NW Sports from the AP

Date: 12/06/2013 05:00 AM

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


RENTON, Wash. (AP) – Russell Wilson was asked yesterday if he should be in the conversation for league MVP. His response was 417 words, with nearly all of them deflecting attention away from himself and onto his teammates. It’s becoming a legitimate question with Wilson coming off his best game of the season, a 34-7 blowout of New Orleans.

NORTHRIDGE, Calif. (AP) -Jarell Flora shot 5-of-7 from beyond the 3-point arc and scored 23 points as Seattle beat Cal State Northridge 58-53 last night. Trailing 50-47 with under five minutes to play, Seattle (5-3) scored nine straight points to take a 56-50 lead with 53 seconds remaining.

LAS VEGAS (AP) -Trevor Knowles had a near-record run of 3.1 seconds last night to take the lead in the steer wrestling season standings after the first round of the National Finals Rodeo. Knowles, from Mount Vernon, Ore., had the fastest first-round time in NFR history, breaking the mark of 3.3 set in 1985.

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) – University of North Dakota volleyball coach Ashley Hardee has resigned amid an investigation into an alleged hit-and-run incident at the Big Sky tournament last weekend in Portland, Ore. Hardee in a statement apologized for “a serious lapse in judgment.” A Portland State spokesman says officials are investigating a reported hit-and-run vehicle accident allegedly involving Hardee at the team hotel early Sunday.


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