Here is the latest Washington, Oregon and Alaska sports news from The Associated Press
PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) — Welington Castillo homered and drove in five runs, leading the Arizona Diamondbacks over Seattle Mariners 10-8 yesterday. Castillo did all his damage in the game’s first four innings, getting three hits. Dae-Ho Lee, a slugging first baseman who starred in Korea and Japan before signing with the Mariners, hit his first home run of the spring. Kyle Seager also connected for Seattle.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Utah’s Jakob Poeltl has been named Pac-12 player of the year and Oregon’s Dana Altman has repeated as the conference’s coach of the year. California’s Jaylen Brown was named freshman of the year, Oregon State’s Gary Payton II repeated as defensive player of the year and Colorado’s George King was most improved in voting announced yesterday. Altman led the Ducks to their first Pac-12 regular-season title since 2002.
SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle Seahawks have addressed one of their biggest questions before the start of free agency by agreeing to terms on a new deal with defensive tackle Ahtyba Rubin. The team confirmed the agreement with Rubin, but terms of the deal were not immediately available last night. Fox Sports reported it was a three-year deal.
SEATTLE (AP) — Seahawks wide receiver Ricardo Lockette says the neck injury he suffered last November against Dallas was so serious that he could have died if not for proper treatment from athletic trainers and medics on the field. Lockette spoke to a group of paramedics and firefighters in Redmond, Washington, last week and video of his speech at Redmond Fire Station 11 was posted on Facebook. In the video, Lockette is still wearing a neck brace.
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