Chandler Helps Oregon Drop Northridge 79-56

Oregon unveiled its tallest player, 6-foot-10 center Michael Chandler, and he scored 13 points off the bench to help lead the Ducks to a 79-56 victory over Cal State Northridge on Wednesday night. Chandler, a junior college transfer from Northwest Florida College, missed the first nine games of the season with a left knee injury. He scored nine straight points in the second half to give Oregon (7-3) a 71-46 lead. Joseph Young led the Ducks with 18 points and Dillon Brooks added 12. Stephan Hicks led the Matadors (3-8) with 19 points and became his school's career scoring leader with 1,644. Oregon, the Pac-12 leader in rebounding, had a 43-36 edge with Dwayne Benjamin grabbing 10 boards. Stephen Maxwell had a double-double for Cal State Northridge with 12 points and 11 rebounds. The victory started a seven-game home stand for the Ducks. EUGENE, Ore. (AP) – December 18, 2014

Mariners Acquire Justin Ruggiano

RuggianoRHP Matt Brazis sent to Cubs in trade. RHP Logan Bawcom designated for assignment.SEATTLE, Wash. – Seattle Mariners Executive Vice President & General Manager of Baseball Operations Jack Zduriencik announced today the club has acquired outfielder Justin Ruggiano from the Chicago Cubs in exchange for minor league relief pitcher Matt Brazis. Ruggiano, 32, played 81 games with the Chicago Cubs last season,

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Sports Briefs Dec. 17

sports5HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — Jabari Peters scored 16 points, including 4 of 7 from 3-point range, to lead Sam Houston State to a 76-52 victory over Eastern Washington last night. All four of Peters' field goals came from downtown, and Sam Houston State (6-4) hit 13 of 25 overall from 3-point distance. DeMarcus Gatlin added 14 points for the Bearkats and Kaheem Ransom scored 13.

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Latest in Northwest Sports

sports1SEATTLE (AP) — Jarell Flora scored 24 points to help Seattle dominate NAIA Northwest 84-58 on last night. Flora was 3 of 6 from beyond the arc and 9 for 9 from the free throw line. Isiah Umipig made 4 of 7 from long range and scored 13 points, Manroop Clair added 12 and Jadon Cohee chipped in 11 for Seattle (5-5).

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Seattle Knocks SF Out Of Contention With 17-7 Win

hawksdec14Marshawn Lynch rushed for 91 yards and a touchdown, Russell Wilson threw a touchdown pass to rookie Paul Richardson, and the Seattle Seahawks knocked archrival San Francisco from playoff contention 17-7 Sunday. The defending Super Bowl champions remained in contention for a division title and No. 1 seed in the NFC. After a sluggish, sloppy first half, Seattle awoke in the final 30 minutes behind the running of Lynch and a defense that shut out the 49ers, holding them to 67 yards.

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