March 26 – Sports Briefs

 sports5Blazers Use 10-Point Comeback To Beat Jazz 92-89
Damian Lillard had 23 points and 12 assists and the Portland Trail Blazers used a 10-point fourth-quarter comeback to beat the Utah Jazz 92-89 on Wednesday night. Lillard helped Portland snap a five-game losing streak, scoring 13 fourth-quarter points. LaMarcus Aldridge added 19 points and nine rebounds. Portland ate away at the 10-point deficit with Lillard attacking the basket, including a transition layup and a free throw for an 87-86 lead.

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Sounders Earn 2-2 Tie With Club Tijuana

Sounders logoAndy Rose, who subbed into the game to start the second half, scored in the 56th minute on Tuesday night and the Seattle Sounders rallied to tie Club Tijuana 2-2 in an international friendly. Lamar Neagle also scored for the Sounders, who are 1-1-0 in the early stages of MLS play.

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Gonzaga fans 'Do The Few' handstand like coach Mark Few

Gonzaga coach Mark Few's joyous handstand after his team advanced to the Sweet Sixteen of the NCAA Tournament is being repeated by students across the Spokane campus. Few's sort-of handstand in the locker room after Gonzaga defeated Iowa on Sunday was captured on video and tweeted by forward Kyle Wiltjer. That prompted Gonzaga students on Monday to drop into handstands all over campus. They call it "Do The Few." Gonzaga is headed for the Sweet Sixteen for the first time since 2009. The Zags will play UCLA. SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) – March 25, 2015

Warriors Clinch Division With 122-108 Victory Over Blazers

Stephen Curry had 33 points and 10 assists and the Golden State Warriors pulled away from the shorthanded Trail Blazers in the second half for a 122-108 victory on Tuesday night, clinching the team's first division title in 39 years. Andre Iguodala came off the bench to score 21 points for the Warriors, who won their seventh straight to push their record to and NBA-best 58-13. Golden State hasn't claimed the Pacific Division crown since the 1975-76 season, the year after the team won the NBA championship.

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Mariners Unable To Overcome Early Deficit

mariners logo5The Mariners took an early lead but could not overcome a pair of early three-run innings en route to a 6-4 loss to the San Diego Padres in Cactus League play on Tuesday afternoon at Peoria Stadium. The game was played in front of 7,289 fans as the Mariners had their Cactus League record fall to 9-10-2.

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