NW Sports from the AP

Date: 08/17/2012 05:29 AM

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


SEATTLE (AP) – Camille Little scored 17 points to help the Seattle Storm beat the Phoenix Mercury 72-58 last night. Tanisha Wright added 10 points for the Storm, which got to .500 for the first time this season and has won nine of their last 12 after a 1-7 start. Seattle went in front for good yesterday with a 10-0 run in the second quarter and led by 18 late in the game.

UNDATED (AP) – Michigan State athletic director Mark Hollis says he expects 24 Nike-backed basketball teams to be in two tournaments in 2017 that will celebrate Phil Knight. Nike’s billionaire co-founder turns 80 during that season on Feb. 24. Hollis told The Associated Press yesterday athletic directors at 16 schools have agreed to play, including Oregon, Gonzaga and Portland.

RENTON, Wash. (AP) – Terrell Owens will make his debut for the Seattle Seahawks on Saturday when they travel to Denver for a preseason game against the Broncos. Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said yesterday that Owens feels good and will see some time in the Seahawks’ second preseason game. It’ll be the first NFL game action for Owens since Week 15 of the 2010 season.

AMSTERDAM (AP) – A Dutch court has ordered the brother of slain former Seattle Mariners outfielder Greg Halman provisionally released after prosecutors joined the defense in asking for his acquittal on manslaughter charges. Jason Halman is believed to have fatally stabbed his older brother after the two quarreled about loud music in the early hours of Nov. 21, 2011.


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