NW Sports from the AP

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SEATTLE (AP) – Elvis Andrus lined a two-strike pitch into the left-center field gap for a two-run triple, Josh Hamilton made two tremendous catches in center field and added an RBI double, and the Texas Rangers snapped Seattle’s win streak at four with a 3-1 win over the Mariners last night. Seattle was going for its first five-game win streak since May 2011. Texas’ four hits were the fewest in a Rangers victory this season and just the third time in the past two seasons the Rangers won with fewer than five hits.

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Candace Parker scored 21 points and Kristi Toliver added 18 and the Los Angeles Sparks defeated the Seattle Storm 74-61 last night. Alana Beard scored 15 points as the Sparks led from the first quarter after their big comeback victory against the Storm on Friday in which the Sparks erased a 21-point second-half deficit. Ann Wauters led Seattle with 15 points. Tina Thompson added 13.

PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) – The Washington State men’s basketball team has hired former Fresno State head coach Ray Lopes as an assistant coach. Cougars coach Ken Bone made the announcement yesterday. Lopes spent the past four seasons as an assistant at Idaho. Before that, Lopes coached in the NBA Developmental League, leading Idaho to the league title in 2008.

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) – Oregon State cornerback Jordan Poyer was arrested in connection with trespassing at a nightclub near campus over the weekend. The 21-year-old is scheduled to appear on second-degree trespassing charge in Benton County Circuit Court on June 7. Police say Poyer was barred from the Impulse Bar & Grill earlier this year, but managed to get into the club by using an alternate entrance. He was detained by Impulse security before police arrived early Saturday.


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