NW Sports from the AP

Date: 10/23/2014 04:59 AM

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

ONTARIO, Calif. (AP) – Rookie Julius Randle scored 11 of his 17 points in the fourth quarter, and Jeremy Lin added 13 points in the Los Angeles Lakers’ 94-86 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers in a preseason game last night. C.J. McCollum scored 17 points and Meyers Leonard added 13 for the Trail Blazers (3-3), who rested four starters as their three-game winning streak ended.

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Hall of Fame coach Tara VanDerveer’s Stanford team has been picked to win a 15th consecutive Pac-12 regular-season women’s basketball championship. Bay Area rival California was chosen to finish in second place. Following the Golden Bears in the preseason poll are Oregon State, UCLA, Washington, USC, Arizona State, Washington State, Oregon, Colorado, Utah and Arizona.

RENTON, Wash. (AP) – Doug Baldwin was about to board the charter bus last Friday when he got word Seattle had traded Percy Harvin. Two days later, he sat in a St. Louis locker room after one of the best games in his career answering questions about whether he was involved in a preseason scuffle with Harvin. Baldwin said that despite the commotion and the loss to St. Louis, the mood around the locker room is good heading into Sunday’s game at Carolina.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) – Cam Newton is staying positive – and productive – even though the obstacles seem to keep piling up in front of him. Newton’s year began with offseason ankle surgery, followed by fractured ribs in the preseason. And Carolina’s running game has been almost non-existent entering Sunday’s game against the Seahawks.


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