Sports Briefs

sports6Washington St AD Says QB Luke Falk Is Doing Well

Washington State athletic director Bill Moos says quarterback Luke Falk is doing well and might be able to play in Friday's Apple Cup against Washington. Falk appeared to suffer a head injury and was carried off the field during No. 20 Washington State's victory over Colorado on Saturday.Coach Mike Leach refuses to discuss injuries, so the extent of Falk's injury is not clear.

Thomas Rawls Likely To Get Call At RB Again For Seattle

Uncertainty surrounding the health of Marshawn Lynch will likely mean rookie running back Thomas Rawls will start for a second straight week for the Seattle Seahawks. Coach Pete Carroll said Monday that it's unlikely Lynch would be able to play this week against Pittsburgh.

Carroll is unsure of when Lynch will even play again as he deals with an abdominal injury that kept him out of Sunday's win over San Francisco. Lynch traveled to Philadelphia and was scheduled to meet with Dr. William Meyers on Tuesday to discussion options for the lower abdominal injury, including possible surgery.

Seattle University Clips Eastern Washington 58-52

Crook scored 17 points and grabbed eight rebounds to help lead Seattle University to a 58-52 win over Eastern Washington on Monday night. After Eastern Washington's Bogdan Bliznyuk drilled a 3-pointer to tie the game at 52 with 2:57 left, the Redhawks (1-3) closed the game on a 9-0 run to seal it.This was the second meeting in five days between the schools. Eastern Washington beat Seattle 76-70 on Wednesday.

Boise State blows out Concordia (Ore.) 100-53

Chandler Hutchison scored 18 points on 7 of 11 shooting from the field to help lead Boise State to a 100-53 win over NAIA Concordia University on Monday night. Paris Austin and Lonnie Jackson each added 15 points and Mikey Thompson had 13 and five assists for Boise State (2-2), which has won both its home games early this season.

November 24, 2015 – AP News

Mariners: New Hires And Players

mariners logo9The Seattle Mariners have added Casey Candaele as first base coach and Mike Hampton as bullpen coach on the staff of first-time manager Scott Servais. Seattle announced the coaching additions on Monday.

Candaele, 54, spent last season as the Texas Rangers' field coordinator and previously spent four seasons as the minor league infield and base running coordinator. Servais says Candaele will work with outfielders and on base running in Seattle.

Hampton, 43, spent the past two seasons as a pitching coach in the Los Angeles Angels minor league system after concluding a 20-year playing career. Hampton was originally drafted in the sixth round of the 1990 amateur draft by the Mariners.

Catcher Chris Iannetta has signed a one-year contract with the Seattle Mariners, giving the club additional options behind the plate. Seattle announced the signing Monday. The club designated for assignment catcher John Hicks to clear a spot on the 40-man roster for Iannetta.

Iannetta spent the past four seasons with the Los Angeles Angels but struggled at the plate in 2015, hitting just .188 with 10 homers and 34 RBIs. The batting average was the lowest of Iannetta's career. A year earlier, he hit .252 in 108 games with the Angels.

New Seattle general manager Jerry Dipoto saw Iannetta up close the past few seasons with the Angels and says the addition provides "depth at a critical position."

Seattle will be the third team for Iannetta, who started his career with Colorado.

November 24, 2015

Rawls Runs For 209 Yards As Seahawks Beat 49ers 29-13

rawls hawks112215SEATTLE (AP) - Rookie Thomas Rawls rushed for 209 yards and had two total touchdowns, Tyler Lockett caught pair of TD passes from Russell Wilson, and the Seattle Seahawks got back to .500 with a 29-13 win over the San Francisco 49ers.

Starting in place of Marshawn Lynch, out with an abdominal injury, Rawls posted his third 100-yard rushing game of his rookie season and the second time topping 160 yards. Rawls scored on a 2-yard run in the first quarter and added a 31-yard catch-and-run touchdown from Wilson in the fourth quarter to give Seattle (5-5) a 16-point lead. Rawls finished with 255 total yards.

Lockett caught a 24-yard TD pass in the first quarter and carried a San Francisco defender into the end zone on an 11-yard grab later in the first half.

Blaine Gabbert threw for 264 yards and one touchdown, but San Francisco (3-7) couldn't overcome the early 20-0 deficit.

November 23, 2015

Lillard, Mccollum Lead Blazers Past Lakers, 107-93

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Damian Lillard had 30 points and a career-high 13 assists, and C.J. McCollum added 19 points in the Portland Trail Blazers' sixth consecutive victory over the Los Angeles Lakers, 107-93 Sunday night.

Mason Plumlee added 17 points and 11 rebounds for the Blazers, who have won two straight after a seven-game skid. Portland has won a franchise-record five straight road games against the Lakers after maintaining a steady lead throughout the second half.

Kobe Bryant scored 18 points on 6-for-22 shooting, missing all five of his 3-point attempts in the Lakers' third straight loss. Los Angeles' 2-11 start is one game behind their pace from last season, the worst year in franchise history.

Jordan Clarkson led the Lakers with 19 points, and Lou Williams added 14.

November 23, 2015

Falk Injured But No. 24 Cougars Beat Colorado 27-3

cougs2014PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) - Gabe Marks and Dom Williams both had touchdown receptions and No. 24 Washington State beat Colorado 27-3 on Saturday night in a game the Cougars saw quarterback Luke Falk carted off the field with an apparent head injury.

Falk was taken off the field on a backboard with 8:16 left in the third quarter after being sacked by Samson Kafovalu. Falk, whose head slammed against the turf on a below-freezing night on the Palouse, appeared to be knocked out and was tended to on the field for 7 minutes. His facemask was removed and he was immobilized as he was carted away. Falk gave two thumbs up and waved his hands as he left the field.

Falk finished 27 of 35 for 199 yards and one touchdown. The Cougars (8-3, 6-2 Pac-12) have a short turnaround before facing rival Washington in the Apple Cup on Friday.

November 23, 2015