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Kraken take early lead, hold off Oilers for 4-3 victory

Colin Blackwell and Alex Wennberg scored less than three minutes apart in the second period, and the Seattle Kraken beat the Edmonton Oilers 4-3. Yanni Gourde and Adam Larsson scored in the first period for the expansion Kraken, and Philipp Grubauer had 29 saves — including 13 in the third period. Connor McDavid, Leon Draisaitl and Evan Bouchard each had a goal and an assist for the Oilers. Stuart Skinner made 30 saves as Edmonton snapped a three-game win streak.

Adrian Peterson could play Sunday for Seahawks

The Seattle Seahawks could elevate Adrian Peterson from the practice squad to play against San Francisco on Sunday. Peterson was signed this week by the Seahawks due to concerns about depth at running back. Alex Collins, Rashaad Penny and Travis Homer are all dealing with injuries that left DeeJay Dallas as the only healthy running back on the roster. Coach Pete Carroll says Peterson would be ready if called upon.

Seahawks sign running back Adrian Peterson to practice squad

Desperate for depth at running back, the Seattle Seahawks signed 36-year-old Adrian Peterson to their practice squad. There’s no guarantee Peterson will be added to Seattle’s active roster ahead of Sunday’s game against San Francisco, but with Chris Carson out for the season, and Rashaad Penny and Travis Homer missing last Monday’s game with injuries, the Seahawks opted to add the veteran to bolster their depth. Peterson appeared in three games earlier this season for Tennessee. Peterson started two games and had 27 carries for 82 yards and a 3.0-yard average per rushing attempt and one touchdown run. Peterson was released by the Titans on Nov. 23. 

Washington State beats Arizona State 51-29 to open Pac-12

Noah Williams scored 14 points and Washington State held Arizona State to its fewest points in 75 years with a 51-29 win. The Cougars traded misses with the Sun Devils in a disjointed first half before running more their offense in the second. Washington led by eight at halftime and stretched it to 21 with a big run to pull away from the flailing Sun Devils. Arizona State exasperated coach Bobby Hurley and had the fans booing most of the night with an unseemly display of one-on-one offense. Arizona State had 10 points at halftime, shot 21% and went 3 for 26 from the 3-point arc in one of their worst offensive performances under Hurley. 

Fresno State’s Kalen DeBoer named head football coach at UW

Credit: Fresno StateSEATTLE, Wash. — Kalen DeBoer is heading to the University of Washington to take over as the new head football coach. DeBoer comes from Fresno State, where he has led the Bulldogs to a 9-3 overall record. It’s official! Husky Nation, @KalenDeBoer is the new head coach of Washington football! pic.twitter.com/GieBF7eCQ1 — Washington Football (@UW_Football) November 29, 2021…

Duke jumps to No. 1 in reshuffled AP Top 25; Gonzaga to No. 3

Associated PressDuke jumped to No. 1 in The Associated Press Top 25 men’s college basketball poll released Monday after its win against Gonzaga, adding to a record haul of top rankings for Hall of Fame coach Mike Krzyzewski. The Blue Devils earned 51 of 61 first-place votes in the new poll, climbing from fifth last week following a win that knocked the…

Kraken beat Panthers 4-1, deny Florida home-ice win record

Chris Driedger made 33 saves against his former team and helped the Seattle Kraken defeat Florida 4-1 on Saturday. They denied the Panthers what would have been a record-setting 12th consecutive home win to start the season. Jordan Eberle scored twice for Seattle in his 800th game. Ryan Donato and Jamie Oleksiak added goals and Joonas Donskoi had two assists for the Kraken. Patric Hornqvist had the goal for Florida. Spencer Knight stopped 23 shots for the Panthers. Florida was bidding to become the first team in NHL history to start 12-0-0 at home.

Mariners acquire All-Star 2B Adam Frazier from San Diego

The Seattle Mariners have acquired All-Star second baseman Adam Frazier from the San Diego Padres in exchange for two minor leaguers. The trade addresses one of Seattle’s biggest needs entering the offseason, finding a middle infielder to pair with shortstop J.P. Crawford. But Frazier’s versatility allows Seattle to still be aggressive with other possible moves should another middle infielder become available. San Diego acquired left-handed reliever Ray Kerr and outfielder Corey Rosier in the deal.

Throw out the records, it’s time for the Apple Cup

SEATTLE, Wash – When the two biggest college football teams in Washington face off at Husky Stadium Friday night, state bragging rights are on the line. While the Cougs still have a bowl game to look forward to, don’t expect the Huskies to go quietly into the Seattle night.

Interim coaches Dickert, Gregory lead way for this Apple Cup

When Jake Dickert stepped into the role of interim head coach at Washington State, it was the beginning of a six-week interview in the midst of chaos. When Bob Gregory stepped into the same role for Washington, it was serving as a stopgap for the final couple of weeks of the season and an expected bridge between one regime and the next. While what happens on the field in Friday’s Apple Cup showdown between the Huskies and Cougars is most important, the current situation on the sideline with each program being led by interim coaches has created a strange and unprecedented dynamic for the rivalry matchup.

Washington State bowl eligible after thumping Arizona 44-18

Max Borghi rushed for a career-high 139 yards and two touchdowns in the last home game of his career, Travell Harris and Calvin Jackson Jr. each had two touchdown receptions, and Washington State became bowl eligible with a 44-18 win over Arizona. A season filled with drama at Washington State surrounding former head coach Nick Rolovich — fired last month for refusing to receive a COVID-19 vaccine — will likely end with a bowl trip for the Cougars. Borghi ran for touchdowns of 26 and 2 yards. Will Plummer threw for 222 yards and two touchdowns in a losing effort for the Wildcats.