Date: 02/16/2016 05:26 AM
Here is the latest Washington, Oregon and Alaska sports news from The Associated Press
WHITEHORSE, Canada (AP) – Alaska musher Hugh Neff has won the 1,600-kilometre Yukon Quest dog sled race. Neff finished in Whitehorse around 2:30 p.m. PDT yesterday after starting in Fairbanks, Alaska nine days ago. The 48-year-old took the lead at the halfway point, pushing last year’s winner Brent Sass to second place when Sass had trouble with his sled.
SEATTLE (AP) – Forward Obafemi Martins didn’t travel to preseason camp with the Seattle Sounders, who are considering an offer to send him to a team in the Chinese Super League. The 31-year-old has been with the Sounders since 2013 and scored 15 goals in 21 regular-season games last year. The BBC reported Sunday that Martins has joined Shanghai Shenhua.
CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) -No. 8 Oregon State built an early lead and cruised to a 72-53 victory over Utah, as Jamie Weisner scored from deep and on slashing drives and tied career-highs with 27 points and four steals. Ruth Hamblin had 14 points, 11 rebounds and five blocks in Sunday’s contest, and Sydney Wiese added seven points and 10 assists for the Beavers (22-3, 13-1 Pac-12), who won their 12th in a row.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -Utah faced little resistance in a 88-47 victory over Washington State as Jakob Poeltl scored 25. The Utes (19-7, 8-5) remain in striking distance for the Pac-12 regular-season title with the win. The Cougars (9-16, 1-12) were never competitive after the first five minutes Sunday. The Utes went on a 17-3 run that included 14 from Poeltl to take a 21-9 lead.
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