Date: 12/12/2012 05:29 AM
Here is the latest Washington, Oregon and Alaska sports news from The Associated Press
STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) – Oklahoma State’s New Year’s Eve matchup against No. 14 Gonzaga is looking like a sellout. That’s because billionaire oilman T. Boone Pickens bought up the remaining 4,000 tickets and will offer them for free to Cowboys fans. Pickens, an OSU alumnus whose name graces the Cowboys’ football stadium, says he hopes Oklahoma State fans will crowd the arena for the highly anticipated matchup. Tickets will be available starting today at the OSU ticket office.
NEW YORK (AP) – Toronto center-forward Amir Johnson was suspended for one game without pay by the NBA yesterday for throwing his mouthpiece at a referee in the Raptors’ loss at Portland on Monday night. Johnson and referee David Jones both tugged at the ball following a Portland free throw in the third quarter. After Jones ejected him and started to walk away, Johnson threw his mouthpiece in Jones’ direction. Johnson will miss Toronto’s home game against Brooklyn tonight.
NEW YORK (AP) – The Jets are bringing back wide receiver Braylon Edwards, less than a week after he bashed the organization in support of quarterback Mark Sanchez. New York was awarded Edwards off waivers from Seattle yesterday. Edwards, who played for New York from 2009-10, was waived by Seattle on Monday. He had two productive seasons with the Jets, developing a good rapport with Sanchez in helping New York to consecutive trips to the AFC title game.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – The Portland Timbers have re-signed Danny Mwanga (muh-WAH-ngah), a homegrown favorite who starred at Portland’s Jefferson High and Oregon State. The 21-year-old forward was acquired by Portland in a June trade with the Philadelphia Union. He played in 18 matches for the Timbers and had three goals. Mwanga, the No. 1 pick in the 2010 MLS SuperDraft, has 15 goals and nine assists in 79 career matches. The terms of the deal were not announced.
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