Kubinova wins Portland Meadows riding title
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Jockey Eliska (el-ish-ka) Kubinova won this season's riding title at Portland Meadows.
Kubinova split her summer between Portland Meadows and Emerald Downs near Seattle before focusing full-time on the Delta Park oval. She dominated the fall and winter races, and concluded the meet that ended Sunday with 55 thoroughbred wins.
Kubinova finished second in 2011-12 before spending most of last season at Santa Anita and Hollywood Park. She returned to the Pacific Northwest in the spring and plans to be at Emerald Downs when its season starts in April.
Trainer Jim Fergason captured the training title. He posted 34 wins, including three stakes winners.
Favors powers Jazz past depleted Kings, 106-99
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Derrick Favors had 17 points and 12 rebounds, and Marvin Williams added 16 points and 11 rebounds to power the Utah Jazz past the depleted Sacramento Kings 106-99 last night.
Enes Kanter added 16 points and Jeremy Evans had 14 points and 10 rebounds as the Jazz took advantage of injuries that have left Sacramento without frontcourt starters DeMarcus Cousins and Rudy Gay for the past three games.
After the Jazz sent their starters to the bench with the game seemingly in hand, the Kings mounted an unlikely comeback that fell just short. Sacramento trimmed a 20-point lead to five in the final minute but came up empty on three of its final four possessions.
Jason Thompson scored a season-high 19 points and grabbed 11 rebounds for the Kings, who lost their fourth consecutive game. Derrick Williams had 17 points and 15 boards.
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Portland State knocks off Eastern Washington 92-83
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Andre Winston Jr. scored 23 points as Portland State got hot in the second half and came back to defeat Eastern Washington 92-83 last night.
Eastern Washington started off hot, making 69.6 percent of its field goal attempts in the first half to take a 40-30 halftime lead. The Eagles cooled to 36.1 percent shooting in the second period while Portland State hit 65.5 percent, outscoring EWU 62-43.
Portland State quickly took control in the second period, opening with a 17-6 run to take a 46-44 lead with 14:00 remaining. EWU battled back to close to 59-58 following a 3-point shot by Tyler Harvey. The Vikings answered with a 13-3 run for a 72-61 advantage with 4:52 remaining.
Tim Douglas had 17 points for the Vikings (9-8, 4-4 Big Sky Conference) and Kyle Richardson and Gary Winston had 12 each.
Ognjen Miljkoic scored 32 for EWU (8-11, 3-5).
SUPER BOWL-MAYORS BET
Seattle, Denver mayors make friendly bowl bets
SEATTLE (AP) — The mayors of Seattle and Denver have made their friendly Super Bowl bets, promoting local businesses and causes.
In a call yesterday, Seattle Mayor Ed Murray said in the unlikely event of a Broncos win, he would send Denver Mayor Michael Hancock salmon, Dungeness crab, and a bicycle made by Rodriguez Bicycles in Seattle. He also says a piece of blown glass from artist Dale Chihuly would be auctioned to benefit Denver's Road Home program for the homeless.
If the Seahawks win, Mayor Hancock says he'll send a sampling of Denver's green chile and a hoodie, ball cap and skis handmade by Denver's locally grown Icelantic Skis. He also says he'll auction off a Denver-themed item to support the Seattle-based Lifelong AIDS Alliance.