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

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RENTON, Wash. (AP) - Seahawks guard Luke Joeckel is expected to miss at least four to five weeks after having surgery on his knee. Joeckel started the first five games of the season for Seattle while working back from a torn ACL sustained last season with the Jacksonville Jaguars. Mark Glowinski and second-round pick Ethan Pocic will get the opportunity to take over for Joeckel in the interim.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - The Portland Trail Blazers are preparing to visit the Phoenix Suns in the season opener. They'll be without guard CJ McCollum, who is suspended for the game because of an incident in Portland's final preseason game, which was coincidently against the Suns. McCollum left the Blazers' bench during a dustup between the two teams.

(AP) - Washington and Washington State both lost Pac-12 games last weekend, leading many to point to the parity across the league. But some say the fact that the conference is so tough means fewer chances for undefeated teams, and, by extension, less of a chance for league representation in the College Football Playoff.

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) - Oregon State junior receiver Seth Collins is out indefinitely with an undisclosed health issue. Collins did not play in Oregon State's 36-33 loss at home to Colorado this past Saturday. He also missed the first three games of the season with a broken finger.

(AP) - Bill Moos will receive a payment of $1.25 million if he still is Nebraska's athletic director at the end of 2022, and he is eligible for $500,000 in bonuses each year if the Cornhuskers' teams achieve certain academic and on-field performance thresholds. Moos was Washington State's athletic director since 2010. He was introduced as Nebraska's AD on Sunday. He signed his five-year contract Friday. He starts at Nebraska Monday.

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