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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Kevin Durant had 33 points, including a
dunk with 2.9 seconds left in overtime, and the Oklahoma City
Thunder beat the Portland Trail Blazers 111-107. Russell Westbrook
added 28 points and 11 rebounds for the Thunder, who upped their
NBA-best record to 19-5. LaMarcus Aldridge had 39 points for
Portland, who led 103-101 with 6 seconds left in regulation before
a goaltending call that drew the ire of the Rose Garden crowd and
seemed to take the energy out of the Blazers.

SEATTLE (AP) – The Seattle Mariners have agreed to a $750,000,
one-year contract with Shawn Camp and a $500,000, one-year deal
with Hong-Chih Kuo in an attempt to add bullpen depth. Kuo was an
All-Star in 2010 with the Dodgers but struggled last season with a
back problem early and missed a month with anxiety disorder. During
his standout 2010 season, Kuo as 3-2 with 12 saves in 13 chances
and a 1.20 ERA. Camp led Toronto with 67 appearances last year and
was 6-3 with a 4.21 ERA.

NEW YORK (AP) – Seattle Mariners minor league catcher Christian
Carmichael has been suspended 50 games for a positive drug test.
Reynolds was penalized yesterday under baseball’s minor league
program for testing positive for Methylhexaneamine. He hit .182
last year in 11 at-bats for the Mariners of the Arizona Rookie
League and is on the roster of Class A Clinton. Ten players have
been suspended this year under the minor league program.

SEATTLE (AP) – The Seattle Storm have added depth to their
front-court by signing former No. 1 overall pick Ann Wauters.
Seattle announced the center’s signing yesterday after head coach
Brian Agler returned from Spain, where he met with Wauters, who’s
currently playing in the EuroLeague. The 31-year-old last played in
the WNBA in 2009 and took the last two seasons off. She was the No.
1 overall pick in the 2000 WNBA draft by Cleveland. Wauters also
played for New York and San Antonio.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Newly acquired Portland Timbers forward
Jose Adolfo Valencia will be sidelined for 6-to-12 months following
knee surgery. Valencia, son of former Colombia national team star
Adolfo Valencia, was to have damaged cartilage in his left knee
repaired yesterday by team director of medicine Dr. Jonathan E.
Greenleaf. The Timbers say it’s uncertain when Valencia was hurt
and said they amended the original terms of the loan deal reached
in December with Colombia’s Independiente Santa Fe.

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