NW sports from the AP

Date: 02/18/2016 04:59 AM

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

SEATTLE (AP) – Obafemi Martins has posted on social media that he has decided to leave the Seattle Sounders and join a Chinese club in Shanghai. Martins posted a lengthy goodbye to Seattle on his Twitter account and said it’s “time for a new challenge.” The Sounders had no comment. The 31-year-old has been with the Sounders since 2013 and scored 15 goals in 21 regular-season games last year.

UNDATED (AP) — The Vancouver Canucks host the Anaheim Ducks tonight in Rogers Arena. The Canucks are coming off a 2-5 loss to the Minnesota Wild.

UNDATED (AP) — The Portland Trail Blazers host the Golden State Warriors tomorrow night in Moda Center. The Trail Blazers are on a three-game winning streak, most recently over the Houston Rockets.

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – The Matanuska-Susitna Borough mayor and a dog musher are suing each other over an agreement to train together for this year’s Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. The Alaska Dispatch News reports that Gwen Bogart, of Wasilla, had filed her suit against Mayor Vern Halter in December, alleging that Halter broke a contract by failing to provide her training, housing and a dog team. She is asking him to return a $15,000 deposit. Halter denies owing her the deposit and claims she owes him money.


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