AP Source: Ackley returning to Mariners on minor-league deal

SEATTLE (AP) — Former No. 2 overall pick Dustin Ackley is returning to the Seattle Mariners on a minor-league deal after spending the past two seasons in the minors with the Los Angeles Angels, accord...

Mariners unique approach lands LHP Yusei Kikuchi in Seattle

SEATTLE (AP) — Yusei Kikuchi smiled wide for the cameras, pointing to the back of his No. 18 jersey — a celebrated number for Japanese pitchers. In the city where one of his childhood idols, Ichiro Su...

Mariners sign Japanese left-handed pitcher Yusei Kikuchi

SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle Mariners have signed Japanese left-handed pitcher Yusei Kikuchi to a four-year deal just ahead of the deadline for him to sign with a major league club or be forced to retur...

Rookie punter Dickson hopes to add new weapon for Seahawks

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Considering how easily Michael Dickson has adjusted to the NFL and become one of the best punters in the league as a rookie, hearing that he was a bit anxious about a kicking situ...

For 2nd straight week Chiefs fail to secure playoff position

SEATTLE (AP) — For the second straight week, Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs faltered in their attempt to send the entire AFC playoffs through Arrowhead Stadium. Rather th...

Seahawks clinch playoff berth outlasting Chiefs 38-31

SEATTLE (AP) — Russell Wilson threw a 2-yard pass to Ed Dickson with 7:31 left for his third touchdown strike, Chris Carson rushed for two scores, and the Seattle Seahawks clinched an NFC wild-card be...

Penalty problems delay Seahawks' playoff aspirations

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Coach Pete Carroll didn't have to decipher all the reasons the Seattle Seahawks booted their first chance at clinching an NFC playoff spot. "Without the added is...

Vikings offense continues to be missing in loss to Seattle

SEATTLE (AP) — While the Minnesota Vikings are still fully in control of their path to the postseason, Adam Thielen knows it's starting to slip away. Ten points last week in New Engl...

Seahawks on brink of playoffs after 21-7 win over Vikings

SEATTLE (AP) — Bobby Wagner blocked Dan Bailey's field goal attempt midway through the fourth quarter, sparking the Seahawks to two late touchdowns and a 21-7 win over the Minnesota Vikings on Monday ...

Canucks see rivals, partners in new Seattle NHL franchise

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Sitting high above the ice of Rogers Arena, Vancouver Canucks general manager Jim Benning has fond memories of his time playing junior hockey for the Portland Winter...

Team on its way, arena construction now begins in Seattle

SEATTLE (AP) — The celebration outside the building Seattle's NHL team will eventually call home Wednesday came with all the formality of a groundbreaking event with the principals taking turns giving...

Fans abuzz after NHL awards its 32nd franchise to Seattle

SEATTLE (AP) — John Barr understood it was likely a foregone conclusion and yet as NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman spoke nearly 3,000 miles away, he found himself getting emotional watching the televisi...

When? Where? Name? A look at Seattle's NHL expansion team

SEATTLE (AP) — The NHL will make the Emerald City the home for its 32nd franchise after Seattle's expansion bid was approved by the league's Board of Governors. The move gives Seattle the major winter...

Seahawks 3-game streak is fueling a push to playoff berth

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — After four straight weeks of playing tight, one-score games decided in the fourth quarter, Pete Carroll enjoyed spending a Monday reviewing a rare comfortable victory. ...

With run game shut down, Seahawks show they can still throw

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — For most of the season, the Seattle Seahawks have had the best running offense in the NFL, trying to win without throwing the ball all over the field. What the S...