Texas-Pan American-Seattle

Isiah Umipig scored 17 of his 28 points in the second half on Thursday night to lead Seattle past Texas-Pan American 70-47. Umipig made 10 of 15 field-goal attempts, including 7 of 11 from 3-point range. The teams combined to shoot 40 percent (20 of 50) in the first half, and Seattle (8-8, 1-1 WAC) led 28-23 at halftime. The Redhawks opened the second half with a 38-9 run during which they made 14 of 17 field-goal attempts, including 9 of 11 3-pointers. Umipig hit five 3s and scored 17 and Jarell Flora had four 3s and 14 points during that stretch, while UTPA (7-11, 1-1) was just 4-of-14 shooting and committed six turnovers. The Redhawks built a 66-32 lead with under 7 minutes remaining. Janari Joesaar led the Broncos with 14 points. Flora finished with 16 points and Jack Crook 12. William Powell had eight points, nine rebounds and five assists. SEATTLE (AP) – January 16, 2015

Packers QB Rodgers Calf Injury

rodgers gbQuarterback Aaron Rodgers was limited in practice on Wednesday with a left calf injury as the Green Bay Packers prepare for Seattle in the NFC title game. Rodgers says he was able to do a little more than last week, when he missed the first day of practice preparing for the Dallas Cowboys. Rodgers has played well despite the injury that has bothered him for the past month.

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Oregon DE Deforest Buckner To Stay

Oregon defensive end DeForest Buckner will stay with the Ducks for his senior year. Buckner announced his decision Wednesday. In a statement posted on the team's website, Buckner said he wanted to finish his degree. He also believes that another year of experience will help his development for the pros. Buckner has started 23 straight games. He had 81 total tackles and a team-high 13 tackles for loss this season. Oregon (13-2) beat Florida State in the Rose Bowl to advance to the national championship game against Ohio State in college football's first playoffs. The Ducks fell to the Buckeyes 42-20 on Monday. Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Marcus Mariota announced his decision to declare early for the NFL draft on Wednesday, and defensive lineman Arik Armstead also announced that he would forgo his senior season. EUGENE, Ore. (AP) – January 15, 2015

Seattle Acquires LHP Kickham From Cubs For Minor Leaguer

The Seattle Mariners have acquired left-handed pitcher Mike Kickham from the Chicago Cubs in exchange for minor-league pitcher Lars Huijer. Seattle and Chicago finalized the trade Wednesday. Seattle designated for assignment Anthony Fernandez to clear a spot on the 40-man roster. The 26-year-old Kickham spent his entire career in the San Francisco Giants organization before being claimed off waivers by Chicago in late December. He was designated for assignment earlier this month when the Cubs signed outfielder Chris Denorfia. Kickham was 8-8 with a 4.43 ERA last season at Triple-A Fresno. He made 27 starts and was fourth in the Pacific Coast League in strikeouts. Kickham had limited experience with the Giants, going 0-3 with a 10.98 ERA making 14 appearances over two seasons. Huijer did not pitch above Single-A last season in the Mariners organization. SEATTLE (AP) – January 15, 2015

Heisman Winner Marcus Mariota Says He's Going To The NFL

Heisman Trophy winner Marcus Mariota has declared his eligibility for the NFL draft. The Ducks quarterback announced on Oregon's website on Wednesday that he would forgo his senior season. The school said he filed paperwork on Wednesday, a day before the NFL deadline. Mariota was the humble leader of Oregon's high-flying offense. The 13-2 Ducks defeated Florida State in the Rose Bowl in college football's first playoffs, but fell 42-20 to Ohio State in Monday night's national championship game. Mariota won every major award he qualified for, starting with the Heisman Trophy, as well as AP Player of the Year and Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Year. He set a conference record for most touchdowns in a single season with 58. (AP) – January 15, 2015