NW Sports from the AP

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The Associated Press
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) – Neftali Feliz pitched seven crisp
innings in his first major league start and the Texas Rangers beat
the Seattle Mariners 1-0. Feliz allowed four hits and struck out
four in his first game since he failed to hold a two-run lead in
Game 6 of the World Series. The Cardinals won in seven games. Feliz
was a shade better than Blake Beavan, who was pitching for the
first time in the ballpark where he grew up watching the Rangers.
David Murphy had three hits and drove in the only run.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Portland Trail Blazers forward LaMarcus
Aldridge has traveled to Colorado to have his sore right hip
examined. The team says trainer Jay Jensen accompanied Aldridge to
the examination yesterday in Vail, Colo. Aldridge had an MRI on the
hip late last month, but the results were negative. He has blamed
the soreness on the grind of the lockout-shortened season and
physical play. Aldridge is questionable for Portland’s home game
against Golden State tonight.

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) – Daniel Sedin (seh-DEEN’) was
a no-show at the Vancouver Canucks practice yesterday morning.
Sedin, out with a concussion since March 21, was expected to take
part in his second practice before tonight’s first-round playoff
series opener against the Los Angeles Kings. Sedin was injured when
he took an elbow in the head from Chicago Blackhawks defenseman
Duncan Keith. The NHL handed Keith a five-game suspension.

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