Lefty Reliever Joe Beimel Back With Seattle

The Seattle Mariners brought back left-handed reliever Joe Beimel on a minor-league deal and optioned newly acquired left-hander Mike Montgomery to Triple-A Tacoma. Seattle made the roster moves Thursday during an off day. Beimel had been with the Rangers during spring training but struggled, giving up 11 earned runs in three innings over four appearances. He was released by the Rangers on March 23.

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Offensive Lineman Stephen Schilling Stepping Away From NFL

Offensive lineman Stephen Schilling intends to retire from the NFL despite an offer to play another season for the Seattle Seahawks. Schilling confirmed his decision Thursday, saying it's "just a personal choice for me at this time in my life." Seattle was hopeful of bringing Schilling back for a second season. He started three games and appeared in eight total games this past season for the Seahawks before suffering a knee injury that landed him on injured reserve.

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Washington Stars Stand Out Before NFL Scouts On Pro Day

Potential first-round picks Marcus Peters and Danny Shelton, along with fellow former Washington stars Shaq Thompson and Hau'oli Kikaha were the standouts as the Huskies held their annual pro day. Peters' return to the school for Thursday's event was noteworthy after he was dismissed from the Huskies program last fall. The standout cornerback was welcomed back to work out for NFL scouts and was among the most impressive players on the field with his footwork and ball skills.

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Nation's Leading Scorer Declares For NBA Draft

basketball genericEastern Washington guard Tyler Harvey, the nation's leading scorer this season, will skip his senior year and make himself available for the NBA draft. Harvey made the announcement Wednesday in Cheney, Washington. Harvey, a redshirt junior from Torrance, California, averaged 23.1 points per game and led the nation

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Paul Scores 41, Clippers Rally To Beat Blazers 126-122

Chris Paul had a season-high 41 points and 17 assists and the Los Angeles Clippers rallied in the second half for a 126-122 victory over the Trail Blazers, denying Portland a chance at clinching the Northwest Division title Wednesday night. The loss snapped a four-game winning streak for the Blazers, who needed a win to secure their first division title since the 2008-09 season when they shared it with Denver.

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