NW Sports from the AP

Date: 10/17/2013 04:59 AM

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


SALT LAKE CITY (AP) – Damian Lillard scored 22 points and Mo Williams came off the bench to add 17 to help the Portland Trail Blazers rally from a double digit second-half deficit for a 99-92 victory over the Utah Jazz in a preseason game last night. LaMarcus Aldridge added 16 points for the Blazers (2-2) and Robin Lopez had 13 points and 13 rebounds. Both of the team’s preseason victories have come against Utah. Enes Kanter scored 23 points to lead the Jazz, who have lost three straight.

RENTON, Wash. (AP) – The Seattle Seahawks expect to see the return of starting tight end Zach Miller to the lineup tonight against the Arizona Cardinals. Miller has missed the past two games with a hamstring strain suffered in practice. Coach Pete Carroll said Miller was close to returning last week against Tennessee, but decided to give him a few more days to recover. Miller’s return will be a boost for Seattle along the line of scrimmage as he can help in pass protection for the offensive line.

SEATTLE (AP) – Austin Seferian-Jenkins wants everyone to stop worrying about his numbers halfway through his junior season at Washington. A season ago, he was arguably the most dynamic, most important tight end in the country. He finished the year tied for the most catches and with the most yards per game of any tight end in the country. He was a finalist for every major award handed out at his position and a third-team All-America selection. Now? Seferian-Jenkins barely cracks the top 25 nationally of tight ends with 16 receptions and ranks fourth on his team.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – The Portland Timbers mirror the personality of first-year coach Caleb Porter. With two matches left and a playoff berth within grasp, the team is all business. The Timbers are in first place in Major League Soccer’s heated Western Conference, a point ahead of Real Salt Lake and two points in front of the Seattle Sounders. Portland and New York are atop the race for the Supporter’s Shield for the team with 53 points in 32 games, although the Red Bulls hold the tiebreaker with more wins.


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