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Associated Press

Posted on July 5, 2013 at 6:34 PM

Updated Friday, Jul 5 at 6:34 PM

BBA-MARINERS-RANGERS

Beltre powers Rangers to 5-4 win over Mariners

Adrian Beltre homered twice and the Texas Rangers used a four-run seventh inning to beat the Seattle Mariners 5-4 on Thursday night.

Beltre finished with three hits and two RBIs, helping the Rangers avoid a three-game series sweep. Mitch Moreland and Elvis Andrus each drove in a run.

With Texas trailing 3-1, Beltre led off the seventh with a drive to center against Hisashi Iwakuma (7-4). A.J. Pierzynski then singled and Lance Berkman walked before Moreland bounced a tying single up the middle against Charlie Furbush.

Andrus came up with a go-ahead sacrifice fly and Ian Kinsler capped the big inning with an RBI single.

Josh Lindblom (1-2) recorded the final two outs of the seventh to pick up his first win since Aug. 31, 2012.

BKN-THREE-TEAM-TRADE

AP Sources: Pelicans, Blazers, Kings make deal

People familiar with the trade say Sacramento, New Orleans and Portland have agreed to a three-team deal sending guard Tyreke Evans to the Pelicans, center Robin Lopez to the Trail Blazers and guard Greivis Vasquez to the Kings.

The people, who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Thursday because NBA rules prevent confirmation of trades until July 10, say Portland is sending second-round draft pick Jeff Withey to New Orleans and a future draft pick to Sacramento as part of the deal, which was first reported by ESPN.

Evans, a former Rookie of the Year and restricted free agent, averaged 15.2 points with the Kings last season, his fourth. The 7-foot Lopez averaged 11.3 points, 5.6 rebounds and 1.6 blocks. Vasquez averaged 13.9 points and nine assists.

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MLS-CHIVAS USA-FC DALLAS

Chivas USA, FC Dallas play to 0-0 draw

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Dan Kennedy earned his first shutout of the season helping Chivas USA to a scoreless draw with FC Dallas on Thursday night.

Chivas (3-10-4) extended its winless streak to 12, while Dallas has gone five straight without a victory. Dallas (8-3-7) sits two points behind Real Salt Lake atop the Western Conference.

There were plenty of chances for both teams, though neither could take advantage.

Chivas outshot Dallas 17-6, holding a 6-1 advantage on shots on goal.

Dallas sent its first 10 shots off target, missing the goal by inches on several occasions. Chivas kept rifling shots that were blocked by Dallas defenders, including four shots in one sequence in the 54th minute.

Jackson nearly put Dallas on the board in the 85th minute when he headed a cross just wide of the post. One minute later, Kennedy made a toe save on Blas Perez's header.

AMERICA'S CUP

Fatal Cup capsize spawns survival gear for sailors

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — When he jumps aboard his high-performance catamaran, America's Cup champion skipper Jimmy Spithill is wearing his game face as well as equipment that can help save his life.

America's Cup sailors already wore crash helmets and life vests after the introduction of the 72-foot boats, which can sail faster than 40 knots and have been hard to handle.

After Artemis Racing's Andrew Simpson was killed in a capsize on May 9, sailors began wearing body armor, knives, an air tank and breathing tube, self-lowering equipment and underwater locator devices.

That's how extreme this America's Cup is.

Spithill says any preconceived notions about America's Cup sailors "need to go out the window now" because they're suited up more like motocross riders or NFL linebackers.

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