Carroll: Lynch Back Working Out At Seahawks Facility

RENTON, Wash. (AP) - Marshawn Lynch has rejoined the Seattle Seahawks just in time for the playoffs.

Coach Pete Carroll said on his radio show Monday morning that Lynch was back at the team's facility after missing the final seven games of the regular season and undergoing abdominal surgery. Lynch had been recovering and going through workouts with his personal trainers in the Bay Area with the expectation he would return this week.

Carroll said he had not spoken with Lynch but saw him working out Monday morning. The Seahawks were not practicing, so Lynch's first chance to get back on the field and see if he's ready to play will be Wednesday when Seattle begins preparations for Sunday's wild-card game at Minnesota.

Lynch has appeared in just seven games this season, rushing for 417 yards and three touchdowns.

January 5, 2015

Randolph Leads Grizzlies To 91-78 Win Over Trail Blazers

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Zach Randolph had 26 points and 18 rebounds off the bench, and the Memphis Grizzlies beat the Trail Blazers 91-78 on Monday night to spoil Damian Lillard's return to the Portland lineup.

Lillard missed seven games for the Blazers because of plantar fasciitis in his left foot. The Blazers went 4-3 while he was out, with CJ McCollum sliding over to point guard.

Lillard looked rusty at the start of his return and the Grizzlies took advantage, leading by as many as 20 early in the fourth quarter.

The Blazers closed the gap to 80-71 after Lillard's 3-pointer with 6:11 left. Meyers Leonard hit another 3 that got the Blazers to 84-76, but Randolph answered with a long jumper and Portland ultimately couldn't catch up.

January 5, 2015

Oregon WR Bralon Addison Declares For The NFL Draft

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) - Oregon wide receiver Bralon Addison has announced that he will skip his final year of eligibility to declare for the NFL draft.

Addison made the announcement Monday in a statement on the school's website, thanking the Ducks' coaches, staff, friends and teammates for their support.

As a junior this season, Addison led Oregon's receivers with 63 receptions for 804 yards and 10 touchdowns.

After a sophomore season with 890 receiving yards and seven touchdowns, Addison was injured in spring practice and missed all of the 2014 season, including Oregon's appearance in the first College Football Playoff.

January 5, 2015

Lillard Back In Trail Blazers' Lineup After 7-Game Absence

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard has returned to the starting lineup Monday night against the Memphis Grizzlies after missing seven games with a sore left foot.

Lillard was averaging 24.6 points, 4.5 rebounds and 6.8 assists before he was sidelined with plantar fasciitis. CJ McCollum slid over to point guard during Lillard's absence and the Blazers went 4-3.

Lillard, a two-time All-Star, had not missed a game in his NBA career (275 games) before his injury.

January 5, 2015

Wilson, Seahawks Rout Cardinals 36-6

hawkstextblueGLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Russell Wilson threw three touchdown passes in a second-quarter outburst and the Seattle Seahawks emphatically snapped Arizona's nine-game winning streak with a 36-6 rout of the Cardinals on Sunday.

Playing on the same field where they lost a Super Bowl heartbreaker last February, the Seahawks (10-6) dominated from their opening possession and led 30-6 at the half.

It was a sour end to the regular season for the NFC West champion Cardinals (13-3), who already had clinched the NFC's No. 2 seed and a first-round playoff bye.

Tyler Lockett set up three of Seattle's four first-half touchdowns - with punt returns of 66 and 42 yards and a 36-yard reception.

Seattle will play in Minnesota againts the Vikings on Sunday. Listen to the game on KMAS - kickoff is 10:05, pregame 8AM.

January 4, 2015