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Posted on April 8, 2013 at 10:04 PM

Updated Monday, Apr 8 at 10:04 PM


Viciedo homers in 10th, White Sox beat Mariners

CHICAGO (AP) — Dayan Viciedo hit a solo home run with one out in the 10th inning Sunday, lifting the Chicago White Sox over the Seattle Mariners 4-3.

Viciedo hit the first game-ending homer of his career, connecting against Kameron Loe (1-1).

Adam Dunn and Alex Rios homered earlier for Chicago. The White Sox improved to 26-5 against Seattle since 2010.

Addison Reed (1-0) pitched a scoreless 10th.


Capsizing ends trans-Atlantic rowing attempt

KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — Two Canadians and two Americans attempting a trans-Atlantic expedition have been rescued after a rogue wave apparently capsized their boat after 73 days at sea.

The U.S. Coast Guard said Sunday that the four rowers were rescued from waters some 400 miles (645 kilometers) north of Puerto Rico.

The group includes Adam Kreek, a Canadian Olympic rowing gold medalist. They were attempting to row between Senegal and Miami.

The men took to a life raft Saturday after their ocean rowboat "James Robert Hanssen" overturned and could not be righted. They donned life jackets and set off a personal locator beacon.

Guard crews located the men some five hours after getting a distress signal and a cargo ship later picked up the rowers. They are being transported to Puerto Rico.


Mavericks hold on for 96-91 win over Portland

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Chris Kaman scored a season-high 26 points and the Dallas Mavericks boosted their faint playoff hopes with a 96-91 victory over the slumping Portland Trail Blazers on Sunday night.

Kaman added 11 rebounds for the Mavericks, who were 2½ games back of Utah for the eighth and final spot in the Western Conference, and two games behind the Lakers. Dallas (38-39) has just five games left, but four of those are at home.

The Mavs led by as many as 26 points, but the Blazers closed the gap in the fourth quarter — even after sitting most of their starters.

Will Barton came off the bench with 22 points and 13 rebounds for the Blazers, who have lost eight straight for their longest losing streak since the 2005-06 season.


Matthews out with right ankle injury

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Portland Trail Blazers guard Wesley Matthews was helped off the court with a right ankle injury against the Dallas Mavericks on Sunday night.

Matthews appeared to roll his ankle with 8:27 left in the second quarter and he did not return. The extent of the injury was not immediately known.

The three-year NBA veteran was averaging 15 points, 2.8 rebounds and 2.5 assists going into the game.


Arctic Man to open with plenty of snow

(Information in the following story is from: Fairbanks (Alaska) Daily News-Miner,

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — Deep snow is making for ideal conditions for the 28th annual Tesoro Arctic Man Classic.

The race in the Hoodoo Mountains off the Richardson Highway combines downhill racing or snowboarding with a snowmobile.

Racers start at a 5,800-foot summit, slide down 1,700 feet across more than 2 miles and then link up with a moving snowmobile.,

The machine tows racers uphill for 2 1/4 miles and releases them to glide down a second hill 1,200-feet to the finish line.

The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner ( reports Some 53 two-member teams have signed up for the race, including last year's ski winners Marco Sullivan and Tyler Aklestad.

The race this year features a separate competition for adaptive-class skiers.

The parking lot opens Monday and the main race is Friday morning.


Johnson scores twice, Timbers beat Dynamo 2-0

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Ryan Johnson scored two goals and the Portland Timbers beat the Houston Dynamo 2-0 Saturday night for their first win of the season.

Johnson, a forward acquired from Toronto in the offseason, scored goals in the 55th and 73rd minutes as the Timbers came alive in the second half to beat the Dynamo for the first time in their three-year history. Portland (1-1-4) had lost the previous three matches.

Houston (3-2-1) is winless in two matches on the road this season. The Dynamo, runners-up for the MLS cup in 2011 and 2012, had five shots to Portland's one in the first half, as every member of the Houston front line and midfield had an attempt. However, in the second half, the Timbers controlled the play.