NW Sports from the AP

Date: 01/21/2014 04:59 AM

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


HOUSTON (AP) – Chandler Parsons scored a season-high 31 points and Dwight Howard added 24 points to lead the Houston Rockets to a 126-113 win over Portland last night that snapped the Trail Blazers’ five-game winning streak. The Rockets won their second straight, building a big lead early and answering every time Portland made a run. LaMarcus Aldridge had 27 points and 20 rebounds for the Trail Blazers.

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Nirra Fields scored 18 points and Atonye Nyingifa added 17 points and 11 rebounds as UCLA held on to beat Oregon State 66-63 yesterday. It was Nyingifa’s sixth double-double of the season and she added five steals for the Bruins (10-9, 4-3 Pac-12).

RENTON, Wash. (AP) – Wide receiver Percy Harvin could be back to practice later this week for the Seattle Seahawks and is expected to be available for the Super Bowl. Harvin missed Sunday’s NFC championship game win over San Francisco after suffering a concussion a week earlier in the divisional playoff win over New Orleans. Seattle coach Pete Carroll said yesterday that Harvin could be cleared in time to practice as early as tomorrow.

RENTON, Wash. (AP) – Seattle coach Pete Carroll says after speaking with Richard Sherman the fiery cornerback was apologetic that his rant against San Francisco’s Michael Crabtree overshadowed the Seahawks reaching their second Super Bowl in franchise history. Carroll said Sherman is a very emotional player and that’s what drives him, but he wanted to make sure Sherman presented himself in the best light.


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