NW Sports from the AP

Date: 11/12/2015 04:59 AM

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

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – LaMarcus Aldridge scored 23 points in his return to Portland, leading the San Antonio Spurs to a 113-101 victory over the Trail Blazers last night. Aldridge, who played nine seasons in Portland before leaving as a free agent this summer, added six rebounds. Kawhi Leonard finished with 20 points for the Spurs, who won their third straight.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Portland forward Meyers Leonard dislocated his left shoulder last night during the Trail Blazers’ game against the San Antonio Spurs. Leonard was whisked to the locker room after he clutched his left arm on the court midway through the third quarter. The team said he would not return.

PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) – Washington State basketball coach Ernie Kent has signed two players to play for the Cougars. Kent signed Milan Acquaah, a 6-foot-2 guard for Cathedral High School in Pasadena, California. Also signed was Jeff Pollard, a 6-foot-8 forward from Bountiful, Utah. Pollard is starting his first season at Impact Academy in Las Vegas.

SEATTLE (AP) – The Seattle Mariners have re-signed outfielder Franklin Gutierrez to a one-year contract after a surprisingly productive 2015 season. It’s a major league contract for the 2016 season after Gutierrez was able to stay healthy and contribute, hitting .292 with 15 home runs and 35 RBIs in 59 games with the Mariners. Once a Gold Glove-winning center fielder with Seattle, Gutierrez was slowed by injuries and stomach issues that only allowed him to play 173 games from 2011-13, with six stints on the disabled list.


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