NW Sports from the AP

Date: 11/08/2012 06:09 AM

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


RENTON, Wash. (AP) – Linebacker K.J. Wright and guard James Carpenter did not practice for the Seattle Seahawks as each continues to recover from concussions suffered last week. Coach Pete Carroll said yesterday he is still unsure if either will be able to play Sunday against the New York Jets. Carpenter was injured in practice last week, while Wright was hurt on the first series of last Sunday’s win over Minnesota.

RENTON, Wash. (AP) – Cornerback Walter Thurmond has been activated from the physically unable to perform list to the active roster of the Seattle Seahawks, completing his return from two fractures in his lower left leg. The Seahawks made the move yesterday. Seattle had a roster spot open after releasing wide receiver Charly Martin on Tuesday. Martin was re-signed to the practice squad yesterday. Thurmond has started four games and played in 19 combined in his first two NFL seasons.

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) – Seattle Storm center Lauren Jackson has indefinitely postponed her return to the Women’s National Basketball League in Australia because of continuing rehabilitation from a right hamstring injury. Basketball Australia said today that Jackson, who captained Australia to a bronze medal at the Olympics, had the chronic injury flare up in June while playing for the national team ahead of the London Games. Jackson has returned to practice sessions with the Canberra Capitals.

SEATTLE (AP) – The Seattle Mariners have announced plans to build a baseball academy in the Dominican Republic serving players from Latin America. The Mariners revealed their plans yesterday and said they expected to complete the project near the end of 2013. The academy will be able to accommodate two full teams and staff. For the past decade, the Mariners have rented a facility in the Dominican Republic. The facility will include two full-sized fields, other smaller practice fields and dormitory space.


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