Seattle Signs Xavier Nady To Minor League Deal

Outfielder Xavier Nady has signed a minor league contract with the Seattle Mariners after being released by San Diego earlier this month. Nady passed his physical and finalized the deal with Seattle on Wednesday. He'll report to extended spring training at the Mariners complex in Peoria, Arizona. Nady played in 22 games for the Padres, but hit just .135 with three homers and four RBIs. He had only five hits total in 50 at-bats with the Padres before being designated for assignment on May 5. He became a free agent on May 11. Nady is a career .268 hitter, but has not played more than 100 games in a season since 2010 with the Chicago Cubs. May 29, 2014

Former Washington Star Bob Houbregs Dies At 82

Former Washington basketball star and Hall of Fame inductee Bob Houbregs has died at age 82. Houbregs died on Wednesday morning, the school confirmed. Details of his death were not immediately available. Houbregs was a star in college thanks to his hook shot. He led Washington to its only Final Four appearance in 1953, capping his stellar career at Washington. He was an all-Pacific Coast Conference selection from 1951-53 and an All-American in 1953. Houbregs was Washington's all-time leading scorer from the end of his career until the 1980s. He still ranks fifth on the Huskies' all-time list. May 29, 2014 Houbregs was the No. 3 overall pick in the 1953 NBA draft by the Milwaukee Hawks and went on to play for the Baltimore Bullets, Boston Celtics and Fort Wayne Pistons during his brief NBA career. May 29, 2014

Adi Scores Twice, Timbers Beat Chivas USA 2-0

Fanendo Adi scored his first two MLS goals to help the Portland Timbers beat Chivas USA 2-0 on Wednesday night. Portland improved to 3-3-7, winning its second straight game and third in its last five. Chivas dropped to 2-6-4. Former Chivas midfielder Jorge Villafana helped create the first goal when he ran down the left flank in the 65th minute and crossed the ball to Adi for a shot from 10 yards out. Adi doubled Portland's advantage in the 71st minute on a breakaway. Chivas' Bobby Burling was sent off in the 84th minute after a rough challenge on Adi. Portland made eight changes to the starting lineup from its road victory Saturday night over New York. Adi played the final 7 minutes against New York match and made his first Timbers start against Chivas. May 29, 2014

Seahawks News May 28

hawsktextgradThe Seattle Seahawks have signed fourth-round draft selections wide receiver Kevin Norwood and linebacker Kevin Pierre-Louis in addition to signing undrafted rookie free agent linebacker Horace Miller, the team announced this evening.

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Angels Win 6-4

Jered Weaver gave up three runs over six innings for his fifth win in six starts and C.J. Cron homered to lead the Los Angeles Angels to a 6-4 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Tuesday night. Weaver (6-3) gave up seven hits and a walk while striking out five. Weaver has lasted at least six innings in nine of his 11 starts this season, and this was the first time in eight outings he allowed more than two runs. Cron led off the seventh inning with his third homer since making his major league debut on May 3. Ernesto Frieri pitched the ninth for his seventh save, but the Mariners made it interesting. Robinson Cano hit a two-out run scoring single, and Justin Smoak walked before Kyle Seager ended the game with a deep fly to left-center field. May 28, 2014