NW Sports from the AP

Date: 09/06/2013 04:59 AM

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


KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – Mike Moustakas homered to lead off the 13th inning, lifting the Kansas City Royals to a 7-6 victory over the Seattle Mariners yesterday. Moustakas homered to right on an 0-2 pitch from Chance Ruffin, who had not pitched in the majors since 2011. Kansas City rallied from five runs down and led 6-5 in the ninth inning before Raul Ibanez homered off Greg Holland into the Mariners’ bullpen with two outs to tie the score.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) – DeAngelo Williams says he’s not buying the adage that running backs hit the wall when they turn 30 – at least not in his case. Williams, who turned 30 in April, said yesterday because he split carries the majority of his career with the Carolina Panthers, he still feels durable enough to carry the load on offense. The Panthers open the season Sunday at home against Seattle.

SEATTLE (AP) – Former Washington Huskies coach Don James has undergone two surgeries at a Seattle hospital for gastro-intestinal issues. The school issued a statement on behalf of James’ family yesterday, saying he is resting comfortably. The 80-year-old was admitted to Virginia Mason Medical Center on Monday and doctors believe the two surgical procedures were successful.

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) – Eastern Washington’s football program has perhaps been better known for winning the 2010 FCS national title and for a home field that features red artificial turf. But last Saturday’s 49-46 victory over then-ranked Oregon State may be the biggest moment in team history. The Eagles rose to No. 2 in the latest FCS poll, trailing only North Dakota State, which upset Kansas State last week.


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