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Associated Press

Posted on March 18, 2014 at 10:03 PM

NCAA OREGON STATE'S RETURN

Oregon State women make the NCAA tournament

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — Oregon State is headed to the NCAA tournament for the first time in 18 years.

The ninth-seeded Beavers (23-10) will face eighth-seeded Middle Tennessee (29-4) in Seattle on Sunday.

Oregon State rode an 11-game winning streak, the second-longest in school history and best since 1982-83, into the Pac-12 championship game. The Beavers fell 71-62 to USC to finish as the tournament runner-up.

Oregon State went a school-record 13-5 in Pac-12 play and tied for second in the standings for their best-ever finish. The stunning turnaround for the once forlorn program earned coach Scott Rueck was named the Pac-12 coach of the year honors.

SEAHAWKS-HAUSCHKA

Seattle, K Steven Hauschka agree to new deal

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — The Seattle Seahawks and kicker Steven Hauschka have agreed to terms on a new multi-year contract after the best season of his career.

The team confirmed the agreement on Monday. Terms of the contract were not released. NFL.com reported it's a three-year deal worth up to $9 million.

Hauschka was a standout last season for the Seahawks. He missed only two field goals during the regular season, one of which was blocked. He made 33 of 35 kicks overall, was perfect from beyond 50 yards, and made all of his extra point attempts. Hauschka also improved his kickoffs with a career-high 48 touchbacks.

In the postseason, Hauschka was a perfect 8 of 8 on field goal attempts.

Hauschka finished his third season with the Seahawks. Before coming to Seattle in 2011, Hauschka kicked for both Baltimore and Denver.

WARRIORS-TRAIL BLAZERS

Curry, Thompson lift Warriors past Trail Blazers

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Stephen Curry scored 28 of his 37 points in the second half and Klay Thompson made the go-ahead 3-pointer with 11.1 seconds remaining to lead the Golden State Warriors to a 113-112 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers on Sunday night.

Thompson finished with 27 points and David Lee added 16 for the Warriors, who rallied from an 18-point deficit in the third quarter. Golden State snapped a two-game skid and pulled 1½ games behind the Blazers for the Western Conference's No. 5 playoff spot.

Damian Lillard scored 26 points and Nicholas Batum had 23 points and 14 rebounds as the Blazers, playing without injured All-Star forward LaMarcus Aldridge, lost for the fifth time in six games.

Batum had a chance to tie the score with 5.8 seconds remaining, but missed the second of two free throws. The Blazers failed to get a shot off after gathering the rebound.

BBO-MARINERS-ANGELS

Mariners beat Wilson, Angels 5-3

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — C.J. Wilson pitched into the sixth inning in the Los Angeles Angels' 5-3 loss to the Seattle Mariners on Sunday.

Wilson was charged with four runs, two earned, and six hits in five-plus innings. The left-hander, who had a career-high 17 wins last season, struck out seven.

Wilson got off to a slow start. Michael Saunders and Dustin Ackley each had an RBI single for Seattle in the first.

Left-hander Roenis Elias, considered a dark horse to make Seattle's rotation out of spring training, made his first start and fourth appearance. He allowed one run and two hits in five innings.

Elias went 6-11 with a 3.18 ERA with Double-A Jackson in 2013.

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