Washington Beats Georgia Tech 4-2 To Advance

Andrew Ely's two-run homer helped lead Washington to a 4-2 victory over Georgia Tech on Sunday in the NCAA tournament's Oxford regional. Washington will play Mississippi on Monday for the regional championship. The Huskies must beat the Rebels twice to advance to the super regionals. Washington starter Jared Fisher struggled with his command early, walking in two runs in the first inning. But Ely's homer in the third tied the game at 2 and the Huskies tacked on two more runs in the sixth. Reliever Brandon Choate earned the win for Washington, and Trevor Dunlap worked four scoreless innings to earn his sixth save. Braden Bishop had two hits.The loss eliminated Georgia Tech from the tournament. June 2, 2014

Investor Remains Committed To NBA In Seattle

hansen bbInvestor Chris Hansen says he remains committed to getting the NBA back to Seattle even though he just lost one of his biggest partners in the process. Hansen released a statement Friday congratulating former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer on his agreement to purchase the Los Angeles Clippers for $2 billion.

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Seattle, Baldwin Agree To Extension

baldwin hawksDoug Baldwin and the Seattle Seahawks have agreed to a contract extension that locks up the former undrafted wide receiver through the 2016 season. The team confirmed the new deal for Baldwin during a news conference Thursday. The agreement was first reported by ESPN.

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Top-Seeded Oregon Beats Florida State 3-0

Sophomore left-hander Cheridan Hawkins threw a one-hitter and top-seeded Oregon beat Florida State 3-0 on Thursday in the opening round of the Women's College World Series. Alexa Peterson had a pair of hits, including a run-scoring double for Oregon (55-7-1), which set a single-season program record for wins. The Ducks advanced to play Florida on Friday. Florida State (55-8), making its first WCWS appearance in 10 years, will face Baylor on Saturday in an elimination game. Hawkins (34-4) gave up a leadoff single to Maddie O'Brien in the first inning. Courtney Senas drew a one-out walk two batters later, but Hawkins escaped and eventually retired 16 straight batters before a two-out error in the sixth. FSU pitcher Lacey Waldrop (38-6), the Division I player of the year, didn't make it out of the sixth inning after giving up 10 hits. May 30, 2014

Angels Win Over Mariners 7-5

Erick Aybar hit a three-run homer, Matt Shoemaker pitched effectively into the sixth inning and the Los Angeles Angels beat the Seattle Mariners 7-5 on Thursday night. Recalled from Triple-A Salt Lake on Wednesday, Shoemaker (3-1) set down the side in order four times in 5 1-3 innings. He allowed three runs on four hits, equaled a career-high six strikeouts and did not walk a batter for the first time in five career starts. After Kyle Seager hit a two-run home run in the ninth, Ernesto Frieri came on to record two outs for his eighth save in 10 chances. Aybar's fourth-inning home run broke open a 2-0 game that Mariners starter Brandon Maurer had labored to keep close. Maurer (1-4) lasted just four innings, allowing five runs on six hits and four walks. It's the fifth time in seven starts this season that Maurer has failed to reach the fifth inning. May 30, 2014