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Posted on May 23, 2014 at 3:34 PM

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 yesterday. Seattle scored three times to tie it in the fourth. James Jones tripled and scored on Michael Saunders' single.

DENVER (AP) — Hunter Pence hit one of San Francisco's three solo homers and reliever Yusmeiro Petit threw three sharp innings after starter Matt Cain left with a strained right hamstring as the Giants beat the Colorado Rockies 5-1 last night. Pablo Sandoval and Brandon Crawford also connected for the NL West-leading Giants.

UNDATED (AP) — 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. Oregon State held a news conference last night to introduce 48-year-old Tinkle.

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. 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."

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