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SEATTLE (AP) – Undrafted rookie Doug Baldwin blocked a
first-quarter punt that was returned by Michael Robinson 17 yards
for a touchdown, then caught a 29-yard TD pass from Tarvaris
Jackson in the third quarter as the Seattle Seahawks pulled away
for a 30-13 win over the staggering St. Louis Rams last night.
Seattle won for the fourth time in five games, improved to 6-7
overall and kept alive its slim hopes for reaching the postseason.

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) – E.J. Singler scored 19 points and Oregon
held off a late rally by Portland State to win 79-70 last night.
Devoe Joseph had 13 points, including the last eight, and six
assists as the Ducks (6-2) improved to 5-0 at home. Chehales
Tapscott led the Vikings with 16 points. He scored 14 in the second
half after foul trouble limited him to 6 minutes in the first half.
Lateef McMullen scored 14, Charles Odum 12 and Michael Harthun 10.

SEATTLE (AP) – The Seattle Mariners have declined to offer 2012
contracts to catcher Chris Gimenez and right-handed reliever Dan
Cortes. The Mariners announced the decision last night. Seattle’s
40-man roster now stands at 36. Seattle did tender contracts to
right-handed relievers Shawn Kelley and Brandon League and
left-handed starter Jason Vargas. All three are eligible for

TUKWILA, Wash. (AP) – The Seattle Sounders FC have transferred
midfielder Erik Friberg back to his native Sweden and top flight
club Malmo FF. The Sounders announced the move on Monday. General
manager Adrian Hanauer says Friberg is starting a family and wanted
to be closer to home. Friberg spent one season in Seattle and
started 23 regular season matches. He had one goal and two assists
in his one year with the Sounders.

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