Gonzalez as he started his run at the top of the box to get to Mauro Rosales' serve.

Juninho tallied with the final touch of the first half, bending a free kick from just above the semicircle inside the left post.


Washington St. shuts out winless Idaho, 42-0

PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) — Connor Halliday threw four first-half touchdown passes, two to Gabe Marks, and Washington State improved to 3-1 for the first time since 2006 with a dominating 42-0 win over neighboring Idaho Saturday night.

Halliday found Marks on TD throws of 43 yards in the first quarter and a 1-yard slant with 24 seconds left to cap a big half for the Cougars quarterback. Halliday also connected with Dom Williams on a 30-yard TD pass and Vince Mayle for a 20-yard TD.

Jeremiah Laufasa added a 13-yard touchdown run late in the third quarter and a 3-yard TD run in the fourth quarter.

WSU recorded its first shutout since beating Idaho 25-0 to open the 2003 season, thanks in part to a goal line stand in the final minute. James Baker was stopped on fourth down at the 1-yard line with 18 seconds left as the Cougars preserved the shutout


Oregon State beats San Diego State 34-30

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Sean Mannion threw three touchdowns and Oregon State scored three times in the fourth quarter to come from behind and defeat San Diego State 34-30 on Saturday night.

After Mannion hit Terron Ward for a 10-yard score to pull Oregon State within 30-28, cornerback Steven Nelson intercepted Quinn Kaehler's pass and returned it 16 yards to give the Beavers the lead with 2:38 remaining in the game.

Kaehler, who was making his first career start, was intercepted again on the next possession by Ryan Murphy to seal the win for the Beavers. It's their second win in five games against the Aztecs.

Mannion completed 38 of 55 attempts for 367 yards, and the Oregon State rushing game was held to just 2 yards. Ward ran 10 times for 25 yards, but Mannion lost 23 yards on four attempts.

Kaehler completed 16 of 24 passes for 251 yards and two touchdowns.


Price leads No. 17 Huskies rout of Idaho St 56-0

SEATTLE (AP) — Keith Price threw for 213 yards and three touchdowns in less than a half, Deontae Cooper scored his first career touchdown after three major knee surgeries, and No. 17 Washington routed Idaho State 56-0 on Saturday in the Huskies' final tuneup before the start of Pac-12 Conference play.

Bishop Sankey, the national leader in yards rushing per game, barely broke a sweat against the Bengals (2-1) of the FCS. Sankey saw action on the Huskies' (3-0) first three series and scored on a 3-yard TD run in the first quarter. Sankey finished with 77 yards on four carries.

Price played a little more than 1½ quarters, throwing TD passes of 1, 6 and 5 yards and adding a 1-yard TD run as the Huskies led 42-0 at halftime. It was the second straight season the Huskies overwhelmed a lower division opponent in the first half. Last year, Washington led Portland State 45-0 at halftime.


Adams leads Portland St. over UC Davis 41-10

DAVIS, Calif. (AP) — DJ Adams rushed for 208 yards and scored two touchdowns to lead Portland State over UC Davis 41-10 Saturday night.

Adams rushed 14 times while averaging nearly 15 yards per carry. He continued his trend of one touchdown every 10 carries, and his 85 and 27-yard TDs helped Portland State (3-1) to a 14-7 halftime lead. Adams added a 50-yard carry that led to a Kieran McDonagh 2-yard touchdown run, giving PSU a 27-7 third quarter lead.

McDonagh accounted for four touchdowns, two rushing and two passing, but had a season-high three interceptions. His first interception led to the Aggies (0-4) only touchdown, a 7-yard run by Gabe Manzanares to make it 7-7 in the second quarter.

Jimmy Laughrea was 20 of 30 for 180 yards to lead UC Davis. The Aggies have scored just four touchdowns in as many games and are off to their worst start since 1965.


Mystics' Thibault named WNBA Coach of the Year

WASHINGTON (AP) — Talk about landing on your feet. In 10 months, Washington Mystics' Mike Thibault went from being fired to winning the WNBA's 2013 Coach of the Year, the league officially announced Saturday.

Thibault received 12 votes from a national panel of 39 media members. Seattle's Brian Agler and Chicago's Pokey Chatman each were one behind.

The WNBA's all-time leader in victories has won the award three times including 2006 and 2008 with Connecticut. The Sun let their longtime coach go in November after 10 seasons

On Thursday night, the Mystics won their first playoff game in nine years, routing No. 2 seed Atlanta on the road. This came after the third-seeded Mystics won 17 games in the regular season.

Thibault now matches Van Chancellor for the most ever in league history and joins San Antonio's Dan Hughes as the only coach to win the award with two different teams.


Jaguars promote WR Ebert from practice squad

FREMONT, Calif. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars have signed receiver Jeremy Ebert off the practice squad and waived guard Jacques McClendon.

The Jaguars need help at receiver because Mike Brown has been ruled out for Sunday's game at Seattle with a back injury. The team also is without starter Justin Blackmon, who is suspended four games for violating the league's substance-abuse policy.

Ebert was on the 53-man roster for last week's game at Oakland and had a 5-yard reception. He was waived the next day and then signed to the practice squad.

He spent the preseason with the Jaguars, finishing with five catches for 46 yards and a touchdown. He was a seventh-round draft pick by New England in 2012 and spent time on the Patriots' practice squad as a rookie.


Gomez Foundation backs girls hockey in Anchorage

(Information in the following story is from: Anchorage (Alaska) Daily News,

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Anchorage will have girls' high school hockey after all.

The school district dropped the sport last April because of low participation. But the district on Friday said the sport will return as an outsourced activity.

The Anchorage Daily News reports the Scotty Gomez Foundation will fundraise, schedule ice and provide oversight for the sport.

There will be limited assistance from the district for the first year of the three-year contract. Then the sport must be self-sufficient.

Gomez, a native of Anchorage, signed with the Florida Panthers this summer. He's also played for New Jersey, the New York Rangers, Montreal and San Jose. He's won the Stanley Cup with the Devils in 2000 and 2003. He also played for the U.S. on the 2006 Olympic team.