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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Urruti scores winner, Timbers beat FC Dallas 3-1 in MLS

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Maximiliano Urruti scored the winning goal for the Portland Timbers as they defeated FC Dallas 3-1. The win Saturday was the first of the season for Portland, while Dallas lost its first. On a night celebrating him, with fans given cutouts of his head on a stick, Nat Borchers opened well with his new team in the 23rd minute. Off a corner kick, the defender found himself unguarded six yards from goal and drove a header into the ground and past Dallas goalkeeper Chris Seitz.

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Gonzaga University Receives $5 Million Gift

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - A benefactor has given Gonzaga University a $5 million gift for its recent success on the basketball court. The university says it received the gift on Friday from an anonymous donor who was inspired by Gonzaga's student-athletes and the success of the men's and women's basketball teams. The gift was given to support basketball performance and training. The university says it is working on a plan to expand facilities, add practice and training areas and student-athlete support services. April 6, 2015

Miller, Happ Lead Mariners Over Rockies 5-4

marinersSBrad Miller's two-run triple and J.A. Happ's best outing of spring training helped the Seattle Mariners defeat the Colorado Rockies 5-4 Friday night. Happ threw four scoreless innings of two-hit ball, striking out four and walking two. Coming in, he had allowed 12 earned runs in 13 2/3 innings overall.

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