NW Sports from the AP

Date: 04/28/2015 04:59 AM

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

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Damian Lillard had 32 points and the Portland Trail Blazers avoided elimination from the playoffs with a 99-92 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies last night. Memphis led by as many as 10 points in the fourth quarter, but Portland rallied to deny the Grizzlies their first-ever playoff sweep.

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) – Taijuan Walker pitched seven solid innings, Nelson Cruz had an RBI single against his former team and the Seattle Mariners beat the Texas Rangers 3-1 in a rain-delayed series opener last night. Walker (1-2) struck out five and allowed only an unearned run. The Rangers missed a chance to win consecutive games for the first time this season. Texas is the only AL team without consecutive victories.

TUKWILA, Wash. (AP) – The city of Tukwila has received a letter seeking zoning information for a potential multi-purpose arena from a company run by potential NHL owner Ray Bartoszek. The city released a statement about the conversations with RLB Holdings Sports & Entertainment LLC after the release of an ESPN.com story about the discussions. The city says it was approached in January 2014 by developers looking at sites for a potential arena.

ABERDEEN, Wash. (AP) – A mixed martial arts fighter who collapsed after an amateur bout in Aberdeen on Saturday remains in critical condition at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. KBKW-AM radio in Abderdeen reports the fighter had finished his match during an event at the SouthShore Mall and had returned to the dressing room when he collapsed. The station says he was suffering from kidney failure.


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