TUESDAY LOCAL SPORTS NEWS/U.S. squad picked for Nike Hoop Summit; Ngata reportedly in line to play for Eagles


Colorado 8, Seattle 7

• The Rockies snatched victory from the jaws of defeat in a blow to the Mariners' bullpen.

Chuck Taylor had a two-run double in the top of the eighth inning that boosted the Mariners' lead to 5-2.

Guillermo Heredia and Taylor Motter followed, each with an RBI single.

But Colorado came back with four runs of its own in the bottom of the eighth, getting to within 7-6, then won it with two runs in the ninth, getting to first Art Warren of Seattle and then to Dan Altavilla.

The M's fell to 6-12 this spring.

Colorado improved to 8-10.

Rob Whalen started for Seattle and went five innings. He gave up one run on three hits and two walks, and struck out nine.

Nelson Cruz returned from the flu to single in the game's first run, in the first inning.

Ichiro Suzuki did not play for the Mariners.

The M's were without second baseman Robinson Cano, 35, who was diagnosed with a strained left hamstring. He is expected to miss up to a week. Cano is batting .350 in the Catcus League.

Pitcher Felix Hernandez threw a bullpen session in his attempt to return from injury.

The injury toll also includes starting pitcher Erasmo Ramirez (strained lat), starting first baseman Ryon Healy from the University of Oregon (recovering from surgery on his right hand), left fielder Ben Gamel (strained right oblique) and right fiender Mitch Haniger (sore hand).

Healy won't make it back for the start of the season. Ramirez is iffy for Opening Day.


USA Basketball has picked the memers of the men's junior national select team that will take on a world select team in the annual Nike Hoop Summit at Moda Center.

The game is 7 p.m. Friday, April 13.

University of Oregon signee Bol Bol, son of former NBA player Manute Bol, will be on the U.S. team.

The squad also includes two members of the 2017 under-19 World Cup bronze medal-winning team — Romeo Langford and Cameron Reddish, and a 2015 U-16 gold medalist, Tre Jones.

Mike Jones of DeMatha Catholic High in Maryland will be the head coach, assisted by former NBA star Penny Hardaway, who is head coach at Memphis East High in Tennessee.


• Veteran defensive tackle Haloti Ngata from the University of Oregon is likely to sign a one-year contract with the Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles, according to ESPN.

Ngata, 34, played most recently with the Detroit Lions. He was the 12th overall pick in the 2016 draft, chosen by the Baltimore Ravens. He's played in 167 NFL games, making 498 tackles and 31 1/2 sacks.

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