NW Sports from the AP

Date: 07/17/2012 05:29 AM

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


KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – Casper Wells homered and drove in a career-high five runs, all of them against Jonathan Sanchez, and the Seattle Mariners beat up the Kansas City Royals in a 9-4 victory last night. Justin Smoak also had a two-run homer off Sanchez pulled after allowing a season-high seven runs in a season-low 1 1-3 innings.

NEW YORK (AP) – The Knicks and Portland Trail Blazers have completed a sign-and-trade deal that sends Raymond Felton back to New York as a potential replacement for Jeremy Lin. Kurt Thomas, also a former Knick, also returns to New York in yesterday’s deal. The Knicks signed and traded forward Jared Jeffries, along with center Dan Gadzuric (gad-ZOOR’-ik), the draft rights to Kostas Papanikolaou and Giorgos Printezis, and a protected future second-round pick to Portland.

WASHINGTON (AP) – United States women’s basketball point guard Sue Bird didn’t play in the U.S. exhibition game against Brazil last night because of a death in the family. The Seattle Storm star, who will be playing in her third Olympics at the London Games, practiced with the team this weekend, but left Sunday be with her family.

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) – The California Highway Patrol says Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch was arrested in the Oakland area for investigation of DUI. Officer Peter van Eckhardt says the 26-year-old Lynch was arrested early Saturday in the city of Emeryville. The Seahawks said a statement yesterday that the team is “aware of the situation with Marshawn and still gathering information.”


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