NW Sports from the AP

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


SEATTLE (AP) – John Jaso’s sacrifice fly capped a three-run rally in the bottom of the ninth inning to give the Seattle Mariners a 3-2 win over the Detroit Tigers. Octavio Dotel came on in the ninth last night for Detroit with closer Jose Valverde unavailable after three consecutive appearances. Dotel walked Brendan Ryan and Ichiro Suzuki then advanced both with a wild pitch. Ryan scored on another wild pitch to pull the Mariners within a run.

GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) – Ex-NFL quarterback Ryan Leaf is scheduled to appear in Cascade County District Court in Montana today. The former Washington State standout is accused of breaking into two homes and stealing prescription drugs. He is charged with two counts of burglary and two counts of criminal possession of a dangerous drug. The Great Falls Tribune reports that Leaf will be arraigned and has asked for a change-of-plea hearing.

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) – Gonzaga has signed Przemek Karnowski (Puh-she-mick Car-now-ski), a 7-foot-1, 280-pound center from Poland. Coach Mark Few said he will join the team this fall. Karnowksi has played on the Polish Junior National team and is a veteran of several European championship tournaments.

SEATTLE (AP) – The Seahawks have signed first-round pick Bruce Irvin, a defensive end taken 15th overall in last month’s draft to help fill Seattle’s need to add a speed pass rusher coming off the edge. The terms of the multi-year deal were not released yesterday. Selecting Irvin so high was considered a reach by some, but he became the centerpiece of a draft focused on defense.


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