Here’s the latest sports news from Washington, Oregon, and Alaska from The Associated Press


SEATTLE (AP) – Shed Long Jr. hit a solo homer with an out in the eighth inning, bringing Seattle to a 2-1 win over the Colorado Rockies for the Mariners’ fifth straight win. Two days after Long scored an end-of-game grand slam in the 10th inning to complete a four-game sweep of the Tampa Bay Rays, the left-hander came through again with another late long ball for the Mariners. Long drove a 1-1 pitch from Colorado’s Tyler Kinley into midfield. It was the second consecutive appearance that Kinley did without a homer after missing a safe opportunity against Milwaukee last Saturday. The Mariners won eight out of nine.

SEATTLE (AP) – The Seattle Seahawks intend to have full capacity at Lumen Field for the upcoming season after the team received approval from the NFL and local and state health officials to fully reopen the stadium. Fans do not need to be vaccinated against COVID-19 to participate in games, but those who are not vaccinated must wear masks. The team says it won’t ask for proof of vaccination for fans. Washington and Washington State have also announced full capacity for the upcoming college football season.

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) – Athletes spend months, sometimes years, following strict diets geared towards the goal of the Olympics. If they qualify for the US Athletics Tests, it will be time to celebrate with a good meal. Michael Norman, the 400 meter winner, longed for a barbecue. Sprinter Teahna Daniels had pizza and biscuits in mind, but may have to wait as she will also compete over 200 meters later this week. Clayton Murphy, the 800 meter champion, thought more about drinking than eating. He was looking forward to a good glass of wine.

EVERETT, Washington (AP) – Tina Charles had 34 points, 16 rebounds and five assists, and the Washington Mystics scored 16 3-points in an 87-83 win over the Seattle Storm. Charles rebounded a miss from Breanna Stewart and took it to Leilani Mitchell, who made two free throws 4.3 seconds from time, four points ahead. After a break, Seattle was turned off with a 3-pointer on the buzzer. Charles, who finished two points from a career high, became the first player in WNBA history to score over 30 points and over 15 rebounds in consecutive games. Mitchell finished with 19 points and seven assists for Washington.