NW Sports from the AP

Date: 09/28/2012 05:38 AM

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


ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) – John Jaso hit a two-run homer and an RBI double for Seattle, and the Los Angeles Angels wasted a golden chance to get within one game of an AL wild-card spot with a 9-4 loss to the Mariners yesterday. Vernon Wells and Alberto Callaspo drove in early runs for the Angels, who had won five straight and an AL-best 16 of 23 in September before stumbling in their regular-season home finale.

SEATTLE (AP) – Kasen Williams took a quick screen pass from Keith Price, broke a tackle and the line of scrimmage and raced 35 yards for the go-ahead score with 4:53 left, and Washington rallied from 10 points down to stun No. 8 Stanford 17-13 last night. It was Washington’s first win over a Top 10 ranked opponent since its upset of then-No. 3 USC back in 2009, Steve Sarkisian’s first season at Washington.

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) – Oregon defensive coordinator Nick Aliotti has surely become accustomed in recent years to all the attention falling on the Ducks’ speedy spread offense. So when the spotlight falls on Oregon’s defense, Aliotti’s pride is apparent. The defense starred last weekend when No. 2 Oregon shut out Arizona 49-0. Six times the Ducks prevented the Wildcats from scoring from the red zone. The shutout was the first in conference play for Oregon since a 35-0 win over Stanford in 2003.

RENTON, Wash. (AP) – For now, the Seattle Seahawks are perfectly content to keep a lid on an offense being run by rookie quarterback Russell Wilson. That’s not meant to be a knock on Wilson, who has looked impressive at times and shaky at others in his three NFL starts. But coach Pete Carroll is fearful of committing turnovers. So through the first three weeks, the Seahawks have done their best to not put Wilson in a position to make mistakes. That’s meant relying on the running of Marshawn Lynch and Seattle’s stout defense, which leads the NFL in giving up just 13 points per game and is second in allowing just 58.7 yards rushing.


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