NW Sports from the AP

Date: 08/02/2013 04:59 AM

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


BOSTON (AP) – Daniel Nava’s long single to center field capped a six-run rally in the bottom of the ninth inning as the Boston Red Sox came back to beat the Mariners 8-7 last night and sweep Seattle in the three-game series. Henry Blanco hit a grand slam, and Felix Hernandez pitched seven innings of six-hit ball to help Seattle take a 7-1 lead after five innings. But Boston scored one in the eighth and six in the ninth.

SEATTLE (AP) – Temeka Johnson and Tina Thompson each scored 16 points and the Seattle Storm beat the Phoenix Mercury 88-79 last night. Tanisha Wright added 14 points and seven assists, while Tianna Hawkins had 13 points as the Storm rallied from a 13-point deficit in the first half. DeWanna Bonner had 19 points and nine rebounds and Candice Dupree added 16 points and 10 boards to lead the Mercury.

RENTON, Wash. (AP) – Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll says wide receiver Percy Harvin faces a long rehab process after having surgery yesterday to repair his injured hip. Carroll says Harvin will remain in New York for the next few weeks for the beginning of his rehab before returning to Seattle. Harvin is still likely to miss significant time this season.

UNDATED (AP) – Inevitably the first question Oregon State coach Mike Riley faces these days is about who is going to be his starting quarterback, Sean Mannion or Cody Vaz. Riley says the coaching staff has the difficult task of trying to project which quarterback will be more consistent. Both players traded off last season when the Beavers went 9-4.


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