NW Sports from the AP

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

CHENEY, Wash. (AP) – Collin Chiverton scored 25 points to lead
five players in double figures as Eastern Washington beat Linfield
College 104-54 last night. Cliff Colimon added 23 points and 11
assists for the Eagles. Zach Anderson scored 22 points for
Linfield, a Division III school in McMinnville, Ore.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Center Greg Oden’s agent says the
often-injured former No. 1 draft pick will sign the Portland Trail
Blazers’ $8.9 million qualifying offer today. Oden’s acceptance of
the offer was first reported by The Oregonian newspaper yesterday.
Agent Bill Duffy confirmed that Oden would sign the one-year deal

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) – An Oregon State Police spokesman says a
defensive tackle who collapsed during a pick-up basketball game and
died was stricken so suddenly that even if emergency personnel had
been on the scene they likely could not have saved him. An autopsy
is planned today on the body of freshman Fred Thompson.

RENTON, Wash. (AP) – With injuries continuing to plague the
Seahawks offensive line, lineman Lemuel Jeanpierre is ready to step
in and keep Seattle’s improving running game moving forward. An
injury to Russell Okung has forced more offensive line shuffling,
giving Jeanpierre his first shot at extended action since joining
Seattle last season.

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