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Associated Press

Posted on May 10, 2013 at 5:04 PM


Seattle DL Greg Scruggs has ACL surgery

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — The Seattle Seahawks have likely lost defensive lineman Greg Scruggs for the 2013 season after he tore his anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee.

Scruggs underwent reconstructive arthroscopic surgery on Thursday at the Seattle Surgery Center, the team announced.

Scruggs was a seventh-round pick out of Louisville in 2012 who ended up making the Seahawks roster and became more of a contributor as the season progressed. He played in 11 games during the regular season and had two sacks. He also appeared in both playoff games.

Scruggs was expected to compete for playing time on Seattle's defensive line that was upgraded in the offseason with the additions of Michael Bennett, Cliff Avril and Tony McDaniel in free agency.


MLS suspends Chivas USA's Alvarez 2 games

(Stations: Note Portland interest.)

NEW YORK (AP) — Chivas USA midfielder Carlos Alvarez was suspended two games and fined an undisclosed amount by MLS on Thursday for 'violent conduct' during a game last weekend.

Alvarez was punished for kicking the ball Peterson Joseph's head while the Sporting Kansas City player lay on the ground in the 73rd minute of Chivas' 4-0 loss on Sunday.

Alvarez will miss games against Portland this Sunday and against Real Salt Lake on May 19.

The MLS' disciplinary committee also fined Philadelphia coach John Hackworth and Portland coach Caleb Porter undisclosed amounts for criticizing officials.


Las Vegas Bowl set for Dec. 21 Saturday 12:30 p.m.

(Stations: Note Pac-12 interest.)

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The 2013 Las Vegas Bowl will be played Dec. 21 on a Saturday afternoon for the second year in a row.

ESPN Regional Television and bowl officials announced Thursday the 22nd annual bowl will kick off at Sam Boyd Stadium at 12:30 p.m. PST.

The matchup to be televised nationally by ABC will feature the top choice from the Mountain West Conference against the fifth pick from the Pac-12.

Dan Hanneke, the bowl's executive director, says they had a tremendous response to playing last year's game on a weekend day and are pleased the calendar will accommodate a similar setup this year.

A crowd of 33,217 watched No. 15 Boise State beat Washington 28-26 last year.


Portland, Ore., to host 2015 US Women's Amateur

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Portland Golf Club will host the 2015 U.S. Women's Amateur.

It will be the third USGA championship tournament held at the Portland Golf Club. The last was the 1999 Senior Amateur.

Oregon has hosted the U.S. Women's Amateur six times, most recently in 2008, when Amanda Blumenherst won the title at the Eugene Country Club.

The U.S. Women's Amateur, first played in 1895, will be held this year at the Country Club of Charleston in South Carolina Aug. 5-11.

The USGA announced Portland Golf Club's selection on Thursday.

The event is scheduled for Aug. 10-16, 2015.


With an eye on Rio, Hasay moves up to 10k

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Jordan Hasay is getting a makeover and it has nothing to do with her trademark down-to-there blonde hair.

As her career with the Oregon Ducks comes to a close, Hasay is transitioning from the 1,500 meters to the 10,000 meters — with an eye toward the 2016 Olympics.

In just two races she's seen success at the longer distance.

At the recent Payton Jordan Cardinal Invitational at Stanford, Hasay broke both the Pac-12 and Oregon records by running the 10K in 32 minutes, 6.64 seconds. It is the fourth-fastest finish in NCAA history.

Hasay ran her first competitive 10K in late March at the Stanford Invitational, finishing with 32:46.68.

The only two runners who were faster were Olympians Shalane Flanagan and Kara Goucher.