NW Sports from the AP

Date: 04/25/2013 06:02 AM

Here is the latest Washington, Oregon and Alaska sports news from The Associated Press


HOUSTON (AP) – Chris Carter, Ronny Cedeno and Brandon Laird homered, Lucas Harrell pitched seven innings, and the Houston Astros beat the Seattle Mariners 10-3 yesterday. The Astros took two of three in the series, and four of their seven wins this season have come against the Mariners. Seattle and Miami are the only teams without a series win so far this season.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – The leader of the California Senate says changes he is seeking to the state’s environmental-protection law could help Sacramento’s effort to keep its professional basketball team. Sen. Darrell Steinberg released details of the proposal yesterday. Sacramento wants to put an arena on the site of a shopping mall to keep the Kings from moving to Seattle.

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – The Anchorage School District is dropping its high school girls hockey program. The district says the reason is because of low participation. It was a pilot program that operated under a waiver from the Alaska School Activities Association that allowed girls from two different schools to form a team. The district says participation has still been low.

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) – Canucks goaltender Cory Schneider will miss their final regular-season home game because of an unspecified injury. The team says Schneider won’t play tonight against the Anaheim Ducks. Vancouver’s expected starter in the playoffs is listed as day-to-day. The Canucks plan to recall Joe Cannata from the AHL’s Chicago Wolves.


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