NW Sports from the AP

Date: 07/02/2013 05:29 AM

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


WASHINGTON (AP) – A person with knowledge of the deal says former Portland Trail Blazer Eric Maynor has agreed to a contract with the Washington Wizards. Maynor will serve as the backup point guard behind John Wall. Maynor’s deal was confirmed by a person speaking on condition of anonymity because NBA free agent deals can’t be signed or announced until July 10.

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) – The Phoenix Coyotes’ four-year bid for stability will finally come to a close soon. The team will find out at tonight’s Glendale, Ariz., City Council meeting if the city will approve an arena lease agreement with Renaissance Sports & Entertainment. If the vote is against the lease deal, the Coyotes are likely headed out of town for good, possibly to Seattle.

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PHOENIX (AP) – The Arizona Diamondbacks will honor 19 firefighters who died in the wildfire burning 80 miles from Phoenix for the rest of the season. At last night’s opening of the four-game series against the New York Mets, the Diamondbacks wore black bands on the right arm of their jerseys in memory of the firefighters who were killed Sunday night in Yarnell.

SAN DIEGO (AP) – U.S. national team members Joshua Gatt and Cory Ashe are battling injuries as the Americans prepare for the CONCACAF Gold Cup. The Americans will play Guatemala on Friday at Qualcomm Stadium before heading to the Gold Cup. Their first tournament match is July 9 against Belize in Portland, Ore.


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