UNDATED (AP) — The NBA has received an official offer from 24 Hour Fitness founder Mark Mastrov and billionaire Ron Burkle to buy the Sacramento Kings and keep the team from moving to Seattle. Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson had announced the Mastrov-Burkle bid during his State of the City address Thursday night. A Seattle group has a signed agreement to buy the Kings from the Maloof family.
PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) — Jason Bay, Michael Morse, Michael Saunders and Carlos Peguero homered yesterday and the Seattle Mariners beat the Texas Rangers 8-6. The Mariners lead the majors in homers this spring. They have connected for 18 in eight games. The Mariners have won seven straight spring training games for the first time since 1998.
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Arielle Roberson scored 16 points to lead No. 19 Colorado to a 60-49 victory over Oregon last night. Colorado is a game ahead of Washington for fourth place in the Pac-12, but the Buffaloes own the tiebreaker because they won the head-to-head matchup with the Huskies last weekend in Boulder, Colo. Liz Brenner led Oregon with 12 points. Jillian Alleyne had 10 points and 12 rebounds for the Ducks.
CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — Deven Hunter scored 15 points on 7-for-11 shooting and Oregon State defeated Utah 54-46 last night to end a 10-game losing streak. Hunter scored 13 of her points in the second half, when the Beavers rallied from a 29-20 deficit. The Utes led by as many as 12 points in the first half. Oregon State shot 62 percent in the second half and 47 percent for the game.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The world's most famous sled dog race kicks off today with an 11-mile trot through Alaska's largest city. The short jaunt in Anchorage is like the festival part of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. The real competition begins tomorrow in Willow, 50 miles to the north. Sixty-six mushers and their dog teams are signed up for the 1,000-mile trek.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Portland Timbers will have their own craft beer on tap this season at Jeld-Wen Field. The brew was created by a longtime member of the Timbers Army supporters group who won last year's Timbers Army Homebrew Competition. Abram Goldman-Armstrong described Green & Gold Kolsch as a lighter, straw-colored ale with both fruity and spicy aromas.