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Rasmussen leads Seattle past Texas-Arlington 61-44

Rasmussen leads Seattle past Texas-Arlington 61-44

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Chad Rasmussen scored 13 points, including three 3-pointers, to lead Seattle to its first conference win of the season, 61-44 over cold-shooting Texas-Arlington on Thursday night.

Prince Obasi added 12 points for the Redhawks (6-10, 1-5 Western Athletic), and Jarell Flora had 10 off the bench. Seattle shot 57 percent from the floor and was 10 of 23 from 3-point range, helping it overcome 22 turnovers.

Greg Gainey scored 13 off the bench and Jordan Reves pulled down 11 rebounds for the Mavericks (8-7, 3-3), whose woes on their home court continued. Texas-Arlington fell to 2-5 at the College Park Center.

The Mavericks entered the game holding opponents to 36.1 percent shooting, fifth in Division I. But Seattle ran wild, never trailing after the opening minutes, while Texas-Arlington struggled, shooting 26 percent from the floor.

The game was the first-ever meeting between the schools, both WAC newcomers this season.

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Nationals manager Dave Martinez remains in Washington for further testing

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Nationals manager Dave Martinez remains in Washington for further testing

Davey Martinez remained in Washington for further medical testing, the Nationals announced Monday. Bench coach Chip Hale will manage the team Monday night instead.

Martinez left Sunday’s series finale against the Atlanta Braves in the sixth inning because he was not feeling well. He went to a local hospital for further examinations upon the recommendation from Nationals medical staff. They said at the time they expected Martinez to join the team in St. Louis, though they did not specify when.

Hale, 54, joined the Nationals’ staff as bench coach when Martinez was hired ahead of the 2018 season. The Baltimore Orioles interviewed him this offseason for their open managerial position.

Hale has replaced Martinez following each of Martinez’s ejections this season.

Hale managed the Arizona Diamondbacks from 2015-16, where his teams went a combined 148-176. He’s also been the third base coach for the New York Mets, the bench coach for the Oakland A’s, and even a Triple-A manager. Prior, Hale was a part-time major leaguer for seven seasons.

The Nationals open a three-game series Monday night in St. Louis. They have a 1 ½-game lead for homefield in the Wild-Card Game. They are just 2 ½ games in front of Milwaukee for a postseason berth. Just 14 games remain in the season. 

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