NW Sports from the AP

Date: 10/30/2013 04:59 AM

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


UNDATED (AP) – There’s a tie this week atop the Associated Press power poll: Kansas City caught up to Seattle. The Chiefs and Seahawks each had 369 points in the latest AP Pro32 rankings, released yesterday. Kansas City, the NFL’s only undefeated team, was in second place last week. Both teams won again, but Seattle had to hang on in a 14-9 win Monday night at St. Louis.

RENTON, Wash. (AP) – Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Sidney Rice will miss the rest of the season. The team confirmed the news yesterday after Rice suffered an ACL tear in his knee. The news comes after Seattle’s close victory over St. Louis on Monday. They are the only team in the NFC conference that’s 7-1.

SEATTLE (AP) – Seattle’s Adam Moffat is was with Houston a year ago when the Dynamo entered the Major League Soccer playoffs as the No. 5 seed in the Eastern Conference and made a run all the way to the MLS Cup final. His experience is firsthand proof for the Sounders that getting stuck with having to play an extra round in the MLS playoffs doesn’t have to end up being a bad thing. The Sounders’ chance to prove that’s the case comes tonight when they host Colorado for the chance to face top-seed Portland in the semifinals starting Saturday.

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) – The Vancouver Whitecaps fired coach Martin Rennie yesterday after a second straight up-and-down season that saw the Whitecaps start strong before struggling late in the season. Vancouver recovered in time to squeak into the 2012 playoffs – a first for a Canadian MLS team – but a 1-7-2 slide midway through the 2013 season was too much to overcome and cost Rennie his job. Whitecaps president Bob Lenarduzz says inconsistency was the rationale behind the decision.


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