RENTON, Wash. — Shaquem Griffin will forever be known for far more than what he does on a football field, his tale of overcoming the loss of his left hand at age 4 to make it to the NFL serving as an inspiration long after his playing days are done.

MINNEAPOLIS — Even if the Mariners don’t want this to be the expectation, it has become reality — and it doesn’t seem likely to change in a season that’s already lost.

MINNEAPOLIS — To be fair, given the personnel, the experience level and set-up of the bullpen, you’d think it would happen more often. But then again in this stretch of baseball where the Mariners win about once every five games, they haven’t had many late leads to lose.

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BOSTON — Blues goalie Jordan Binnington was waiting patiently, as NHL rookies learn to do, while the Stanley Cup was passed from teammate to teammate across the recently conquered ice of the new Boston Garden.

VISTA, Calif. — A California judge declared a mistrial Tuesday on the remaining charges against former NFL player Kellen Winslow Jr. after a jury convicted him of raping a 58-year-old homeless woman but could not break a deadlock over two counts of rape involving a 54-year-old hitchhiker and…

MINNEAPOLIS — A new list sat in front of manager Scott Servais. In his careful penmanship, he had detailed the status of each of his 10 players on the injured list and read them to start his Tuesday afternoon pregame media session.

INDIANAPOLIS — Jewell Loyd hit three free throws in the final 24.4 seconds and Natasha Howard scored 26 points as the Storm pulled out an 84-82 win over Indiana in front of 3,506 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in WNBA play Tuesday night.

CARMEL-BY-THE-SEA, Calif. — Two-time U.S. Open champion Retief Goosen and three-time LPGA major winner Jan Stephenson were among five people inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in a Monday night ceremony that was as much about comebacks as success.

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic — David Ortiz was back in Boston on Monday night for medical care, a day after authorities said the former Red Sox slugger affectionately known as Big Papi was ambushed by a gunman at a bar in his native Dominican Republic.

MINNEAPOLIS — When Tom Murphy was acquired by the Mariners on March 29 in a minor trade with the Giants, he pleased many folks with the revelation he’s a huge fan of “The Office” and was watching reruns at home when he found out he’d been traded to Seattle.

RENTON, Wash. — The Seahawks will take the field for one last time this week for mandatory minicamp before taking off for the summer and returning in late July for training camp to get ready for the season.

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic — Former Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz was ambushed by a man who got off a motorcycle and shot him in the back at close range Sunday night in his native Dominican Republic, authorities said.

Outfielder Braden Bishop, the former Washington Husky who suffered a lacerated spleen Friday night playing in a game for Class AAA Tacoma, remained hospitalized Thursday after undergoing a procedure for the injury.

SEATTLE — The Storm waived second-round draft pick Anriel Howard to make room on the 12-player roster for free agent Blake Dietrick, which shores up the depth at point guard.

As a schoolgirl growing up in southern England, Jill Ellis couldn’t play competitive soccer. 

SEATTLE — Mike Leake sauntered toward catcher Tom Murphy to shake his hand as those remaining in the announced crowd of 13,652 rewarded him with a standing ovation for his superior work.