NW sports from the AP

Date: 04/23/2012 05:30 AM

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


SEATTLE (AP) – Alex Rios got three hits and drove in three runs Sunday as the Chicago White Sox completed a series sweep of the Seattle Mariners with a 7-4 victory. A day after Phil Humber pitched a perfect game for the White Sox, John Danks (2-2) went six innings for the win.

SEATTLE (AP) – White Sox pitcher Phil Humber wanted to share his perfect game, so he stayed up well past midnight to answer every one of the more than 100 text messages he got that offered congratulations. The right-hander for the Chicago White Sox pitched the 21st perfect game in major league history Saturday, shutting down the Seattle Mariners. He says he responded to all the phone messages and texts he received, and still managed to get to sleep by 1:30 a.m.

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) – The Memphis Grizzlies sent the Portland Trail Blazers to the fifth straight loss, 93-89, this weekend. J.J. Hickson scored 23 points Saturday to lead Portland, while Jamal Crawford had 21 despite going 5 of 13 from the field, part of the Trail Blazers’ 37 percent shooting for the game.

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) – More than 10,700 fans crowded Spokane’s Joe Albi Stadium to watch Washington State University’s offense go against its defense for nearly 80 plays in its annual Crimson and Gray Game Saturday. Quarterback Jeff Tuel threw two touchdown passes, completed his first 15 passes and finished the day 19-of-21 for 285 yards. The final spring workout is set for Tuesday at Rogers Field.


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