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) – Washington guard C.J. Wilcox, the Huskies’
second-leading scorer, is highly doubtful for this week’s games
against California and Stanford with first-place in the Pac-12
Conference on the line. Wilcox said yesterday that a stress
fracture in his left femur, near his hip, is so painful he was
essentially playing on one leg in last week’s win over rival
Seattle, during which Wilcox scored a career-high 25 points. There
is no treatment for the injury other than rest and the Huskies are
hopeful Wilcox might be cleared to play next week at the Arizona

SEATTLE (AP) – The Seattle Mariners and left-handed starter
Jason Vargas have agreed to a $4.5 million, one-year deal, avoiding
salary arbitration. Vargas made a career-high 32 starts in 2011,
going 10-13 with a 4.25 ERA. He started the season strong and was
6-5 with a 3.57 ERA through his first 17 starts, capped by a
complete-game shutout against San Diego on July 1. But Vargas
dropped his next five decisions, although he was given very little
run support.

SEATTLE (AP) – The Seattle Mariners will honor former pitcher
Randy Johnson and catcher Dan Wilson by inducting the pair into the
team’s hall of fame in July. The duo will be honored before the
Mariners face the Kansas City Royals on July 28. Wilson played 12
of his 14 major league seasons for the Mariners and caught a
franchise-record 1,281 games and was an All-Star in 1996. Johnson
pitched for Seattle from 1989-1998, winning the Cy Young Award with
the Mariners in 1995 when the team won its first AL West title.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – The Portland Timbers have added four
players through the MLS supplemental draft, including defender Ryan
Kawulok from the University of Portland Pilots. Kawulok was
selected with the No. 8 overall pick in the first round of
Tuesday’s draft. The team had the eighth pick in each of the four
rounds. Kawulok started all 20 games for the Pilots last season as
a senior and had two goals. He was named the West Coast
Conference’s defensive player of the year.

TUKWILA, Wash. (AP) – The Seattle Sounders have added four more
players selected in the MLS supplemental draft, and traded the
rights to 2011 MLS SuperDraft pick Leone Cruz to Real Salt Lake in
exchange for supplemental selection Andy Rose. The draft took place
on Tuesday. Along with acquiring Rose in the deal with Salt Lake,
the Sounders drafted defender Tim Pontius, midfielder Jason Banton,
forward Abdul Aman and defender Wes Feighner.

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