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SEATTLE (AP) — Kelsey Plum scored 38 points, adding another record to her career resume, and No. 3 seed Washington raced past No. 6 seed Oklahoma 108-82 on Monday night to earn a berth in NCAA Tournament regional semifinals. The Huskies (29-5) are going to the Sweet 16 in consecutive years for the first time in school history, thanks to an offensive showcase against the Sooners where Plum didn't do it alone.

Here is the latest Washington, Oregon and Alaska sports news from The Associated Press

SEATTLE (AP) — Jordan Morris drew a penalty to set up the first goal, scored on a header in the 66th minute to give Seattle the lead, and the Sounders celebrated last year's MLS Cup title with a 3-1 win over the New York Red Bulls Sunday. More than 45,000 turned out for Seattle's home opener and were rewarded by goals from Clint Dempsey on a penalty kick, Morris' finish off a beautiful buildup and Harry Shipp's redirected goal off Joevin Jones' shot in the 79th minute.

Here is the latest Washington, Oregon and Alaska sports news from The Associated Press

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Tyler Seguin scored on the power play in the third period and the Dallas Stars beat the Vancouver Canucks 4-2 on Thursday night. Both teams are well back in the Western Conference playoff race. The Canucks finished winless on their five-game homestand, with the last three losses coming in regulation.

Here is the latest Washington, Oregon and Alaska sports news from The Associated Press

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — DeMarcus Cousins scored 22 points, Anthony Davis had 15 points and 15 rebounds and the New Orleans Pelicans beat the Portland Trail Blazers 100-77 on Tuesday night. Cousins had nine rebounds and three assists. He made 9 of 17 2-point shots but missed all five of his 3-point attempts. Damian Lillard scored 29 points to lead Portland, which lost for the second time in its last seven games.

Here is the latest Washington, Oregon and Alaska sports news from The Associated Press

UNDATED (AP) — Villanova, the overall No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament, is No. 1 in the final Associated Press college basketball poll of the season. The Wildcats (31-3) were a runaway choice Monday, receiving 59 first-place votes from the 65-member media panel. Gonzaga (32-1), which received the other six first-place votes, and Kansas, two No. 1 seeds for the tournament, were second and third.

Here is the latest Washington, Oregon and Alaska sports news from The Associated Press

PHOENIX (AP) — Damian Lillard scored 28 of his 39 points in the first half and the Portland Trail Blazers recovered to beat the Phoenix Suns 110-101 on Sunday night after blowing an 18-point second-half lead. Lillard scored just four points in the fourth quarter, but fellow guard C.J. McCollum added 26. The Trail Blazers pulled within 1 1/2 games of Denver for the eighth and final playoff spot in the Western Conference. Devin Booker led the Suns with 28 points, and Eric Bledsoe added 19.

Here is the latest Washington, Oregon and Alaska sports news from The Associated Press

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Seven dog mushers led by two-time champion Mitch Seavey have reached the halfway point of Alaska's Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. The Seward, Alaska, musher reached Huslia (HOO-slee-ah) at 8:18 p.m. Thursday with 16 dogs. That was almost four hours ahead of Nicolas Petit. Five other mushers followed Petit into Huslia.

Here is the latest Washington, Oregon and Alaska sports news from The Associated Press

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Jusuf Nurkic had a career-high 28 points and 20 rebounds, and the Portland Trail Blazers beat the Philadelphia 76ers 114-108 in overtime Thursday night. Nurkic also had eight assists and six blocks in Portland's fourth straight win.PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Vytautas Andriuskevicius won't play when the Portland Timbers visit the LA Galaxy on Sunday because of an injured calf. The defender known as Vytas is out seven to 10 days, Timbers coach Caleb Porter said Thursday.

Here is the latest Washington, Oregon and Alaska sports news from The Associated Press

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Chimezie Metu had 24 points and nine rebounds, and Southern California boosted its postseason hopes by holding off Washington 78-73 on Wednesday night in the first round of the Pac-12 Tournament. Bennie Boatwright added 13 points for the sixth-seeded Trojans, who rallied from 10 points down in the first half and then withstood a sloppy finish in advancing to play No. 3 UCLA on Thursday night.