Date: 08/26/2015 04:59 AM
Here is the latest Washington, Oregon and Alaska sports news from The Associated Press
SEATTLE (AP) – Austin Jackson’s bases-loaded, two-run single in the fifth inning capped Seattle’s comeback from a five-run deficit and led the Mariners a 6-5 victory over the Oakland Athletics last night. Down 5-0 entering the fourth inning, Nelson Cruz sparked Seattle’s comeback with his major league-leading 38th home run, a solo shot off Jesse Chavez. He extended his streak of reaching base safely to 35 straight games.
UNDATED (AP) – The Big 12 athletic directors are unanimously backing a policy that would prohibit schools from accepting transfers who were disciplined for violent acts at their previous schools. Big 12 school Baylor and Bears coach Art Briles have come under scrutiny for allowing a player who was convicted of sexual assault last week to transfer to the school in 2013 after he was dismissed from Boise State for disciplinary issues.
SEATTLE (AP) – Washington coach Chris Petersen has declined to expand on his statement from last week regarding the transfer of Sam Ukwuachu from Boise State to Baylor when Petersen was the Broncos’ head coach. The 22-year-old Ukwuachu was sentenced to six months in jail and put on 10 years of probation in Texas for sexually assaulting a former Baylor women’s soccer player last year. Petersen last week said he said he “thoroughly apprised Coach Briles of the circumstances surrounding Sam’s disciplinary record and dismissal.”
SEATTLE (AP) – Just before the second preseason game of the year, Seattle police nabbed a person for selling stolen Seahawks tickets, and they’re warning that scams will likely continue. KING-TV reports that most tickets on the secondary market will cost more than $250, making scams more likely.
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