NW Sports from the AP

Date: 05/01/2013 05:29 AM

Here is the latest Washington, Oregon and Alaska sports news from The Associated Press


SEATTLE (AP) – Nate McLouth led off the game with his second homer of the season, Baltimore battered rookie Brandon Maurer for four runs in the first inning and the Orioles beat the Mariners 7-2 last night. McLouth’s homer kept up a torrid stretch for the Orioles’ leadoff hitter. Over his last 10 games, he is hitting .485 and has scored 14 runs. Matt Wieters added a two-run double.

SEATTLE (AP) – Seattle basketball fans have been left feeling jilted, again. Excitement that was building for months over the possibility of the NBA’s return was quickly squashed when the NBA’s relocation committee voted unanimously to recommend that owners reject the application for the Sacramento Kings to move to Seattle. The Board of Governors will vote the week of May 13.

NEW YORK (AP) – ESPN says it regrets that one of its reporters described Jason Collins as a sinner after the NBA center publicly revealed he is gay. Chris Broussard, who covers the NBA, said Monday that Collins was “walking in open rebellion to God” by living as a gay man. ESPN’s Josh Krulewitz says the network regrets a discussion of personal viewpoints became a distraction.


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