NW Sports from the AP

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Here is the latest Washington, Oregon and Alaska sports news from
The Associated Press
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SEATTLE (AP) – A venture capitalist who wants to build a sports
arena to bring professional basketball back to Seattle will pay for
a study to determine the impacts on traffic and parking following
objections by his potential neighbor: the Seattle Mariners. King
County Executive Dow Constantine and Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn
announced the study yesterday. Chris Hansen’s pledge comes after
the Mariners said they worried about traffic problems in the SoDo
neighborhood if a third sports arena was put there.

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) – By the time Oakland gets through its
first eight games, the Athletics will already have faced Seattle
Mariners ace Felix Hernandez three times. It’s a crazy schedule
that began with these two clubs facing off in their first two games
last week in Japan, with each winning once – including “King
Felix’s” Game 1 victory at the Tokyo Dome. Now, the AL West rivals
resume their season-opening series stateside – albeit eight days
later. It’s a nontraditional two-game series Friday and Saturday.
Then, the A’s travel to Seattle next weekend for a three-game
series at Safeco Field in the Mariners’ home opener.

SEATTLE (AP) – Russ Berkman’s dream came true when he won a
lottery for four passes to Wednesday’s practice round at the
Masters golf tournament. But the Seattle-area resident’s stomach
turned when he learned his dog, Sierra, had eaten them. Berkman
told KJR radio Tuesday he was determined to go. His girlfriend told
him he had to make Sierra throw up. He induced vomiting and
recovered a gooey glob, then went to work putting about 20
vomit-covered pieces back together. He says he came up with about
70 percent of the tickets, took photos, explained the situation,
and Augusta National Golf Club reprinted his tickets.

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