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Beltre has 5 RBIs; Holland, Rangers beat Mariners 8-0
SEATTLE (AP) — Adrian Beltre drove in five runs, Derek Holland pitched scoreless ball into the seventh inning and the Texas Rangers beat the Seattle Mariners 8-0 on Tuesday night.
Holland (1-0) gave up four hits and two walks while striking out four in 6 2/3 innings.
Beltre golfed a third-inning homer that barely cleared the fence in left field to give Texas a 5-0 lead. He added a two-run double in the seventh.
Mariners starter Wade Miley (0-1) gave up six earned runs on 10 hits and struck out seven in six innings.
Elvis Andrus and Bryan Holaday both drove runners in with singles off reliever Tony Zych.
The Mariners had only a pair of infield hits in the first four innings and finished with four hits for the game — all singles.
Que Johnson decides to leave Washington St basketball team
PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) — Junior Que Johnson is leaving the Washington State basketball program.
Johnson has been granted his release, head coach Ernie Kent said Tuesday.
A native of Pontiac, Michigan, Johnson averaged 9 points per game over his three-year career. He started 42 of the 93 games in which he played.
Johnson shot .404 percent from 3-point range this season, ranking 11th in the Pac-12. He ranks 16th in WSU’s career record books with 121 made 3-pointers.
Nagbe has sprained ankle from de Jong, return uncertain
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Timbers midfielder Darlington Nagbe has a sprained left ankle and won’t play in Portland’s game against Dallas Wednesday night, becoming the latest player to miss time because of a Nigel de Jong challenge.
Coach Caleb Porter confirmed Nagbe’s injury following practice on Tuesday. Nagbe also is likely to miss Saturday’s game against New York City.
Nagbe, who made his U.S. national team debut in November, was taken from the field on a stretcher following de Jong’s hit in the game against the Los Angeles Galaxy. Nagbe left StubHub Center in a wheelchair.
De Jong broke the legs of American midfielder Stuart Holden and Newcastle’ winger Hatem Ben Arfa in 2010, the same year the Dutchman kicked Spain’s Xavi Alonso in the chest during the World Cup final.
Referee Allen Chapman gave de Jong a yellow card Sunday. Major League Soccer’s disciplinary committee could issue a suspension.
Soccer star Abby Wambach pleads guilty in DUI case
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Court records show U.S. soccer star Abby Wambach pleaded guilty to driving under the influence of intoxicants Tuesday afternoon in a county courtroom in Portland.
The Oregonian reports the plea means Wambach could see her charges dismissed within a year by enrolling in a diversion program available to first-time offenders. A Multnomah County Circuit Court judge also ordered a breathalyzer be installed in Wambach’s vehicle and that she undergo drug and alcohol treatment, the Oregonian reported.
The 35-year-old retired soccer player and two-time Olympic gold medalist was arrested April 2 after police said she ran a red light in downtown Portland and failed field sobriety tests. Her blood alcohol content was .13 percent, above Oregon’s limit of .08 percent. Wambach was later released on her recognizance and has since apologized publicly.
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