Date: 05/06/2014 04:59 AM
Here is the latest Washington, Oregon and Alaska sports news from The Associated Press
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) – Stefen Romero hit his first major league home run to break a tie in the fifth inning, and the Seattle Mariners beat the Oakland Athletics 4-2 last night for their third straight victory and eighth in 10 games. Chris Young (2-0) allowed two hits over six strong innings to win his second straight start.
UNDATED (AP) – The San Antonio Spurs just finished going toe-to-toe with a transformational power forward whose mid-range game stretched their defense to the max, needing seven games to oust Dirk Nowitzki and the Dallas Mavericks. And now they get Nowitzki 2.0 in the Western Conference semifinals when Portland’s LaMarcus Aldridge comes to town tonight.
CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) – Oregon State has fired Craig Robinson after six seasons without making the NCAA tournament. The brother-in-law of President Barack Obama, Robinson had a solid start in Corvallis, taking a program that had lost 21 straight Pac-12 games to an 18-win season in 2008-09. The Beavers were 16-16 this season, including 8-10 in the Pac-12.
RENTON, Wash. (AP) – Not only is Seattle general manager John Schneider stuck waiting until the very end of the first round to make his initial pick, he has only six selections heading into this week’s NFL draft. The Super Bowl champion Seahawks hold the No. 32 pick in the first round. But it’s what the Seahawks lack after the first round that stands out. Having only six selections heading into the draft makes for the fewest for Seattle since 2006, when Seattle also made just six picks.
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