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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Paul Millsap had 31 points and pulled down
11 boards to help the Utah Jazz snap a three-game losing streak
with a 102-97 win over Portland last night. The Jazz held a 94-90
lead with 5 minutes to go, but LaMarcus Aldridge hit two straight
jumpers to close the gap for the Trail Blazers. Wesley Matthews
made a 3-pointer for a Blazers lead, but Al Jefferson hit a short
jumper to pull the Jazz within one before Millsap’s dunk gave Utah
back the lead, and Portland couldn’t catch up.

PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) – Ichiro (EE’-cheer-oh) Suzuki broke a
scoreless tie with a run-scoring double in the third and Felix
Hernandez pitched four shutout innings, leading the Seattle
Mariners over the Colorado Rockies 7-2 yesterday. Mariners catcher
Jesus Montero was hit in the helmet by a pitch from Edgmer
Escalona. An angry Montero had to be escorted off the field by
manager Eric Wedge. Brendan Ryan was 3 for 4 with an RBI single for
Seattle, which had 14 hits.

SEATTLE (AP) – Steve Sarkisian noted recently he couldn’t
believe he was already entering his fourth season at Washington.
But in many ways, he’s beginning anew with the 2012 season, which
got fully started yesterday with the beginning of spring practice.
After three seasons of relative stability on his coaching staff,
Sarkisian and the Huskies are now dealing with five new coaches and
a nearly complete overhaul on the defensive side. Leading rusher
Chris Polk also left UW to enter the NFL draft.

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) – Sophomore running back Tre Carson has not
enrolled in spring classes at Oregon and intends to transfer. The
departure wasn’t unexpected after he hinted that he planned to
transfer earlier this year. Oregon confirmed the move yesterday.
Carson, who is from Texarkana, Texas, ran for 254 yards and one
touchdown in 10 games as a freshman last year.

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