NW Sports from the AP

Date: 08/03/2012 05:29 AM

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


SEATTLE (AP) – Andy Rose had a goal and two assists to help the Seattle Sounders beat Caribbean champion Caledonia AIA of Trinidad and Tobago 3-1 last night in their opening Group Four game in CONCACAF Champions League. Sammy Ochoa opened the scoring for the Sounders in the 19th minute, and Fredy Montero made it 2-0 in the 30th . Rose connected in the 43rd.

RENTON, Wash. (AP) – Outside of his daily assignment of carrying in the shoulder pads and helmets of his veteran teammates, the Seattle Seahawks’ Bobby Wagner doesn’t feel much like a rookie. He’s being given first shot at taking over the starting middle linebacker position. He hasn’t won the job yet as coach Pete Carroll wants to see Wagner in game action first.

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – The studio has been built, the staff has been hired and the programming grid completed. It’s been a whirlwind year since the Pac-12 announced plans in 2011 to launch one national and six regional networks to give more exposure to the conference’s athletic teams. The networks, launching Aug. 15, will carry 850 live sporting events and studio shows this year.

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) – The NCAA Executive Committee has elected Michigan State president Lou Anna Simon as its next chair. Simon’s appointment was announced yesterday and is effective immediately. She replaces Oregon State President Ed Ray, whose term on the committee expired at the end of the group’s meeting Wednesday. Simon’s term lasts until Aug. 31, 2014.


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