Rangers beat M's 5-0

Prince Fielder and Kevin Kouzmanoff hit back-to-back homers, Robbie Ross limited Seattle to five singles in seven-plus innings and the Texas Rangers beat the Mariners 5-0 Tuesday night. Fielder ended a 13-game homerless streak to start the season with a line drive to right-center field off former Texas first-round pick Blake Beavan (0-1) to lead off the second inning. Two pitches later, Kouzmanoff went deep to left. Kouzmanoff also had two doubles, the second one driving in two runs to put the Rangers up 4-0 in the eighth inning. Fielder scored from first base after he was intentionally walked following a pair of strikeouts. Ross (1-0), a former reliever, got his first win as a starter in his third try as the Rangers recorded their third straight win by shutout and fourth in seven victories overall. April 16, 2014

Gonzaga Promotes Assistant To Head Coach

gonzagabd3Gonzaga assistant women's basketball coach Lisa Fortier has been promoted to head coach. She was named Monday to replace Kelly Graves, who spent 14 years at Gonzaga before he was hired by Oregon earlier this month. Fortier has coached at Gonzaga for seven seasons, including the Bulldogs' current run of six consecutive trips to the NCAA tournament.

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Mariners Beat Rangers 7-1

fumble 41414Mike Zunino homered an inning before adding an RBI single in Seattle's strange six-run outburst that included three Texas Rangers errors and a replay reversal that gave the Mariners a run in their 7-1 victory Monday night.

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Athletics over Mariners 3-0

mariners400Yoenis Cespedes hit a two-run homer that broke a scoreless tie in the eighth inning, lifting the Oakland Athletics over the Seattle Mariners 3-0 Sunday. Cespedes pulled a 2-2 slider from Charlie Furbush into the left-field bullpen. Cespedes' second homer of the season came after Jed Lowrie drew a leadoff walk. Josh Donaldson added a solo home run in the ninth, his third, off Lucas Luetge.

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Sports Briefs April 11

sports3Detectives in Miami say three NFL players are named in a police report involving a woman who passed out in a hotel, though no one has been charged with a crime. The Miami Police Department report released yesterday says the woman told police she was in a hotel room April 1 with San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick and wide receiver Quinton Patton, and Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Ricardo Lockette.

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