Blazers Used 23rd Pick To Select Forward Hollis-Jefferson

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - The Portland Trail Blazers selected Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, a 6-foot-7 small forward from Arizona, with the 23rd pick of Thursday's NBA draft. Hollis-Jefferson played two seasons at Arizona, where he averaged 10.2 points and 6.3 rebounds per game. Small forward became a position of need for Portland this week after the Blazers traded Nicolas Batum to Charlotte on Wednesday for Gerald Henderson and Noah Vonleh.

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Magic Draft Eastern Washington's Harvey 51st In NBA Draft

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - The Orlando Magic have selected Eastern Washington guard Tyler Harvey with the 51st pick in the NBA draft. It was Orlando's second pick on Thursday night. The Magic selected Croatia's Mario Hezonja with the fifth overall pick in the first round.

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Dempsey Given Minimum 2-Year Suspension From US Open Cup

CHICAGO (AP) - Seattle forward Clint Dempsey has been given a minimum two-year suspension from the U.S. Open Cup and a second fine for his conduct toward a match official during a game last week. The penalty announced Thursday by a U.S. Soccer Federation panel was in addition to a three-game league ban and fine announced last week by Major League Soccer. The second penalty, issued by the U.S. Open Cup Adjudication and Discipline Panel, covers up to six U.S. Open Cup matches.

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Royals Past Mariners 8-2

marinerslogo7SEATTLE (AP) - Mike Moustakas hit a two-run home run and Omar Infante had a three-run double in a seven-run fourth inning as the Royals beat the Mariners 8-2 on Wednesday night. Alcides Escobar opened the fourth with a single to right off Roenis Elias (4-5), who had retired the first nine batters. Moustakas followed with his seventh homer over the right-field wall.

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Sapong, Philadelphia Beat Sounders 1-0

Sounders logoCHESTER, Pa. (AP) - C.J. Sapong scored his fifth goal in six games and the Philadelphia Union beat the Seattle Sounders 1-0 on Wednesday night. Philadelphia (5-10-3) snapped a two-game losing streak and Seattle (9-6-2) lost its second straight.

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