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LHP Brian Moran returned to Mariners from Angels

blog.thenewstribune.com — Post by / on Oct. 30, 2014 at 1:29 pm with Left-hander Brian Moran is back with the Mariners as a returned Rule 5 pick from the Los Angeles Angels. He spent five years in the Mariners' system prior to his selection last December by Toronto in the Rule 5 draft at the Winter Meetings.

Sounders look ahead, knowing it’ll be Dallas

blog.thenewstribune.com — The Soudners trained for the first time this week, knowing who they'll play this weekend in the aggregate-score Western Conference semifinal: FC Dallas, which knocked out Vancouver last night, 2-1. The Sounders will visit FC Dallas at 6 p.m. Sunday, with the resolution game coming up Nov. 10 at CenturyLink Field.
Oct 30, 2014

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Former Mariners manager Maury Wills among Hall of Fame finalists

blog.thenewstribune.com — Former Mariners manager Maury Wills is one of 10 finalists on the Golden ERA (1947-72) ballot for election to the Hall of Fame. Wills, 82, was the National League's Most Valuable Player in 1962 when he stole a then-record 104 bases for the Los Angeles Dodgers. He managed the Mariners from Aug.
Oct 30, 2014

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World Series over, free agency begins

blog.thenewstribune.com — Let the baseball off-season begin. Some 117 players became free agents Wednesday night when San Francisco third baseman Pablo Sandoval clutched a foul pop by Kansas City's Salvy Perez for the final out in a 3-2 victory in the seventh game of the World Series.
Oct 30, 2014

ICYMI: It's officially free-agent season in baseball. Now UPDATED with official list from the players association. bit.ly/1nSW82V

Oct 30, 2014

It's officially free-agent season in baseball. Our blog has the list of eligible players and the necessary details. bit.ly/1nSW82V

Sounders to face Dallas in West semis

blog.thenewstribune.com — Here's a quick introduction, with much more from the club below: SOUNDERS PLAYOFF OPPONENT FC DALLAS 6 p.m. Sunday, Toyota Stadium, Frisco, Texas; ESPN2 Western Conference semifinal How they got here: Dallas finished fourth in the Western Conference with a 16-12-6 regular-season record. They advanced in the knockout game with a 2-1 win over the No.
Oct 30, 2014

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Sounders express no preference before Dallas-Vancouver meeting tonight at 6 PT

blog.thenewstribune.com — The Sounders will learn their Western semifinal opponent tonight, as No. 5 Vancouver visits No. 4 Dallas for the single-game right to advance. That game starts as 6 p.m., and here's coverage from the MLS website. Teams in this situation predictably don't really say who they hope to face, but in this case the Sounders sound pretty sincere.
Oct 29, 2014

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Steve Zakuani retires; links to announcement and to first 2011 post-injury interview

blog.thenewstribune.com — Post by / on Oct. 29, 2014 at 9:33 am with Steve Zakuani, the Sounders first-ever No. 1 draft choice from 2009 who suffered the catastrophic leg injuries in 2011 at Colorado, has regretfully decided to walk away from the game.
Oct 29, 2014

Steve Zakuani retires; links to announcement and to first 2011 post-injury interview: Steve Zakuani, the Sound... bit.ly/1nQn6rP

Tacoma library budget would cut eight positions