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BALTIMORE — Only minutes removed from watching his team roll to its 10th consecutive victory, coach John Harbaugh showed up to the post-game news conference wearing a white hat proclaiming Baltimore to be AFC North champions.

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SAN DIEGO — At the height of his teardown, A.J. Preller walked away from the 2015 Rule 5 draft with four players — three relievers and a long-shot bet on a power-hitting outfielder that he hoped to stash on the active roster. The next year, the Padres’ general manager took another reliever, …

SAN DIEGO — While reporters outside of the Seattle market and various employees from teams around Major League Baseball steadfastly refuse to believe it to be true, the Mariners and general manager Jerry Dipoto appear to be doing what he predicted leading up to the four-day winter meetings —…

SEATTLE — With the demand for Major League catching higher than expected and the Mariners sitting with a small surplus at the position, Seattle general manager Jerry Dipoto tried to capitalize on the situation to acquire some more young talent for his current rebuild with a trade this morning.

RENTON, Wash. — So here is what’s on the line for the Seahawks tonight against Minnesota — win and take over the lead in the NFC West and the No. 2 seed in NFC playoff positioning with a month to play; lose and stay in second in the West and fall to the No. 6 and last seed in the NFC.

LOS ANGELES — Lamar Jackson basically hadn’t allowed the football to touch the ground Monday night until he dropped an ordinary shotgun snap late in the first half at the Coliseum. He picked it up, split the pocket and sprinted away through the Rams’ defense, going 35 thrilling yards before …

Sounders head coach Brian Schmetzer (right) talks to his bench during the second half against Minnesota United on Oct. 6 in Seattle. The Sounders won, 1-0.