World Cup draws attention to equal rights, including attire

Official-looking flyers have circulated on social media describing cultural expectations for fans attending the World Cup in Qatar. Some include rules for women’s attire: Shoulders and knees must be covered.

Mariners make early offseason move landing Teoscar Hernández

The Seattle Mariners made one of the first big moves of the offseason by acquiring outfielder Teoscar Hernández from the Toronto Blue Jays in exchange for two pitchers. The Mariners added a slugging right-handed bat to their lineup with the acquisition of Hernández and addressed one of their offseason needs by finding the corner outfielder. Hernández hit .267 with 25 home runs and 77 RBIs last season for the Blue Jays. Right-handed reliever Erik Swanson and minor league lefty Adam Macko are going back to Toronto.

EWU hopes to end season on high note

CHENEY, Wash. — Eastern Washington football will end its season Saturday at home against Northern Colorado. The team will also celebrate senior day. EWU senior defensive lineman Mitchell Johnson says he wants to win by any means necessary. “It’s a lot of emotion,” Johnson said. Obviously, my last game in my Eastern career with this group of guys. It’s bittersweet….

Julio Rodríguez wins AL Rookie of the Year award

SEATTLE, Wash. — Major League Baseball and the Baseball Writers’ Association of America announced that Mariners outfielder Julio Rodríguez was voted as the 2022 American League Jackie Robinson Rookie of the Year. Rodríguez led Major League rookies in home runs, slugging percentage and total bases. He was second in runs, RBI, extra-base hits, stolen bases and third in hits. Rodríguez…

Brady, Bucs beat Seahawks 21-16 in historic Germany game

Tom Brady stayed undefeated abroad by throwing two touchdown passes to help the Tampa Bay Buccaneers beat the Seattle Seahawks 21-16 in the first regular-season game played in Germany. Brady connected with Julio Jones and Chris Godwin on scoring passes and Leonard Fournette ran one in as the Bucs (5-5) improved to .500 and snapped Seattle’s four-game winning streak. German fans packed Allianz Arena for the historic game and the Bucs delivered with a balanced offensive performance on three long scoring drives. Rachaad White started and ran for 105 yards on 22 carries. Brady completed 22 of 29 passes for 258 yards to add Germany to his list of international wins after victories in London (twice) and Mexico City with the New England Patriots.

WSU Cougars clinch bowl game with win over Arizona State

PULLMAN, Wash. — The Washington State Cougars have officially clinched bowl-game eligibility after beating the Arizona State Sun Devils Saturday afternoon 28-18. Coming off a historic win against Stanford, the Cougs were looking to clinch a bowl game for the seventh time in the past eight seasons. Standing in their way was Xazavian Valladay and the ASU Sun Devils, who…

Seahawks getting plenty of production from trio of TEs

When going through the list of offensive difference-makers that have helped the Seattle Seahawks to their surprising 6-3 start, the names of Will Dissly, Noah Fant and Colby Parkinson aren’t usually the first to come to mind. Maybe Seattle’s trio of tight ends should be recognized and appreciated a little more as a key reason why the Seahawks are finding as much success as they have through the first half of the season. The numbers from Seattle’s tight ends trio aren’t overwhelming. But each has become such an important part for the Seahawks offense that Seattle is finding ways to get them on the field more often.

Aaron Judge, Paul Goldschmidt win MLB's Hank Aaron Awards

NEW YORK (AP) — New AL home run king Aaron Judge and St. Louis slugger Paul Goldschmidt won Hank Aaron Awards on Wednesday that reward the most outstanding offensive performers in each league.

Washington State excited for bowl-clinching opportunity

The Cougars will become bowl eligible with a win over ASU on Saturday. PULLMAN, Wash. — Washington State football will look to clinch bowl eligibility this weekend against Arizona State. “It’d be amazing,” WSU defensive back Armani Marsh says. “There is nothing better than getting a win at Martin Stadium in front of the Cougs.” The Cougars are coming off…

Rodríguez, Harris win Baseball Digest rookie awards

Center fielders Julio Rodríguez of the Seattle Mariners and Michael Harris II of the Atlanta Braves have been chosen rookies of the year by Baseball Digest and eBay. Rodríguez won the American League award Tuesday after hitting .284 with 28 home runs and 75 RBIs this season to help Seattle earn its first playoff berth since 2001. Harris took the NL honor after making his major league debut May 28 and batting .297 with 19 homers and 64 RBIs for the NL East champion Braves. Voting was based on the regular season only. Rodríguez and Harris, both 21, are among the three finalists in their respective leagues for the Rookie of the Year awards to be announced Monday by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America.

Seahawks win 4th straight, beat struggling Cardinals 31-21

Geno Smith threw for 275 yards and two touchdowns, rookie Kenneth Walker III ran for 109 yards and two scores and the Seattle Seahawks won their fourth straight, 31-21 over the Arizona Cardinals. NFC West-leading Seattle continued its unexpected rise, while the Cardinals have lost four of five. The Cardinals grabbed the momentum and a 14-10 lead in the third quarter when Zaven Collins returned an interception 30 yards for a touchdown. But Seattle scored the next 14 points, taking the lead for good late in the third quarter on Smith’s 9-yard touchdown pass to Tyler Lockett.