NW Sports from the AP

April 18, 2013 8:00 pm Associated Press, Sports

Date: 04/18/2013 05:40 AM

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

 

SEATTLE (AP) – Detroit catcher Brayan Pena held onto Prince Fielder’s relay throw and absorbed a collision with Justin Smoak at home plate for the final out, and the Tigers outlasted the Seattle Mariners 2-1 in 14 innings last night. Smoak singled with one out off Joaquin Benoit, and with two outs Dustin Ackley doubled into the right-field corner. Third base coach Jeff Datz didn’t hesitate in waiving Smoak around with the potential tying run. The conclusion came long after starters Felix Hernandez and Max Scherzer pitched gems in a game that included a whopping 40 strikeouts.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Stephen (STEH’-fihn) Curry set a NBA single-season record for 3-pointers with 272 and the Golden State Warriors defeated the Portland Trail Blazers 99-88 yesterday in the season finale for both teams. It was the 13th straight loss for the Blazers, equaling the franchise record set in the 1971-72 season. Curry surpassed Ray Allen’s single-season 3-point total of 269 set in 2005-06. Needing two for the record, Curry opened the game with two straight misses from beyond the arc, but hit his first midway through the first quarter before making the record-breaker with 6:49 to go in the second.

NEW YORK (AP) – NBA Commissioner David Stern says a decision on the future home of the Kings franchise is still at least two weeks away. Stern told reporters after a meeting of owners considering the team’s sale yesterday that it could be the first week of May, “but it could slide a bit.” Stern says the committee will brief the full board of governors during their two-day meetings Thursday and Friday, but that there will be no vote. He says the committee, comprised of 12 owners, has a number of questions regarding real estate and legal matters. He also says they will likely meet again next week, either in person or via teleconference.

RENTON, Wash. (AP) – Antoine Winfield is officially a member of the Seattle Seahawks after the team formally announced a one-year deal with the former All-Pro cornerback. The Seahawks announced the deal with Winfield on Wednesday. Winfield reached agreement on a deal with the Seahawks late last week. Winfield joins one of the most talented defensive backfields in the NFL, likely as an extra cornerback to play in the slot. The secondary features two All-Pros in cornerback Richard Sherman and safety Earl Thomas and past Pro Bowl selections Brandon Browner and Kam Chancellor.

 

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