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SEATTLE (AP) - Wade LeBlanc and two relievers combined on a five-hitter, and the Seattle Mariners beat the Chicago White Sox 3-1. LeBlanc (6-1) gave the Mariners 7 1/3 strong innings in the team's first game after the All-Star break.

SEATTLE (AP) - Seattle Mariners general manager Jerry Dipoto says Robinson Cano will be used at a few positions when he returns from his suspension next month, including first base. Cano is eligible to return on Aug. 14 from his 80-game suspension for violating baseball's joint drug agreement. Dipoto intends to travel to the Dominican Republic later in the summer to see how Cano is progressing.

SEATTLE (AP) - The Seattle Mariners announced a multiyear contract extension for manager Scott Servais as the club opened the second half of the season in position to potentially end the longest current playoff drought in the four major pro sports. Servais agreed to the extension with the Mariners holding the second wild-card spot in the American League. Servais is in his third season as Seattle's manager.

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) - Jewell Loyd scored 20 of her season-high 31 points in the second half and the WNBA-leading Seattle Storm beat the Connecticut Sun 78-65. Loyd was 11 of 15 from the field.

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