NW Sports from the AP

Date: 01/28/2015 05:00 AM

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

PHOENIX (AP) – Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch constantly repeated “I’m here so I don’t get fined” for five minutes before leaving the podium at Media Day. About 200 reporters crowded around Lynch’s podium for at least 15 minutes before he arrived. But Lynch wouldn’t answer any questions.

PHOENIX (AP) – For some travelers visiting Arizona for the Super Bowl, the trip may be just as memorable as the game. Hundreds of luxury jets will arrive at eight airports around metropolitan Phoenix by kickoff Sunday.

UNDATED (AP) – Southern Oregon University won its first NAIA national trophy in football this past season. Now the school is looking for some help from donors and fans to get championship rings to go with it. Unlike in NCAA Division I, NAIA does not pay for championship rings.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) – Walking without a limp for the first time in 18 months, Tony Stewart declared himself pain-free and never more eager to start a season. After a tumultuous two seasons that affected him both physically and mentally, the three-time NASCAR champion said his troubles are behind him and he finally feels like the old Smoke again. His chance to prove it begins next month at Daytona International Speedway.


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