Sarvas Puts Galaxy Past Seattle 1-0 In West Opener

Marcelo Sarvas scored in the 52nd minute, and the LA Galaxy opened the Western Conference championship with a 1-0 victory over the Seattle Sounders on Sunday. Jaime Penedo posted his third straight shutout for the Galaxy, who still haven't conceded a playoff goal this season. Landon Donovan, Robbie Keane and the Galaxy also haven't lost at home since their season opener in March, and they kept the Supporters' Shield-winning Sounders off the scoresheet in a tense, chippy match. The clubs play their second leg Nov. 30 on Seattle's artificial turf. The Galaxy could advance with a variety of results, since the tiebreaker is away goals. The winner hosts the MLS Cup on Dec. 7. CARSON, Calif. (AP) – November 24, 2014

No. 11 North Carolina Rolls Past Oregon 76-59

Stephanie Mavunga scored 23 points and career-highs of 16 rebounds and six blocked shots and No. 11 North Carolina overwhelmed Oregon in the second half for a 76-59 win on Sunday. The Ducks had a nine-point lead in the first half and were up 29-28 at the break but Alisha Gray had six points as the Tar Heels scored the first 12 points of the second half and never slowed down. Gray finished with 18 points and Xylina McDaniel added 14 for the Tar Heels, who shot 56 percent in the second half. Jillian Alleyne had 18 points and 17 rebounds and Lexi Bando added 14 points but Katelyn Loper, who had eight 3-pointers and 33 points in Oregon's opening win, was just 2 of 11, all from behind the arc. The Ducks shot 30 percent. EUGENE, Ore. (AP) – November 24, 2014

Jeanpierre Returns To Add Depth At Center

seahawksFacing a dilemma at the center position following an injury to Max Unger last week, the Seattle Seahawks were fortunate that former backup Lemuel Jeanpierre was still available as a free agent. The Seahawks re-signed Jeanpierre on Tuesday to provide depth at center following a high-ankle sprain suffered by Unger last week against the Kansas City Chiefs.

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Halliday Says He Broke Leg, Not Ankle

Washington State quarterback Connor Halliday says he broke his leg against Southern California, not his ankle as was widely reported. Halliday, the nation's passing leader, said Thursday that he broke his tibia and fibula when a USC player fell on his leg early in the Nov. 1 game. He says the break was closer to his ankle than his knee. Coach Mike Leach had told the media that Halliday's ankle was broken. Halliday says doctors predict he will be running in three months and should be fully recovered in about five months. He plans to try out for the National Football League, which has long been his dream. Freshman Luke Falk has filled in for Halliday, and will lead the Cougars in this Saturday's game at No. 13 Arizona State. SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) – November 21, 2014

Seattle Claims Olmos Off Waivers From Miami

The Seattle Mariners claimed left-hander Edgar Olmos off waivers from Miami on Thursday and added three others to their 40-man roster. The Mariners selected right-hander Mayckol Guaipe, catcher John Hicks, and infielder Ketel Marte for their major league roster. The Mariners also acquired right-hander Sam Gaviglio from St. Louis in exchange for minor league infielder Ty Kelly. Gaviglio pitched for Double-A Springfield this past season. Olmos, 24, pitched at Double- and Triple-A this year. He appeared in five games for Miami late in the 2013 season. Guaipe, 24, spent the 2014 season at Double-A Jackson and made 40 relief appearances. Hicks, 25, split last season between Jackson and Triple-A Tacoma, hitting .290 with five homers and 47 RBIs in 81 games. Marte, 21, was a Southern League All-Star after hitting .302 at Jackson before a late promotion to Tacoma. Marte was third among all Seattle minor leaguers in batting average and hits. SEATTLE (AP) – November 21, 2014