Here is the latest Washington, Oregon and Alaska sports news from The Associated Press
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Damian Lillard had 41 points and 11 assists, and the Portland Trail Blazers snapped a three-game losing streak with a 116-109 overtime victory over the Washington Wizards last night. It was Lillard’s 15th straight game with 20-plus points, the second-longest streak in the NBA behind Kevin Durant’s 48.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Eric McClellan scored 20 points, Kyle Wiltjer added 17 and Gonzaga took the guesswork out of its 18th straight NCAA Tournament appearance by beating Saint Mary’s 85-75 last night in the West Coast Conference championship game. Despite sharing the WCC regular-season crown, Gonzaga (26-7) was not a lock to make the NCAA Tournament. The Zags had a few smudges on their resume, so winning the WCC would make for a much easier Selection Sunday.
GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — Mike Napoli had two hits and drove in a run, helping the Cleveland Indians beat the Seattle Mariners 4-3 in spring training yesterday. Jose Ramirez also had two hits and drove in a run, and Juan Uribe doubled in his first at-bat with the Indians. Francisco Lindor had a sacrifice fly. Mariners right-hander Nathan Karns allowed two runs, one earned, and five hits in three innings.
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — The Seattle Seahawks have waived defensive tackle Jesse Williams after he missed the 2015 regular season following surgery for kidney cancer. Williams spent the last season on the non-football illness list after he had surgery in the spring to remove a cancerous kidney. Williams returned to join the Seahawks during training camp and played in preseason games but determined at the end of camp to spend the season recovering.
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