Here is the latest Washington, Oregon and Alaska sports news from The Associated Press
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — The Seattle Seahawks released running back Christine Michael after the former second-round draft pick lost his starting job to rookie C.J. Prosise. Seattle also released veteran defensive tackle Sealver Siliga and signed defensive tackle John Jenkins.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Jimmy Butler had 27 points and 12 rebounds, and the Chicago Bulls opened a six-game road trip with a 113-88 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers last night. Dwyane Wade had 19 points for Chicago, which extended its modest winning streak to three games. Former Blazers center Robin Lopez added 13 points and 11 rebounds. The Blazers, who had won five of six, were cold from the start, falling behind by as many as 26 points.
WACO, Texas (AP) — Johnathan Motley scored 17 points in his season debut and Baylor got a big early-season victory, 66-49 on Tuesday over the No. 4 Oregon team playing without its preseason All-American. The Ducks (1-1) are missing Dillon Brooks, their 6-foot-7 junior forward who was their leading scorer last season but is still recovering from foot surgery during the offseason. Motley missed the season opener for Baylor (2-0) because of a one-game suspension after violating an NCAA rule by playing in an improper summer league game.
KENNEWICK, Wash. (AP) — Josh Hawkinson and freshman Malachi Flynn each scored 18 points to help Washington State beat Division II Central Washington 81-76 last night. Washington State was behind 42-36 at halftime but Ike Iroegbu scored 14 of his 15 points in the second half to help hold off the Wildcats. The Cougars took a 55-53 lead with just under 12 minutes left on Iroegbu’s basket and they never trailed again.
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