Here is the latest Washington, Oregon and Alaska sports news from The Associated Press
SEATTLE (AP) — Robinson Cano drove in 6 runs, including a grand slam in the 7th inning as the Seattle Mariners beat the Houston Astros 11-1 last night. Cano reached 1,000 RBIs for his career with a two-run single in the 5th. Nathan Karns threw 7 shutout innings to improve to 2-1.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Clippers will be without Blake Griffin for the rest of the playoffs after Griffin aggravated a left quadriceps tendon injury. An MRI Tuesday revealed no further structural damage. The injury leaves the Clippers without their two top players for the remainder of the series against the Portland Trail Blazers, with Chris Paul undergoing hand surgery.
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Seattle Seahawks GM John Schneider is doing his final prepping ahead of the NFL draft, which starts Thursday night. The Seahawks have four picks among the top 100, including the 26th overall pick. Schneider says he views this year’s draft as the deepest since he arrived in Seattle in 2010.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — After leading Golden State to the best regular season record in NBA history, Steve Kerr has been named the league’s coach of the year. Portland’s Terry Stotts was second in some relatively close voting while Gregg Popovich of San Antonio finished third.