NW Sports from the AP

Date: 12/13/2012 05:29 AM

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


PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Devon Collier had 23 points as Oregon State overcame a listless first half to defeat Portland State 79-74 last night. Joe Burton added 20 points and seven rebounds for the Beavers, who became the first Pac-12 team to play at the 1,500-seat Peter W. Stott Center on the Vikings’ downtown Portland campus. The Beavers have won four of their last five games.

SEATTLE (AP) – Cameron Dollar knows the yearly showdown with crosstown rival Washington will only truly return to being the rivalry it was in the 1950s, 60s and 70s when his young Seattle program can once again get the better of the Huskies. Maybe that time is coming sooner rather than later. The Redhawks and Huskies renew their showdown for city supremacy tonight at KeyArena. Washington’s 4-4 start is raising concern. The Huskies have dropped three of their last five overall.

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) – An internal investigation into allegations by a former player of abuse by coaches on the Washington State football team did not turn up any evidence of such abuse in the program headed by coach Mike Leach. Athletic director Bill Moos says a dozen players were interviewed by two members of his staff, and all reported they were having a positive experience at Washington State. Star receiver Marquess Wilson quit the team late in the season and contended that players were suffering physical and mental abuse at the hands of coaches.

RENTON, Wash. (AP) – Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Sidney Rice has a bruised foot, is in a walking boot and could be in question for Sunday’s game against Buffalo. Seattle coach Pete Carroll said yesterday that the foot problem came out of nowhere. Rice doesn’t remember aggravating the foot in last Sunday’s blowout win over Arizona, but he woke up Monday morning in pain. Rice had two catches in the Seahawks’ 58-0 win. Rice leads Seattle with 45 receptions for 658 yards and seven touchdowns.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – The Portland Timbers acquired former Oregon State forward Ryan Johnson and goalkeeper Milos Kocic from Toronto FC yesterday for goalkeeper Joe Bendik, the third pick in the 2013 SuperDraft and allocation money. The 28-year-old Johnson had seven goals in 31 regular-season games last season. He has 27 goals in six MLS seasons with Real Salt Lake, Chicago, San Jose and Toronto, and also has eight goals in 25 international appearances for Jamaica.


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