NW Sports from the AP

Date: 12/12/2013 04:59 AM

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


TUKWILA, Wash. (AP) – The Seattle Sounders have traded midfielder Mauro Rosales to Chivas USA for forward Tristan Bowen. Seattle also acquired Chivas’ No. 2 allocation ranking when the deal was finalized yesterday. Chivas will receive Seattle’s No. 13 allocation ranking. Rosales was a designated player for Seattle the past two seasons and was the MLS newcomer of the year in 2011.

RENTON, Wash. (AP) – The Seattle Seahawks placed backup strong safety Jeron Johnson on injured reserve and re-signed cornerback Perrish Cox yesterday. Johnson sustained a significant hamstring injury Sunday in Seattle’s loss at San Francisco. Cox was signed by Seattle on Nov. 26 but was released a day later due to the Seahawks uncertainty about the status of cornerback Brandon Browner.

RENTON, Wash. (AP) – For a second time this season, Seattle Seahawks linebacker Malcolm Smith is being called upon to fill in for an absent starter. He’s being asked to start at weakside linebacker with K.J. Wright out at least a month with a fracture in his right foot. His history playing for Pete Carroll since his days at USC and knowledge of the intricacies of the Seahawks’ defense has earned the seventh-round pick a spot on the Seahawks roster.

SEATTLE (AP) – Corey Hart and the Seattle Mariners have reached agreement on a one-year contract, putting another slugger in a lineup that’s already added Robinson Cano this offseason. The outfielder-first baseman confirmed to The Associated Press yesterday he had agreed to the deal, pending a physical. CBSSports.com first reported Hart’s agreement.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) – Two teams with long college football bowl game appearance droughts will face off in the New Mexico Bowl on Dec. 21. The matchup between Colorado State and Washington State in Albuquerque will mark the first meeting between the teams and comes as both are turning around their long-struggling programs. Mike Leach, Washington State’s second-year coach, said yesterday the Cougars are largely made up of freshmen and sophomores.


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