Trout, Pujols have RBI doubles in Angels loss
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) - Mike Trout and Albert Pujols each had RBI doubles for the Los Angeles Angels, but the Robinson Cano continued his torrid spring training in the Seattle Mariners' 10-6 win Tuesday.
Los Angeles starter C .J. Wilson allowed four hits and one unearned run with four strikeouts over five innings. It was his third start.
Wilson, 17-7 with a 3.39 ERA in 2013, was coming off a start in which he pitched four scoreless innings against the Dodgers.
Scott Baker, trying to make the Seattle rotation, had his toughest outing in three spring starts. He allowed five runs - two earned - on five hits over three innings.
Baker hit Pujols, David Freese and Howie Kendrick in succession with two outs in the first but got Hank Conger to fly out to deep right-center.
Cano was 1 for 2 and is hitting .588 for his new team. He also walked. Cano fought off a two-strike pitch from Wilson in the first and hit a soft line single to left.
Dallas Seavey wins his second Iditarod dog race
NOME, Alaska (AP) - Dallas Seavey rallied from third place to win his second Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race across Alaska.
He told a packed convention hall in Nome early Tuesday that he didn't even realize he won the race until about 90 seconds after he crossed the finish line.
He had to come from a three-hour deficient to overcome mushers Jeff King and Aliy (AL'-ee) Zirkle in the last 77 miles. He was third into the second-to-last checkpoint in White Mountain, where mushers are required to take an eight-hour rest.
Later, high winds blew King off course and blizzard-like conditions forced Zirkle to stop at Safety, the last checkpoint in the race, 22 miles from Nome.
The 27-year-old Seavey also won the race in 2012.
The Iditarod winner receives $50,000 and a new truck.
Gasol, Randolph lead Grizzlies past Blazers 109-99
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Marc Gasol scored 19 points, Zach Randolph added 18 points and 12 rebounds and the Memphis Grizzlies solidified their hold on the final Western Conference playoff spot with a 109-99 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers on Tuesday night.
Mike Conley added 17 points and Courtney Lee finished with 16, including helping the Grizzlies extend their lead in the third quarter. Mike Miller had 14 for Memphis, which won its third straight.
Damian Lillard led the Trail Blazers with 32 points on 8-of-21 shooting from the field, but connecting on 12 of 13 free throws. LaMarcus Aldridge had 19 points and 10 rebounds, while Nicolas Batum contributed 15 points for Portland, which lost its third straight.
Memphis built its lead to double-digits early in the fourth quarter and Portland cut it under double digits - to nine - on only two occasions the rest of the way.
No. 18 Gonzaga beats BYU 75-64 for WCC title
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Sam Dower Jr. had 20 points and 13 rebounds, and No. 18 Gonzaga held its ground during a second-half rally to beat BYU 75-64 Tuesday night for its 13th West Coast Conference title.
Gonzaga (28-6) raced out to a 21-point lead in the first half and had an answer when BYU fought back in the second half, leaving no doubt about the NCAA tournament by earning the conference's automatic bid.
Gary Bell Jr. had 14 points and David Stockton dished out seven assists to send the Bulldogs to the NCAA tournament for the 16th straight year.
BYU (23-11) rallied after a dismal first half, pulling within eight with 3 minutes left. The Cougars couldn't finish off the comeback and now have a long five-day wait until Selection Sunday.
Tyler Haws had 24 points and Kyle Collinsworth added 13 before leaving with a right leg injury in the second half.
Pac-12 tourney kicking off in Las Vegas
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Watch out for the No. 7 seed in the Pac-12 tournament this week.
Arizona is the top seed and is the conference's only ranked team, UCLA has been ranked for a good part of the season and two other teams have byes in the opening round, but Oregon could be the most dangerous team in the bracket.
The Ducks opened the season 13-0 before struggling at the start of conference play, but have been arguably the Pac-12's best team down the stretch, winning their final seven games.
Oregon closed out the season with a solid victory over No. 4 Arizona and has put itself in good position to earn an NCAA bid even if it doesn't win the Pac-12 tournament.
The Ducks open against rival Oregon State in Wednesday's opening round at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.
Bill seeks annual UW-Gonzaga game
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - State Sen. Michael Baumgartner, R-Spokane, wants to rekindle one of the state's best basketball rivalries.
Baumgartner has introduced a bill that would require the University of Washington and Gonzaga University of Spokane to play at least once each season.
The two programs have not played each other since 2007.
Senate Bill 6583 would require at least one regular season game each year.
Baumgartner noted that Washington and Gonzaga played each year from 1998 through 2007, with Gonzaga winning eight of those 10 games.
No. 18 Gonzaga beats BYU 71-57 for WCC title
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Keani Albanez scored 20 points and No. 18 Gonzaga dominated BYU defensively to win the West Coast Conference tournament for the sixth time in seven years, beating the Cougars 71-57 on Tuesday.
After some early struggles against WCC player of the year Jennifer Hamson, Gonzaga (29-4) turned the title game into a rout, holding the Cougars (26-6) to 30 percent shooting while forcing 21 turnovers.
Hamson scored eight quick points, but the Bulldogs limited her chances during a key stretch to build a 16-point halftime lead. She finished with 24 points on 10-of-18 shooting.
Gonzaga also made life difficult for Lexi Eaton, BYU's second-leading scorer. She got 11 of her 15 points from the free-throw line after shooting 2 of 18.
Sunny Greinacher had 16 points and Lindsay Sherbert scored 15 for Gonzaga in its seventh straight WCC title-game appearance.
Seattle re-signs TE Anthony McCoy to 1-year deal
RENTON, Wash. (AP) - The Seattle Seahawks have re-signed tight end Anthony McCoy to a one-year deal after he missed the entire 2013 season with a torn Achilles tendon.
Seattle announced the signing Tuesday prior to the start of free agency. McCoy would have been an unrestricted free agent after spending his entire career thus far with the Seahawks.
McCoy was expected to be a significant part of the Seahawks offense last season as a reserve tight end before suffering his season-ending injury during offseason workouts in May. He had to be a spectator as the Seahawks won their first Super Bowl.
McCoy had 18 receptions and three touchdowns during the 2012 season in a backup role. He said Tuesday he should be ready to participate in the Seahawks' offseason program.
Washington State player arrested
PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) - A Washington State football player has been arrested in connection with a campus fight in which two people were struck.
Campus police say Daquawn Brown was arrested last Friday on two counts of assault for fights that occurred in the student union building the previous weekend. He is accused of striking a man and a woman during an argument.
Campus police say the 18-year-old Brown is not in custody.
The cornerback played in every game as a freshman last season, recording 50 tackles and two interceptions.
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