NW Sports from the AP

Date: 10/22/2013 04:59 AM

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


RENTON, Wash. (AP) – Wide receiver Percy Harvin is returning to practice for the Seattle Seahawks after missing the first seven weeks of the regular season following hip surgery. The Seahawks made the announcement yesterday. The team was not scheduled to practice until today following last Thursday’s win over Arizona. Harvin has been on the physically unable to perform list all season after surgery to repair the labrum in his hip in early August. Seattle now has three weeks to add Harvin to the active roster. He could play as soon as next Monday at St. Louis and the latest Harvin could return would be Week 11 against Minnesota.

SEATTLE (AP) – This feeling is all too familiar to Washington. A promising start. A hopeful horizon. A belief this is the year they re-join the Pac-12 elite. And then it’s gone. Poof. Scuttled by a three-game midseason losing streak that’s become an unwelcome, constant visitor for nearly a decade. Steve Sarkisian is in this place again after the Huskies were routed 53-24 at Arizona State on Saturday, a third straight loss after Washington’s promising 4-0 start. The national recognition Washington received early in the season is gone. The Huskies now return home to face slumping California.

SEATTLE (AP) – The University of Washington will hold a public memorial service for former football coach Don James on Sunday. The school announced a list of plans to honor the former coach yesterday. James passed away at his home Sunday due to pancreatic cancer. He was 80. Along with the memorial service, the school will honor James during Saturday night’s game against California.


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