OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Rookie Roenis Elias struck out six while pitching into the seventh to win consecutive starts for the first time, Justin Smoak drove in three runs and the Seattle Mariners beat the Oakland Athletics 8-3 last night for their season-best fourth straight victory. The Mariners jumped on Jesse Chavez (2-1) to take a quick first-inning lead for the second straight game against the A's.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Tony Parker had 33 points and nine assists and the San Antonio Spurs never trailed in a resounding 116-92 victory over Portland, bullying the younger Trail Blazers in Game 1 of the Western Conference semifinals last night. LaMarcus Aldridge had 32 points and 14 rebounds and Damian Lillard had 17 points for Portland.
STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi State coach Rick Ray says the school has signed a contract to play Oregon State during the next two seasons. Ray announced the series on Twitter yesterday morning. He said the Bulldogs will travel to play Oregon State on Dec. 13 and the Beavers will make the return trip to Mississippi State in 2015.
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Seattle Seahawks strong safety Kam Chancellor has undergone hip surgery. The Seahawks confirmed Chancellor's surgery yesterday following a report from NFL.com. No details were released by the team regarding what the surgery fixed in Chancellor's hip, only that the surgery took place a month ago.