NW Sports from the AP

Date: 08/08/2012 06:26 AM

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


PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – The Portland Trail Blazers have hired Terry Stotts as head coach. The move announced yesterday by Trail Blazers GM Neil Olshey fills the NBA’s last coaching vacancy. The 54-year-old Stotts had a 115-168 record as coach of the Atlanta Hawks and Milwaukee Bucks before spending the past four seasons as an assistant with the Dallas Mavericks.

BALTIMORE (AP) – Adam Jones singled home the winning run in the 14th inning, and the Baltimore Orioles beat the Seattle Mariners 8-7 last night after rallying from a five-run deficit. It was the fourth straight victory for the Orioles, who moved eight games over .500 for the first time since June 29. The game lasted 4 hours, 55 minutes and featured a disputed play in the 14th inning.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – The last-place Portland Timbers have traded starter Troy Perkins to the Montreal Impact for Donovan Ricketts in a swap of goalkeepers. Portland GM and interim coach Gavin Wilkerson announced the deal, saying Perkins has been an important player for the Timbers, but that the coaching staff saw the trade as an opportunity to improve the position.

RENTON, Wash. (AP) – For this week, Matt Flynn is the Seattle Seahawks starting quarterback. Coach Pete Carroll announced after practice yesterday that Flynn will be the starter on Saturday night when the Seahawks open the preseason at home against Tennessee. Flynn will play the first half after getting snaps with the No. 1 offense the rest of this week.

RENTON, Wash. (AP) – Terrell Owens was back in Los Angeles packing up some belongings while the Seattle Seahawks were on the practice field yesterday morning. Even though he was away from his new team, Owens was still the talk of training camp. Owens agreed to a one-year deal with the Seahawks on Monday. He’s due back on the practice field wearing No. 10 today.


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