NW Sports from the AP

Date: 12/29/2015 05:43 AM

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

RENTON, Wash. (AP) – Coming off one of their ugliest performances of the season, the Seattle Seahawks needed a little good news. They may be getting it with the potential return of running back Marshawn Lynch. Coach Pete Carroll indicated yesterday that Lynch could rejoin the team later this week but said they would have to “wait and see” whether Lynch can play in the regular-season finale at Arizona.

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) – Tyler Toffoli scored three goals, Jonathan Quick got the 40th shutout of his NHL career and the Los Angeles Kings beat the Vancouver Canucks 5-0 last night. Vancouver was shut out for the fourth time in its past 11 games.

SEATTLE (AP) – Michael Bryson scored 17 points, Gabe Vincent hit a key leaning jumper as the shot clock expired with 1:01 remaining and UC Santa Barbara held off a late charge to beat Washington 83-78 last night. The Gauchos (4-7) won their second straight following a five-game losing streak that included losses to Arizona State and USC. UCSB knocked off a Pac-12 team for the first time since beating Washington State in November 2014 at the Great Alaska Shootout.

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) – Madison Cable scored 15 points and Lindsay Allen made two free throws with 6 seconds left last night to help No. 3 Notre Dame hold off No. 10 Oregon State 62-61. Freshman Marina Mabrey added 13 points for the Irish (11-1). Gabriella Hanson’s 18 points led Oregon State (9-2). Oregon State failed to get a shot to the rim on the other end and turned the ball back over to Notre Dame with 7 seconds left on a shot clock violation. Mabrey came up with a key block of Hanson in the waning seconds.


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