PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — LaMarcus Aldridge had 29 points and 10 rebounds and the Portland Trail Blazers beat the Houston Rockets 123-120 in overtime yesterday to take a 3-1 advantage in their first-round playoff series. Nicolas Batum added 25 points in the first win for the home team in the series, which moves to Houston for Game 5 on Wednesday.
SEATTLE (AP) — Kyle Seager hit a pair of home runs, including a three-run shot in the eighth, to lead the Seattle Mariners to a 6-5 win against the Texas Rangers yesterday. Seager has five home runs in four games, a power surge that started with a two-homer game against the Astros on Wednesday. He's also had at least two hits in all four games, tying a career-best streak.
HOUSTON (AP) — Will Bruin scored in the 16th minute to end Houston's scoreless streak at 334 minutes and the Dynamo went on to tie the Portland Timbers 1-1 yesterday. Gaston Fernandez had a first-half goal for Portland. Bruin gave Houston the lead, finding space in front of the goal and heading home a cross from Brad Davis.
RENO, Nev. (AP) — A Las Vegas man is suing the NFL for $50 million, saying a ticket policy limiting credit-card sales kept him from watching the San Francisco 49ers play the Seattle Seahawks in the NFC Championship Game. John E. Williams III has been a San Francisco 49ers fan since the 1970s. He says because he doesn't live in Washington or a nearby state, he wasn't able to buy tickets.