Here is the latest Washington, Oregon and Alaska sports news from The Associated Press
ST. LOUIS (AP) – Greg Zuerlein kicked four field goals, including a 58-yarder and a club record 60-yarder, to help the St. Louis Rams to a 19-13 win over the Seattle Seahawks yesterday. Special teams led the way for the Rams, with a fake field goal turning into a 2-yard touchdown pass from punter Johnny Hekker to Danny Amendola to put St. Louis up 10-7 late in the first half.
SEATTLE (AP) – In the third quarter against Washington State, Oregon running back Kenjon Barner’s teammates lifted him high off the ground in celebration of a 10-yard scoring dash. The touchdown put the No. 2 Ducks up 44-19, capping a four-minute third-quarter rally and all but sealing the 51-26 victory over the Cougars on Saturday night. Barner had four touchdowns, including an 80-yard scoring run. The senior running back finished with 195 yards rushing on 20 carries.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) – Yoenis Cespedes (yoh-EHN’-ehs SEHS’-peh-dehs) hit a go-ahead homer in the eighth inning to move Oakland a win closer to the club’s first playoff berth in six years, and the Athletics beat the Seattle Mariners 5-2 yesterday to stay right on the heels of Texas in the AL West race. Oakland leads Los Angeles by 2 1/2 games for the second AL wild card.
SEATTLE (AP) – Sue Bird scored 22 points, including two 3-pointers in the second overtime, and the Seattle Storm beat the Minnesota Lynx 86-79 in Game 2 last night, evening their Western Conference semifinal series. Tanisha Wright had 18 points for the Storm, including a tying 3 with 23.9 seconds left in the first overtime. Game 3 is tomorrow night in Minneapolis.