NW Sports from the AP

Date: 09/06/2012 05:29 AM

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


SEATTLE (AP) – Kevin Millwood pitched six stingy innings to win for the first time in 5½ weeks and the Seattle Mariners beat the staggering Red Sox 2-1 on Wednesday night, handing Boston its eighth defeat in nine games. Dustin Ackley hit a two-run single in the fourth to back Millwood, who allowed four hits and one run in his first victory since July 28.

COMMERCE CITY, Colo. (AP) – Andre Akpan scored in the sixth minute and the Colorado Rapids escaped the Western Conference basement with a 3-0 victory over the Portland Timbers on Wednesday night. Tony Cascio and Jaime Castrillon each added a goal for Colorado, which ended a four-game winless streak. The win leapfrogged Colorado past the Timbers and Chivas USA into seventh place in the West.

RENTON, Wash. (AP) – Marshawn Lynch’s sore back is making him a bit of a question mark for the Seattle Seahawks’ opener on Sunday at Arizona. Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said yesterday that Lynch will be evaluated day to day as Seattle goes through its preparations for the Cardinals. Lynch was held out of the final two preseason games with back spasms that first popped up following Seattle’s exhibition win at Denver on Aug. 18. Lynch says he hopes he’s able to play against the Cardinals.

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) – De’Anthony Thomas played less than a half in No. 4 Oregon’s season opener and still managed to show that he’s the flash in the Ducks’ prolific offense. Handling the ball just eight times, Thomas managed 125 total offensive yards and three touchdowns in Oregon’s 57-34 victory over Arkansas State. Thomas had three carries for 64 yards and a touchdown. He caught four passes from redshirt freshman Marcus Mariota for 55 yards and two scores. And he returned a punt six yards.


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