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Posted on March 3, 2014 at 10:33 PM

Updated Monday, Mar 3 at 10:33 PM


Adams, Anderson lead UCLA past Oregon State 74-69

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jordan Adams scored 20 of his 24 points in the second half, and UCLA rallied from an 11-point deficit to beat Oregon State 74-69 Sunday night to snap its only two-game losing streak of the season.

Kyle Anderson added 14 points, nine rebounds and five assists for the Bruins (22-7, 11-5 Pac-12), who kept Oregon State from sweeping them for the first time since 1988. UCLA leads the series 90-36 and is 51-7 against the Beavers in Los Angeles.

Adams and Anderson returned to action after being suspended for Thursday night's 87-83 double-overtime loss to Oregon for an undisclosed violation of team rules.

Roberto Nelson, the Pac-12's leading scorer, led the Beavers (15-13, 7-9) with 23 points. Devon Collier added 15 points and Eric Moreland had 13 rebounds to lead Oregon State to a 36-31 advantage on the boards.

Oregon State beat UCLA 71-67 in Corvallis four weeks ago.


Alleyne leads Oregon past Arizona in finale, 90-78

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Jillian Alleyne scored 18 points and grabbed 16 rebounds to lead Oregon to a 90-78 win over Arizona in the regular season finale Sunday.

Alleyne became the fastest Duck to reach 1,000 points in Friday's upset of No. 20 Arizona State, reaching the plateau as a sophomore.

The Ducks (15-14, 6-12 Pac-12) already had cemented the No. 10 seed into the conference tournament, so the focus of the game was on seniors Danielle Love, Chynna Miley, Laura Stanulis and Ariel Thomas.

Thomas added 17 points to the Oregon offense. Chrishae Rowe added 15 points and Love and Katelyn Loper each contributed 11.

The Ducks shot a crisp 48.4 percent from the field (30 of 62).

Candice Warthen scored 21 points to lead Arizona (5-24, 1-17). Kama Griffitts and Carissa Crutchfield contributed 13 and 12 points, respectively and Keyahndra Cannon and Breanna Workman added 10 points apiece.


Oregon State rolls over No. 20 Arizona State 66-43

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — Ruth Hamblin had 16 points, eight rebounds and seven blocked shots as Oregon State rolled over No. 20 Arizona State 66-43 on Sunday.

Oregon State (21-9, 13-5 Pac 12) shot 52 percent and made all seven of its throws. Syndey Wiese added 15, Ali Gibson had 13 and Deven Hunter 11 points (4 of 4 field goals, 3 of 3 free throws).

Arizona State (22-8, 11-7) led 17-14 after Deja Mann's jumper with 7:47 left in the first half. Mann led ASU with 13 points. OSU responded, scoring the next nine points en route to a 31-23 lead at intermission.

The teams combined for seven points through the first 7:24 of the second half. Oregon State warmed up — Arizona State did not. A 10-0 run by the Beavers extended their lead to 48-30 with 7:21 left and the Sun Devils never recovered. ASU shot 26 percent in the game.


Swisher makes spring debut, Lindor HRs for Indians

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GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — Nick Swisher made his spring debut for the Indians and top prospect Francisco Lindor hit a three-run homer to help Cleveland beat the Seattle Mariners 6-3 Sunday.

Robinson Cano got an RBI groundout in the first for Seattle.

Last week, Swisher handed out T-shirts to teammates that read "Unfinished Business," setting the tone to improve on the Indians' brief playoff run last season. On Sunday, he drove in a run on a fielder's choice.

Lindor's shot over the right field wall was his first of the spring. Left fielder Michael Brantley added three hits and second baseman Jason Kipnis had an RBI triple.

Randy Wolf, making his first appearance since having Tommy John surgery on his left elbow in October of 2012, pitched two shutout innings for Seattle.

Left fielder Dustin Ackley hit a two-run homer off Indians pitcher Trevor Bauer.


Iditarod sled dog race gets underway in Alaska

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WILLOW, Alaska (AP) — It's now a dog race.

The Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race began Sunday afternoon in Willow.

Sixty-nine mushers left the town, just north of Anchorage, with the intent of becoming the first to reach the finish line in Nome. Between them and the finish line are about 1,000 miles of unforgiving Alaska terrain.

The race normally takes about 10 days, but warm weather this winter in Alaska has prompted concerns about the trail.

It's a staggered start, meaning one musher leaves Willow every two minutes. First out of the gate was Curt Perano, from New Zealand.