NW Sports from the AP

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

The Associated Press

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) – Paul Millsap scored 19 points and grabbed

15 rebounds, and the Utah Jazz used a 13-0 fourth-quarter run to

beat the Portland Trail Blazers 93-89 on Monday night. LaMarcus

Aldridge led Portland with 25 points, including 14 in the third

quarter as the Blazers built an 11-point lead. But the Jazz fought

back, even without starting center Al Jefferson and guard Raja

Bell, who did not play because of injuries.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Forward Kris Boyd, the Scottish Premier

League’s all-time leading scorer, is joining Major League Soccer’s

Portland Timbers. Timbers general manager Gavin Wilkinson announced

the signing of the Irvine, Scotland, native on Monday.

SEATTLE (AP) – The Mariners are making some roof repairs at

Safeco Field. The retractable roof failed to close for the FanFest

activities over the weekend because of a broken axle. Operations

people say they have the equipment and parts to fix the roof this


KENAI, Alaska (AP) – Cim Smyth is the winner of this year’s

Tustumena 200 sled dog race. The Peninsula Clarion reports

(http://bit.ly/zJH2vI) Smyth of Big Lake edged musher Jeff King of

Denali Park by seven minutes to win the race Sunday. The Tustumena

200 started Saturday just south of Kasilof. Mushers went to Homer,

and then finished at the start point.


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