NW Sports from the AP

Date: 10/15/2013 04:59 AM

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


RENTON, Wash. (AP) – Pete Carroll understood that from the outside, it looked pretty ugly. Whether it was the careless ball security or the Seahawks being unable to pull away until late, there wasn’t much aesthetically impressive about Seattle’s 20-13 win over Tennessee on Sunday. But within the Seahawks’ 11th straight home victory, Carroll was encouraged by a better offensive performance and a Seattle defense that didn’t allow an offensive touchdown for the second time this season. The Seahawks improved to 5-1 for the first time since 2003. They play Arizona on Thursday night.

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) – Washington State players say they can’t dwell on an ugly home loss to Oregon State last weekend. Not with No. 2 Oregon on the schedule Saturday. Center Elliott Bosch said yesterday that the Cougars have to put the 52-24 loss behind them. The loss featured an epic collapse that began late in the third quarter, when Washington State was leading 24-17. They gave up five unanswered touchdowns in just over 10 minutes of game time, most enabled by WSU turnovers.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) – Nebraska has delayed games against Tennessee for a decade but found a substitute opponent in the University of Oregon. Nebraska officials say Tennessee had asked to delay their 2016 and 2017 games, which have been rescheduled to Sept. 12, 2026, in Lincoln and Sept. 11, 2027, in Knoxville. The Lincoln game with Oregon is scheduled for Sept. 17, 2016, and the Eugene game is set for Sept. 9, 2017. Nebraska has beaten Oregon five times in their six games.

HOMER, Alaska (AP) – Registration for next year’s Tustumena 200 sled dog race begins today. The Homer News reports the race is limited to 40 mushers. The 30th running of the race – which starts in Kasilof, goes to Homer and then back to Kasilof – starts Feb. 1. The purse will be $50,000, with the winning musher earning $10,000. Prize money goes to the top 20 finishers.


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