Mariners Sign Three To Minor League Deals

mariners newsRHP Mark Lowe, RHP Justin Germano, INF Carlos Rivero will participate in Major League Spring Training. SEATTLE, Wash. -- Seattle Mariners Executive Vice President & General Manager of Baseball Operations Jack Zduriencik announced today the following players have been signed to minor league contracts for the 2015 season and invited to Major League Spring Training:

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No. 16 Huskies Rout Grambling State 86-38

sports4Shawn Kemp Jr. scored 13 of his 21 points in the first half, Andrew Andrews added 16 points and No. 16 Washington raced past Grambling State 86-38 on Wednesday night. Washington (9-0) extended its best start since beginning the 2005-06 season 11-0, leading 45-13 at halftime and by as many as 51 in the second half. The Huskies will get arguably their toughest non-conference test on Saturday when the face No. 15 Oklahoma in Las Vegas.

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Aldridge, Trail Blazers Rally To Beat Bucks 104-97

LaMarcus Aldridge had 23 points and 15 rebounds, and the Portland Trail Blazers pulled away in the fourth quarter to beat the Milwaukee Bucks 104-97 Wednesday night with both teams reeling from injuries to key players. Damian Lillard added 29 points and seven assists for the Blazers, who have won three straight and eight of 10 despite losing starting center Robin Lopez to a broken hand on Monday. Thomas Robinson, who started in Lopez's absence, sparked the Blazers with 15 points and 16 rebounds, both season highs. Brandon Knight had 24 points for the Bucks, who were without Jabari Parker. The heralded rookie will miss the rest of the season after tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee during the third quarter of Milwaukee's victory Monday over Phoenix. PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - December 18, 2014

Doolin Lifts UNLV Over Portland 75-73 In OT

Cody Doolin's driving layup with less than a second remaining in overtime Wednesday night gave UNLV a 75-73 win over Portland. Doolin, who finished with 15 points on 6 of 8 shooting, had a similar play at the end of regulation but fed Dwayne Morgan for a layup at the buzzer. It was Morgan's only basket before his shot with 25 seconds left in overtime put UNLV up 73-71. Rashad Vaughn led the Rebels (7-2) with 25 points and Christian Wood added 17. Alex Wintering had 24 points and Riley Barker 14 for the Pilots (7-3). Volodymyr Gerun had 11 points, including two free throws with 11 seconds left to tie the game at 73. Portland used a 7-0 run late in the first half for a 29-28 win at the break. The Pilots led all of the second half but Vaughn, who had 17 of his points after intermission, kept the Rebels in it. LAS VEGAS (AP) - December 18, 2014

Bucks F Antetokounmpo Injures Left Ankle

Forward Giannis Antetokounmpo has left the Milwaukee Bucks' game at Portland with a sprained left ankle. Antetokounmpo grimaced in pain under the basket late in the first half while his teammates surrounded him, but he eventually walked off the floor and straight to the locker room. Khris Middleton started the second half of Wednesday night's game in Antetokounmpo's place. The Bucks announced he would not return. The second-year forward from Greece was averaging 12.2 points and 5.9 rebounds going into the game against the Trail Blazers. It has been one rough week for Milwaukee, which lost rookie Jabari Parker for the season when he tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee on Monday at Phoenix. PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - December 18, 2014