NW Sports from the AP

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

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) – LaMichael James ran for 239 yards and a
touchdown before he was carted off the field after injuring his
right arm, dampening No. 9 Oregon’s 43-15 win over California last
night. The nation’s leading rusher went down early in the fourth
quarter and trainers stabilized his arm in a sleeve as fans chanted
his name. The Ducks were driving for their fourth consecutive TD in
the second half against Cal when James was injured.  The team’s trainer has said it is not a season ending injury.

SEATTLE (AP) – Jonathan Amosa barely gets acknowledged – the
fullback who regularly paves the way for star Washington running
back Chris Polk. But that’s part of Amosa’s makeup, a redshirt
junior who’s been plugging away unnoticed since walking on at
Washington in 2008. Being an unknown fullback in the Huskies’
tactical system is a joy for the 5-foot-11, 230-pound Amosa, who
dreamed of playing for Washington after growing up in Seattle.

RENTON, Wash. (AP) – In a move of necessity, the Seattle
Seahawks might have discovered what their lagging offense needed.
Down by 20 points in the third quarter last week against Atlanta,
the Seahawks had little choice but to go to a hurry-up offense.
That meant few huddles, quick reaction and quicker snaps. The
results were startling. After 14 quarters of offensive slog to that
point, the Seahawks scored 21 points in the final 25 minutes.
Seattle didn’t stay in the no-huddle exclusively, but the quicker
tempo nearly doubled its point total in one half.

HOUSTON (AP) – Prosecutors have dropped a marijuana possession
charge against NBA veteran Marcus Camby after his arrest during a
traffic stop in suburban Houston. Camby was arrested last month
after police in Pearland said they found less than two ounces of
the drug inside a Porsche he was driving. His cousin, Kendal
Johnson, who was also in the car, says the pot was his. Camby
played for the Portland Trail Blazers last season.

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