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Cruz, Miley help Mariners end Indians streak

SEATTLE (AP) — Nelson Cruz homered twice and Wade Miley pitched seven scoreless innings to pace the Seattle Mariners to a 7-1 victory over Cleveland on Tuesday night, snapping the Indians’ six-game winning streak.

Cruz hit a two-run homer in the first inning off starter Cody Anderson (1-4) and added a solo shot in the fifth, his 15th, to put Seattle up 7-0.

Miley (6-2), who had allowed 18 runs in 14 2/3 innings in his last three starts, allowed four hits, striking out three and walking two.

Anderson, who was called up from Triple-A earlier in the day to replace the ailing Danny Salazar, allowed six runs and seven hits in 3 2/3 innings.

Lonnie Chisenhall accounted for the Indians’ run in the eighth with a homer, his second, off Joaquin Benoit. Steve Cishek pitched the ninth for Seattle.


Martin getting closer to returning

SEATTLE (AP) — Mariners outfielder Leonys Martin, who is on the disabled list with a strained hamstring, will bat and run the bases in a simulated game today. The Mariners say he will then go to Triple-A Tacoma for a rehab game. If all goes well, he could rejoin the Mariners over the weekend. He is eligible to come off the DL on Friday.

Pitcher Felix Hernandez, who is DL’d with a strained right calf, was wearing a protective boot on the leg in the club house yesterday. Manager Scott Servais says Hernandez is still sore but should be able to come back fairly quickly. Shortstop Ketel Marte, who went one-for-three in his first game off the DL on Monday, was scratched from last night’s lineup with neck spasms.


Popovich to lead Select Team training vs US Olympic squad

UNDATED (AP) — Gregg Popovich will get started on his preparations for the 2020 Olympics when he oversees the Select Team of young players that will train against this year’s U.S. basketball team.

USA Basketball named 25 players who will make up that roster Tuesday and said Popovich, the Spurs coach who will succeed Mike Krzyzewski as U.S. national coach, will lead the squad.

The team will work against the Americans during their training camp in Las Vegas in July.

Popovich will be assisted by Jay Wright of national champion Villanova and Spurs assistant Ime Udoka.

The Select Team includes: D’Angelo Russell and Julius Randle (Lakers), Jahlil Okafor and Jerami Grant (Philadelphia), Stanley Johnson and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (Detroit), Devin Booker (Phoenix); Jabari Parker (Milwaukee); Justise Winslow (Miami), Aaron Gordon (Orlando), Marcus Smart (Boston), Zach LaVine (Minnesota), CJ McCollum (Portland), Cody Zeller (Charlotte), Myles Turner (Indiana), Doug McDermott (Chicago), Emmanuel Mudiay and Gary Harris (Denver), Willie Cauley-Stein (Sacramento) and Rodney Hood (Utah).

College players include: Brandon Ingram (Duke), Denzel Valentine (Michigan State), Malcolm Brogdon (Virginia); Kris Dunn (Providence); and Brice Johnson (North Carolina).


Golf Channel says NCAA team final averaged 325k viewers

UNDATED (AP) — The Golf Channel says the NCAA team final last week averaged 325,000 viewers, with Oregon defeating Texas in the match-play final.

Viewership peaked at 533,000 average views in the final 15 minutes of the Oregon-Texas final at Eugene Country Club.

The channel says viewership was higher than all but four LPGA Tour live telecasts, and all of the PGA Tour Champions and Tour live telecasts.

The women’s NCAA the week before had an average viewership of 249,000, peaking at 341,000 at the end.


Coach Jim Mora agrees to 2-year contract extension at UCLA

LOS ANGELES (AP) — UCLA football coach Jim Mora has agreed to a two-year contract extension through 2021.

The school announced the deal Tuesday.

Mora is 37-16 in four seasons at UCLA, equaling the school record for victories in a four-year span. The Bruins have reached four consecutive bowl games while contending for a Pac-12 divisional title each year.

The Bruins won the Pac-12 South in his debut season in 2012, and they finished second while winning 10 games in each of the next two years.

UCLA slumped slightly to 8-5 last season amid several major injuries, but the Bruins had a conference-high eight players selected in the recent NFL draft.

The 54-year-old Mora is the former coach of the Atlanta Falcons and the Seattle Seahawks.


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