E Washington Over San Francisco

basketball genericOgnjen Miljkovic scored 20 points and Eastern Washington knocked off San Francisco 81-76 on Thursday. Venky Jois' three-point play with 2:56 gave Eastern a 70-67 lead, Parker Kelly's trey extended the lead to six, and the Eagles made 8 of 10 free throws down the stretch to ice it. Jois - who was coming off back-to-back 38 point games - finished with 15 points and 11 rebounds.

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Oregon QB Marcus Mariota Wins Maxwell Award

Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota has won the Maxwell Award, given to the nation's outstanding player. Mariota was presented with the prize Thursday night during the 24th College Football Awards Show at Disney. It was his third major award of the night. Earlier in the evening he received the Davey O'Brien National Quarterback Award. He was also selected as the Walter Camp player of the year in a separate announcement. On Saturday night, Mariota hopes to become the first player to win the Maxwell Award and the Heisman Trophy in the same season since Auburn quarterback Cam Newton in 2010. Mariota was chosen over Maxwell finalists Melvin Gordon of Wisconsin and Dak Prescott of Mississippi State. Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron won the award in 2013. LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) – December 12, 2014

Attorney Files Motion To Dismiss Case Against Solo

The attorney for Hope Solo is asking the court to dismiss domestic violence charges against the U.S. national team goalkeeper. Attorney Todd Maybrown filed his request in Kirkland, Washington, Municipal Court, claiming that the victims in the case have not allowed depositions that were granted the defense. Solo was charged with two misdemeanor counts of fourth-degree domestic violence assault following an altercation with her half-sister and nephew at a party in June. Solo has pleaded not guilty. She claimed in the documents filed Wednesday that she was defending herself against her 17-year-old nephew, who is 6-foot-9 and weighs 280 pounds. She claims she was hit over the head with a broom handle. Solo's relatives have claimed she attacked first. Their attorney was not in the office and did not immediately return a message seeking comment. The trial is scheduled for Jan. 20. KIRKLAND, Wash. (AP) – December 12, 2104

No. 9 Gonzaga Beats Washington State 81-66

basketball genericPrzemek Karnowski tied a career high with 22 points and No. 9 Gonzaga beat Washington State 81-66 on Wednesday night. Kyle Wiltjer added 21 points and Byron Wesley had 20 for Gonzaga (8-1), which was coming off an overtime loss at No. 3 Arizona. Josh Hawkinson had 18 points and 11 rebounds for Washington State (4-5), which has lost four straight to the Bulldogs.

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Wiggins, Wolves Stun Blazers 90-82

Andrew Wiggins had 23 points, 10 rebounds and four assists and the Minnesota Timberwolves stunned the Portland Trail Blazers with a 90-82 victory on Wednesday night. Corey Brewer had 19 points eight rebounds, five assists and five steals for the Timberwolves, who snapped a six-game losing streak and won for just the third time since Ricky Rubio went out with an injured ankle on Nov. 7. They outrebounded Portland 56-38 to overcome four key players being out with injuries. Damian Lillard had 23 points and seven rebounds for the Trail Blazers. But LaMarcus Aldridge managed just 10 points on 3-for-14 shooting and Portland turned the ball over 20 times while shooting 38.8 percent. The Blazers scored 16 points in the second quarter and 15 in the third, their two lowest outputs of the season and lost for just the second time in 16 games. MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – December 11, 2014