NW Sports from the AP

Date: 09/14/2012 05:33 AM

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


TORONTO (AP) – Edwin Encarnacion hit his 40th home run, Adam Lind also connected and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Seattle Mariners 8-3 last night to send Felix Hernandez to his third straight loss. Hernandez allowed a season-high seven runs and 10 hits in four innings, struck out four and walked one. He is 2-3 since throwing the major leagues’ 23rd perfect game.

SEATTLE (AP) – Chris Hansen, the investor trying to build a new arena and bring the NBA back to Seattle, says the City Council’s demands for a renegotiated memorandum of understanding on the proposed building pushed his investment group past where they were first willing to go. But the renegotiated agreement now gives Hansen the support he needs to start pursuing any available NBA franchises.

RENTON, Wash. (AP) – Facing 80 yards and needing a touchdown with less than five minutes to play, Russell Wilson felt right at home. Wilson’s rigorous preparation and attention to detail that helped earn him the starting job for the Seattle Seahawks as a rookie left him completely ready to face the task that lay in front of him. Yet Wilson and the Seahawks came up short as a fourth-down pass sailed through the hands of Braylon Edwards and Seattle dropped its season opener 20-16 to the Cardinals.

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) – The season opener between Oregon State and Nicholls State that was postponed because of concerns over Hurricane Isaac has been rescheduled for Saturday, Dec. 1. Both schools agreed to the rescheduled game at Reser Stadium. However, there is a mutual understanding that the game won’t be played if Oregon State is in the Pac-12 championship game or Nicholls State qualifies for the NCAA FCS playoffs. Tickets for the opener will be honored at the rescheduled game.


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