Aldridge Has 24 And Blazers Rout TWolves 116-91

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - LaMarcus Aldridge had 24 points and 13 rebounds before sitting out the fourth quarter, and the Portland Trail Blazers beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 116-91 on Wednesday night. Robin Lopez added 18 points for the Blazers, who have already captured the Northwest Division title but continue to battle for home-court advantage in the playoffs with four games left. Andrew Wiggins had 29 points for the injury-depleted Timberwolves, who have lost eight straight and remain in the basement of the Western Conference.

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Louisville Freshman Shaqquan Aaron To Transfer

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Louisville coach Rick Pitino has announced that freshman forward Shaqquan Aaron will transfer. Aaron averaged 1.3 points in 23 games for the Cardinals, highlighted by an 11-point, five-rebound effort at Wake Forest in January. The 6-foot-7 Seattle native missed the season's first nine games while the NCAA determined his amateur status. Pitino said in a release that "we are in total agreement with Shaqquan transferring and we wish him the best."

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Angels Over Mariners 2-0

paxton040715SEATTLE - James Paxton made two bad pitches on Tuesday, and the result was a 2-0 loss to the Angels on a tough night for the Mariners'. Paxton, a 26-year-old lefty who opened the season as Seattle's No. 2 starter, gave up just four hits in his six-inning season debut. But a fourth-inning double by Albert Pujols, followed by a two-run opposite-field home run by David Freese,

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Mariners Beat Angels 4-1 To Open 2015

felix040615Felix Hernandez pitches seven strong innings, allowing just one run on two hits and one walk while striking out 10 to earn the win. Felix Hernandez has never lost a game on Opening Day, and the Mariners' ace wasn't about to start now, not with a Seattle team opening at Safeco Field for the first time in seven years.

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Mariners Opening Day!

marinersbaseballThe Mariners open their 39th season with a home game vs. the Los Angeles Angels at Safeco Field. Monday is the first of a three-game series vs. the Angels, which will be followed by an off day Thursday, and a 6-game road trip at Oakland and Los Angeles (NL). IT HAS BEEN A WHILE…the Mariners are opening the season with a home game for the first time since 2008…

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