Helfrich: Ekpre-Olomu Won't Play Against FSU

Oregon coach Mark Helfrich confirmed Thursday that the third-ranked Ducks will be without star cornerback Ifo Ekpre-Olomu when they face Jameis Winston and Florida State in their playoff game next month. Helfrich acknowledged the senior All-America's college career is over after he was injured during a noncontact drill on Tuesday. The coach wouldn't disclose the nature of the injury. But a person with knowledge of the injury had previously told The Associated Press on Wednesday that Ekpre-Olomu had hurt his right knee. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the program does not discuss injuries. Ekpre-Olomu has been a cornerstone of the Ducks' secondary with 63 tackles, two interceptions and six pass breakups this season. EUGENE, Ore. (AP) – December 19, 2014

Seahawks Keeping K.J. Wright

kjwrightThe Seattle Seahawks have signed linebacker K.J. Wright to a four-year extension, the team announced this afternoon. "In the offseason, we identified K.J. as one of our core players moving forward and aimed to keep him as a part of the Seahawks family for a long time," said Executive Vice President & General Manager John Schneider. "The timing of this signing gives us the ability to keep

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Mariners Sign Three To Minor League Deals

mariners newsRHP Mark Lowe, RHP Justin Germano, INF Carlos Rivero will participate in Major League Spring Training. SEATTLE, Wash. -- Seattle Mariners Executive Vice President & General Manager of Baseball Operations Jack Zduriencik announced today the following players have been signed to minor league contracts for the 2015 season and invited to Major League Spring Training:

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No. 16 Huskies Rout Grambling State 86-38

sports4Shawn Kemp Jr. scored 13 of his 21 points in the first half, Andrew Andrews added 16 points and No. 16 Washington raced past Grambling State 86-38 on Wednesday night. Washington (9-0) extended its best start since beginning the 2005-06 season 11-0, leading 45-13 at halftime and by as many as 51 in the second half. The Huskies will get arguably their toughest non-conference test on Saturday when the face No. 15 Oklahoma in Las Vegas.

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Aldridge, Trail Blazers Rally To Beat Bucks 104-97

LaMarcus Aldridge had 23 points and 15 rebounds, and the Portland Trail Blazers pulled away in the fourth quarter to beat the Milwaukee Bucks 104-97 Wednesday night with both teams reeling from injuries to key players. Damian Lillard added 29 points and seven assists for the Blazers, who have won three straight and eight of 10 despite losing starting center Robin Lopez to a broken hand on Monday. Thomas Robinson, who started in Lopez's absence, sparked the Blazers with 15 points and 16 rebounds, both season highs. Brandon Knight had 24 points for the Bucks, who were without Jabari Parker. The heralded rookie will miss the rest of the season after tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee during the third quarter of Milwaukee's victory Monday over Phoenix. PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - December 18, 2014