NW Sports from the AP

Date: 11/26/2013 05:00 AM

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


PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – LaMarcus Aldridge had 18 points and 14 rebounds for his seventh double-double this season and the Portland Trail Blazers beat the New York Knicks 102-91 last night for their 11th straight victory. Nicolas Batum had 23 points for the Blazers, who are riding their longest winning streak since they won 13 straight in December 2007. The Knicks have six straight losses.

SEATTLE (AP) – Clarence Trent scored 19 points, including what proved to be the game winner as Seattle held off UC Riverside 69-68 last night. The Highlanders (2-3) forced a turnover with 27 seconds left and set up a last-second shot but they lost track of the clock and Chris Patton forced up an off-balance shot at the buzzer. The Red Hawks are (3-2).

PORTLAND, Ore (AP) -For the first time in a long time, there’s nothing big on the line in the Civil War. When Oregon and Oregon State meet in their annual rivalry game Friday, it will be about salvaging the season after demoralizing losses this past weekend. Oregon (9-2, 6-2) got stunned by Arizona, losing 42-16. Oregon State (6-5, 4-4) was routed 69-27 by Washington.

SEATTLE (AP) – Seattle Mariners president Chuck Armstrong says he will retire after spending 28 of the past 30 seasons in that position with the ballclub. The team announced Armstrong’s intentions yesterday. He will retire effective Jan. 31 and the club says it’s beginning the process of finding a successor and starting that transition.


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