NW Sports from the AP

Date: 05/21/2014 04:59 AM

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

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) – Kyle Seager had three hits, including a two-run single that sparked a four-run third inning, and the Seattle Mariners beat the Texas Rangers 6-2 last night. Robinson Cano, Dustin Ackley and recent call-up Nick Franklin added two hits each as the Mariners, last in the American League in hitting, had every member of the batting order reach base during the first four innings.

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) – Mariners designated hitter Corey Hart will miss four to six weeks with a strained left hamstring. Hart was placed on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to Monday. Seattle recalled infielder-outfielder Nick Franklin from Triple-A Tacoma to take Hart’s place on the roster.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – The Portland Classic is making a comeback. The LPGA’s annual tournament stop at Columbia Edgewater Country Club, known as the Safeway Classic for the past 18 years, has a new sponsor in locally based Cambia Health Solutions. The 72-hole tournament with a purse of $1.3 million will be played at Columbia Edgewater from Aug. 28-31.

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) – Following the dismissal of three basketball players in the wake of a police investigation into an alleged rape, Oregon has formed a panel to review prevention and response practices in sexual misconduct cases. Damyean Dotson, Dominic Artis and Brandon Austin were dismissed from the team after the school received a police report concerning allegations of sexual assaulted. The Lane County district attorney’s office determined there wasn’t enough evidence to prosecute the players on criminal charges.


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