NW Sports from the AP

Date: 10/09/2013 04:59 AM

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


SEATTLE (AP) – Double-A outfielder Travis Witherspoon has been claimed off waivers from the Los Angeles Angels by the Seattle Mariners, who designated catcher Henry Blanco for assignment. The Mariners announced the moves yesterday. The 42-year-old Blanco was brought in to help fill the catching role after injuries and hit .125 with Seattle.

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) – Jason Garrison scored at 2:18 of overtime and the Vancouver Canucks defeated the New Jersey Devils 3-2 yesterday. Garrison’s shot from the point through traffic beat Cory Schneider in the goaltender’s first game against his former team. Daniel Sedin and Alexander Edler scored for Vancouver, which got 21 saves from Roberto Luongo. Jaromir Jagr and Patrik Elias each had a goal and an assist for New Jersey.

SEATTLE (AP) – The re-examination for Lorenzo Romar actually started after the 2012 season when Washington won the Pac-12 Conference regular season only to be left out of the NCAA tournament. So as the Huskies begin the 2013-14 season early next week, change is abound, including six new faces. Washington begins the season with an exhibition against Central Washington on Nov. 6.

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) – Stanford coach David Shaw is firing back at Steve Sarkisian after the Washington coach accused the Cardinal of faking injuries. Shaw opened his portion of the Pac-12 coaches’ teleconference yesterday, saying Stanford has never faked injuries and never will. After No. 5 Stanford beat then-No. 15 Washington on Saturday, Sarksian said that Cardinal players were faking injuries to try to slow down the Huskies.


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