NW Sports from the AP

Date: 09/30/2014 04:59 AM

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

SEATTLE (AP) – The Seattle Mariners have activated Jesus Montero off the suspended list and designated outfielder Corey Hart for assignment. Montero had to be reinstated from the suspended list with Seattle’s season now complete, but placed Seattle over the limit on the 40-man roster. Hart, who will be a free agent in the offseason, was designated to clear the spot.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Among the themes for the Portland Trail Blazers this season is to embrace the idea they belong with the elite teams in the West. The Blazers exceeded expectations last year by winning 54 games and advancing to the second round of the playoffs, where they fell to the eventual NBA champion San Antonio Spurs. The Blazers return nearly the entire roster from that team, including All-Stars LaMarcus Aldridge and Damian Lillard.

RENTON, Wash. (AP) – Seattle Seahawks tight end Zach Miller underwent ankle surgery during the team’s bye week and there is no timetable for his return. Miller was listed on the injury report with an ankle injury before the Seahawks’ 26-20 overtime win over Denver in Week 3.

SEATTLE (AP) – Washington coach Chris Petersen came to the defense of his starting quarterback yesterday, while simultaneously shouldering the blame for poor coaching decisions. Petersen acknowledged that he would like better play from quarterback Cyler Miles, but that doesn’t necessarily mean he puts all the responsibility on the sophomore. Miles passed for 98 yards in a 20-13 loss to No. 14 Stanford, while the offense managed just one touchdown.


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