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TRAIL BLAZERS-TURNERBlazers' Evan Turner out 5-6 weeks with right hand fracturePORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Portland Trail Blazers guard Evan Turner will be out five to six weeks because of a fractured bone in his right hand.Turner fractured the third metacarpal during the third quarter of the Blazers' 114-113 victory at Dallas on Tuesday night.Turner is avraging 9.7 points, 3.8 rebounds and 3.4 assists in 50 games, including 10 starts.SEATTLE ARENA

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SEATTLE (AP) — An investor group looking to build a privately financed arena in Seattle's stadium district has filed a new petition seeking the closure of a street needed for construction of the proposed facility. Investor Chris Hansen and his group filed the paperwork with the Seattle Department of Transportation on Wednesday. Closing the street is the final step needed to make the land ready for possible construction and requires approval by the City Council.

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FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — OREGON STRENGTH COACH SUSPENDEDOregon strength coach suspended after players hospitalizedEUGENE, Ore. (AP) — The University of Oregon has suspended football strength and conditioning coach Irele Oderinde one month without pay after three players were hospitalized following a series of intense workouts last week.

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EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Colorado defensive coordinator Jim Leavitt is joining new head coach Willie Taggart's staff at Oregon, according to reports. FoxSports.com first reported Wednesday that Leavitt, a former head coach at South Florida like Taggart, would be the Ducks' defensive coordinator. Oregon would not confirm the report, which cited anonymous sources.

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TRAIL BLAZERS-CLIPPERSGriffin, Paul have double-doubles, Clippers hold off BlazersLOS ANGELES (AP) — Blake Griffin had 26 points and 12 rebounds, Chris Paul had 21 points and 14 assists, and the Los Angeles Clippers held off the Portland Trail Blazers 121-120 Monday night to sweep the season series.J.J. Redick finished with 19 points, hitting all eight of his free throws — including three in the closing seconds to push Los Angeles' lead to four points.

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GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Aaron Rodgers passed for 246 yards and three touchdowns and the Green Bay Packers routed the Seattle Seahawks 38-10 on Sunday. Seattle's Russell Wilson threw a career-high five interceptions and the Packers (7-6) won their third straight game to keep their playoff hopes alive. They're two games back of first-place Detroit in the NFC North, but play division opponents in the last three weeks of the season.

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NEVADA-WASHINGTONMarshall hits game-winner as Nevada stuns Washington 87-85SEATTLE (AP) — Marcus Marshall hit an off-balance 15-footer with less than a second remaining to give Nevada an 87-85 victory over Washington on Sunday night.

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MLS CUPSeattle wins MLS Cup, beating Toronto on penalty kicksTORONTO (AP) — Roman Torres scored in the sixth round of penalty kicks to give the Seattle Sounders their first MLS Cup title, 5-4 over Toronto FC after 120 scoreless minutes Saturday night.It was the first MLS Cup final to fail to produce a goal in regulation, setting the stage for a dramatic tiebreaker.

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SEAHAWKS-WHAT WEATHER?Snow, cold no problem for Seahawks after playoff experienceRENTON, Wash. (AP) — The idea of going to Green Bay in December, with the expected cold temperatures and the likelihood of snow, might have caused issues in the past for the Seattle Seahawks.Not anymore. Not after what the Seahawks experienced last January in Minnesota in the first round of the playoffs.

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RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Seattle might have the league's most talented roster when everyone is healthy. That's hardly the case now, and losing perennial All-Pro safety Earl Thomas for the rest of the season is damaging. The good news for the Seahawks is their offense, while streaky, has playmakers such as Russell Wilson — also in the midst of an MVP-caliber year — Jimmy Graham and Doug Baldwin, plus, at last, a threat at running back with Thomas Rawls' return to the lineup.

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SEAHAWKS-PACKERSPackers won't doubt Thomas-less Seahawks defenseGREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The loss of safety Earl Thomas to a season-ending injury left a gaping hole in the Seattle Seahawks' formidable defense.The Green Bay Packers are more concerned about the considerable talent still left with the Seahawks.

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GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The loss of safety Earl Thomas to a season-ending injury left a gaping hole in the Seattle Seahawks' formidable defense. Life without Thomas begins Sunday when Seattle travels to Lambeau Field in an important game in the NFC playoff picture. The Packers need a win to keep pace with first-place Detroit in the NFC North. The Seahawks have two avenues to clinch the NFC West on Sunday, the easiest being a win over Green Bay along with an Arizona loss or tie.

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T25-WASHINGTON-GONZAGAWilliams-Goss leads No. 8 Gonzaga over Washington 98-71SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) ��� Nigel Williams-Goss scored 23 points as No. 8 Gonzaga beat poor-shooting Washington 98-71 on Wednesday night in a resumption of their cross-state rivalry.Przemek Karnowski added 17 points and Jordan Mathews had 14 for Gonzaga (9-0), which dominated from the opening minutes.

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TUKWILA, Wash. (AP) — With the Seattle Sounders one win away from hoisting the MLS title, coach Brian Schmetzer has become very popular with fans. Schmetzer has been key to turning the franchise around from a dismal start to the season. He jokes that he's been deluged by autograph hunters, to the point that someone even asked him to sign a shoe.

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MLS-SOUNDERS-SCHMETZERSon of Seattle now has Sounders on verge of MLS CupTUKWILA, Wash. (AP) — As he walked off the practice field recently, Brian Schmetzer was greeted in a manner usually reserved for players.The Seattle Sounders coach was pulled aside to sign a poster board, asked to pose for a cellphone picture with a fan and finally chased down to autograph — of all things — a shoe.