AP Northwest News Minute

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ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — David Booth scored two unassisted goals and Eddie Lack made 29 saves to lead the Vancouver Canucks over the Minnesota Wild 5-2 last night. Zack Kassian, Daniel Sedin and Ryan Kesler also scored for Vancouver as the Canucks try to make a late push to overtake Phoenix and Dallas for the Western Conference’s final wild-card playoff spot.

SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) — Colby Lewis threw five scoreless innings for the Texas Rangers in a 5-3 win over the Seattle Mariners yesterday. Mariners right-hander Erasmo Ramirez held Texas to one run and three hits, walking none and striking out six in five-plus innings. He is 3-0 with a 1.14 ERA in six outings.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Carmelo Anthony scored 36 points, J.R. Smith added 29 points and the New York Knicks held off a furious rally to beat the Sacramento Kings 107-99 last night and move a game closer to the final playoff seed. DeMarcus Cousins had 32 points, 15 rebounds and eight assists for the Kings.

PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) — Washington State is coming off its first bowl game in a decade as the Cougars begin spring drills today. The 15 practice dates will conclude on April 29, and the annual Crimson and Gray Game is scheduled for April 26 at Joe Albi Stadium in Spokane. Coach Mike Leach welcomes back 36 returning lettermen, including eight starters on offense and seven starters on defense, from a team that finished 6-7 last year.


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