Here is the latest Washington, Oregon and Alaska sports news from The Associated Press
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Damian Lillard had 21 points and 10 assists, and the Portland Trail Blazers shook off a slow first half to beat the Utah Jazz 99-85 last night. CJ McCollum added 15 points and eight assists for the Blazers, who led by as many as 20 in the second half after the teams traded the lead in the first. It was Portland’s second consecutive victory following a three-game losing streak.
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Josh Scott and Wesley Gordon combined for 37 points, 26 rebounds and nine blocked shots to help Colorado withstand a career night from Gary Payton II in a 71-54 win over Oregon State yesterday. Scott finished with a season-high 25 points and grabbed 12 rebounds. Payton had a sensational game for Oregon State (11-4, 2-2) as he scored a career-high 26 points and grabbed a season-best 15 rebounds.
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch was set to practice yesterday but coach Pete Carroll cautioned that was no indication whether he would play in the NFC divisional playoff game at Carolina on Sunday. Carroll said during his news conference that Lynch would be evaluated daily going forward to determine his availability for Sunday’s game.
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Oregon has named David Yost its quarterbacks and passing game coordinator. Yost comes to the Ducks after three years as an assistant to Mike Leach at Washington State, coaching inside receivers. Before that, Yost was on coach Gary Pinkel’s staffs at both Toledo and Missouri, eventually becoming offensive coordinator and assistant head coach.
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