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SWX Beat Clicks - Aug. 28, 2013

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Danny Farquhar's controversial balk in the 10th inning proved fatal for the Mariners, who lost 4-3 in 10 innings to the Rangers. It was the fifth straight loss for the M's, who play today at 12:40 p.m. before jetting off for a four-game series at Houston.

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It's "Raining Money Night" at Avista Stadium as Spokane hosts Everett in the third to last regular season home game. Spokane is one game behind Vancouver in the overall standings and three games back of Everett in the second half.

Coaches were stressing patience at WSU's practice yesterday. Read more at our link above.

WSU holds their final practice today before flying to Auburn on Thursday. They will hold a walk through on Friday in preparation of Saturday's game.

We were at a Pullman football practice, where one certain defensive player said that his team was going to win the 3A state championship. Click the link to find out who.

We're at University High School's football practice today; U-High went to the 3A state tournament last year and is prepping for Mead next week.

Hear from the Oregon State Beavers today, who will host Eastern Washington on Saturday.

Detroit Tigers right-hander and 2012 A.L. MVP Justin Verlander did something pretty awesome today, announcing a "commitment of $1 million to launch an initiative called Wins for Warriors that will support the mental health and emotional well-being of Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans and their families in Detroit, Richmond and Norfolk," according to CBS Detroit. Verlander recently signed a seven-year, $180 million contract in March, and he's putting the money to good use.

With the college football season less than 24 hours from kicking off, the hottest topic of discussion has easily been that of Texas A&M quarterback and reigning Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel and his eligibility. Since becoming embroiled in an autograph-for-cash scandal, the sports world has been curious to know the case's eventual outcome.

In a statement posted on NCAA.com, the NCAA and Texas A&M have ruled Manziel ineligible for one half of football in the 2013 season. The statement points out that "there is no evidence that quarterback Johnny Manziel received money in exchange for autographs," but acknowledges an inadvertent violation related to autograph signings. Manziel will presumably sit out the first half against Rice on Saturday. A&M is currently a 27-point favorite.

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