Sports Briefs January 26, 2015


SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Dakarai Tucker scored a career-high 19 points, Brandon Taylor added 14 and No. 12 Utah beat Washington 77-56 last night. Tucker and Taylor combined to make eight 3-pointers to give the Utes (16-3, 6-1 Pac-12) their 15th straight home victory dating to last season. All six of Utah's Pac-12 conference wins have come by double-digit margins.
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) - Jamie Weisner scored 21 points to help No. 9 Oregon State beat No. 13 Arizona State 67-54 yesterday to take sole possession of first place in the Pac-12. Oregon State (18-1, 8-0 Pac-12) used a 14-0 run early in the second half to pull away from Arizona State (18-2, 7-1) to win its eighth in a row and end the Sun Devils' 14-game winning streak, one short of the school record.
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - LaBrittney Jones came off the bench to score a career-high 30 points and Charise Holloway drilled a 3-pointer from the left corner with 8.5 seconds left in overtime to lift Arizona to an 81-78 win over Oregon yesterday. Lexi Petersen's long 3 as time expired came up short.

Thousands Of Fans See Seahawks Off To Super Bowl

hawksparadeThousands of chanting Seahawks fans turned out Sunday morning to see the Seahawks off to the Super Bowl. The team's buses rolled past the crowds of blue and green along a mile-long stretch of South 188th Street in SeaTac as the players headed for the airport. Players including star cornerback Richard Sherman high-fived fans outside the Delta hangar or posed for pictures with airline employees.

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Kingdome Repairs To Be Paid

kingdome tilesFifteen years after the Kingdome was demolished in a controlled explosion, King County is paying off the money it borrowed to make emergency repairs in 1994 to falling ceiling tiles. County finance director Dwight Dively said the bonds will be paid off in March, an early thanks to healthy hotel-motel tax revenue due in part to the boost from Seahawks playoff games.

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Seattle Mayor Meets With NBA, NHL Commissioners

Mayor Ed Murray says he met with NBA Commissioner Adam Silver and NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman on a trip to New York this week to reiterate the city's interest in bringing both leagues to Seattle. Murray held the meetings Monday on his way to the U.S. Conference of Mayors. According to Murray, it was his first meeting with Silver. While Silver said Seattle remains an attractive city for an NBA franchise, the league does not have any plans to expand at this time. Murray said the city remains "keen on bringing an NHL team here," and that Bettman recognized Seattle's value as a home for a future franchise. Seattle's hurdle for both leagues is a suitable arena. Environmental studies on a proposed arena are not expected to be ready until the middle of 2015. SEATTLE (AP) - January 23, 2015

Portland Beats Pacific At The Buzzer 72-69

Alec Wintering sank a 3-pointer at the buzzer to lift Portland to a 72-69 win over Pacific on Thursday night. Wintering, who scored seven of his eight points in the second half, extended Portland's narrow lead to 69-66 with a pair of free throws with 19 seconds to go, but Pacific (10-10, 2-6 WCC) tied it 10 seconds later with a 3-pointer from Dulani Robinson. Wintering then took the ball to the other end and fired just ahead the buzzer, hitting the bucket for the win. Kevin Bailey led Portland (12-8, 3-5) with 21 points and Thomas van der Mars added 17 points while grabbing eight rebounds. Pacific trailed by as many as 11 points in the second half but closed the gap with a 12-3 run that briefly gave the Tigers the lead 62-60 with 3:46 to go before Portland edged back. Robinson led Pacific with 17 points. PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - January 23, 2015