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March 26, 2019

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PENTAGON NOMINATIONS

WASHINGTON — The Republican chairman of a key Senate committee is urging the White House to quickly nominate someone to lead the Pentagon. By Robert Burns. DEVELOPING. AP Photos.

SPORTS:

BBO--ADJUSTING TO THE MAJORS

PEORIA, Ariz. - Seattle Mariners pitcher Yusei Kikuchi is well aware his first season in the majors will be subject to additional scrutiny. Kikuchi’s rookie season is essentially an experiment, an attempt to see whether pitchers coming to the major leagues from Asia should be handled differently in their first season. The Mariners will regulate Kikuchi’s innings during the season while making sure he starts on a regular five-day rotation. By Tim Booth. SENT: 1,000 words. AP Photos.

BBO--PADRES-MARINERS

SEATTLE _ The Seattle Mariners are expected to give some young prospects like Kyle Lewis and Evan White a chance to play in the big league park when they close out spring training against the San Diego Padres on Tuesday. UPCOMING: Game at 1:10 p.m. PT. 600 words.

BKC--NCAA-TOURNAMENT MONEY-DEALMAKERS

With the perennially contending Gonzaga being courted by the Mountain West, school leaders sought a way to leverage their position as one of the best teams in college basketball. The cut a deal with their current conference, the West Coast Conference, to earn NCAA shares according to their success in the tournament, moving away from the even split that is common among most conferences. By Eddie Pells. SENT: 920 words. AP Photos.

BKW--NCAA-OREGON ST-GONZAGA

CORVALLIS, Ore.— Katie McWilliams is going to the Sweet 16 for the fourth straight year. The senior guard for Oregon State marveled at the four-peat after the fourth-seeded Beavers secured a trip to Albany with a 76-70 victory over fifth-seeded Gonzaga on Monday night in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. BY Anne M. Peterson. SENT: 900 words. AP Photos.

IN BRIEF:

_POLICE CHIEF KILLING: Man pleads guilty to killing Oregon police chief.

_SHOOTING-CONVICTION REVERSED: Washington state judge reverses Halloween shooter conviction.

_ATTORNEY-CLIENT ABUSE: State: Former Vancouver attorney exploited, abused woman.

_KELSO SCHOOL CUTS: Kelso schools proposes cuts to offset $4 million shortfall.

_DOCTOR-SEXUAL ASSAULT: Officer says he was fooled by Nassar’s ‘lies’ in 2004.