NW Sports from the AP

Date: 12/06/2012 05:29 AM

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


INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – Paul George scored 22 points to help the Indiana Pacers beat the Portland Trail Blazers 99-92 last night. George Hill added 18 points and David West had 16 points and 10 rebounds for the Pacers, who have won four of five and moved above .500 for the first time since a 2-1 start. Indiana, the league leader in scoring defense, held the Blazers to 43 percent shooting. Damian Lillard led Portland with 23 points. Wesley Matthews scored 19; LaMarcus Aldridge had 18 points and 10 boards.

PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) – Kevin Pangos’ layup with 2 seconds left lifted No. 10 Gonzaga to a 71-69 victory over Washington State last night, giving the Zags their best start as a Division I team at 9-0. Elias Harris scored 23 points and Kelly Olynyk had 22, all in the second half, for Gonzaga. The Bulldogs had been tied with the 1994-95 team for best start. Brock Motum had 23 points and DaVonte Lacy added 22 for Washington State, which saw its three-game winning streak snapped.

SEATTLE (AP) – Talia Walton scored 17 points, including a 3-pointer with 10 seconds to play, and Washington rallied to beat San Diego State 59-58 last night. Walton’s long-range basket gave the Huskies their second lead of the game – and first since they led 20-19 with 4 minutes left in the first half. The Huskies trailed 48-29 with 13½ minutes to play, but came back as Walton scored 10 of her points in the final 8 minutes. Aminah Williams had 15 points and 12 rebounds for Washington.

RENTON, Wash. (AP) – Seattle Seahawks cornerback Brandon Browner has dropped the appeal of his suspension for using performance-enhancing substances and will miss the final four games of the regular season. Browner’s decision was announced by the league yesterday. He will be eligible to rejoin the team on Dec. 31 and able to play in the postseason should the Seahawks make the playoffs. Fellow cornerback Richard Sherman is continuing with his plans to appeal and can continue to play for now.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – A person familiar with the deal tells The Associated Press that free agent outfielder Jason Bay has reached a one-year contract with the Seattle Mariners. The person spoke on condition of anonymity yesterday because there was no announcement by the team. The 34-year-old Bay is hoping to resurrect his career with the Mariners after three disappointing and injury-plagued seasons with the New York Mets. Bay grew up in British Columbia and went to Gonzaga.


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