1st Oregon News Minute from the AP

Date: 05/02/2014 04:59 AM

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

NEW YORK (AP) – Robinson Cano doubled and drove in two runs, Roenis Elias struck out 10 in seven impressive innings and the Seattle Mariners beat the New York Yankees 4-2 last night. Michael Saunders had three hits, including an RBI double, to help the Mariners win for the fifth time in six games following an eight-game skid.

UNDATED (AP) __ Many players on the Seattle Mariners received autographed Derek Jeter jerseys yesterday. But not Robinson Cano (kan-OH’). Cano left the New York Yankees and signed a $240 million, 10-year contract with the Mariners during the offseason. He was greeted with boos his first game back to Yankee Stadium since joining the Mariners.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – The Rockets reached back into their history to stave off elimination in their first-round playoff series against the Portland Trail Blazers. Houston earned the nickname “Clutch City” back in the mid-1990s when the team won back-to-back NBA championships. Now Houston will see if this team has that historic resilience as the series moves back to Portland for Game 6 tonight. The Rockets are down 3-2.

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) – The life of NBA champion coach Dr. Jack Ramsay is being celebrated, with fellow members of the Basketball Hall of Fame along with numerous friends and colleagues joining his family for his funeral. Ramsay was eulogized by his son Chris. Pat Riley, Erik Spoelstra (SPOHL’-struh), Billy Cunningham, Bob McAdoo, Phil Martelli were among those attending. Jack Ramsay led the Portland Trail Blazers to the 1977 NBA title. Jack Ramsay died Monday. He was 89.


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