NW Sports from the AP

Date: 12/04/2012 05:29 AM

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


CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) – LaMarcus Aldridge had 25 points and 13 rebounds, Luke Babbitt hit a pair of clutch 3-pointers and the Portland Trail Blazers overcame an 18-point fourth quarter to beat the Charlotte Bobcats 118-112 in overtime last night. The Blazers trailed 97-79 with 5:17 left in regulation, but stormed back to tie the score and sent it into overtime on Babbitt’s 3 with 22 seconds left. Portland never trailed in overtime. Damian Lillard scored 24 points and Nicolas Batum (bah-TOOM’) added 17 points.

RENTON, Wash. (AP) – Pete Carroll joked that the distances the Seattle Seahawks offense needed to cover late in regulation and then again in overtime left plenty of opportunity to “screw it up.” Not with Russell Wilson at the controls. With two drives Sunday – one at the end of regulation and the other in OT – Wilson kept Seattle firmly in control of the final playoff spot in the NFC with a 23-17 overtime win over Chicago. Wilson accounted for 56 of Seattle’s 80 yards on its overtime touchdown drive, including 28 yards rushing. Three times he converted third downs and capped Seattle’s win by hitting Sidney Rice on a 13-yard TD.

SEATTLE (AP) – Austin Seferian-Jenkins is done with what happened in the Apple Cup, from Washington’s fourth-quarter meltdown to getting hit by an unruly Washington State fan as spectators rushed the field following the Cougars’ overtime win. His feelings were mirrored yesterday by the entire Washington program, which finally has a chance to stop talking about blowing an 18-point fourth-quarter lead and start looking ahead to the Dec. 22 Las Vegas Bowl, where they’ll face No. 20 Boise State.

COMMERCE CITY, Colo. (AP) – The Colorado Rapids have acquired midfielder/forward Atiba Harris from the Vancouver Whitecaps in exchange for an international roster spot in the 2015 and ’16 MLS seasons. Harris is a seven-year veteran of MLS with 17 career goals and 19 assists in 138 matches, including 109 starts, for four clubs. Harris also played for Real Salt Lake, Chivas USA and FC Dallas before the Whitecaps selected him in the 2011 expansion draft.


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