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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Jamal Crawford scored 24 points in 21 minutes, helping the Portland Trail Blazers rout Charlotte 112-68 last night for the Bobcats’ 10th loss in a row and worst in franchise history. Gerald Wallace scored 23 points and LaMarcus Aldridge added 22 before Portland sat all of its starters in the fourth quarter. Gerald Henderson led the Bobcats with 16 points.
SEATTLE (AP) – Carlos Guillen is returning to Seattle after agreeing to a minor league contract with the Mariners. The 36-year-old spent the past eight seasons in Detroit where he was a three-time All-Star and hit .308 in his career playing five positions: left field, third base, shortstop, second base and first base. Guillen started his career with Seattle in 1998, playing in 488 games.
UNDATED (AP) – National Letter of Intent Signing Day has placed a number of prized recruits in the future plans of college football coaches across the Pacific Northwest. The Oregon Ducks yesterday announced a 21-member 2012 recruiting class, while the Oregon State Beavers signed 24 players as of yesterday afternoon. The Washington Huskies’ 25-man signing class includes safety Shaq Thompson out of Sacramento’s Grant High School. Washington State signed 27 players, including 14 from California.
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