NW Sports Minute from the AP

Date: 09/25/2012 05:30 AM

Here is the latest Washington, Oregon and Alaska sports news from The Associated Press


SEATTLE (AP) – Russell Wilson threw a disputed 24-yard touchdown to Golden Tate on the final play of the game, and the Seattle Seahawks rallied to beat the Green Bay Packers 14-12 last night in a controversial ending. Wilson scrambled from the pocket and threw to the corner of the end zone as the clock expired. Tate shoved Green Bay’s Sam Shields out of the way, then wrestled with M.D. Jennings for possession. It was ruled on the field as a touchdown and after a lengthy review, referee Wayne Elliott came out from under the hood and announced “the ruling on the field stands” and CenturyLink Field erupted in celebration.

SEATTLE (AP) – The NHL’s Edmonton Oilers are discussing a possible relocation to Seattle after the City Council agreed to put up $200 million for a new sports arena. Council members voted 6-2 yesterday to approve wealthy hedge-fund manager Chris Hansen’s plan for a $490 million arena near the Seahawks and Mariners stadiums south of downtown. The Oilers said in a statement that the team is listening to proposals from a number of potential NHL markets.

PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) – Point guard Reggie Moore has been dismissed from the Washington State University basketball team. Coach Ken Bone said yesterday that the senior has been dismissed for violation of team rules. Details were not provided.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Police say they arrested a Portland basketball coach after a caller told them a teenager was yelling “Help me” in his apartment. The coach is accused of kidnapping, assault and using a child in sexually explicit conduct, among other charges. Police say the victim was one of his players. Police identified the suspect as 54-year-old Leslie Jerome Lewis, a coach in the local “Above the Rim Basketball League.”


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