NW Sports from the AP

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

SEATTLE (AP) – Fredy Montero collected a loose ball off a corner
kick scramble and slid it past Chicago goalkeeper Sean Johnson in
the 78th minute, and the Seattle Sounders FC won the U.S. Open Cup
for the third year in a row with a 2-0 win over the Fire last
night. The game was played before a record crowd of 35,615 – the
largest ever for any game in the competition. Seattle is the first
club in more than 40 years to win three consecutive titles in the
oldest competition in American soccer.

RENTON, Wash. (AP) – The Seattle Seahawks have placed linebacker
Matt McCoy on injured reserve and signed linebacker David Vobora.
The Seahawks made the roster moves yesterday. They also released
fullback Eddie Williams and signed defensive end Jameson Konz off
the practice squad. McCoy suffered a knee injury early in Sunday’s
30-28 loss to Atlanta when teammate Aaron Curry crashed into his
right leg on punt coverage.

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) – A comeback win at Colorado has Washington
State off to its best start since 2006, and coach Paul Wulff is not
about to replace his quarterback. That means longtime backup
Marshall Lobbestael will start Saturday’s game at UCLA, even though
starter Jeff Tuel has been cleared to play after recovering from a
fractured collarbone. Wulff says Lobbestael has played well and
will remain the starter until coaches feel there is a better option
for the team. The coach says that Tuel needs time to practice and
make sure his injury is healed.

PHOENIX (AP) – Arizona State took control of the Pac-12 South
Division by beating Southern California. The North Division will
likely come down to the Nov. 12 meeting between No. 6 Stanford and
No. 9 Oregon. The races are far from over, though. There’s still
plenty of chances to slip up and plenty of teams still with a
chance. No. 22 Arizona State has Utah and Oregon up next in
consecutive road games. The Ducks have to face improving Cal before
Stanford and the Cardinal have to play at USC. Washington is 2-0
and still has a shot at the North title and Washington State is

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