NFL Fines Lynch $50,000 For Not Speaking To Media

lynchThe NFL has fined Seattle running back Marshawn Lynch $50,000 for violations of the league's media policy. League spokesman Michael Signora confirmed the fine Wednesday, which will total $100,000 against the Seahawks' standout. Along with the $50,000 for violating the NFL Media Policy this year, the league is collecting the $50,000 fine that was imposed against Lynch for violations last season. The fine from 2013 was held in anticipation of future cooperation from Lynch. The league's media policy mandates that players must be available during the week and in the locker room following all games. Lynch has only spoken to reporters postgame after Seattle's Week 9 victory over Oakland and did not talk the past two weeks after games against the Giants and Kansas City. This is Lynch's third fine for violations of the league's media policy. RENTON, Wash. (AP) – November 20, 2014

Gonzaga beats Idaho State

gonzagabd2Shaniqua Nilles scored a career-high 18 points off the bench, Sunny Greinacher added 15 and No. 24 Gonzaga dominated the second half in an 88-63 win over Idaho State on Tuesday night. The Bulldogs (2-0), who have won 28-straight regular-season home games, made a school record 37 free throws on 48 as the Bengals had 37 fouls with four players fouling out.

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Seahawks Make Roster Moves Nov. 19

The Seattle Seahawks have released tackle Andrew McDonald and safety Steven Terrell and signed center Lemuel Jeanpierre and defensive tackle Travian Robertson (from the Atlanta Falcons practice squad), the team announced this afternoon. Jeanpierre returns to Seattle after being placed on injured reserve on September 3 and receiving an injury settlement on September 10. Originally signed by Seattle in 2010, Jeanpierre has played in 47 games with eight starts and has played in five postseason games. Robertson was the Atlanta Falcons seventh-round selection (249th overall) in the 2012 NFL Draft. He played in 12 combined games with four tackles (all solo) from 2012-13 before being released after training camp this year and signing to Atlanta's practice squad on August 31. Seattle signed McDonald from the Carolina Panthers practice squad on September 8 and Terrell played in four games this season, primarily on special teams, collecting one special teams tackle. Renton, Wash. – November 19, 2014

White Leads Portland State Past Willamette 84-63

Bryce White had 19 points and five assists as Portland State knocked off Division III Willamette 84-63 on Tuesday night. Willamette stayed close early, trailing only 17-13 midway in the first half, but then the Vikings found the range, going on a 23-4 run for a 40-17 lead with 3:38 remaining before the break. They led 48-27 at the half. Brendon McCullough (15 points) hit a 3-point jumper, closing to 54-37 with 16:03 remaining. That was as close as the Bearcats got as Portland State led 72-46 with 9:32 remaining. Tim Douglas, who hit all 3 of his 3-point attempts, had 15 points and Braxton Tucker added 12 and grabbed 10 rebounds for Portland State (2-0). The Vikings were 31 of 57 from the field while limiting Willamette to 22 of 56 attempts. Alex Brown led the Bearcats with 20 points, nailing 3 of 4 from beyond the arc. PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – November 19, 2014

Oregon State Beats Corban 86-62, Goes To 2-0

Gary Payton II had 16 points, nine rebounds and three blocks as Oregon State beat Corban 86-62 Tuesday night. Langston Morris-Walker added 16 points and had five rebounds for the Beavers (2-0), who had five players score in double figures. Jordan Carter led Corban (3-1) with 18 points and five rebounds. The game was an exhibition for Corban, an NAIA school, but counted toward Oregon State's record. The Beavers used a considerable size advantage to outrebound the Warriors 37-24. Oregon State also shot 57 percent from the floor, compared to 39.5 percent for Corban. Payton is the son of former Oregon State All-American Gary Payton, who was inducted into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame in 2013. The junior-college transfer helped give the Beavers an early lead. Payton had scored half of Oregon State's points when he tipped in a rebound at the 12:44 mark, putting the Beavers ahead 20-11. CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) – November 19, 2014