NW Sports Minute from the AP

Date: 08/06/2013 04:59 AM

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


SEATTLE (AP) – Mark DeRosa’s pinch-hit, two-run single in the eighth inning gave the Toronto Blue Jays and R.A. Dickey a 3-1 victory over the Seattle Mariners last night. Dickey went 7 2-3 innings, allowing one run on eight hits. The knuckleballer struck out five and walked two. Justin Smoak hit his 11th home run in the seventh to give the M’s a 1-0 lead at the time of the homer.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – The NBA has suspended Portland Trail Blazers guard Terrel Harris for five games for violating the league’s drug policy. Details weren’t disclosed. Harris was acquired by the Blazers from the Pelicans in July as part of a three-way trade that brought Robin Lopez to Portland and sent guard Tyreke Evans to the Pelicans and guard Greivis Vasquez to the Kings.

RENTON, Wash. (AP) – Two seasons after being the second-leading receiver for the Arizona Cardinals, Early Doucet (doo-SEHT’) finds himself in a battle to earn a roster spot with the Seahawks. Doucet signed with Seattle over the weekend and stepped onto the practice field for the first time Sunday. Seattle has 13 receivers vying for playing time as the preseason begins Thursday.

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) – Mark Helfrich opened his first fall camp as head coach of the Ducks yesterday but he got upstaged by Oregon’s new football performance center. The lavish complex adjacent to Autzen Stadium houses a locker room with showers lined in Italian tile, a team auditorium with seats upholstered in the same leather Ferrari uses, and a 25,000-square-foot weight room with Brazilian hardwood floors. He says that if a building could be a superhero, this is it – the Hatfield-Dowlin Complex.

UNDATED (AP) – Quarterback Sean Mannion took the first snap when fall football practice opened for Oregon State, but don’t read too much into that. The quarterback competition between Mannion and Cody Vaz will be closely watched over the next months as the Beavers prepare for the season. Coach Mike Riley says he’s going to see how camp goes before selecting his starter, but realizes he’s in an enviable position of having two quarterbacks who can do the job. Both players traded off last season.

SEATTLE (AP) – Washington coach Steve Sarkisian says any discipline for tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins and wide receiver Kasen Williams for off-field legal troubles during the offseason won’t be discussed outside the program. The Huskies opened fall camp yesterday and Sarkisian quickly addressed the status of Washington’s two offensive stars. Sarkisian insisted that not announcing any discipline for Williams and Seferian-Jenkins is not intended to be a gamesmanship maneuver with the Huskies opening the season against Boise State.


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