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We’re changing the look on our blogs at The News Tribune

Starting Thursday, all of our sports blogs will have a new look.

The blogs are being moved into the main site from our blog platform. We are aiming to go live with the new site around 11:30 a.m.

To readers, the postings and stories will look largely the same and look better on mobile.

The main difference is in how you comment. You will need a Facebook account through which to sign in so you can comment on the blog. Otherwise, the content you’ve come to expect will be the same.

We hope you like the new look as we continue to

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Mariners showing interest in veteran reliever Jason Frasor


SEATTLE — The need for another reliable right-handed setup reliever has the Seattle Mariners taking a hard look at veteran Jason Frasor, who chose to become a free agent earlier this month after clearing waivers.

Frasor, 37, compiled a 1.54 ERA this season in 26 appearances for Kansas City despite suspect peripherals: 15 walks in 23 1/3 innings, which contributed to a 1.67 WHIP (walks and hits per inning).

Manager Lloyd McClendon recently cited the disappointing performance by the club’s right-handed relievers as a key element in the club’s disappointing play.

“The right-handers in

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Mariners notebook: Cano knows the highs and lows of the Home Run Derby

SEATTLE — Planning to watch the Home Run Derby on Monday night from Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati?

There might be no player who better knows the Derby’s highs and lows than Seattle Mariners second baseman Robinson Cano.

He is a three-time participant who won the 2011 Derby at Arizona by hitting 32 homers over three rounds but finished a dismal last with a zero the following year at Kansas City.

“They changed (the format) this year,” Cano said, “but the key is to be yourself. I’ll be honest, when I went to the Derby the first time, I told

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Mariners hit the All-Star break with a thud in 10-3 loss to Angels

SEATTLE — If the goal Sunday for the Seattle Mariners was to put a bow on a disappointing first half…mission accomplished.

This 10-3 loss to the Los Angeles Angels saw Taijuan Walker revert to his April struggles, the Mariners’ attack pile up another stack of zeroes until it was too late to matter and their defense put on a vaudeville audition.

The weather was nice.

Not much else.

“In a lot of ways,” manager Lloyd McClendon said, “it was very embarrassing. We just made too many unforced errors. We’re a better club than that.”

It’d be hard not to be.

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