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


PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – The Portland Trail Blazers say forward LaMarcus Aldridge had surgery on his right hip. The arthroscopic procedure repaired a slight labral tear. Dr. Marc Philippon performed the procedure in Vail, Colo., yesterday. Aldridge was bothered by the injury late in the season and missed the Blazers’ final eight games. The 6-foot-11 power forward announced earlier that he would have the proactive procedure for the tear, which he described as minor.

NEW YORK (AP) – Andy Pettitte (PEHT’-iht) says he’s all set to rejoin the New York Yankees’ rotation and start Sunday against the Seattle Mariners. Pettitte says he’s been throwing bullpen sessions at Yankee Stadium and working with the pitching coach. Pettitte retired after 2010, sat out last year and then decided to make a comeback this season. He made four starts in the minors and had a 3.71 ERA in 17 innings. A month shy of his 40th birthday, Pettitte says he’s completely ready to pitch again.

LA GRANDE, Ore. (AP) – An Eastern Oregon University student whose skull was fractured during a softball practice is suing the university for almost $1 million. In a complaint filed in January in Union County Circuit Court, Holly Martin, claims she sustained life-changing injuries as a result of being struck in the head by a ball in February 2010 at the university. She says she suffers from severe headaches, memory loss, and the inability to perform tasks requiring sustained attention.


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