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

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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - LeBron James' debut for the Los Angeles Lakers opened with two thunderous dunks and closed with a loss. He finished with 26 points and 12 rebounds but the Portland Trail Blazers prevailed 128-119 Thursday night in the season opener for both teams.

SEATTLE (AP) - By the time December rolls around the Seattle Seahawks may have more regret than they currently do about what transpired the first two weeks of the regular season. Because in hindsight those first two games appear such outliers from where the Seahawks are headed based on the way they've played for the past month. The Seahawks sit at 3-3 going into their bye week. But a .500 record doesn't fully tell the story of what Seattle has shown through six games.

SEATTLE (AP) - Mike Hopkins enters his second year in charge at Washington facing raised expectations. The Huskies return five starters from a team that was in the conversation for the NCCA Tournament late into last season. It's the reason Washington was picked to finish third in the Pac-12 Conference preseason poll and it might also be the reason the Huskies finally end an NCAA Tournament drought that's now reached seven seasons.

(AP) - ESPN's "College GameDay" is coming to Washington State and it could be unlike any setting ever seen for college football's version of Woodstock. Thousands of Cougars fans are expected when the broadcast goes live in the early morning hours Saturday from the campus in Pullman. The Ol' Crimson flag that has flown at every broadcast since October 2003 is also expected to be front and center in the hours before No. 25 Washington State's showdown with No. 12 Oregon.

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