Here is the latest Washington, Oregon and Alaska sports news from The Associated Press
PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) — Jon Lester gave up six runs in two innings during his first outing of 2016, and the Seattle Mariners beat Chicago 10-8 yesterday to extend the Cubs’ losing streak to seven. Beginning his second season in Chicago, Lester gave up hits to four of his first five batters and needed 50 pitches to get six outs. He allowed three earned runs and seven hits and also committed one of the Cubs’ three errors.
UNDATED (AP) — The Seattle Seahawks continue to focus on retaining their own free agents by agreeing to terms with wide receiver Jermaine Kearse. Kearse and the Seahawks reached agreement on a three-year deal last night, becoming the third player Seattle has brought back this week. Seattle previously agreed to deals with defensive tackle Ahtyba Rubin and cornerback Jeremy Lane.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Chris Boucher had 19 points and 11 rebounds, and No. 8 Oregon withstood a late flurry to hold off Washington 83-77 in the Pac-12 Tournament quarterfinals yesterday. Top-seeded Oregon built an 11-point lead midway through the second half, but Andrew Andrews brought the Huskies back with a quick scoring flurry.
RENO, Nev. (AP) — Ryan Richardson scored 21 points and top-seeded Weber State edged No. 8 seed Portland State 78-74 in a Big Sky quarterfinal game yesterday. Richardson was 7 of 9 from the field, including 5 of 7 from beyond the arc, with five rebounds and four assists. Jeremy Senglin scored 16 points while Joel Bolomboy and Zach Braxton added 12 points apiece. Weber State shot nearly 58 percent and was 11 of 23 on 3-point attempts.
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