Choo homer leads Rangers past Mariners 4-3
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Nick Tepesch won for the first time in more than 10 months, Shin-Soo Choo hit a tie-breaking home run, and the Texas Rangers defeated the Seattle Mariners 4-3 on Wednesday.
Choo led off the fifth with his homer into the bullpen in left-center. Joakim Soria pitched a perfect inning for his eighth save.
Tepesch (1-0) went 6 1-3 innings for his first win since last July 5.
Texas scored three runs in the first inning against former Rangers right-hander Chris Young (3-2). Daniel Robertson led off with a walk and scored on Elvis Andrus' home run. Alex Rios singled home the third run.
Seattle scored three times to tie it in the fourth. James Jones tripled and scored on Michael Saunders' single.
Robinson Cano then hit a two-run homer. Center fielder Michael Choice ran back to attempt a catch, but his glove hit the wall as the ball barely cleared it.
Guelph routs London 7-2 in Memorial Cup
LONDON, Ontario (AP) — Scott Kosmachuk scored three goals and the Guelph Storm beat the host London Knights 7-2 on Wednesday night in the Memorial Cup to complete round-robin play 3-0.
The Ontario Hockey League champion Storm will play in the championship game Sunday. Quebec Major Junior Hockey League champion Val-d'Or will face Western Hockey League winner Edmonton in the semifinal Friday night. Val-d'Or beat Edmonton 4-3 in the second overtime Tuesday night.
Tyler Bertuzzi added two goals for Guelph, Jason Dickinson and Marc Stevens also scored, and Justin Nichols made 45 saves. Brett Welychka and Josh Anderson scored for London, 0-3 in the tournament.
Tinkle formally introduced at Oregon State
Wayne Tinkle promises to emphasize effort and attitude as Oregon State's basketball coach.
Tinkle comes to the Beavers from Montana, where he took the Grizzlies to the NCAA tournament three times during his eight years with the team. Montana finished below .500 only once during his tenure at his alma mater.
The 48-year-old Tinkle was announced as head coach Monday night, but the school held a news conference on Wednesday night to introduce him.
Tinkle replaces Craig Robinson, brother-in-law of President Barack Obama, after he was fired earlier this month following six seasons with the Beavers where he failed to make the NCAA tournament.
The once-proud Beavers have not been to the NCAA tournament since 1990.
Klinsmann puts off decisions on World Cup final 23
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — While other World Cup coaches have pared down their 23-player rosters as they prepare for Brazil, Jurgen Klinsmann prefers to wait.
He has brought 30 U.S. hopefuls to Stanford for training camp to ensure he gets his selections just right before the team's June 8 departure to Sao Paulo. This is a change from 2006, when Klinsmann coached his native Germany and announced his roster 3½ weeks ahead of its opener.
Nobody is arguing with his methods, given Klinsmann's pedigree. He played for West Germany's winning team at the 1990 World Cup and Germany's winner at the 1996 European Championship, then coached his country to a third-place finish at home in the 2006 World Cup.
Obama salutes Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is paying tribute to the Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks, congratulating players and coaches for their triumphs in the field and their contributions to their community.
Obama welcomed the team to the White House Wednesday.
The Seahawks clinched their first Super Bowl victory in February by beating the Denver Broncos 43-8. Noting that some football analysts didn't see Seattle as a top-tier tem, Obama said he always roots for the underdog because, quote, "seeing folks overcome the odds excites me."
The celebration for the team and by extension the NFL — came a day after a group of retired players accused the league in a lawsuit of turning a blind eye to the use of painkillers by teams that later led to serious health problems.