AP () — — A person familiar with the deal says the Maloof family has reached an agreement with a Sacramento group headed by software tycoon Vivek Ranadive to sell a 65 percent controlling interest in the Kings at a total franchise valuation of $535 million. The person, speaking on condition of anonymity to the AP last night because they weren't authorized to talk publicly, said an official announcement is likely today. A Seattle group had hoped to purchase a minority interest after a relocation bid was rejected.
SEATTLE (AP) — After a year away, Raphael Chillious is returning to work as an assistant coach under Lorenzo Romar at Washington. Washington announced the coaching move yesterday. Chillious is the second hire made to Romar's staff in the past two weeks after the hiring of T.J. Otzelberger from Iowa State.
NEW YORK (AP) — On a night of injuries, the Seattle Mariners patched together just enough pitching to win. Andy Pettitte (PEHT'-iht) and Chris Stewart became the latest Yankees to get hurt, and emergency Seattle starter Hector Noesi (noh-eh-SEE') pitched into the fifth inning in place of ailing Aaron Harang to lead the Mariners over New York 3-2 last night.
CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — There's a certain civility to the Civil War baseball rivalry between Oregon and Oregon State. Since the Ducks brought back baseball in 2009, the rivalry with the Beavers has been growing. But this season both teams are nationally ranked in the top 10 and sit 1-2 in the Pac-12 standings. The outcome of this weekend's Civil War series between the two teams could lead to the league championship and have postseason implications. Both coaches agree: This rivalry is really about respect.
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — The Seattle Seahawks have signed fullback Spencer Ware to a multi-year contract, leaving the team with just three unsigned draft picks. Seattle announced the signing of its sixth-round pick yesterday. Terms of Ware's deal were not announced. Ware is being moved from running back, his position at LSU, to fullback.