NW Sports from the AP

Date: 04/30/2014 04:59 AM

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

NEW YORK (AP) – Robinson Cano drove in a run and scored another, helping the Seattle Mariners beat New York 6-3 last night for their fourth win in five games. Cano began his first game in the Bronx since joining Seattle this winter. Fernando Rodney gave up an RBI single to Brett Gardner in the ninth before striking out Derek Jeter and Carlos Beltran with two on base to preserve the win.

NEW YORK (AP) – Robinson Cano drew loud boos in his first at-bat at Yankee Stadium since signing a $240 million contract with the Seattle Mariners. Cano had a big smile when he came to bat in the first inning last night. When Cano took his position at second base, the Bleacher Creatures didn’t chant his name, as they did for nine years. Instead, they shouted: “You sold out!”

HOUSTON (AP) – The Houston Rockets remain confident they can rebound from a 3-1 deficit to the Portland Trail Blazers. But coach Kevin McHale had Mario Elie and Hakeem Olajuwon encourage his team as it prepares for Game 5 tonight. They helped the Rockets bounce back from the same deficit to beat the Phoenix Suns in 1995 en route to the title.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -A Native American group is calling on Nike to stop producing and selling products that feature the Cleveland Indians’ mascot Chief Wahoo. The logo depicts a grinning, red-faced cartoon with a feather headband. The Eradicating Offensive Native Mascotry group is planning a protest at Nike’s Oregon headquarters in Beaverton this week.


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