Seattle Clinches No. 1 Seed, Beats Rams 20-6

seahawks blueMarshawn Lynch scored on a 9-yard run with 12:07 remaining, Bruce Irvin returned an interception 49 yards for a touchdown and the Seahawks wrapped up home-field advantage through the NFC playoffs with a 20-6 win over the St. Louis Rams on Sunday. The two fourth-quarter touchdowns by Seattle (12-4) capped a six-game win streak to end the regular season. That earned the Seahawks a second straight NFC West title and the ninth division title in franchise history. The NFC playoffs will go through Seattle for the second straight season. St. Louis (6-10) couldn't take advantage of two first-half turnovers by the Seahawks and its only points came on a pair of field goals from Greg Zuerlein. SEATTLE (AP) – December 29, 2014

Washington State Gets By UC Davis 90-83

DaVonte Lacy led four Washington State players in double figures with 22 points in a 90-83 victory over UC Davis on Sunday. Josh Hawkinson had 18 points and 11 rebounds for the Cougars, who evened their record at 6-6 heading into Pac-12 Conference play. Que Johnson added 14 points, and Jordan Railey had 12. Corey Hawkins led UC Davis (9-2) with 29 points. The Aggies trailed by double figures most of the game after missing 13 of their first 16 shots. The Cougars sank 11 of their first 19 shots, including 7 of 9 from 3-point range, to lead 30-8 after 13 minutes. UC Davis, ranked 12th nationally in field goal percentage through Saturday, finished strong in both halves to shoot 55.9 percent. WSU hit 54.4 percent, including 11 of 19 from 3-point range. PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) - December 29, 2014

Stony Brook Rallies To Top No. 13 Washington 61-57

Jameel Warney banked in a short runner with 30 seconds left to give Stony Brook its first lead and the Seawolves beat No. 13 Washington 61-57 on Sunday night. Warney finished with 15 points, and Kameron Mitchell added 12 on 4-of-5 3-point shooting. Stony Brook (7-5) overcame a late 11-point deficit to stun the Huskies (11-1). Rayshaun McGrew cut it to three and Carson Puriefoy hit a 3-pointer from the left wing with 1:07 left to pull the Seawolves even at 57. Mitchell made three 3-pointers during the late run. Stony Brook was 2 of 9 from 3-point range in the first half, then made six of its first seven tires in the second. Robert Upshaw had 10 points and 11 rebounds for Washington. Williams-Goss also scored 10 points. SEATTLE (AP) - December 29, 2014

Matthews Helps Blazers Beat Knicks 101-79

basketball genericWesley Matthews had 28 points, including six 3-pointers, and the Portland Trail Blazers beat the short-handed New York Knicks 101-79 on Sunday night. Matthews, who leads the NBA with 106 3-pointers this season, made five 3s in the first half against the Knicks. Teammate Nicolas Batum had five 3-pointers and 17 points. It was the eighth straight loss for the Knicks, who had just nine available players to start the game, and then lost Carmelo Anthony for the second half because of a sore left knee. Portland, which led by as many as 27 points, has won eight of its last nine games. PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - December 29, 2014

No. 8 Tennessee Women Beat No. 10 Oregon St 74-63

Center Isabelle Harrison had 20 points and 12 rebounds, and No. 8 Tennessee beat No. 10 Oregon State 74-63 on Sunday. Freshman Alexa Middleton added 12 points off the bench as the Lady Vols handed the Beavers (10-1) their first loss. Tennessee (10-2) has now defeated two straight top-10 opponents. The Lady Vols beat Stanford 59-40 on Dec. 20. Sydney Wiese led Oregon State with 19 points on 6-for-17 shooting. Ali Gibson added 14. Middleton scored six consecutive points midway through the second half, and her jumper from the top of the key with 8:10 to play gave the Lady Vols a 56-52 lead. Tennessee maintained its cushion at the foul line, though the Lady Vols made just 22 of 34 free throws. Oregon State failed to score in the final 1:47. KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - December 29, 2014