Sports Minute: Here is the latest Washington, Oregon and Alaska sports news from The Associated Press
NEW YORK (AP) - The Seattle Mariners have seen a whole new side of Ichiro Suzuki. The former star player-turned-team executive showed up on the bench at Yankee Stadium in disguise, wearing a fake bushy mustache, shades and hoodie for the first inning Thursday. Because he's not a player or coach, the 44-year-old Suzuki isn't allowed in the dugout during games under Major League Baseball rules. But Associated Press photographer Bill Kostroun spotted Suzuki watching from the back row of the dugout.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - The Portland Trail Blazers have selected IMG Academy guard Anfernee Simons with the 24th pick of the NBA draft. The 6-foot-4 Simons didn't play in college. He initially committed to Louisville but after the school fired coach Rick Pitino in October, Simons opted to attend IMG Academy in Florida.
NEW YORK (AP) - Aaron Judge and Miguel Andujar hit two-run homers off James Paxton in the first inning that sent the New York Yankees over the Seattle Mariners 4-3 for a three-game sweep. Luis Severino and the Yankees boosted the best record in the majors to 50-22. They've won four in a row and 17 of 21. Seattle has lost a season-high four straight.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Washington Wizards selected Oregon swingman Troy Brown Jr. with the No. 15 pick in the NBA draft. The 6-foot-7 Brown provides the Wizards with needed wing depth, a versatile defender and a potential playmaker for their second unit. He averaged 11.3 points, 6.3 rebounds and 3.2 assists during his lone season with the Ducks.
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