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Posted on May 3, 2014 at 2:34 PM

Updated Saturday, May 3 at 2:34 PM

HOUSTON (AP) — George Springer singled home the winning run in the 11th inning to give the Houston Astros a 5-4 victory over the Seattle Mariners last night. The touted rookie came through after starting the night 0 for 5 with four strikeouts. Jose Altuve singled off Charlie Furbush (0-3) to open the 11th and Dexter Fowler reached on a bunt single.

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Linebacker O'Brien Schofield and cornerback A.J. Jefferson are both joining the Seattle Seahawks, according to their representatives. Schofield announced on his Twitter page that he was re-signing with the Seahawks, a message that was repeated by his agency. Jefferson's agent also tweeted about the cornerback joining the Seahawks. The Seahawks did not comment on whether either player had signed.

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An NCAA investigation has confirmed that two players on the University of Alaska women's basketball team improperly received payments from a former head coach and his volunteer assistant. The team will be on probation for two years as a penalty for payments made by former coach Tim Moser and assistant Elisha Harris.

UNDATED (AP) — Damian Lillard hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer and the Portland Trail Blazers stunned the Houston Rockets 99-98 to take their playoff series in six games and advance to the Western Conference semifinals for the first time in 14 years. Portland, making its first playoff appearance since 2011, had been eliminated in the first round in its last six trips, and hadn't advanced to the second round since 2000.

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