NW Sports from the AP

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Here is the latest Washington, Oregon and Alaska sports news from
The Associated Press

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) – Maicer Izturis hit a go-ahead, two-run
double in the eighth inning, rewarding Jerome Williams for pitching
eight innings of one-hit ball in the Los Angeles Angels’ 3-1 win
over the Seattle Mariners last night. Peter Bourjos added a
run-scoring single in the eighth as Los Angeles trimmed the Texas
Rangers’ American League West lead to 2 1/2 games with a dramatic
rally for its 10th win in 12 home games.

RENTON, Wash. (AP) – Offensive lineman Robert Gallery and wide
receiver Sidney Rice are still uncertain for the Seattle Seahawks’
season opener on Sunday against San Francisco. Coach Pete Carroll
says neither Gallery nor Rice practiced yesterday. Gallery suffered
a sprained knee in the preseason finale against Oakland, while Rice
has been sidelined with a sore shoulder. The duo is among Seattle’s
biggest offseason acquisitions.

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) – It appears the Oregon State Beavers have
a full-blown quarterback competition. With freshman backup Sean
Mannion taking the bulk of the first-team snaps in practice and
coach Mike Riley announcing that both Mannion and junior incumbent
Ryan Katz will play Saturday at No. 8 Wisconsin, the Beavers seem
poised to employ dueling QBs for the foreseeable future. Riley says
that for right now, Katz is the starter.

SEATTLE (AP) – Garfield High School in Seattle is investigating
why its football team forfeited its season opening game at Lake
Washington High School in Kirkland. The Garfield team refused to
take the field Friday after coach Kelvin Goliday was ejected. The
Seattle Times reports Goliday had called a timeout to tell
officials he wanted them to blow whistles quicker as a safety issue
– to protect players from being hurt. Goliday says when they
wouldn’t discuss it, he kept the Garfield players on the sideline.
He was ejected and the referees called a forfeit.

SEATTLE (AP) – University of Washington men’s basketball guard
Abdul Gaddy has been cleared to return to action nine months after
tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee. The school
said yesterday that doctors have given Gaddy the OK to return with
no limitations. Gaddy says that late in the spring he started to
feel as if he was completely back, but doctors didn’t sign off on
Gaddy going all out on the court until yesterday.

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