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) – Goran Dragic (GOHR’-ahn DRAH’-gitch)
scored 22 points and the Houston Rockets completed a perfect
four-game road trip with a 94-89 victory over the Portland Trail
Blazers last night. Chase Budinger added 15 points off the bench
for the Rockets, who beat the Bulls, Lakers and Kings before
visiting Portland. Houston, jockeying for playoff position in the
Western Conference, has won six of its last eight games overall.
LaMarcus Aldridge had 20 points and six rebounds for Portland.

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) – Oregon State guard Jared Cunningham is
skipping his senior season and entering the NBA draft. Cunningham
leaves the Beavers ranked 13th on the school’s career scoring list
with 1,271 points and second in steals with 219. He was chosen to
the All-Pac-12 team this past season, when he averaged 17.9 points
and 3.8 rebounds. He had 91 steals, matching Gary Payton’s mark as
a junior. The Oakland, Calif., native announced his decision
yesterday. The NBA draft is June 28.

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) – Yu Darvish overcome a rocky start and
got a big boost from the powerful Texas lineup, winning his
much-anticipated major league debut in the Rangers’ 11-5 victory
over the Seattle Mariners last night. After giving up four runs
while throwing 42 pitches in the first inning, then allowing
another run in the second, Darvish settled down and later retired
10 in a row while pitching into the sixth. Darvish was Japan’s top
pitcher before Texas committed more than $107 million to acquire

RENTON, Wash. (AP) – The Seattle Seahawks have agreed to terms
with cornerback Marcus Trufant on a one-year deal. Trufant’s time
in Seattle appeared over when he was released with two years left
on his contract on March 7. Trufant was due to make $7.2 and $8.8
million in base salary the next two years. He missed significant
time the last three seasons with injuries and had his productivity
slip, leading to his release. He explored the market before
returning to the only franchise he’s ever played for.

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