NW Sports from the AP

Date: 08/23/2012 05:29 AM

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


SEATTLE (AP) – Eric Thames hit a tiebreaking, two-run double with two outs in the eighth inning, and the Seattle Mariners beat the Cleveland Indians 3-1 yesterday for their eighth win in a row. Seattle completed a three-game sweep and is on its longest winning streak since taking eight in a row from June 23 to July 1, 2007. The Mariners have won 15 of their last 16 home games.

RENTON, Wash. (AP) – Sidney Rice will make his preseason debut for the Seattle Seahawks tomorrow night against Kansas City. Coach Pete Carroll said Wednesday that Rice is ahead of schedule in his recovery from offseason surgery on both shoulders and will get a little bit of playing time against the Chiefs. Rice has not played in a game since Week 12 of last season.

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) – The Oregon Ducks are at it again. The No. 5 Ducks, already known for an array of flashy Nike-designed uniforms, added to the collection yesterday with a “fully integrated uniform system,” according to the Beaverton-based shoemaker. The most noticeable feature is a pronounced wing design on the shoulders – a nod to Oregon’s duck mascot.

ASPEN, Colo. (AP) – Tom Danielson won the third stage of the USA Pro Challenge yesterday, and Garmin-Sharp teammate Christian Vande Velde took the overall lead in the longest leg of the event. Vande Velde, from Lemont, Ill., finished ninth in the stage and moved into the lead based on a tiebreaker, the combined lowest placings of the tied riders in each stage. Tejay van Garderen, the BMC rider from Tacoma, Wash., was second overall in the same time after finishing 12th in the stage.


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