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Posted on December 5, 2012 at 7:34 PM


Hawkins helps No. 21 UNLV beat Portland 68-60

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Justin Hawkins had 15 points, including a pair of 3-pointers in a second-half rally that put No. 21 UNLV in front, and the Runnin' Rebels defeated tenacious Portland 68-60 on Tuesday night.

Playing their first game on the road this season, the Runnin' Rebels (6-1) were without top rebounder Mike Moser, who sat out with a hip injury. Anthony Bennett had 18 points and Anthony Marshall added 16 for UNLV.

Ryan Nicholas had 15 points and 19 rebounds for the Pilots (3-5), who led 28-22 at halftime and extended the lead to nine points early in the second half.

UNLV took charge with a 12-0 run that included a jumper, a free throw and consecutive 3-pointers from Hawkins for a 56-47 lead.


Utah State player collapses at practice

(Stations: Note Medford, Ore., interest.)

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah State basketball player who collapsed at practice and stopped breathing has been hospitalized in critical condition.

Intermountain Medical Center spokesman Jess Gomez says Danny Berger is in critical condition Tuesday at the hospital in Murray.

University spokesman Tim Vitale says that emergency responders had to use a defibrillator to get Berger breathing again during practice earlier Tuesday.

A spokesman for the school's sports teams, Zach Fisher, says the status of Wednesday's game at Brigham Young University is unknown.

The junior from Medford, Ore., is a starting forward for the Utah State Aggies.

He averages 7.6 points per game and 3.6 rebounds.


Seattle waives wide receiver Braylon Edwards

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — The Seattle Seahawks have cut wide receiver Braylon Edwards after a season during which he had little impact on the offense and placed starting left guard James Carpenter on the season-ending reserve/non-football illness list.

Seattle made the moves Tuesday afternoon. Edwards was waived with an injury distinction, but no specific injury was cited. The Seahawks now have just five healthy wide receivers.

Edwards had just eight catches for 74 yards and one touchdown in 10 games.

Carpenter returned from a serious knee injury last season and started seven games for the Seahawks at left guard. But he left early in Sunday's win over Chicago after experiencing what Pete Carroll called a sharp pain in his surgically repaired knee.

Seattle signed offensive lineman Rishaw Johnson from the practice squad.