M’s grab pitcher with No. 2 pick
The Seattle Mariners have gone with adding another arm instead of a bat by drafting Virginia left-hander Danny Hultzen with the No. 2 overall pick in the baseball draft.
As a junior, Hultzen has an 11-3 record and helped the Cavaliers reach the NCAA super regionals. He has a 1.57 ERA in 15 starts this season and limited opponents to a .189 batting average.
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EWU lands Oregon transfer
Martin Seiferth, a 6-foot-10, 220-pound center from Berlin, Germany, will transfer from the University of Oregon to Eastern Washington University to play men’s basketball, Eagles head coach Jim Hayford announced Monday.
Seiferth will redshirt the 2011-12 season.
He is Eastern’s first transfer from a Pacific-10 Conference school in nearly 10 years.
Seiferth attended Max Taut School in Berlin, and averaged nearly 13 points and seven rebounds in his final season of club basketball in Germany.
Seiferth played in 12 games for the Ducks in the 2010-11 season.
USC stripped of ’04 BCS title
The Bowl Championship Series has stripped Southern California of its 2004 title and will leave that season without a BCS champion.
The announcement Monday is no surprise.
BCS officials had said USC was in danger of having its championship vacated after the Trojans were hit with heavy NCAA sanctions last year for rules violations committed during the 2004 and ’05 seasons.
USC beat Oklahoma 55-19 in the 2005 Orange Bowl to cap its perfect championship season.
Singh’s streak likely to end
Vijay Singh failed to show up for his tee time in a U.S. Open qualifier in Columbus, Ohio. It’s likely his streak of playing in every major championship for the last 17 years is about to end.
Singh shot a 7-under 65 in the final round of the Memorial on Sunday, then told reporters he would not try to qualify Monday. His only other chance would be to win or finish second in the St. Jude this week.
Singh has played the last 67 majors, the longest active streak in golf.
Amateur Patrick Cantlay, a UCLA sophomore-to-be who was already in town to pick up the Nicklaus Award as the nation’s top Division I player, won the Columbus qualifier.