NW Sports from the AP

August 30, 2011 12:49 pm Associated Press, News, Sports

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

SEATTLE (AP) – Mike Carp hit a two-run homer in the eighth
inning, lifting the Seattle Mariners to a 5-3 victory over the Los
Angeles Angels last night. Dustin Ackley, who had three hits and a
pair of RBIs, opened the eighth with a double. Carp then hit the
first pitch from Hisanori Takahashi 432 feet into a fan’s lap in
the second-deck restaurant in left field. The loss dropped the
Angels 3 1/2 games behind Texas in the American League West.

RENTON, Wash. (AP) – The Seattle Seahawks have traded former
first-round pick Kelly Jennings to Cincinnati for defensive tackle
Clinton McDonald. Jennings, a cornerback, was the 31st overall pick
in the 2006 draft out of Miami, but struggled throughout his career
in Seattle dealing with larger receivers. He played in 78 games and
started 43, but had just two interceptions in his five seasons.
McDonald was a seventh-round choice of the Bengals in 2009. He
played in eight games last season after being signed from
Cincinnati’s practice squad.

RENTON, Wash. (AP) – The Seattle Seahawks have cut eight
players, but still must make two more moves by this afternoon to
reach the league-mandated roster limit of 80 players. Seattle made
its first cuts yesterday when it released wide receiver Chris
Carter, cornerback Jesse Hoffman, linebacker Neal Howey, guard Zach
Hurd, wide receiver Brandon Smith, fullback Ryan Travis, defensive
tackle Teryl White and receiver Patrick Williams.

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) – LSU coach Les Miles says his players
understand they must move beyond the recent arrests and suspensions
and focus on No. 3 Oregon as Saturday night’s season opener
approaches. Miles says the team feels a “heartfelt sense of loss”
over last week’s arrests of projected starting quarterback Jordan
Jefferson and reserve linebacker Josh Johns, which stemmed from an
Aug. 19 fight outside a bar.

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Portland Timbers-D.C. United game
postponed by Hurricane Irene will be made up on Oct. 19. The game
originally was scheduled for Saturday, but it was postponed by MLS
as the storm approached the nation’s capital. The new schedule will
give United three home games in the final eight days of the regular
season. They will also host the Chicago Fire on Oct. 15 and
Sporting Kansas City on Oct. 22.

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