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Posted on April 20, 2013 at 7:33 PM

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Seattle was held scoreless for the first time this season in a 7-0 loss to the Texas Rangers last night. The Mariners had 13 strikeouts overall, and have 44 their last three games. They had 19 strikeouts Wednesday against Detroit, and followed with 12 more on Thursday.

NEW YORK (AP) — NBA Commissioner David Stern says a recommendation on the Kings' sale and possible move to Seattle could be issued as soon as next week, with a final decision made early next month. Stern said a Sacramento bid to keep the team in California is "in the ballpark" financially with the deal from a Seattle group headed by Chris Hansen. But, the Maloof family disputed that in a letter to the advisory and finance committee.

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Gonzaga forward Kelly Olynyk (oh-luh-nik) will skip his senior season to enter the NBA draft. The Canadian became an All-American during a junior season that saw the Bulldogs reach the No. 1 spot in The Associated Press poll for the first time in school history. The 7-footer averaged 17.8 points and 7.3 rebounds while shooting 63 percent from the field.

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Kicker Steven Hauschka has re-signed with the Seattle Seahawks. Hauschka has been the Seahawks kicker for the last two seasons after being claimed off waivers from Denver before the start of the 2011 season. He's made 49 of 57 field goals during the two seasons with a long of 52 yards. Last season he scored a career-high 118 points.

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Seattle Sounders FC signed former University of Virginia forward Will Bates and waived defender Andrew Duran. The 22-year-old Bates, selected fifth overall in January in the supplemental draft, had 46 goals in 77 games in four seasons at Virginia. Duran didn't make an appearance for the Sounders and spent part of last season on loan to the Atlanta Silverbacks of the North American Soccer League.

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