NW Sports from the AP

Date: 01/27/2016 05:49 AM

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

PORTLAND, Ore. – C.J. McCollum scored 18 points, Damian Lillard had 15 points and 13 assists and Portland shut down red-hot DeMarcus Cousins in the Trail Blazers 112-97 win over the Sacramento Kings last night. Portland had seven players score in double figures. Gerald Henderson scored 15 points, while Mason Plumlee had 12 points and eight rebounds for the Blazers.

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) – James Neal scored late in the third period to give the Nashville Predators a 2-1 victory over the Vancouver Canucks last night. Pekka Rinne stopped 28 shots and Craig Smith had the other goal for Nashville, which improved to 3-0 on a four-game Western Conference road swing. The trip has included 4-1 wins at both Winnipeg and Edmonton, and will finish Wednesday in Calgary.

UNDATED (AP) — The Arizona Wildcats host the Oregon Ducks tomorrow night in McKale Center. The Wildcats are coming off a loss against California. Oregon is coming off an 86-72 victory over UCLA. The Ducks are ranked first in the Pacific 12 Conference.

BELLEVUE, Wash. (AP) – Police Chief Steve Mylett has defended his department’s investigation into the car crash involving Seattle Seahawks fullback Derrick Coleman, saying his confidence level is “rock solid” in the investigation and charging recommendations. Bellevue police have recommended charges of vehicular assault and hit-and-run against Coleman and forwarded the case to the King County Prosecutor’s Office. Coleman was arrested Oct. 14 after a crash that left the driver of the other vehicle with a broken collarbone and a concussion.


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