PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Phoenix Suns rallied for a 109-93 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers last night. The Suns denied the Blazers a chance to clinch a Western Conference playoff berth. Trailing 67-57, the Suns outscored Portland 22-13 over the final 6:48 of the third quarter to pull within 80-77, then scored the first seven points of the fourth to take the lead for good.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The game between the Seattle Mariners and Oakland Athletics was called off yesterday because of a water-logged field that both teams and the umpiring crew said made conditions dangerous. A delay had previously been announced. Players on both sides decided to play one game this afternoon rather than a split doubleheader, which will be played later.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Right-hander Dominic Leone, a top pitching prospect in the Mariners organization, was called up from Triple-A Tacoma yesterday for his first stint in the majors. The 22-year-old Leone arrived in Oakland in time to be available for the second game of a four-game series against the Athletics. He has been on the fast track to the big leagues since being drafted in the 16th round of the 2012 draft out of Clemson.
SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle Seahawks locked up coach Pete Carroll through the 2016 season with a three-year extension announced yesterday. The new contract rips up the final year of the original five-year deal Carroll signed in January 2010, and cleared up any uncertainty whether the 62-year-old coach wanted to stick around after his original deal expired.