NW Sports from the AP

Date: 11/26/2014 04:59 AM

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

RENTON, Wash. (AP) – With the help of a cardboard cutout, the Seattle Seahawks’ Richard Sherman and Doug Baldwin took some digs at the NFL during a news conference after the league issued a $100,000 fine to teammate Marshawn Lynch for not speaking to the media. Baldwin hid behind a cutout of himself, with Sherman standing to the side of the podium as the pair bantered back and forth.

NEW YORK (AP) – Seattle’s Chad Marshall has been voted Major League Soccer’s Defender of the Year for a record third time. He made 31 regular-season league appearances in his first season with the Sounders. He also won the award in 2008 and ’09 with Columbus. The league said he received 83 percent of weighed ballots added from team, media and player votes.

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) -Ryan Miller made 20 saves for his second shutout of the season, and the Vancouver Canucks beat the New Jersey Devils 2-0 last night. Alex Burrows and Shawn Matthias scored for the Canucks, who have won three of four. Burrows scored the only goal Vancouver needed after missing two games with an undisclosed injury. The Canucks outshot the Devils 36-20.

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – Southcentral Alaska’s balmy temperatures mean the state’s busiest downhill ski area will not make its traditional Thanksgiving opening. KTUU-TV reports a lack of snow will keep slopes at Alyeska Resort closed this week. Resort officials say temperatures have been so high, they can’t even make snow.


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