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NEW YORK (AP) – Mike D’Antoni is gone, and the Knicks finally
got his offense right. Amare Stoudemire (ah-MAR’-ay
STAH’-duh-my-ur) made all seven shots in the first half, Carmelo
Anthony passed and shot well, and the Knicks shook off the
surprising departure of their coach to rout the Portland Trail
Blazers 121-79 last night, snapping a six-game losing streak.
LaMarcus Aldridge and Gerald Wallace each scored 15 points for the
Trail Blazers.

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) – Jared Cunningham had 22 points, eight
rebounds and five assists and Oregon State pulled away from Western
Illinois in the second half for an 80-59 win in a College
Basketball Invitational opening-round game at Gill Coliseum. Ahmad
Starks added 16 points and Devon Collier 12 for the Beavers, who
will host TCU on Monday in the round of 16. The Horned Frogs
defeated Milwaukee 83-73 in a Tuesday opening-round game.

PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) – Kevin Millwood shut out Kansas City for
four innings in his most effective start of the spring, and Michael
Saunders drove in a pair of runs with a double as part of a
four-run sixth inning to lead the Seattle Mariners over the Royals
6-2 in a rare night game last night in Arizona. High-level prospect
Vinnie Catricala also knocked in two runs with singles in the
fourth and sixth innings as the Mariners improved to 10-3 this

TORREON, Mexico (AP) – U.S. national team player Herculez Gomez
scored twice to help Mexico’s Santos Laguna rout the Seattle
Sounders 6-1 last night in the CONCACAF Champions League
quarterfinals. The Sounders won the first leg of the series 2-1 in
Seattle, but four second-half goals from Santos Laguna, including
Gomez’s two, gave the Mexican team a 7-3 overall victory. Santos
Laguna will play the Los Angeles Galaxy-Toronto FC winner in the

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