NW Sports from the AP

Date: 02/07/2013 05:29 AM

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


SEATTLE (AP) – NBA Commissioner David Stern says the group that has reached agreement to purchase the Sacramento Kings has formally filed to relocate the franchise to Seattle. Stern spoke last night in Minneapolis before the Timberwolves hosted San Antonio. He called the Seattle group, led by Chris Hansen and Steve Ballmer, “very strong,” and said the appropriate committees have been convened to look over the proposed sale of the Kings and the prospective move to Seattle.

DALLAS (AP) – O.J. Mayo scored 28 points, Vince Carter hit a critical jumper in the final minute and the Dallas Mavericks beat the Portland Trail Blazers 105-99 last night for coach Rick Carlisle’s 500th career victory. Mayo had 20 in the first half and was mostly quiet before getting two important baskets with Portland trying to rally late in the fourth quarter. LaMarcus Aldridge had 27 points and 10 rebounds a week after he beat the Mavericks at the buzzer in Portland.

SEATTLE (AP) – The Seattle Storm will be without three-time league MVP Lauren Jackson for the 2013 season while she stays in Australia to recover from recent hamstring surgery. The Storm made the roster announcement yesterday. Her contract has been suspended and she is expected to play for Seattle during the 2014 season. Jackson underwent surgery last month in Melbourne. She is expected to make a full recovery. Jackson has not played a full season since 2010.

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) – Roberto Nelson had 26 points and five rebounds, and Oregon State pulled away from Utah in the second half for an 82-64 win last night. Joe Burton added 17 points, seven rebounds and 10 assists for Oregon State, which recorded its highest point total in a conference game this season. Brandon Taylor had a season-high 21 points and six assists, and Jarred DuBois scored 20 points, for Utah.

SEATTLE (AP) – The agents who represent Seattle Mariners catcher Jesus Montero and Toronto outfielder Melky Cabrera say no one at their agency has ever heard of or knows anyone at the Florida anti-aging clinic currently under investigation by Major League Baseball. Sam and Seth Levinson said yesterday that no one at their agency, AECS, had ever heard of Anthony Bosch until his name surfaced in news reports recently. Media outlets in New York and Miami have recently linked Montero and Cabrera with the now-closed clinic Biogenesis of America LLC.


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