OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Coco Crisp homered leading off the bottom of the 12th inning to lift the Oakland Athletics to a 3-2 win over the Seattle Mariners last night. Crisp, who scored the tying run with two outs in the eighth inning, hit a towering home run off Seattle reliever Hector Noesi (0-1) on an 0-1 pitch. The ball landed just above the out-of-town scoreboard in right field.
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — The Seattle Seahawks have called a news conference for this morning amid a report they have reached a contract extension with coach Pete Carroll. NFL Network reported last night, citing a "source," that Carroll and the Seahawks had reached agreement on a contract extension. The Seahawks announcement did not specify the nature of the news conference and team officials would not confirm the report of an extension for Carroll.
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Joe Pavelski and Logan Couture scored second-period goals and the San Jose Sharks clinched home-ice advantage in the first round of the playoffs by beating the Los Angeles Kings 2-1 last night. Antti Niemi made 26 saves and the Sharks overcame a first-period deficit to move within a point of Anaheim for first place in the Pacific Division.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dirk Nowitzki scored 26 points, Jose Calderon added 19 and the Dallas Mavericks beat the Los Angeles Clippers for the first time this season, 113-107 last night. Blake Griffin had 25 points, 10 rebounds and 11 assists in his first triple-double of the season for the Clippers.