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) – All-American cornerback Cliff Harris has
been dismissed from the Oregon Ducks for violating team rules.
Harris was already suspended from the Ducks and wasn’t allowed to
participate in team activities. He missed the last five games of
the regular season and last weekend’s Pac-12 championship game.
Harris was also suspended to start the season after a he was cited
for driving 118 mph on Interstate 5 in June.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Two women say they were injured when
Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh (ehn-DAHM’-uh-kehn
soo) crashed his car into a tree in downtown Portland over the
weekend. Portland police had originally said there were no injuries
in the crash early Saturday. But police said yesterday that two
passengers later came forward to say they were hurt and left the
scene before officers arrived. Their names weren’t released.

ST. LOUIS (AP) – Job security has to be keeping Steve Spagnuolo
(spag-NOH’-loh) up nights. After the latest dispiriting loss, he is
just 10-34 as St. Louis Rams coach. Spagnuolo met with owner Stan
Kroenke (KRAHN’-kee) after the Rams mustered only 157 total yards
in Sunday’s shutout loss the San Francisco 49ers. He said the talk
was all about the game and not his future. Spagnuolo and his 2-10
Rams will next face the 5-7 Seattle Seahawks.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – The Portland Trail Blazers expect guard
Brandon Roy to be ready for training camp. Roy, who had trouble
last season with both of his knees, met with team executives to
discuss his future. He told them he felt great and was ready to
help the in any way he could. There have been reports that the
Blazers planned to use an amnesty clause in the league’s new labor
agreement to waive Roy, a three-time All-Star.

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