NW Sports from the AP

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

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Nick Young scored a season-high 35 points,
John Wall added 29 points and nine assists, and the Washington
Wizards beat the Portland Trail Blazers 124-109 last night for
their third consecutive road win. Jordan Crawford added 21 points
for Washington, which put together its best game of the season,
shooting 60 percent from the field and 52 percent on 3-pointers.
Young was 7 of 8 from behind the arc. Nicolas Batum tied a career
high with 33 points for the Trail Blazers, now 15-14.

SEATTLE (AP) – Jarell Flora scored 15 points and Seattle cruised
to a 90-58 win over Northwest University last night. Chad Rasmussen
scored 13 points in 13 minutes, and Sterling Carter added 10 points
for the Redhawks (8-14) against the NAIA Division II school from
nearby Kirkland, Wash. Eleven Seattle players scored at least four
points in the game, and the Redhawks led 10-0, 27-5 and 44-12 in
the first half. Rich Skillman led Northwest with 14 points, while
Jordan Call added another 13 points.

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Washington Mystics have acquired center
Ashley Robinson from the Seattle Storm in a trade for first-round
draft pick Victoria Dunlap. Robinson averaged career highs of 3.8
points and 3.9 rebounds while playing in every game last season,
her fifth with the Storm. She was a member of Seattle’s 2010 WNBA
championship team. Dunlap averaged 2.3 points and 1.7 rebounds with
Washington after being the 11th overall pick in the 2011 draft. The
deal was announced yesterday.

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) – Oregon State has hired Rod Perry as the
Beavers’ new secondary coach. Perry has spent five seasons with the
Indianapolis Colts as special assistant to the defense. He replaces
Keith Heyward, who resigned last month to take a similar position
at Washington. Perry was cornerbacks coach for the San Diego
Chargers from 1999-2001, at the same time Oregon State coach Mike
Riley served as head coach of the NFL team. Perry is a native of
Fresno, Calif., and played at Colorado.

PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) – He is the ace on a team that is struggling
to find respectability in the tough AL West, and the role suits
Felix Hernandez just fine. “King Felix” says he is “not going
anywhere,” exactly the position of the Seattle Mariners’ front
office despite speculation that inevitably surfaces from time to
time for a team that finished dead last in its division the past
two years. The 2010 AL Cy Young winner is entering his seventh full
season with the Mariners, who opened spring training Sunday in

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