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Posted on February 22, 2014 at 4:33 PM

Updated Saturday, Feb 22 at 4:33 PM

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Sidney Rice tweeted an apparent goodbye after a report about his pending release. Rice tweeted yesterday saying the No. 12 would "remain on the left side of my chest no matter what! Grateful for the opportunity to share so many special moments w yall." The tweet seemed to be in response to an ESPN report that Seattle intended to release Rice.

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — Oregon State starting pitcher Ben Wetzler must sit out the team's first 11 games under a penalty imposed by the NCAA. Wetzler sought the advice of a representative from a sports management group following last summer's Major League Baseball amateur draft. The left-hander was selected in the fifth round by the Philadelphia Phillies, but he ultimately decided to return to Oregon State.

SEATTLE (AP) — Former Seattle University basketball and baseball star Ed O'Brien has died at age 83. The school announced O'Brien's death yesterday afternoon. The school did not reveal a cause of death, but O'Brien had recently been diagnosed with Parkinson's. O'Brien played basketball at Seattle from 1950-53 and helped the school reach the NCAA tournament in 1953.

PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) — Ruth Hamblin totaled 15 points, 15 rebounds and six blocks, pacing the Oregon State women past Washington State 67-53 yesterday. OSU (18-9, 10-5 Pac-12) shot 45.8 percent from the field and outrebounded WSU 48-32. The Cougars (14-14, 8-7) stumbled to a 19-of-66 shooting performance (28.8 percent). Lia Galdeira finished with 18 points and Dawnyelle Awa added nine.

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