Here is the latest Washington, Oregon and Alaska sports news from The Associated Press
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Jannik Hansen scored the tiebreaking goal with 5:03 remaining and the Vancouver Canucks snapped a nine-game losing streak by beating the San Jose Sharks 4-2 last night. Daniel Sedin and Bo Horvat scored in the first period and the Canucks rebounded after blowing another late lead to avoid matching the longest losing streak in franchise history. Markus Granlund added an empty-net goal and Ryan Miller made 32 saves to help Vancouver earn its second win in San Jose in March.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Al-Farouq Aminu scored a career-high 28 points, including a career-best six 3-pointers, and the Portland Trail Blazers extended their winning streak at home to a season-high six games with a 116-109 victory over the Boston Celtics last night. With only six regular-season games remaining, Portland holds the sixth seed in the West.
HOUSTON (AP) — Bill Self, who led Kansas to the No. 1 ranking in the final weekly poll and its 12th straight Big 12 title, is The Associated Press Coach of the Year. Self received 21 votes from the 65-member national media panel that selects the weekly poll. Chris Mack of Xavier was second with 15 votes and Dana Altman of Oregon received 13.
SEATTLE (AP) — Travis Feeney was one of the standouts during the NFL combine in February, a performance that moved the former Washington linebacker into the discussion as a potential second-day pick during the draft. Turns out Feeney estimates he was about “70 or 80 percent” at the combine while dealing with a sports hernia. Feeney had surgery two weeks ago and was just a spectator yesterday as Washington held its annual pro day.
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